Freeport youth attend Merrick Kids Fest


With beautiful, warm days that felt like summer, the annual Kids Fest, hosted by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, was enjoyed by children from Freeport.

Three fun filled days kicked off on April 26, and throughout the weekend residents from Merrick, Freeport, and Wantagh Seaford and those got to make the most of rides, games, food and much more.

Kids Fest serves as a fundraiser for the chamber, and allows them to continue to take part in several initiatives throughout the year, such as its scholarships that it gives out to students.

A carnival opened on the evening of April 26 at this year’s fest, and was followed by two more days of rides and games on Saturday and Sunday. Families could purchase bracelets for unlimited rids, so their kids were able to make the most of their time.

There was also a vendor fair, so the community could take part in some local shopping with local vendors.

Kids Fest is a beloved annual event for the chamber, and whether people were coming out to shop, listen to live entertainment, watch shows — or of course, hop on carnival rides — there was something for everyone, making the weekend a memorable success.