This years Umoja Fest will feature a variety of new attractions for children and families with the support of Powerful Schools, Catholic Community Services Village Spirit Center and other community organizations.
We are looking for volunteers to help staff activities and community organizations, businesses or individuals to sponsor activities/supplies. For more information contact Children’s Day Coordinator Angel Mitchell at 425.390.4826or email [email protected]
The festivities kick off on Friday August 3rd with Children’s Day featuring fun and educational activities including games, arts, crafts, drum, dance, interactive exhibits and performances. All activities on Friday are free and children can receive a free lunch with advanced registration.
Some of the event highlights include:
Art In the Park African Drum & Dance with Adefua
Adefua Cultural Education Workshop brings another spectacular year of West African Drumming, Dance and Song to the Othello Park Community. Youth will perform a Traditional Welcome Dance, with live music, and song, Kutt N UP’s Hip Hop Dance, and orchestrated selections of sounds of West African cultures.
Fitness Passport Station with the Austin Foundation
Fitness Passport is a fun way to engage youth and family of all ages in exercise and nutrition education. The activity features fitness and obstacle stations. As youth go through the different stations they receive a stamp/sticker on their passport showing they have accomplished the activity at that station. Small prizes are awarded to participants who reach certain goals for individual obstacle and fitness stations.
Futsal clinic with Puget Sound Futsal
Founded in 2006 Puget Sound Futsal aims to be at the forefront of ushering organized Street Soccer/Futsal to the Central Area of Seattle. PSF made History on May 10, 2012 as the1rst organization of its kind to be awarded an 18th month pilot project at the Judkins Park Tennis courts. PSF’s vision is to provide a year round free open space for Steet Soccer/Futsal recreational pick up games, 4 season leagues, Tournaments, Futsal Clinics, Training sessions, Futsal Cups and freestyle soccer all ages.
Children’s Talent Show
Other activities include Rhythm Clinic with Davis Rhythm Team, Jewelry Making, Candy Necklaces, Face Painting, Hip-Hop Dance, Water Games & Activities, Obstacle Course, Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, Tie Dye, Relay Races and more.
The activities continue on Saturday with the always anticipated parade at 1pm. After the parade there will be lots of fun with Carnival Time Fun Village There will also be arts and crafts and the fitness challenge for children and families to participate in.