Arts and Literacy Festival 2023

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The City of Santa Monica in collaboration with SMMUSD and YMCA Healthy Kids Day welcomes families to the annual Arts & Literacy Festival.  Activities for kids, storytelling and live entertainment.


The year’s theme is “Ready, Set, Build,” and the event will host over thirty different community organizations offering games and activities that align with Santa Monica Cradle to Career Building Blocks for Kindergarten campaign. The campaign promotes social and emotional development, self-care, physical well-being and motor skills, language development and early learning to help parents, educators, early childcare providers, and other community partners work together to make sure all Santa Monica children start kindergarten ready to learn, inside and outside the classroom. 


Activity Highlights

Main Stage Performance Schedule

For more information about the Santa Monica Cradle to Career Building Blocks to Kindergarten campaign, visit