Philadelphia Children's Festival


May 7-9, 2020Philadelphia Children's Festival logo

Now in its 35th year, our Philadelphia Children's Festival features an exciting array of professional performances for the whole family. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PlazaMania with hands-on activities, performers, food trucks and more. The Children's Festival is rain or shine.


Ticket Information


Saturday Performances:

Ticket prices vary by show and include most PlazaMania activities. There is an additional charge for face painting, balloon creations and food.


Thursday-Friday Performances:

Ticket prices vary by show and include all PlazaMania activities. To purchase school group tickets for weekday performances, contact 215.573.8827 or email Performances include one complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 tickets purchased. (Based on availability. Some restrictions apply.) Additional adults pay the same price as students. Performances are one-hour long.

Children's Festival PlazaMania

Visit the Children's Festival's outdoor PlazaMania for free hands-on activities from arts partners from across the city. Plus, enjoy face painting, balloons creations, roving performers, special appearances (Phillie Phanatic!), food trucks and more. PlazaMania will opens at 9:30 AM daily. 

Collage of photos of children enjoying the Philadelphia Children's Festival

Adopt a School Program

Photo of a school group at the Philadelphia Children's FestivalAdopt-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 2019 Philadelphia Children’s Festival was made possible in part by the support of the following: David & Ryna Alexander, Aramark, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Cynthia & Richard Gay, Honeygrow, Karyn & Steven Kobre, Penn Police Department, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Philadelphia Phillies, Starbucks, the Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation and the Walter J. Miller Trust.