Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Giveaway: tickets for the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival

A few weeks ago I attended a preview for the EQT Pittsburgh International Children's Festival and it is going to be another great festival this year. We got to hear Temujin, a gifted storyteller, and he is so good! Kids will definitely love his unique & captivating presentation. My son & I also were able to see a preview show of Pinocchio at the Byham this past winter and it is really sweet and well done. Suggested for kids ages 5-10.
I highly recommend both of these for sure!
Bringing extraordinary and unique experiences to young people, the EQT Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival is dedicated to continuing the tradition of theater for your children. Live performances engage people from different cultures and perspectives, showing them different ways to express ideas. This year the 28th Festival moves to downtown Pittsburgh’s vibrant Cultural District, showcasing classic Festival experiences as well as new adventures, performances and theater.
BIG change for this year: it's moving DOWNTOWN!
Ample paid parking for vehicles and public transportation bus stops are available throughout the Cultural District. You can find real-time parking availability in participating parking lots (visit You can also reserve parking at Theater Square Parking Garage. A limited number of spots will be held for Festival visitors each day. To purchase, call (412) 456-6666 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square.
Building in an exciting ride on the bus or T will add to your family adventure! :) 
In addition to theater, the Festival activities include:
  • 30+ FREE hands-on educational and cultural activities
  • A FREE outdoor community stage
  • Roving artists
  • Festival food
Be sure to check out their great line-up of free activities here My kids are definitely looking forward to the Giant Sandbox! Dates open:
 Wed / Thurs, May 14 - 15 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | LilyPad Park | 8th and Penn
Fri / Sat / Sun, May 16 - 18 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | LilyPad Park | 8th and Penn 
Our very own popular Pittsburgh magician Al Mazing will be on the community stage as well!
Friday, May 16 | 4:00 pm | LilyPad Park | 8th and Penn 

Groups are coming from all over the world to share their artistry, here are some of the events to anticipate:

  • Animals by El Retablo

An array of animals come to life, made of recycled materials & everyday objects.

  • Hands Up by Lejo

A cast of thousands in one pair of hands.

  • Invisi'BALL by Nadine Animato Theater Dance Company

An exhibit of soccer like you've never seen before!

  • Little Steps

The story of a small child in a big world.

  • Pinocchio 

  • Temujin the Storyteller / Tales of Folklore & Fantasy

Do you remember Exxopolis? This year will be a similar exhibit called Miracoco, can't wait! 
This colossal, inflatable structure uses natural light to create a world immersed in vibrant hues of color. Visitors experience a sense of wonder and tranquility while exploring its mesmerizing domes and tunnels.
Tickets are only $5 and already selling out for certain slots, so reserve yours here today. 
Tickets for all events on sale here

Other exciting activities to watch for:
  • Pop-up LilyPad Park at Festival Central
  • Frog Stop Cultural District Scavenger Hunt
We have a family 4-pack of ticket vouchers (for the show of your choice!) to give away! You will be mailed the vouchers and they must be exchanged for tickets (by phone) prior to show date. Instructions for redeeming will come with your vouchers. The full line-up of your choice of shows is here.

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So mark your calendars, it's going to be a great family weekend!


kassandra said...

Comment for points. JK. Last years festival was great. I'm sure this year will be great too. It will be tough to beat last years the sweetest most non scary clowns that were from Russia. I don't like clowns and I was enraptured. I can't wait to see.

Leigh Stolarz said...

The giant sandbox will be a big hit for sure! So simple - so fun!

Kelly C. said...

I think my boys will love the soccer-themed performance!

trista said...


Heather Ellis said...

Can't wait!

Unknown said...

��this looks awesome!

Amy said...

I'd love to try the Miracoco, we didn't do the Exxopolis last year and I wish we would have.

Unknown said...

This is one of our favorite events! I'm excited to see how it works downtown, as opposed to in Oakland.

Kimberley said...

would love to experience Miracoco.

Unknown said...

Pinocchio would be really interesting.

Nancy said...

I would love to see Pinocchio :)

Sheri said...

I'm really excited about Miracoco and hanging around downtown with my kid.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I'm excited about Temujin the Storyteller / Tales of Folklore & Fantasy!