9th Győr Kids Festival
A kite will fly you to Győr, to the 9th Győr Kids Fest!
“Thousand programmes on ten sites,
For free you can fly on those kites,
The only entrance fee: your smile,
One in a photo, one in your eyes.”
At the first weekend of every July, Győr transforms into a playground, organized by Vaskakas Puppet Theatre. Győr Kids Festival is the biggest free outdoor children’s festival of the country, where children can participate in every programme, from performances, dance halls to crafting activities and adventure parks, with a wristband received free of charge in return for a photograph of them smiling.
On the first evening of the three-day event, the children receive the key of the city as part of a celebration accompanied by fireworks after the opening concerts, which officially starts the Győr Kids activities on Saturday and Sunday, from morning till night, from Széchenyi tér to Kazinczy utca, Várágyúk, Radó-sziget, Mihalkovics sétány and Bercsényi liget.
The festival is supported by the local government of Győr, and the programmes are realized thanks to the collaboration of civilians, municipalities, companies and private individuals.
Győr Kids Festival has increased the number of its locations, games and performances through the years, since now it has to please 50.000 visitors. The colourful programmes offer an insight into almost every corner of the children’s world: performances, concerts, stunts, puppet theatres, as well as crafting playhouses, tricky sports activities, logical and traditional folk games, petting animals, giant swings await families at the festival.
The number of thematic sites is increasing year by year as well: the 9th Győr Kids Festival will include Győr Kids Vehicle Park, Győr Kids Workshop, Győr Kids Circus, Győr Kids Waves, Győr Kids Tale Square, Győr Kids Fun Fair, Győr Kids Magic Bridge, Győr Kids Adventure River Bank, Győr Kids Eco-Park. On the location Poem Playground, festival attendants can play and be creative with contemporary writers, poets and illustrators, which can help include literature and arts in families’ lives.
The success of Győr Kids Festival is shown by the fact that it has already won the title EXCELLENT QUALITY FESTIVAL twice after the thorough examination of the Hungarian Festival Association. The festival has also received the Diamond Award of City Marketing, as well as the title EFFE from the European Festival Association.