Philadelphia Children's Festival


Save the Dates: May 17-19, 2018

Our Philadelphia Children's Festival features music, dance and theatre performances for the whole family. Plus, enjoy the free outdoor PlazaMania with interactive activities and performances.


Children's Festival PlazaMania

Visit the Children's Festival's outdoor PlazaMania with interactive activities from arts partners from across the city. And don't worry, we've got the face painting and balloon animals covered too! Plus, on Saturday, enjoy food trucks, special appearances (Phillie Phanatic!) and performers throughout the day. PlazaMania will be open 10:30 AM - 1 PM on weekdays and 10 AM - 3 PM on Saturday. 


PlazaMania Partners & Performance Artists

Thanks to our 2017 partners, performance artists and food truck!



Adopt a School Program

Adopt-A-School gives individuals and companies the opportunity to sponsor a classroom of local students to attend the Philadelphia Children's Festival. Your sponsorship helps provide lively arts education programs to the children of our greater Philadelphia community.

The Annenberg Center believes that all children, regardless of their ability to pay, should have opportunities to experience high quality performing arts programs. Nearly half of the school students who attend our children's programs could not do so without the deep discounts that Adopt-A-School makes possible. Adopt-A-School sponsorships begin at $1,000. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact the Development Department at 215. 898.6754.



The 2017 Philadelphia Children’s Festival was made possible in part by the support of the following: David & Ryna Alexander, Aramark, the Connelly Foundation, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Cynthia & Richard Gay, David & Sherri Katz, Karyn & Steven Kobre, Penn Police Department, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Philadelphia Phillies, Santander Bank, Starbucks, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Universal Studios, the Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation and the Walter J. Miller Trust.