On Saturday, September 14, another annual tradition returns to Knightdale Station Park. However, this year, this event that is themed for the children, introduces a second “session.” Starting at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., will be the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest. This years’ event is sponsored by Preston Development Company and consequently, the festival then will continue for a live concert, also at Knightdale Station Park. This second “Session” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and wrap up at 9:00 p.m.
All About the Kids at Knightdale Arts and Education Festival
The 10 o’clock start for the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest will see “business as usual” for the event once called “K-Fest.”
This will include many of the events and features synonymous with the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest. Among the activities, the children (and adults), will enjoy will be the following.
- Local Vendors
- Food Trucks
- Student Art Displays
- Interactive Art
- Live Local Performers
- School Supplies for the Kids
All About Collaborating at Knightdale Arts and Education Fest
As in the years’ previous, the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest is focused on an interactive, learning experience for the children. The vendors on hand will have different educational, fun activities and exercises for them to partake in. Likewise, the children’s personal artwork will be on display and in a tradition of the event, there will be school supplies for the kids to take with them for the new 2019-20 school year ahead.
The mission statement of the annual festival remains the same as it was with prior festivals. It is as follows.
“Understanding that education is the pathway to success, the mission of the Knightdale Education Fest is to connect community members with local non-profits, educational, wellness and cultural arts opportunities they may not otherwise be exposed to. This collaborative effort of community partners plays an important role in strengthening the educational component in Knightdale and Eastern Wake County.”
Its All About the Music at “Session Two” with Rick James’ Stone City Band
In a new twist, this years’ festival will have a “second act” that kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in Knightdale Station Park. It will feature two live musical performances that are sure to have the crowd on their feet and dancing.
The opening act will be Slave featuring Elivs and Cynthia Jones, however, the headliner is one sure to have those in attendance “super freaky” and excited.
That’s right, the headlining band for the Festival; will be Rick James’ Stone City Band. This is the original backing band of the legendary, rock star who passed away in September of 2004. The Stone City Band were the force behind such 70’s and 80’s classics as ” You and I,” and “Super Freak.”
The Knightdale Arts and Education Fest will as always take place at Knightdale Station Park. In addition to Preston Development Company, the event has several other sponsors. These include Parkway Properties, Duke Energy, and UNC Rex Health Care. For more information on the event, visit knightdalenc.gov.
Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale