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Ready Set Fun Family Event

Host: Salmon Run Mall

Date: May 6, 2023


RSF 2023 mall website banner


WPBS-TV is delighted to announce that the much-loved and long running family event “Ready Set Fun” will be returning again this year to Salmon Run Mall.

WPBS would like to thank Martin’s Point Health Care and Stewart’s Shops, as well as the Salmon Run Mall, for bringing back this celebration of learning on Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission to the event is free.

This year’s interactive family-friendly event will be better than ever, with over 30 vendors offering demonstrations, coloring activities, craft projects, Lego building activities, STEM activities, drawings and giveaways.  There will be character meet-and-greets with Arthur, Nature Cat, the Cat in the Hat and Buddy the Dinosaur, story times throughout the day, performances courtesy of Rhonda’s Footeworks, and K9 demonstrations from the US Army MP K9 Unit and the Cornell K9 Club.

The event will take place between Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Billy Beez end of the mall, so come on in!  When you visit the WPBS booth (either in Center Court or at the Best Buy end of the mall), grab your map of the event and character meet-and-greet schedule.

Arrival times for the character meet-and-greet:

The Cat in the Hat

  • 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm

Buddy the Dinosaur

  • 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm

Nature Cat

  • 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm


  • 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm

Be sure to visit these organizations for activities, giveaways, crafts and more!

  • Community Action Planning Council
  • Fidelis Care
  • North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council
  • NYPENN Girl Scouts
  • Zoo New York at Thompson Park
  • Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
  • Children’s Home of Jefferson County
  • Children’s Miracle Network of NNY
  • STARBASE Academy of Fort Drum
  • Encompass Recreation
  • Clayton Rotary – ComiCon
  • MVP Health Care
  • Happy Period North Country
  • The Butler Did It Players
  • Child Advocacy/Victims Assistance Center
  • Cassidy Thomas – Author
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • Cape Vincent Community Library
  • Flower Memorial Library
  • Rhonda’s Footworks
  • North Country Library System
  • Jefferson Lewis Childcare Project
  • City of Watertown Fire Department
  • Martin’s Point
  • Watertown Education Association
  • Aetna Medicare Solutions
  • WPBS
  • Boy Scouts Troop 496
  • Army K9 Unit Demo Team
  • WIC
  • Jefferson County Mental Health
  • Cornell 4H Dog Club

This event is open to the public and free to attend!