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Kids & Community Festival

Apr 20, 2024

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Boulevard
Beloit WI

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Join us at the “Kids & Community Festival” and kick-off party as we celebrate joyful learning together during the official Rock County kick-off of Wisconsin’s “Remake Learning Days Festival”!

What: “Kids & Community” Festival & Kick-Off Party
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Venue: Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit
Cost: FREE

Join us and make a ‘joyful noise’ at the Kids & Community Festival as we celebrate joyful learning together during the official kick-off of Wisconsin’s “Remake Learning Days Festival” on Saturday, April 20 from noon until 2pm at the Beloit Public Library.

This Official Kick-Off Party and open house will feature hands-on activities for youth from over one dozen local organizations! Enjoy live music from Youth Unite in the Riverside Room while you explore fun activities from local organizations. Try your hand at robotics, get crafty with art projects, express your inner artist, meet support dog Barkley and friends from the Southern Wisconsin Canine Therapy Association and take part in hands-on activities from local organizations and family-friendly attractions.

A free community meal will be provided by Dwelling Angels from noon until 1pm.

The following organizations will be featured:
• Turtle TEK — explore cool robotics, tech and more
• Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs — make your own T-shirt art
• Youth Unite — live music and information
• Merrill Community Center – try out fun hands-on activities
• Welty Environmental Center – explore and learn more about our fine feathered friends
• Stateline Community Foundation – find out about new programs, like Literacy for Life
• S. Wisconsin Canine Therapy Dog Association — meet Barkley and learn about therapy dogs
• La Preferida and Balet Folclorico Juvenil Sangre Mexicana De Beloit – cultural info and activities
• Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland — get creative with coloring and crafts
• Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin — learn all about pets
• Downtown Beloit Association — celebrate community activities
• City of Beloit Parks & Recreation — have fun with activity hand-outs
• John Martin Sketch Artist — grab a pencil and unleash your inner artist
• Gaston Elementary Art Showcase – see artwork from talented Beloit-Area students
• PBS Wisconsin Education “Ready to Learn” – learn new ways to learn together
• Play games, make music, learn about programs and so much more!

The public is invited to drop in anytime during the event hours to enjoy the festivities and hands-on activities.

The Official Kick-Off Party launches a festive week of over 250 free and low-cost, family-friendly events offered by nearly five dozen organizations and locations throughout Southcentral Wisconsin.

Check out for a search-friendly list of over 250 free and low-cost events and offerings that are part of the Badgerland Festival.

This “Remake Learning Days” Festival is part of a global movement to showcase the many excellent ways families and youth can joyfully learn together in our community.

“Remake Learning Days supports parents and caregivers in the vital work they are doing to guide and grow with their children,” says WI Festival Coordinator, Kathe Crowley Conn. “These events connect them to fresh experiences and exciting resources right in the community.”

Why celebrate learning throughout the community? Organizers cite a growing body of research that shows shared community exploration and learning improves student academic performance and social skills, exposing them to a world of opportunities, interests and life-changing experiences.

Since its origins in southwest Pennsylvania in 2016, Remake Learning Days has become an unparalleled celebration of learning, leading the way in collaborative instruction. The festival has hosted more than 3,800 events across the U.S. for pre-K through high-school learners, reaching over 225,000 families.

Support for Wisconsin’s Remake Learning Days Festival is provided by The Kohler Foundation, Innovation Center Stoughton, Office Evolution-Madison Arboretum and other local supporters. For more information, visit

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About Remake Learning Days: Badgerland (Regional Lead Consortium)
Wisconsin’s “Remake Learning Days: Badgerland” festival is a collaborative effort spearheaded by WeThinkBig LLC, Create Wisconsin, Madison Community Foundation and over 5 dozen regional education and community leaders, like Beloit Public Library and others. Sponsors include The Kohler Foundation, Office Evolution-Madison Arboretum, Innovation Center Stoughton and local businesses.

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