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Kids’ Education & Art Activities

Easton Elementary School

307 Glenwood Avenue

Blue Bus Line

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Various Times

Kids’ Art Activities with the Ward Museum

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

In partnership with the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Festival’s Youngest visitors can try their hand at decoy carving, soap carving, and painting decoy magnets.


Birds of Prey from Raptor’s Eye

Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Visit real life birds of prey with falconer Liz Smith.

Kids’ Decoy Painting Class

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10:15am
Friday & Saturday 3:45pm

Children will paint a miniature decoy of a Pintail and learn about the aquatic bird’s habitat.


The fun starts promptly at 10:30am, with space being limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register at the entrance of the Chesapeake Marketplace. The suggested age is 5+.

Readings by Local Authors

Authors & Times TBD

Sit down for storytimes throughout the weekend featuring local Chesapeake animals and themes.


Books from all authors will be available to purchase, cash only, throughout the weekend. Enjoy a story and grab a perfect stocking stuffer.

The Chesapeake Mermaid Show

Saturday: 11:00am – 1:30pm

The Chesapeake Mermaid is a travelling nature show run by real environmental volunteers, focusing on oysters as a critical element in restoring the balance in the Bay, along with other marine and terrestrial wildlife.


Children will hear the story “The Last Bivalvian,” as well as her new book, “The Giants of the Bay,” and there will be opportunities for one-on-one pictures with the mermaid after the shows.

Art Activity with the Academy Art Museum

Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Stop in to enjoy an art activity with the Academy Art Museum. Every year, their unique activity combines an art technique and conservation.