This Year’s Theme: Tell Me a Story

CATA 2016


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. Read our letter to you…

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