Thursday, August 23, 2012

11th Annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza

Festival of Children Foundation presents the 11th Annual Festival of Children, a community-wide charity outreach event held every weekend throughout September, in conjunction with National Child Awareness Month, at South Coast Plaza.  All ages are invited to enjoy the month-long Festival, offering over 100 free family activities and events, including live music and dance performances, a back-to-school fashion show, arts and crafts, animal shows, face painting skateboarding and more, while showcasing over 75 youth-serving organizations in the community.

"Festival of Children offers children's charities a free opportunity to educate the community on current projects and make outreach to potential donors, volunteers and fellow organizations," said Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Founder of Festival of Children Foundation.  "Children can participate by visiting the booths representing all the different children's charities, learning about what each group does, and how they and their families can get involved.  At Festival of Children, there's always something fun and entertaining happening only a few steps away."

In between visiting the charities' booths and earning how to get involved, guests can enjoy free family fun every weekend in September.  Highlights include:

Project Playhouse (throughout September)

Orange County Canstruction (September 1-23)

Yo Gabba Gabba!  Meet & Greet (September 1 from 2-4pm)

Hello Kitty "Color a Backpack" Craft (September 1 from Noon - 2pm)

Back-to-School Fashion Show (September 2 at 11:30am & 12:30pm)

Beachworks presents "Keep Discovering with Element" (September 15 from 1-5pm)

Mindful Octopus Storytelling Yoga Program for Kids (September 16 at Noon)

Debbie Allen Dance Academy's "Dance Free Day" (September 29 from 11am - 3pm)

For a complete schedule of events, visit
Events and scheduled times are subject to change without notice.