Since the Children's Arts and Literacy Festival could not host it's annual multi-day festival, the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council is hosting the "Laughter League" as part of this year's festival. The Cultural Affairs Council invites you to the "Storybook Capital of America for a little socially distanced entertainment outdoors at the Adam-Spalding Storybook Garden."

Slappy and Monday are just two characters from the Laughter League that entertain while educating their young audiences on math, science and more. They guarantee to get children laughing and excited about using their imagination all while incorporating comedy and their circus skills as you'll see in the video above.

The Laughter League is a performance company from Dallas that has performed at hospitals, festivals, carnivals and circuses all over the globe. This show takes place outside, where social distancing and CDC/State guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Plus face masks are a mandatory requirement for adults only although, the face masks are highly recommended for children too. Bring a blanket and your picnic basket, then settle in at the shaded storybook garden area.

A make-and-take craft project will be provided for every child. The show is only 45 minutes with three showtimes, Friday August 7th at 7:30pm, Saturday August 8th at 9am and 10:30am. Each performance will be limited to the first 20 families. All family groups will need to sit at least 6 feet apart from other family groups.

The best part is the price, tickets are only $5 per family (plus a ticketing software fee) available online. The Convention Center will not be open during these performances, so the closest public restroom will be in the parking lot across the street from the Abilene Public Library on Friday night, or inside of the Abilene Public Library on Saturday morning.

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