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Festival of Children

@ South Coast Plaza

Face painting, animal show, dancers, arts & crafts


Now in its 18th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, celebrating the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children across Southern California. The month-long, high-energy event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment including more than 100 activities and performances ranging from face painting and arts and crafts to karate demonstrations, live dance and singing performances, animal shows, and much more. The event also showcases the important work of 70 local children’s charities, which receive free display space to help raise awareness for their individual causes among the 2 million people that visit the center each September.

Now in its 18th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, celebrating the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children across Southern California. The month-long, high-energy event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment including more than 100 activities and performances ranging from face painting and arts and crafts to karate demonstrations, live dance and singing performances, animal shows, and much more. The event also showcases the important work of 70 local children’s charities, which receive free display space to help raise awareness for their individual causes among the 2 million people that visit the center each September.


Among the many featured activities at this year’s Festival are:


Opening Ceremonies: Saturday, Sept. 7, 12:00 p.m. – Welcome by FOCF Founder and Executive Director Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and The Hi-Tops


LEGO: Every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Free mini LEGO build activities.


Back-to-School Fashions: Sunday, Sept. 8, 11:30a.m. – A classic fashion show featuring local children of all ages modeling the latest fashions from South Coast Plaza retailers.


Coffee, Tea, Mommy & Me: Each Friday in September at 11:00 a.m. – Free educational presentations about home safety, vehicle seat safety, nutrition, water and safety, followed by arts and crafts or music. Coffee and tea hosted by Corner Bakery Café.


Dance: Each Saturday and Sunday, various times – Ballet, Folklorico, Indian, Flamenco, Hip Hop Dance Troupes, and more.


Arts & Crafts: Every Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Free crafts for kids courtesy of: Art4Kids and Lions Heart.


CanstructionOC: CanstructionOC returns to the Festival with seven extraordinary sculptures made entirely of canned food items. Designed and constructed by several local companies, the sculptures are disassembled at the close of the festival and more than 56,000 cans of food are donated to the Orange County Food Bank to help feed the county’s estimated 350,000 people of all ages, who struggle with hunger each day. This year’s teams include: Disneyland Resort | Design & Engineering, Gensler & WL Butler, and more.

Phone: (800) 782-8888

Website: Click to Visit

Friday, September 20, 2019 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Activity occurs until 9/29/2019 on:

  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Suitable for: 0+

$0.00

Free, provided on location.

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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