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.
2021 Summer Schedule
Tuesday, July 6, 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!
Magician BJ Hickman
Tuesday, July 13, 10:30
Sponsored by Acton Academy Seacoast
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.
Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate
Tuesday, July 20, 10:30am
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 27, 10:30am
Sponsored by N. Granese & Sons, Inc.
Aaron Risi is a classically trained, award winning artist, influenced by surrealism. Aaron creates warm emotional connections through his art and music. His art takes you on a creative adventure and always has an engaging message. He has developed art for authors, musicians, and nonprofit organizations. Aaron lives in Dover, NH
Tuesday, August 3, 10:30am
Sponsored by Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Offering a wonderful live-animal program that’s educational, interactive and fun activities for kids and adults!
Wayne from Maine
Tuesday, August 10, 10:30am
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.
At each Children’s Series, a local artist will be on site to work hands on with the children on an arts project.
This summer’s projects include sculpting, painting, mono-printing, and more! Stop by the Art Rocks tent to
watch, ask questions, or be part of the fun!
Cocheco Arts Festival Children’s Series
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:15am
July 6th – August 10, 2021
Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park, Henry Law Avenue, Dover