This Year’s Theme: Tell Me a Story

The 23rd annual Children and the Arts Festival will be held  9am – 3pm Saturday, May 21st, 2016 in downtown Peterborough. A year of planning and great community cooperation culminates in this all-day event, where the streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and filled instead with song, laughter, parading Giant Puppets, food, fun, dancing, chalk art, the Art Walk, and something for everyone who loves art and children.  Our schools, businesses, organizations, and families come together to create this very special day and it attracts children and their families from throughout the Monadnock region and beyond.


Children and the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.