The Children’s Park

Hosted by The Apalachee Center

What to Expect in the Children’s Park:

The Festival welcomes the Retired Art Teachers of Tallahassee (RATTs) bringing in new creative energy and expertise to the Children’s Park located in Randolph Park. The popular and family-friendly Children’s Park provides child-appropriate activities and experiences, including engaging art-making activities, street chalk art, face painting, entertainment, and games. The Jacques Le Moyne encampment and interactive local heritage booths for children and families provide fun educational opportunities bringing the “museum” to the park.

The purpose of Children’s Park is to promote organizations that support the arts in our community. Children’s Pop-Up Studios offers art projects for children to make while they experience a wide variety of art media reflecting the art of the participating professional artists in the festival.

There will be games, fun snacks, chalk art, live entertainment, and much more!  It’s FREE and FUN, so make sure you take some time to visit this interactive area.

Jacques Le Moyne Living History Encampment

Discover the 1560’s early Florida exploration with Jacques Le Moyne interpreters and learn about the first artist to draw images of La Florida. Take a picture with Jacques or step into the art and become a Huguenot soldier. Performances by Theater With A Mission. 

Local Heritage Booths 

In addition to the Jacques Le Moyne Encampment, we have expanded this educational offering to include other local heritage groups to tell their story! This is a fabulous way to learn about our community in honor of Tallahassee’s Bicentennial!

Specialty Vendors

Delight your little ones by engaging with face painters, henna artists, hair weavers, and more!


The Children’s Park area also has a shaded picnic area where folks can rest, enjoy sweet treats from nearby food vendors, listen to live music, play games,  pose for photos, make chalk art, and prepare for your next move! Consider venturing up the Folk Artist Row and stopping into LeMoyne’s gallery to see the “Soulful Feelin’: A Folk Art Celebration” exhibit. There’s also a lovely gift shop with locally made giftable items for purchase!

“Last year we went to the LeMoyne Arts Festival for the first time, and I have I say, it was our favorite festival all year. There were probably a dozen separate booths with activities and crafts for my kids to try, including pipe cleaner sculpture, several types of painting, clay, fashion photography, and more! I think their favorite was getting to try their hand at the pottery wheel. We got to see all the amazing chalk art (and contribute to it) on the roadway, and blow bubbles with wands and giant loops on the hill. We hadn’t allowed enough time in the day and had to leave before even scratching the surface. This year we are making a day of it and hope it’ll be an annual tradition my kids look forward to for years to come!
-Audrey Charice Haas