FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center
Mark your calendar for a day of fun at the FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST. This FREE event designed for kids of all ages (0-17 years old) will be held at the Bay City Town Center on February 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by an amazing amount of activities. Come watch the magic shows performed by Bay City’s own Joel Tacey. Enjoy FREE pizza from BJay’s (as supplies last) and popcorn (first 50 families) while visiting vendors who have activities for the kids and important information for parents about local resources. The whole family can play floor hockey, participate in a nerf snowball fight and dance their hearts out at the dance party. Kids can bounce themselves silly in the bounce houses, run through an obstacle course, play gaga ball, and try archery ball. Giveaways and drawings will be everywhere, so be sure to check in at the front door and visit the vendors.
Continue reading to learn more about the awesome GIVEAWAYS, ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS, PERFORMANCES, MASCOTS/ MOVIE CHARACTERS, VENDORS, and SPONSORS.
|KIDS ZONE Sponsored the Bay Shore Camp
Fun family-friendly activities gear towards all ages, including: Archery Ball, Nine Square in the Air, Bounce House, Gaga Ball, Bounce House/s, Inflatables and Obstacle courses.
|FAMILY FUN ROOM Sponsored by the Family Fun Club
Families are welcomed to join in the following action pack activities: Balloon Volleyball, Dodgeball/ Nerf Snowballs, Floor Hockey, Dance Party, Cardio Drumming, Twister, and Hula Hoops.
|CAR SEAT SAFETY & INSTALLATION PROGRAM by the Bay County Sherrif’s Department
Learn how to install car seats correctly and have an officer check your installed seats. Attend the program to be put in a drawing for a gift card and a car seat drawing.
|DADDY BOOT CAMP sponsored by McLaren Bay Regional
Men training other men is a powerful formula for fatherhood success. Boot Camp veterans benefit from networking and mutual support when they return with their babies at a subsequent workshop. The pride of the veterans and enthusiasm of the rookies at the end of each workshop creates powerful lifelong lessons.
|DIAPER DASH & TODDLER RACE sponsored by Bay Arenac Diaper Council
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Diaper Dash (Birth through 12 months as of 02/23/19 – Crawlers Only)
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Toddler Race (Up to age two as of 02/23/19 – Must have at least started walking on own)
For more information click HERE.
|JOEL TACEY, MICHIGAN’S FUNNY MAN
Joey has performed for hundreds of thousands of kids, teens, and families at libraries, schools, festivals, and special events since 1995.
He will be performing on the Center Stage at 11 am and 12:30 pm & Balloon Art between shows
|SCHEDULE OF EVENTS||Center Stage:
11:00 to 11:30 AM = The Joel Tacey Show
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM = Diaper Dash (click HERE for information)
12:30 to 1:00 PM = The Joel Tacey Show
1:15 to 1:45 PM = Toddler Trot (click HERE for information)
MASCOTS/ MOVIE CHARACTERS
|Our favorite local mascots will be available for high fives and hugs. Be sure to look for SAGINAW SPIRIT’S EAGLE and GREAT LAKES BAY LOONS’ RALLY CAMEL. Say hi to TWISTY from Auntie Anne’s and keep an eye out for DORY and one of the MINIONS.|
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
VENDORS – ACTIVITIES & GIVEAWAYS
|Bay-Arenac Pregnancy to Preschool Partnership – ACTIVITY – STEM|
|Bay Shore Camp – DRAWING for 4 Camp Scholarships|
|DHHS Foster Care Licensing – GIVEAWAYS|
|Snapology of the Tri-City Area – ACTIVITIES – Play & program robots, build with legos|
|Peer 360 Recovery Alliance – GIVEAWAYS|
|McLaren Bay Region-Neighborhood Resource Center – Family Olympics|
|Auburn Jaycees – It’s a SURPRISE|
|Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum – Corn Hole Game/ DRAWING for family pass|
|Saginaw Children’s Zoo – ACTIVITIES and animal ambassadors|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters – PRIZE wheel & Bean Bag Game|
|Midland Center for the Arts – ACTIVITY – Astronaut Training|
|Play Learn & Grow Inc. – ACTIVITY|
|CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region – CRAFT|
|Mid Michigan Community Action – FREE water bottles|
|Great Lakes MotherBaby Cafe – It’s a SURPRISE|
|Disability Network of Mid-Michigan – ACTIVITY – Coloring Station & GIVEAWAYS|
|Bay County Health Department – ACTIVITY – “Build Healthy Plates” & GIVEAWAYS|
|CMU OB/GYN – PRIZE Wheel|
|The Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region – ACTIVITIES & CRAFT|
|BAISD Early On – It’s a SURPRISE|
|Bay County Library System – CRAFT|
|Engineering For Kids – ACTIVITY – STEM & DRAWING – birthday party|
|Chippewa Nature Center – ACTIVITY – Touch animal furs and check out the bird mounts & CRAFT|
|PNC Bank – It’s a SURPRISE|
|Great Start to Quality, Eastern Region – CRAFT|
|Covenant Healthcare Trauma Program – ACTIVITY – Simulator for young drivers to understand distracted driving|
|Bay Area Women’s Center – GAMES & PRIZES|
|Child & Family Services of Saginaw County – PRIZE wheel|
|Ferris State University Great Lakes Bay Region – GIVEAWAYS & ACTIVITY – corn hole game|
|Bay Arenac Behavioral Health – ACTIVITY – yoga pretzels|
|Family Life Radio – ACTIVITY – Music & GAMES|
|Discover Toys – ACTIVITY – Hands on toys for kids|
|St. Paul Lutheran School – GAMES & PRIZES & DRAWING for a gift basket|
|Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and Great Lakes Bay Parents – ACTIVITIES – STEM & DISCOUNTS for Summer Camp, STEM Passport|
|Studio23/The Arts Center – CRAFT – Painting|
|Great Lakes Bay Health Centers – CRAFT|
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