|Kidzfest 2013 in Joliet to feature family fun
Published: July 12, 2013.
Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2013, a free family festival for children to play, explore, imagine and create. Kidzfest will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 in downtown Joliet. Lewis University will be the main sponsor for the Kidzfest 2013.
Also participating will be the Joliet Public Library, Joliet Police and Fire Departments, Friendly Farms Petting Zoo, Chicagoland Speedway, Rialto Square Theatre, Haunted Trails, Will County Land Use, Gallery 7, Dave Dinaso Traveling World of Reptiles, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and more. Activities are free.
Each child can receive a certificate as he/she enters the Lewis University Kidzfest Mini-Campus across from the Rialto Square Theatre. The children earn marks on the certificate for each activity that they attend. Those who earn four marks on the certificate will receive an “aviator wings pin.”
Entertaining and educational experiences at Lewis exhibits include opportunities to:
Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, stated: “Kidzfest demonstrates the Lewis University mission to promote life-long learning by encouraging children to take advantage of various learning opportunities, to ask questions, and to interest them in different fields. Moreover, the educational activities offered at Kidzfest are fun for the youngsters.”
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.