Iris Festival Children’s Activities


FREE Kids Area:

The Iris Festival’s “Just Kidding Around” area will provide lots of fun and activities for the children. It is all FREE! The amusement area will feature many rides, games and fun for children to enjoy. Saturday's Children's Area also features special video games, laser tag, giant human hamster ball!


“Just Kidding Around” is open all three days of the festival.


Friday, 10-6

Saturday, 10-6

Sunday, 12-5


And again, it is all FREE!


FREE Children’s Art in the Park:

“Children’s Art in the Park” joins the fine arts and gardening areas in the Bland Garden on the north side of W. Liberty Street. Kids will get in touch with their creative side at this fun event hosted by the Sumter County Gallery of Art. Children will be able to paint, create and take home a special treasure from the festival as a memory of their visit.  “Children’s Art in the Park” will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.


FREE Building Clinic sponsored by Lowe’s

Bring the kids out to the gardens on Saturday morning, May 28 for a build and grow clinic, 10am-5pm! Professionals from Lowe’s will guide participants through the process of building things like a birdhouse, cricket cage, butterfly house and more.