Every Tuesday morning during the Cochecho Arts Festival a different national or regional children’s performer takes to the Rotary Arts Pavilion Stage in Downtown Dover.
The Seacoast Waldorf School Children’s Series has grown dramatically in recent years, and these popular family events now average over 500 attendees per week. The host site, the Rotary Arts Pavilion is located in Henry Law Park, and is footsteps away from the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, the City’s Indoor Swimming Pool, and the playground and grassy riverside expanse at Henry Law Park itself. All of this makes for an extremely enjoyable and fun-filled day for the entire family right in downtown Dover. Each week, the Children’s Series features a different performance, including music, dancing, puppeteers, jugglers and magicians.
These shows are guaranteed to entertain the entire family. All Cochecho Arts Festival activities are free and open to the public.
2017 Summer Schedule
Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate
Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 AM
Sponsored by Holy Rosary Credit Union
Ron Carter is Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate and performs for children all over the Northeast. Ron graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Richard Levy scholarship for composition. He now has two albums out, “Give me an RRR!” and “Pirate PaRRRty!” along with a DVD, “Lights…Camera…RRR!” His fun personality and his musical talent makes his shows fun for people of all ages.
Wayne from Maine
Tuesday, July 18, 10:30am
Sponsored by Profile Bank
Wayne has been a professional musician for over 20 years. After the birth of his first child he decided to start writing children’s songs and performing in front of kids. He performs from Maine to Maryland and enjoys singing at preschools, children’s festivals, and parades. He loves his work and the happiness he sees on all of the kids’ faces when he sings.
Tuesday, July 25, 10:30am
Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental
Rob is a talented multi-instrument musician. He is a classically trained percussionist and has been playing drums since he was a small child. Now teaching music at The University of New England, Rob takes time out to also write children’s music. His goal was to write music that both kids and parents could enjoy together.
Tuesday, August 1, 10:30am
Sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Saint Mary Academy
BJ Hickman is an entertainer and a talented magician. He is known for keeping the entire audience, no matter the age, enthralled in his show. One of the busiest magicians in America, BJ travels all over to different events and festivals entertaining families every day.
Tuesday, August 8th, 10:30am
Sponsored by Thrive Family Chiropractic
Abenaki elder and award winning storyteller Willow Greene will share stories from her native community that have been passed down through generations.
Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am
Sponsored by CHaD at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
PRESENTING…a bounce-around, sing-along, get-out-of-your-seat, dance-like-no one’s-watching, wiggly, giggly, musical experience for 1-8 year-olds.
Cocheco Arts Festival Children’s Series
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park, Henry Law Avenue, Dover