There will be tons of family-friendly fun in Downtown Bangor Saturday during the Kid Central Festival!

The first weekend in May is time to celebrate Spring and Kids! So this Saturday, the merchants in Downtown Bangor have lined up a full day of fun activities for kids and their parents. And the best part is that all the events are free!

There are far too many activities for me to list them all here. And I don't need to, because there's a great website for Kid Central Fest that has the complete schedule! But I will tell you a few of the things that caught my eye, like planting sunflowers at Paddy Murphy's, so your kids can spend all summer watching them grow. Or, for a more immediate smile, how about learning how to make candy necklaces at Specialty Sweets? Head on over to Mexicali Blues for some henna body painting! And that's just a very few of the many, many activities. Get the complete schedule on the event's website.

By the way, author Chris Van Dusen will be at Kid Central Fest, as well, to launch his new picture book, 'Hattie & Hudson!' He'll be reading and signing the new book, along with many of his other favorites. Don't miss it!