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The Annual Strong Kids Safe Kids Festival

The annual Strong Kids Safe Kids festival is a full day of educational activities and family entertainment aimed at promoting awareness of children's health and safety issues and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. For 36 years hundreds of local organizations have joined forces to volunteer their time, talent and treasure to create an exciting and unique event attended by thousands of area families and children. The Strong Kids annual festival is truly an example of Chemung County working together!

Strong Kids is not a fund-raising event...all activities and services are provided free to children and their families. One of the most beneficial outcomes of the event is that the SKSK festival provides families with a fun filled day to spend together without having to worry about money. Mom and Dad can take their kids " to the fair " without worrying about saying no to things they can't afford. Everything at Strong Kids is Free!

All SKSK exhibitors provide free, hands on activities or entertainment for children in addition to handing out information about agency and organization services. Past exhibitor activities have included fishponds, coloring contests, miniature golf, dunking booths, face painting, arts and crafts, exotic animal displays, an obstacle course and campfire cooking. Costumed animals and cartoon characters roam the grounds including Sponge Bob Square Pants, Elmo, and the Elmira Jackals' Blade. View our SKSK Festival video and Photos of previous events to get a glimpse of what you can become a part of.

Chemung County fire and law enforcement agencies are involved with exciting interactive displays including a smokehouse, the Jaws of Life, fire trucks, police cars, McGruff the Safety Dog, photo ID's, and bike safety,. Kids enjoy learning about school bus safety from Buster the Bus, and area medical providers provide health screenings, an emergency helicopter appearance, and an ambulance display.

Free Entertainment on the main stage has included, local bands, dance troupes, choral groups, magicians, and african drummers. Cheerleaders, gymnasts, and clowns, entertain throughout the park. A host of inflateable attractions offer free opportunities for kids jump for joy and stretch their muscles on obstacle courses and and giant slides.

Explore our website to learn how you can become a part of this exciting annual event as an exhibitor, volunteer, or event sponsor. Your involvement in this unique Chemung County event will provide you with opportunities to make a difference in our community, be exposed to new experiences, and meet new people all while having fun!

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