What to Expect
March for Children and Families
So you're coming to the March?
Here's what you need to know!
-We will have bottles of water ONLY. Due to city permitting, we cannot provide any food. However, you are welcome to pack your own. The Concord Farmer's Market is also taking place right before the March, so feel free to grab some good eats there, or check out the many restaurants on N. Main St.
-There will be a porta-potty available for March participants.
-Feel free to bring blankets or chairs to sit with your family on the State House lawn.
-The March is only about a half a mile, and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes Wagons and strollers are welcome, or feel free to wait back at the State House for us. THERE WILL BE BAG PIPES so children with noise sensitivity may want headphones.
-Participants may want to bring bags or backpacks to put crafts and handouts in, as there are free activities and giveaways.
-The agenda is designed to split up speakers and more serious portions of the event to allow time for bathroom breaks, participating in activities, visiting vendors, and spending time together as a family.
-Everything at the event is 100% FREE so the only money you may need is for parking
We hope to see you there!
Protest signs can be simple or ornate, big or small, funny or serious. Whatever you would like to express. We will have some extra protest signs for those that want to use them, or pinwheels that can be carried as well. If you'd like to make your own, here are some ideas for signs.
Some useful ways to secure a grip for your sign are getting some of the x-l paint stirrers from Home Depot and hot gluing them to the sign (regular sized ones work for kids' signs), or hole punching the sides of your sign and weaving in twine to make handles. Taking a regular sized poster board and cutting it in half horizontally seems to make a sign that is visible but manageable to hold.