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World Childrens Festival 2011 in Washington, DC


World Childrens Festival 2011 in Washington, DC
Photo © ICAF
The World Children’s Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, will be the world’s largest celebration of children’s creativity and imagination bringing together hundreds of young artists and performers from around the world. During this three day festival, the National Mall will be transformed to create an amazing experience for the participants as well as the general public. The event is held every four years and includes crafts, workshops, performances, and activities suitable for ages 4 to 84.

The World Children’s Festival is a culmination of the Arts Olympiad, a free global program of the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) in which millions of children worldwide competed to win the honor to represent their home state or country. Eminent educators and field experts ranging from Olympians and professional artists to scientists and technologists host workshops and activities to nurture children’s creativity and develop their empathy in a global community setting.

Dates and Times
June 17-19, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Festival Themes
  • Friday, June 17 - Health & Environment Day
  • Saturday, June 18 - Creativity & Imagination Day
  • Sunday, June 19 - Peace & Leadership Day
Location and Transportation
National Mall, Between 4th and 7th Streets, near the Capitol Building. The best way to get to the National Mall is by public transportation. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Center. See a guide to Parking Near the National Mall.

Official Website

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