ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) — The 21st Annual Children’s Festival in the Park is coming up May 4 with spectacular fireworks, a relaxing evening of music by the lake, a fun afternoon of children’s games and lots more activities sure to put smiles on the faces of children and adults alike.
Enterprise Parks and Recreation Director Billy Powell said the festival, as always, features something for everyone to enjoy. The multi-faceted event, which has in the past won state and national awards for its concept and attendance, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
The day starts with fun and games at Johnny Henderson Park, inside the Enterprise Recreation Complex on Highway 167 N. Pony rides, Trawick Train rides and a variety of inflatables with climbing, sliding and bouncing features are sure to delight youngsters, Powell said. A multitude of activities such as bird house painting, rock wall climbing and face painting will also be fun options for kids, thanks to a number of businesses and organizations set up throughout the shaded park. The McDonald’s Hamburglar and Grimace will be will be meeting and greeting the youngsters stopping by the McDonald’s booth.
The Enterprise Rotary Club will return again this year to provide concessions. The Rotary Splash Pad, a permanent park feature, will be a popular spot for youngsters to
At 6 p.m., music for all ages will get under way in a relaxing lakeside format. Aaron Bostic and The Kingfish, a three- to four-piece band with a jazzy style will perform for two hours before night descends on the park and the fireworks display gets under way at roughly 8 p.m.
The spectacular fireworks show, implemented by J&M Displays, is sponsored by McDonald’s of Enterprise, Mitchell Automotive Group, Enterprise Pediatric Clinic and Southeast Health Enterprise Clinic.
Cutts Restaurant, Bryars-Warren Drug Store, Century 21 and Regency Management, Turner Orthodonics and Zaxby’s are also sponsors for the festival events.
An estimated 8,000 people attended last year’s festival and Powell said he expects another sizeable crowd at the festival because it promises to be a fun-filled family day.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to host an event that brings joy to so many people,” Powell said. “For those who have children, it’s a terrific family adventure. For those who don’t have children or who don’t have young children anymore, the festival offers music in a fun outdoor setting that can be enjoyed by everyone.
“And who doesn’t like fireworks?” Powell said the fireworks display draws out the child in everyone. “So, please come out and treat yourself to a good, wholesome time here in Enterprise.”
Powell said more information will be forthcoming about corporate sponsor activities on the Department of Parks and Recreation Facebook page as well as other city social media sites.