Festival activities

We have so many fun things planned for our Playing It Forward Music Festival!

At the Kid’s Pavilion, there will be 11 games – ranging from easy to challenging – and 11 different craft stations, which will include assembly and decoration of simple musical instruments, coloring, Lego station, and more. After they’ve crafted their instruments, kids can go to the practice area and get ready for the sunset drum circle.

PIFF Passports

We’ll be selling passports which can be stamped and redeemed for prizes when all ten spots are filled. Stamps are earned by going to the different game and craft stations and participating in the activities. Win games and get bonus stamps which are good for larger prizes! Each passport is $2.

Rock star photo station

Have your child dress up like a rock star and get pictures taken by Melanie Pietrowski, a professional photographer. Prints will be available right on site for just $5.

Face painting

Spring Hill Artists will be on hand for all of your facial decoration needs. Simple designs are $2 and more complicated painting will be $5. KISS, anyone?

Caricature artist

Have a caricature artist capture your essence for just $5.

Kissing booth, 50/50 drawing, raffle

Win a bunch of Hershey’s kisses by guessing how many are in the jar ($1 per guess), plus take your chances on a 50/50. If we sell enough tickets, we’ll have multiple drawings! You can also buy tickets for a chance to win a festival t-shirt signed by all of the bands.


Dodgeball 2 U will have an area for playing dodgeball. You can buy single entry tickets, or an all day pass for $5.


Train rides

The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad scale model trains will be giving rides throughout the day. The station is at the northeast corner of the park.

Other park features

Enjoy the pier (maybe even see an alligator or two) and observation tower at the east edge of the park, or head over to the playground, located next to the parking area. There are also walking trails, a garden area, and a basketball court.

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