Nearly 1,500 children and parents joined in on the fun at the fifth annual OB Boogie Family Fest Tuesday afternoon held on the grounds of the Island Inn in Oak Bluffs.

Parents from New Rochelle, N.Y. who know each other from three points of contact — Hampton University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and their children as playmates — decided to design a fun-filled event for their kids. Lori Hall Armstrong, Michelle Sanchez-Boyce, Erika Liles and Erika Munro Kennelly far exceeded their biggest plans. The family jamboree clearly represented the largest single kids event held on the Island in summer months.

The kids were treated to face painting tables, a DJ, sports games, a mobile video game theatre, Shea products for skin and hair care and, most exciting of all, a Kidtrepreneur set of tables.

Kristian and sister Milan Acosta, ages nine and 14 respectively, from New Rochelle, made a broad range of products of bracelets, cosmetic purses, pencil cases and so much more. The Acosta kids stood next to five other young business-minded kids. Older teens worked the booths to help the younger kids out.

The outside activities were beautifully placed on a green sea of grass stretching all the way to the condos of the Island Inn.

The corporate sponsors that funded the entire event included BMW, Sandpiper Realty, Comcast, Vineyard Vines and others. Moreover, this founding group of mothers is also conscious of the needs of youth programs on the Vineyard and in years past made contributions to the Oak Bluffs Elementary School and the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

Fun and business strategy for kids and philanthropy to the Island is a secret sauce that has yielded a major event. The planning for 2019 is already underway.