California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Willits Kinetic CarnivaleMultidisciplinary
Sparks (and a heady load of steam) are sure to be emanating from the heart of Mendocino County as the Kinetic Carnivale tumbles onto the grounds of the Mendocino County Museum and nearby Recreation Grove Park and Skunk Depot, all in Willits. The Carnivale, produced by the Museum, joins the Roots of Motive Power, Inc.'s annual Steam Festival to offer a full weekend of participation and spectacle, including a hand car display and time trials, a display of historical steam engines and cranes, a daytime fair replete with music, food, and roving entertainers, and a nighttime costume ball with top bands. Visitors soon find that the line between participant and spectator is easily erased. In other words, this is the perfect time to clean out your closets, don your costumes, and stroll the village green.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: September

Festival Location: Recreation Grove Park and Skunk Train Depot, Willits

Contact Information:
Mendocino County Museum
Lara Eventide - Festival Coordinator
400 East Commercial St., Willits, CA 95490
(707) 459-2736

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