Theatre Action Project presents its 5th annual Summer Pageant in the Park celebrating How our Food Grows on Saturday, June 23rd at Republic Square Park. Students will gather at the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown to march in a grand procession of the year’s seasons, bringing all their puppets together culminating in a visual and aural spectacle. The public is invited to join the parade. The FREE family event will be followed by fun watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests hosted by the Farmer’s Market as part of the Watermelon Festival.
The Summer Pageant in the Park event is the culmination of work with students from nine Central Texas schools who are learning effects of the changing seasons on food harvest, native Texas farming, and the benefits of healthy eating. Participating elementary schools include Barrington, Brown, Harris, Hart, Maplewood, Pickle, Widen, Winn, and Wooten.
Caroline Reck, Programming Specialist with Theatre Action Project, shared her excitement about this year’s pageant. “Summer Pageant is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to connect to world traditions of puppetry and parade while celebrating healthy and sustainable eating habits. It is truly inspiring to see the quality and quantity of parade materials being created by students all over Austin coalesce into a harmonious spectacle of sight and sound right in the Downtown Farmer’s Market.”
Students will gather at 10 a.m. to march in the Grand Procession of the Seasons. The Downtown Farmer’s Market is located at Republic Square Park, 422 W. Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701. The public is invited to join in the procession, celebrating food, farming and the four seasons. FREE! For more information, call Theatre Action Project: (512) 442-8773.
PS: For a look back at last year’s fun Summer Pageant procession, enjoy this video.