The just-for-kids events are the Kiddie Tricycle Race, the Kiddie Parade, and the Kiddie Games.
The Tricycle Race takes place Saturday morning on East Laurel Street. Entrants gather at 9:30 for sign-ups, and the races start at 10:00. Enter the morning of the race, download the Tricycle Race entry form, or pick one up at Century 21, 809 N Main, in Fort Bragg. There are 4 divisions: 0-2 year olds, 3-4, and 5-6. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each division.
The Kiddie Parade is a short, fun parade that happens right after the tricycle race. Registration begins at 11:00 and the parade starts at 11:30. This parade is just for kids, kids on foot, in wagons, on bikes, with animals, pretty much anything they can dream up. Entrants are grouped by age: 0-4, 5-9 and 10-12. Participants can choose to do the “Back to the Wild Wild West with Paul and Babe” theme or the Kiddie Parade’s “Happy Reading with Paul and Babe” theme and come dressed as a favorite book character.
Sponsors of the Kiddie parade include Fort Bragg Library, FIRST 5 Mendocino and ReadAloud 15 minutes. Fort Bragg Cyclery, Harvest Market, the C.V. Starr Center and Gallery Bookshop and Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books are also helping.
Contact Karen Horner, Mendocino County Library Director at 707-463-4492 for more information or download the entry form: Kiddie Parade Entry Form.
The Kiddie Games happen Saturday noon to 3, at the CV Starr Community Center, 300 S. Lincoln. Like all just-for-kids events, they are free and just-for-fun… unless you count the glory of winning and your very own ribbon to celebrate your achievement. Old-fashion games and small town fun for every kid who wants to play. Mendocino Coast Park and Recreation, Oh Baby! and the Paul Bunyan Days Association sponsor the Kiddie Games.