Festival of Children

Festival of Children®

Festival of Children® is held annually each September at South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA. This month-long celebration of childhood showcases more than 75 children’s charities that offer support, services and volunteer opportunities to the community, raising awareness of their important work.

At the same time, Festival of Children® offers children and families free access to arts, culture and educational opportunities through over 100 activities and performances. Kids and parents eagerly await the performances and activities, which can range from face painting to karate demonstrations, from tap dancing and skateboard building to wildlife show and tell and singing.

Each year 2 million people have been exposed to children’s charities through Festival of Children®, while charities have raised awareness of their work, interacted with families of potential clients, found volunteers, and even discovered donors.

Eagerly anticipated in the community every year, Festival of Children® brings the magic of childhood to all of us again.

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Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Opening Ceremonies featuring Kodi Lee and The Hi-Tops 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies featuring Kodi Lee and The Hi-Tops @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
 
Paws 4 Healing, Inc. Therapy Animals 12:00 pm
Paws 4 Healing, Inc. Therapy Animals
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Arts & Learning Conservatory 1:00 pm
Arts & Learning Conservatory @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
Crowned Princess Parties 1:30 pm
Crowned Princess Parties @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Festival Ballet Theatre 2:00 pm
Festival Ballet Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) 2:00 pm
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
MYART-Musical Youth Artist Repertory Theatre 2:30 pm
MYART-Musical Youth Artist Repertory Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Gracie Barre Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3:00 pm
Gracie Barre Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Korean Classical Dancers brought to you by SCFTA 3:30 pm
Korean Classical Dancers brought to you by SCFTA @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
MYART-Musical Youth Artist Repertory Theatre 4:00 pm
MYART-Musical Youth Artist Repertory Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Back-to-School Fashion Show 11:30 am
Back-to-School Fashion Show @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Paws 4 Healing, Inc. Therapy Animals 12:00 pm
Paws 4 Healing, Inc. Therapy Animals
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Anaheim Ballet 1:00 pm
Anaheim Ballet @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
J & O Creative Actor Workshop 1:30 pm
J & O Creative Actor Workshop @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Claudia de la Cruz 2:00 pm
Claudia de la Cruz @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Melomanos Dance Company – Souls 4 Salsa 2:30 pm
Melomanos Dance Company – Souls 4 Salsa @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
WeBreak Hip-Hop Dance Company 3:00 pm
WeBreak Hip-Hop Dance Company @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) Animal Show 3:30 pm
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) Animal Show @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Company 4:00 pm
Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Company @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Long Beach LEGO User Group Mini Build 12:00 pm
Long Beach LEGO User Group Mini Build @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Dancing 12:00 pm
OC Dancing @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
South Coast Performing Arts 1:00 pm
South Coast Performing Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
OC Dancing 1:30 pm
OC Dancing @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
West Coast School of the Arts 1:30 pm
West Coast School of the Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Dance Lōva 2:00 pm
Dance Lōva @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) 2:00 pm
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Thistle Academy of Irish Dance 3:00 pm
Thistle Academy of Irish Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Compay 3:30 pm
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Compay @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Island Inspirations 4:00 pm
Island Inspirations @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Endeavor School of the Arts 12:00 pm
Endeavor School of the Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Orange County Children’s Theatre 1:00 pm
Orange County Children’s Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
Team OC Gymnastics 1:30 pm
Team OC Gymnastics @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
AVANTI Dance Company 2:00 pm
AVANTI Dance Company @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Team OC Dance 2:30 pm
Team OC Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Ballet Folklorico de Raices 3:00 pm
Ballet Folklorico de Raices @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Ballet Etudes 3:30 pm
Ballet Etudes @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Dynamix Performance Troupe from Free to Be Me Performance Academy 4:00 pm
Dynamix Performance Troupe from Free to Be Me Performance Academy @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts hosted by National Charity League (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Mei Ling Lee Chinese Dancers 12:00 pm
Mei Ling Lee Chinese Dancers @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Mater Dei Performing Arts 1:00 pm
Mater Dei Performing Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
The All-American Boys Chorus 1:30 pm
The All-American Boys Chorus @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Child Creativity Lab Activity 2:00 pm
Child Creativity Lab Activity @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
John Abrams Animal Magician 2:00 pm
John Abrams Animal Magician @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) 2:00 pm
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Lokelani’s Rhythm of the Islands 3:00 pm
Lokelani’s Rhythm of the Islands @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
The All-American Boys Chorus 3:30 pm
The All-American Boys Chorus @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts 4:00 pm
McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts hosted by Paint for a Purpose (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts hosted by Paint for a Purpose (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
The Dance Academy 12:00 pm
The Dance Academy @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
Orange County Song & Dance 1:00 pm
Orange County Song & Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
OC Aerial Arts – Performing Co. of the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Performing Arts 1:30 pm
OC Aerial Arts – Performing Co. of the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Performing Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Maple Youth Ballet 2:00 pm
Maple Youth Ballet @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
FOCUS Dance Center Performance 2:30 pm
FOCUS Dance Center Performance @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Bob White Kenpo 3:00 pm
Bob White Kenpo @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
OC Aerial Arts – Performing Co. of the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Performing Arts 3:30 pm
OC Aerial Arts – Performing Co. of the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Performing Arts @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Arpana Dance 4:00 pm
Arpana Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Godfrey the Magician 12:00 pm
Godfrey the Magician @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Fair Activity 12:00 pm
OC Fair Activity @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Center Stage Studio Musical Theatre 1:00 pm
Center Stage Studio Musical Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
Waldorf School OC High School Orchestra 1:30 pm
Waldorf School OC High School Orchestra @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Hālau Hula Lani Ola Hawaiian Dance 2:00 pm
Hālau Hula Lani Ola Hawaiian Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) 2:00 pm
LEGO Activity (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OCSA Classical Voice 2:30 pm
OCSA Classical Voice @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Center Stage Studio Dance 3:00 pm
Center Stage Studio Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
New Orange County Children’s Choir 3:30 pm
New Orange County Children’s Choir @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley perform 4:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley perform @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Arts & Crafts hosted by Art 4 Kids (while supplies last) 12:00 pm
Arts & Crafts hosted by Art 4 Kids (while supplies last) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) 12:00 pm
OC Face Painting (first 60 served) @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OC Fair Activity 12:00 pm
OC Fair Activity @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
OCSA Dot Comm 12:00 pm
OCSA Dot Comm @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
 
St. John the Baptist School Clover Choir 12:30 pm
St. John the Baptist School Clover Choir @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
 
The Learning Spot Dance Academy 1:00 pm
The Learning Spot Dance Academy @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
V & T Dance 1:30 pm
V & T Dance @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 
OCSA Ballet Folklorico 2:00 pm
OCSA Ballet Folklorico @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Musical Theatre Academy of OC 2:30 pm
Musical Theatre Academy of OC @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
OCSA Montage 3:00 pm
OCSA Montage @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Festival Ballet Theatre 3:30 pm
Festival Ballet Theatre @ South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Closing Ceremonies featuring Kodi Lee and The Hi-Tops 4:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies featuring Kodi Lee and The Hi-Tops @ South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
 
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