KidsFEST Plans Underway for May 2017

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From L to R: Tim Donovan, Melissa Seavey (Events Coordinator at Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce), Anastasia Small, Beverly Donovan (President at GHCOC), and Amy Donovan.

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2017 Haverhill KidsFEST.  The annual event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Rain Date May 20th) from 11AM to 4 PM in the Riverfront Cultural District of Haverhill.

This FREE event brings art, music and amusement to Downtown Haverhill.  Family friendly and kid-inspired activities offer residents the opportunity to visit the downtown while enjoying a festival of food and entertainment.  “There will be lots of fun and interactive activities including face painting, martial arts and much more!” said Beverly Donovan, President and CEO of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.  A highlight of the day’s event will include the Haverhill Idol singing competition. Sponsored by Covanta Energy, Inc., finalists in the Junior and Senior divisions will compete to be the next Haverhill Idol.” Winners will perform at the 25th Annual Christmas Stroll.

“We not only have one stage to highlight local talent,” said Melissa Seavey, Event Coordinator of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, “but two stages to showcase all the best talent that Haverhill has to offer.”

The goal of this years’ event is to provide a fun and inexpensive experience for the whole family while highlighting local businesses and organizations focusing on safety, health & wellness, special needs, education, child care, and other important family-related topics.   We’ll have booths with art projects that children can make and take home, inflatable fun, origami, balloon animals, character meet & greets, and so much more.

Initial planning, vendor selection, event coordination and logistics are underway. If you want to play a role in the planning of this year’s KidsFEST, sponsor, or be a vendor please contact Melissa Seavey at 978-373-5663 or

GHCC is very grateful to its sponsors for the event which includes: Covanta Energy Inc., Haverhill Bank, Trinity EMS, Pentucket Medical Associates, Pentucket Bank, HC Media, Creative Haverhill, The Steve Lyons Fund, and Be Imagine Music.

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce creates and fosters a prosperous business environment and supports the growth and profitability of their members, providing the resources, advocacy, information, networking and marketing opportunities for members’ success. For more information about the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, please visit

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