Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is always one of our favorite days of the year! It brings together our love of tennis and music in celebration of the start of the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City, in honor of tennis legend Arthur Ashe. The event is in celebration of tennis player and humanitarian Arthur Ashe, who co-founded the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL) as a way to engage kids in the sport of tennis. NJTL is celebrating its 50th year in 2019, and you can be sure to see lots of NJTL participants at AAKD!
AAKD features a FREE Kids’ Festival on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, that features tons of activities like face painting, balloon artists, story telling, pro tennis practice, music and of course lots of interactive tennis and fitness events! You can catch free musical performances on the grounds on the AAKD Festival Stage as well from up-and-coming stars like JAGMAC and Jenna Raine.
The event also features a show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium that brings together the biggest names in tennis and music for an unforgettable day. You’ll need a ticket to gain entry to the stadium show, but inside you’ll be treated to incredible performances as well as the chance to see the world’s greatest tennis players compete in fun challenges for their favorite charities. Performers this year include MAX, Austin Mahone, Blanco Brown, Meg Donnelly, Ava Max, and JD McCrary.
The event has a knack of booking stars before the make it big – Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, and Ariana Grande are just a handful of past performers. Don’t miss out on one of the most fun events of the Summer and your chance to see the next big thing in music!
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2019
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Saturday, August 24th 2019
Kids’ Festival gates open at 9:30am
Stadium Show starts at 1:00pm
AAKD Festival Stage Performers
Arthur Ashe Stadium Show Performers
Featured Tennis Players