KIDS DAY 2016
9am -7 pm Art in Sparta Competition & Exhibit at Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union St.
View art entries from our local artists. Anyone can enter. Cash prizes awarded. Entries accepted Monday, July 11, 9 am to noon and 4-7 pm. Complete entry details and forms available at Sparta Library, Ad Solutions and www.spartafair.com.
Sponsor: Ad Solutions
10 am – 2 pm Myers Schoolhouse Museum at 13 Mile Rd. & Division
Discover historic Sparta memorabilia.
10 am – 4 pm Railroad Depot Open House 400 N. Union
Come and tour Sparta’s 100+ year old Depot, Caboose and Rail Cars. Fantastic replica model railroad in the Box Car.
11 am Kid’s Parade Featuring Ronald McDonald!
Celebrate 75 Years with decorated bikes, wagons, stroller, etc. Helmets required for bikes, scooters, inline skates. Line up at Sundaes in the Park. Popcorn and drinks served in Balyeat Field after the parade.
Sponsors: Little Caesar’s Pizza, Sparta Tire & Automotive, Rockford Ambulance, ASI Automation
11 am YMCA Fitness Fun for Kids in Balyeat Field
Hosted by Wolverine Worldwide YMCA
Fitness challenge with events like jump rope, standing long jump, hurdles and more! Prizes available! Enter for a chance to win a FREE one-month membership to the YMCA!
11am – 2 pm Painting Paper Weight for Wildflowers in Balyeat Field
Donations benefit Old Orchard Prairie at Sparta High School.
11 am – 4 pm Petting Zoo in Balyeat Field
Hand washing area available and always encouraged.
Sponsor: Family Fare
11 am – 4 pm Historic Research Center Open House
71 N. Union (across from Sparta Library)
11 am – 2 pm Big Wheels! in Balyeat Field
Enjoy an up close and personal view of your favorite Big Wheeled vehicles.
11 am – 2:30 pm $1 Pony Rides in Balyeat Field
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Sparta
11:30 am Ronald McDonald Magic Show in Balyeat Field
11:30 am – 3 pm Scouts Honor Kids Carnival – Troop #704 in Balyeat Field
Fun for kids 3-10! 5 tickets for $1. One ticket per game. NEW Games!
11:30 am – 7 pm Stay & Play Kid Zone in Balyeat Field
Join in the fun with bubbles, sand, water and more! In memory of Patti Olin.
11:30 am – 3:30 pm Wildlife Encounters! in Balyeat Field
Join HCNC for an unforgettable encounter with wildlife of North America.
Live reptiles, activities for kids and answers to all your questions!
Plus, find out how you can become a caretaker of North America’s wildlife in this
Noon Carnival Rides Open in the Village Parking Lot
Unlimited Ride Armband 5 pm to close for $18. $3 off coupon available. Kids Day $1 Rides from Noon-5!
Noon-4 pm Kids Tattoos at Sparta Township Library 80 N. Union St.
Show your Country Pride, Sparta Wide with kids’ tattoos on the front lawn!
1-3 pm Splash Ball Challenge at Balyeat Field
Calling all tweens to the “soaker” fields for a wet dodgeball style game!
1 pm Kid’s Groove Dance Party in Balyeat Field
4-8 pm Historic Sparta Horse Drawn Carriage Tour at Sparta Civic Center
Hosted by Common Gentry
$5 per person, kids 3 and under FREE.
4 pm – 1 am Entertainment (Beer) Tent – Alumni Night in Balyeat Field
$5 cover featuring Budweiser beverages. 8 pm Live music by the Bimini Brothers. Only guests 21 and over with a valid photo ID will be admitted after 9 pm.
Michigan law requires A VALID PHOTO ID!
Sponsors: Bow Tie Tavern, Customer Comfort Heating & Cooling, Dave Cole Decorators, Water Works Irrigation
Concert Sponsor: West Side Beer
4:30-7 pm Lion’s Chicken BBQ at Sparta Civic Center
Hosted by Sparta Lion’s Club
Half Chicken dinner for $8, Quarter dinner for $6
5, 5:30 and 6pm Bale Toss Competition in Balyeat Field
Win CASH and bragging rights! Free registration at time of event. Kids at 5 pm, ladies at 5:30 pm and men at 6 pm.
Sponsors: Brew Taxidermy and Cascade Die Casting
6 pm Kids Fun 1K Run in Balyeat Field
FREE Event, no registration required. Kids 12 and under. New and exciting 1K course to inspire every young runner.
Sponsor: Northern Physical Therapy
6 pm Capture the Flag in Rogers Park
A high-paced strategy game for for 8-12th graders. Come and join the fun!
6:30 pm Dee Jay the Clown in Balyeat Field
7pm Balyeat Bubble Soccer in Balyeat Field
Get together a two-person team for a hilarious soccer scrimmage. For kids 11 years old and up.
Sponsors: ASI Automation, Once Upon a Child
7:30 pm Pedal Tractor Pull in Balyeat Field
Kids ages 9 and younger compete for trophies and ribbons. Everyone “pulls” starting with the youngest. Registration opens at 6:30 pm.
Sponsor: Hessel Cheslek Funeral Home
8 pm to close North Kent Eagles Club 186 E. Division
Open to the public. Live entertainment by The Bottom Line Band. Pull tabs & Keno.