“Fun and Action in the City” is the motto of the children’s fest taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the center of Kaiserslautern. The city and the advertising association “Kaiser in Lautern” will sponsor the traditional fest offering a diversified program for the whole family.
Stores, local clubs and institutions will present manifold activities and special offers. A highlight this time will be the official start of the project, “Kaiserslautern is wearing wings.”
Local artists created about 300 giant butterflies. They now will get installed around the city to provide special impressions. The initiative will run through September and turn the city into a colorful open-air museum with butterflies hanging above the streets or in trees.
At 11 a.m., the Rottaler State Circus will bring giant butterflies on stilts to the giant ball fountain on Riesenstrasse.
Children can paint or handcraft little butterflies in different locations. They also can learn from a balloon artist how to make figures from balloons and test their abilities in can throwing, running with eggs and rope skipping. A local ballet studio will invite the little ones to dance with them at 1 p.m. at Altenhof.
The free kiddy train will give children free rides from noon to 4 p.m. starting on Schillerplatz.
The radio station RPR1 in Fackelstrasse will show children how to make chocolate. A petting zoo will be set up in Kerstrasse.
The German-American Community Office arranged for the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron to present one of their vehicles near Stiftskirche. The German Red Cross will display an ambulance, and the city fire station will offer activities. Children can test their skills in little race cars, and Polizei will give tips and show how to ride scooters.
Information flyers listing the full program will be available in the stores that are members of “Kaiser in Lautern” and in public places.
For more information, visit www.werbegemeinschaft-kl.de.