Annual 2023 Arts & Literacy Festival Invites Families to Virginia Avenue Park

March 29, 2023 2:06 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica, in collaboration with SMMUSD and YMCA Healthy Kids Day, welcomes families to Virginia Avenue Park on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the free annual Arts & Literacy Festival.

This year's theme is "Ready, Set, Build," and the event will host over 30 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.

Event activities include:

Main Stage performance schedule:

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

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Tati Simonian
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