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Summerthing Kids! offers summertime fun for kids in Grand Forks

Ellie Walsh, 7, reacts to a magic trick during the Summerthing Kids! festival Wednesday at University Park. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)1 / 8
NDSU student John Narum performs during the Summerthing Kids! art festival Wednesday in University Park. Narum holds the title of youngest yo-yo world champion since winning the World Yo-Yo Contest in 2005. He is now studying manufacturing engineering at NDSU and is working for the company YoYoJam developing yo-yos for other enthusiasts like himself. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)2 / 8
Just for Fun employees Grace Finney and Abby Brundin (L to R) construct and fold a newspaper hat onto Brady Kirkeby's, 6, head during the Summerthing Kids! art festival Wednesday in University Park. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)3 / 8
One-year-old triplets Charlie, Jaxson, and Ella Hoheisel (L to R) take a ride while their father pulls them along Wednesday during the Summerthing Kids! art festival in University Park. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)4 / 8
Gabriel, 2, Bella, 3, and their mother Heather Dumas make peanut butter pinecones covered in bird seed at the Summerthing Kids! arts festival Wednesday in University Park. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)5 / 8
Haylee, 5, Layla, 4, and little brother Braydon, 2, play on the "Mickey Park" inflatable jungle gym Wednesday during the Summerthing Kids! arts festival at University Park. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)6 / 8
Jeffrey Salveson creates balloon animals and hats for kids Wednesday during the Summerthing Kids! art festival in University Park. "I'm a lifer, been doing it since I was eight," Salveson said. He is the only full-time professional Balloon Twister and Comedy Magician in North Dakota and isn't about to let up anytime soon. "I'm a slow learner. But when I learn, I learn," Salveson said. "I totally enjoy doing it." (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)7 / 8
David and Sarah Eck dance with their two daughters Lydia, 4, and Jaimie, 2 during the Summerthing Kids! arts festival in University Park Wednesday. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)8 / 8

Grand Forks resident Ellie Walsh, 7, reacts to a magic trick during the Summerthing Kids! art festival Wednesday at University Park in Grand Forks.

The art festival's main goal is to provide a family-fun atmosphere that allows kids to be creative and get outside. During the two-day arts festival children can have their face painted, make peanut butter pine cones for birds, watch magic tricks, dance to fun age-appropriate music, jump on inflatables and even watch a former world yo-yo champion show off his skills. 

Current NDSU student John Narum, a World Yo-Yo contest champion in 2005, made the drive up to Grand Forks to teach kids the basic fundamentals of throwing yo-yo. "It's great to come out here," Narum said. "I just get to hang out and meet new people."

Summerthing Kids! arts festival will take place again tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. in University Park. If you have any questions call the Grand Forks Park District Special Events Manager Lynne Roche at (701) 746-2750.

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