Santa Monica’s Arts & Literacy Festival Returns to Virginia Avenue Park on April 30

April 19, 2022 2:56 PM

After two years of virtual events, the City of Santa Monica welcomes families back to Virginia Avenue Park on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the annual Arts & Literacy Festival.

This year’s theme is “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs,” 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 and physical well-being, motor skills, language development, and early learning. The goals of this campaign are 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 include:

Main Stage performance schedule:

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