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Philadelphia Children's Festival

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May 20-23, 2023

The Philadelphia Children's Festival features an exciting array of performances including a FREE outdoor concert. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PLAYground with hands-on activities, fun entertainment such as the beloved Give & Take Jugglers, and more. The Children's Festival is rain or shine.


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Destination: Everywhere

May 20 @ 3 PM – Sensory-friendly!
May 21 @ 1 PM
May 22 @ 10 AM and 12:30 PM

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Magic Shadows

May 21 @ 3 PM

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123 Andrés

123 Andrés
FREE Outdoor Concert
May 21 @ 2 PM

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Indigenous Enterprise
May 22 @ 10 AM and 12:30 PM

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Literature to Life
The Giver

May 23 @ 9:45 AM and 12:30 PM

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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr

May 23 @ 10 AM and 12:30 PM

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Individual Tickets
Tickets are sold by individual performance and include all PLAYground activities.

West Philly Welcome
$15 tickets for West Philly residents, available beginning the week before. » More details

Discounts are available for schools and groups of 10+. For more information and to order group tickets, contact Anne-Marie Mulgrew at 215.462.7720 or amulgrew@upenn.edu.

Children's Festival PLAYground

Visit the Children's Festival's outdoor PLAYground for hands-on activities, fun entertainment including the beloved Give & Take Jugglers, and more.

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The 2023 Philadelphia Children’s Festival is made possible in part by the support of the following: Aramark, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation and the Walter J. Miller Trust.