Weekly themes include superheroes, animals and fitness

Grab a matey and head to Polaris Fashion Place for the kickoff of the KidX Summer Series, the first installment of which has a Pirates & Princesses theme.

The free family series takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 17. Activities include entertainment, crafts, balloon artists and face painting. Events are held at the outdoor fountain near The Cheesecake Factory, moving to the indoor play area if it rains.

The series, in its third year, has a different theme each week. This Friday, children are invited to dress up and watch pirates dance, sing and joust. The rest of the lineup is:

June 22 – Teddy Bear Tidy Up June 29 – Chef Junior July 6 – Superheroes & Villains July 13 – KidX Force Academy July 20 – Animals & Nature July 27 – The Greatest KidX Show Aug. 3 – Under the Sea Aug. 10 – Tumble & Roll Aug. 17– Touch-A-Truck Preview

For more information, go to polarisfashionplace.com.