In the past, most of the children’s activities were centered on Edwards Island and consisted of inflatables and other rides that cost money. Those popular children’s items are still offered this year, but there are a whole lot of things for children to do that are free.
On Friday, the free activities will be located at the University of Tennessee Extension Office and will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be games and activities sponsored by a long list of organizations including:
• 180 Health Partners.
• Army Reserves with Carter County Drug Prevention.
• BABE Breastfeeding Coalition/Southern Appalachian Birth Network/Carter County Health Department.
• Ballad Health Resource Center.
• Camp Tap-A-Win-Go.
• Carter County Health Department/Grow Carter County.
• CHIPS Domestic Violence Shelter.
• Cooper’s Gem Mine ($2 per scoop to mine).
• Elizabethton Carter County Public Library.
• Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department/Elizabethton Twins tee ball activity.
• Frontier Health Regional Intervention Program.
• Heart of Tennessee Gymnastics.
• Imagination Library of Carter County.
• Macaroni Kid Tri-Cities.
• Pioneer Tattoo Company.
• TennCare Kids.
• Treadway Travel Company — Rebecca Marr.
• Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency Head Start.
• University of Tennessee Extension of Carter County/TNCEP, 4H and more.
On Saturday, the free entertainment for children moves uptown to the stage of the Bonnie Kate Theater. The schedule is as follows:
• 10 a.m.: East Tennessee Ballet Company.
• 11 a.m.: Tae Kwon Do, Franklin Tae Kwon Do (free class pass will be given to all attendees).
• Noon: Kindermusk class — music, motion and more.
• 1 p.m.: Exotic bird and animal show.
On Saturday afternoon the action moves to Kiwanis and Harmon Parks for parents vs. kids kickball and softball tournaments.