FREE Cocheco Arts Children’s Series every Tuesday morning!
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 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.
2018 Summer Schedule
Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate
Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 AM
Sponsored by HRCU
Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate performs for children all over the Northeast. He now has three albums out, “Give me an RRR!,” “Pirate PaRRRty!” and “The Flying Pirate Circus” which was in consideration for a 2017 Children’s Album GRAMMY. He has also released a DVD, “Lights…Camera…RRR!” and an illustrated book, “The Flying Pirate Circus.” His fun personality and his musical talent makes his shows fun for people of all ages.
Tuesday, July 23, 10:30am
Sponsored by Mezzanine Catering
DJ Scott has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England for over 25 years. He plays music and has activities that are both fun and family friendly. He’s a Dover native, born and raised. He knows how to keep the excitement rolling and the fun flowing!
Tuesday, July 30, 10:30am
Sponsored by Saint Mary Academy and Now We’re Talking!
From Hollywood’s Magic Castle to Hampton Beach, BJ Hickman performs comedy, audience participation magic shows with clever deceptions, mind reading miracles, lots of non-stop action-packed magical fun and silly surprises. BJ Hickman’s longest running gig in his lifetime of performing magic shows is The Cochecho Arts Festival for The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne from Maine
Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 AM
Sponsored by Profile Bank
Wayne has been writing and performing his very own brand of children’s music for over two decades. From Maine to Maryland Wayne performs at schools, libraries, fairs and festivals. Wayne along with percussionist, JimmyJames, “The KoongaBoonga Man” invite volunteers to the stage to play instruments or sing into a wireless mic. There’s never a dull moment and the audience becomes part of the show.
Tuesday, August 13, 10:30am
Sponsored by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
It’s SHOWTIME! This show is perfect for all ages, and the kids will have crazy fun. Magic Fred offers lots of age-appropriate comedy to keep everyone laughing, while the amazing high-quality magical illusions will leave you in awe!
Tuesday, August 20, 10:30am
Sponsored by Thrive Family Chiropractic
Bryson Lang is a world record holding performer who has entertained thousands around the world with his creative, high-energy, interactive, family-friendly Comedy Juggling show. For a dazzling display of comedy, dexterity, personality and a touch of the bizarre, Bryson Lang is, The Cure For the Common Show!
Cocheco Arts Festival Children’s Series
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park, Henry Law Avenue, Dover