On Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Knightdale Station Park will play host to a very special first time event to put a spotlight on the talents and creativity of the children in our community, while offering up a day full of fun for the whole family as the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the inaugural Knightdale Kids Festival (K-Fest) event.
The first ever Knightdale Kids Festival is a combined effort, as all of the area schools, as well as countless organizations with in the community have banded together to showcase the great work and efforts of the youth in the Knightdale area and those dedicated to strengthening their education and futures. As quoted on the official Town of Knightdale website, the mission of the inaugural Knightdale Kids Festival is “Understanding that education is the pathway to success, the mission of K-Fest is to connect youth with local non-profits, educational 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.”
Throughout the day at Knightdale Kids Festival, children of all ages from area elementary, middle, and high schools will be performing in a variety of events, showcasing their vast skills in many areas. The highlights throughout the day that the kids will be a major part of at this community themed event will include:
Student Talent Showcase
Interactive Art Stations
Book Mobile and Reading Corner
Early Childhood Zone
Backpack and School Supply give away and so much more
On top of all of those great activities, there will also be plenty of other entertainment, food and beverages, and all around family fun to enjoy at the Knightdale Kids Festival. As has become tradition at Knightdale Station Park events, there will be a big selection of food trucks on hand serving up tasty goodies hat can please any appetite. The food trucks set to be on site at the Knightdale Kids Festival are:
In addition to all of these great things going on throughout the day at the first ever Knightdale Kids Festival there will also be live music and performers from some of the most popular local acts throughout the festivities. There will also be games and several inflatables for the children to play, and the Knightdale Farmers Market will be going on as regularly scheduled also.
With over 50 community organizations and businesses supporting the Knightdale Kids Festival as a partner or sponsor and 15 different schools or educational partners from the area lending a hand as well, this community based event is certain to become a Knightdale tradition to showcase our children. To see more information on this event, including a full list of all the educational partners, festival and community partners, and sponsors, visit knightdalenc.gov.
With the overwhelming popularity of the same events in the Spring and Summer, both dinner and lunch will be served at Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays starting on Thursday, September 1, with a variety of tastes available each week at Knightdale Station Park.
Building on the initial success of the once weekly events held at Knightdale Station in its first go around, last Spring and Summer, the Knightdale Food Truck Thursdays expanded to have trucks both during lunch hours and a completely different truck on site for dinner hours. With the great response from members of the community, the Town of Knightdale will this trend will continue for Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays, as the lunch hours each week will see the trucks serving up delicious fare from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the dinner hours will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The schedule for the Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays will feature:
Knightdale Food Truck Thursdays are held rain or shine near the amphitheater at Knightdale Station Park. For more information on these and all other great Town of Knightdale events visit knightdalenc.gov.
This Friday night, August 26, one of the most popular family events of the season returns to Knightdale Station Park, as Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night kicks off with a showing of the science fiction hit, “Avatar” playing on the big screen beginning at dusk.
With the Summer series proving once again to be a fun and entertaining night out for area families, the Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night series has four scheduled showings to take place on Friday evenings through the first week in October. The Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night events are completely free to the public and all are encouraged to bring either a blanket or chairs to sit on as they enjoy the movie.
The current schedule of movies to be shown during the Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night this fall:
There will be vendors on hand serving up refreshments at Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night, and this fall there will be added incentive to grabbing a bite to eat or a drink at the events this fall, as groups from local schools will be running the concessions and all proceeds will go directly to the school on hand that evening. The Hodge Road Elementary PTA will be at the Friday, August 26 showing of Avatar, so having a snack or any type refreshment at the event will not only curb your hunger or thirst, but it will also help our area schools throughout the Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night series.
Additionally, the Cub Scout Pack 365, which meets right in Knightdale every Tuesday night at the United Methodist Church will be on hand volunteering their time to help with each Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night. If you have a youngster interested in finding out more about this great organization, you can visit them at any of the movie night events, or go to their website at beascout.org.
For more information on the upcoming Knightdale Outdoor Movie Night series, including sponsorship visit knightdale nc.gov.