Philadelphia Children's Festival

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Our Philadelphia Children's Festival features an exciting array of professional performances for the whole family. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PlazaMania with hands-on activities, performers, food and more. The Children's Festival is rain or shine.




Children's Festival PlazaMania


Visit the Children's Festival's outdoor PlazaMania for free hands-on activities from arts partners from across the city. Plus, enjoy face painting, balloon creations, roving performers, food and more. PlazaMania opens at 9:30 AM daily. 

PlazaMania Ticketed Activities
There is an additional charge for face painting and balloon creations. You can purchase with cash in line for these activities, or you can pay with a credit card in advance online or at the Box Office on the day of the Festival.

Collage of photos of children enjoying the Philadelphia Children's Festival

The 2020 Philadelphia Children’s Festival was made possible in part by the support of the following: David & Ryna Alexander, Aramark, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, the Hamilton Family Foundation, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, Penn Police Department, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Philadelphia Phillies, Starbucks, the Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation and the Walter J. Miller Trust.