South Side Children's Festival

The South Side Children’s Festival is gearing up for artistic fun and vitality as we enter our second year of bringing our great local arts community to the United Way Summer Slide program.  


Working closely with the Bethlehem Area School District, our artists will work in both the Marvine and Fountain Hill elementary hubs to make summer school and unforgettable experience to some of our kids who need it most. 


Offering programs in theater, music and magic, our summer slide program will present six full assembly programs based on six full workshop programs.  


And, everyone is invited.

The South Sides Children's Festival bases its school activities on the production of short student- created plays developed during four after-school workshops that culminate in two schools assemblies. These programs include a peer group and a community program. Our collaborative productions focus on the use of the arts to illustrate, amplify and dramatize issues important to the schools and current educational themes.

During our 2018-19 Season, The South Side Children’s Festival will engage students in over 20 in-school, after-school and community assemblies. Our arts-based programs will reach children, parents, teachers and community members. 


Meanwhile, we have increased the breadth of the program to include specific, new programs for middle schools and for developing programming for the BASD Summer Slide Initiative. In all, we expect the program to reach some 6250 people in the coming year. 


Welcome to Summer School and Welcome to the Arts!