Festival of Children®

Over 70 charities and 100 activities and events

September 1-23 at the world-renowned South Coast Plaza, Festival of Children® is a month-long celebration of childhood that showcases over 70 children’s charities and offers children and families free access to arts, culture, and educational opportunities through over 100 activities, workshops, and performances.

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NCAM Children’s Charity Spotlight Challenge

Earn up to $25,000 for your favorite children’s charity

In celebration of National Child Awareness Month, you are invited to participate in the Children’s Charity Spotlight Challenge and earn up to $25,000 for your favorite charity! In a short video nominate a children’s charity that is making a difference through hard work, passion, and a selfless pursuit to help children. The challenge will open 9am PDT on September 3rd and end at 5pm PDT on September 28th.

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The Carousel of Possible Dreams

Join us in Chicago

On October 6th civic, business and philanthropic leaders will climb on board the Eden Palais Carousel at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills and go around 50 time in support of charities that serve children and families in Chicagoland. That’s when the fun begins. Using nothing more than their cell phones, each rider is tasked with a fundraising goal before they complete their laps.

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Our Impact

Million Children Impacted
Million Donated
Million People Engaged
Hours Free Professional Training
Festival of Children has been an invaluable opportunity for us. We couldn't possibly afford to do the type of outreach that the Festival provides on our own. One of the most amazing stories from our participation in the Festival was meeting a doctor from Turkey who works with blind children there. Through this contact, a new support group was created and we have a new sister school in Turkey.
Blind Children's Learning Center