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Buy Tickets for Hands on the Arts Festival, 5/18

Weather update as of 5/17: With rain a possibility, we've moved the festival indoors at the Community Center.

Inspire your young artists and makers at the 34th annual Hands on the Arts Festival. This all-day multi-cultural arts event for children features over 35 hands-on activities or workshops led by professional artists.

Hands on the Arts Festival
Recommended for children age 2 years and older
When: May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive   

Here's where to find all the activities: Hands on the Arts 2019 program guide

The festival supports the City's STEM to STEAM initiative with workshops that integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics with art.

Some workshops introduce children to unique art forms from different cultures, such as: Indonesian batik painting, Japanese kabuto hats, Venetian mask making, Chinese calligraphy and Mexican Folklorico dancing.

Hands on the Arts also features:

  • A stage with family-friendly entertainment
  • A roving performer
  • A food court with kid-friendly fare

Ticket Information

Purchase wristbands in advance online or call 408-730-7350.

Admission In Advance (until May 17, 6 p.m.): $10 wristband per child (includes a free gift)
Admission Day of Festival: $15 wristband per child

  • If a child is under age 2, wristband purchase is still required to participate at each workshop.
  • Adults and non-participating children are welcome at no charge.

    Admission includes:
    • Access to explore more than 35 art workshops
    • All art supplies and artist instruction
    • A Hands on the Arts Festival souvenir bag

Admission fees are nonrefundable.

Buy your child's wristband in advance and receive a FREE gift. If you purchase in advance, you can pick up your free gift, along with your child's admission wristband and souvenir bag, at Will Call on the day of the festival. (One gift per advance ticket purchased.)

Bike Valet Parking

No need to worry about parking your car. Just pedal over to the Sunnyvale Community Center and park in style on the Festival grounds.

Staff will monitor your bike in our secured bike valet parking during your stay. Receive a bike reflector and a commemorative sticker at the Bike Valet Check-in.

Bike Valet Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Bike Parade to Hands on the Arts

Join Public Safety Officers and Library staff on a fun bike ride to the festival.

Meet at the Sunnyvale Library Plaza, May 18, 9 a.m.

Learn more about the Bike Parade

March 19, 2019