Summer Fun Thursdays

Summer Fun Thursdays

School is out and Summer Fun is in session beginning Aug. 4 when MacArthur Center kicks off Summer Fun Thursdays. The weekly family-friendly entertainment series takes place every Thursday in August at 1 p.m. in Center Court on Level One. From bubbles and magic, to face painting and crafts, the series offers interactive fun for kids of all ages, and all performances are free.

Pre-registration is not required; the first 100 to check-in at each weekly event receive a voucher for a free treat. 

Thursday, Aug.4-Rob Westcott the Magician

Award-winning magician Rob Westcott will amaze and entertain children of all ages. A Hampton Roads favorite, Rob is a classic magician in top hat and cape, but his magic is fun, fast and engages children in the wonder and joy of magic. Rob has delighted thousands of children and families at schools, libraries, birthday parties and banquets. At the end of each show the children magically produce Prince Charming – the world’s cutest live bunny! 

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 children to check-in at the event receive a voucher for a free Brewster's Chicken kid's meal. 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free magic wand.
  • Free Art Class:  No-sew Prince Charming Bunny craft at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts art gallery at 2PM. Pre-registration is required for the art class and is limited to 100 children each week. Sign up by visiting https://www.shopmacarthur.com/summer-fun-thursdays. 

Thursday, Aug. 11-Interactive Kids Extravaganza

Enjoy a meet and greet with “Pete the Cat” courtesy of Barnes & Noble at TCC, watch as Ryan The Balloon Guy creates amazing twisted balloon creations, have your face painted with unique, one-of-a-kind face painting designs and make fun pizza art with California Pizza Kitchen.

 

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 children to check-in receive a voucher for a free Auntie Anne's Classic Pretzel. 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free “Pete the Cat” book.
  • Free Art Class:  Paint your favorite "Pete the Cat" scene at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts art gallery at 2PM. Pre-registration is required for the art class and is limited to 100 children each week. Sign up by visiting https://www.shopmacarthur.com/summer-fun-thursdays. 

Thursday, Aug. 18-YMCA

Learn and participate in a fun and interactive exercise class with the YMCA. 
 
  • Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free Johnny Rocket's kid's milkshake. 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free jump rope. 
  • Free Art Class:  Design your own fitness moves with pipe cleaner people at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts art gallery at 2PM. Pre-registration is required for the art class and is limited to 100 children each week. Sign up by visiting https://www.shopmacarthur.com/summer-fun-thursdays. 

Thursday, August 25- Soap Bubble Circus

The Soap Bubble Circus will amaze and delight children of all ages with their engaging and educational Soap Bubble Performance. Steve Langley is a Guinness World Record holder, featured in "Ripley's Believe it, or Not", and traveling as far away as China to share his Bubbles. You will see things that you have never seen before with soap bubbles and you will learn things about soap bubbles that you never knew before!

 

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free California Pizza Kitchen kid's cheese pizza. 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 people will receive free bubbles. 
  • Free Art Class:  Create your own creature out of watercolor bubble shapes at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts art gallery at 2PM. Pre-registration is required for the art class and is limited to 100 children each week. Sign up by visiting https://www.shopmacarthur.com/summer-fun-thursdays.