The Council for the Arts of Herndon produces the Children's Hands-On-Art Area at the Herndon Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Children's Hands-On Art Area will again be located in the Kid's Alley at Station and Lynn Streets.

The Herndon Festival is once again grateful for Arts Herndon’s support as they produce the Children's Hands-On Art program, a FREE family-friendly event open to children and youth on Sat. June 3, 10am-5pm and Sun., June 4 11am-5pm at the corner of Station and Lynn Streets. This year's theme is Passport to the Arts. Activities feature multi-media art projects and interactive demonstrations from across the globe. 

Join in the fun as Arts Herndon's trained volunteers and staff help the children let their imaginations run WILD as they create finger-hole penguin or polar bear puppets from Antarctica, castanets from South America, nesting dolls from Europe and more. Watch the children try out African musical instruments with Daniel Greenberg from Drum Daniel, Indian dance steps from staff at Jayantika Dance Company or get temporary henna tattoos from skilled artists. So come on by Children’s Hands-On Arts in Kids’ Alley.

EXPERIENCE. EXPLORE. DISCOVER. Arts Herndon’s Passport to the Arts and remember - it's FREE! 

Check out the Kid's Alley Entertainment Schedule to see the amazing street performers that keep the Kid's Alley full of surprises and excitement.

Model Train Display:

The Washington, Virginia, & Maryland Garden Railway Society creates an amazing garden train display interwoven around colorful flowers and landscaping. Stop by and visit the display located next to the Depot Stage. The display runs on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about this organization visit

Sponsorship Opportunity:

Are you interested in sponsoring this year's Children's Hands-On Art Area?

Check out the Sponsorship page to find out more about this and other opportunities to support this year's Herndon Festival.

Festival Sponsors 2014

Volunteer Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire community service hours for high school, college or other service organizations. Girl and Boy Scout troops are especially welcome to volunteer and service patches will be provided. If you or your group would like to volunteer in the Hands on Art area, click here to sign up through Sign-Up Genius or please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children's Hands-On Art area accepts volunteers 12 years and older.  Volunteer times are flexible and are usually assigned in two-hour shifts.

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