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March 18 • 11:00 am3:00 pm


It’s time for the annual Children’s Festival at Northgate.

Partnering with the Durham Arts Council, the Children’s Festival brings a fun-filled family day for children and their families with food, entertainment, and vendors specializing in children’s activities.

Free and open to the public, the fourth annual Children’s Festival’s proceeds support the Durham Arts Council.

Interested in being a vendor at the Children’s Festival? Download the Vendor Application and Contact Linda at 919-286-4407

Main Stage performances

11:00am – Walltown Children’s Theater

11:20am – Durham Children’s Choir

12:10pm – Faith Baptist Church Children’s Choir

1:00pm – Gracie Durham (Jui Jitso demonstration)

1:50pm – Little River Cloggers

2:40pm – Bouncing Bulldogs

Free activities for kids and families include:

  • Smokey the Bear 12pm-1pm only
  • Interactive animal presentations from Noah’s Landing
  • Dress up your hair style with Fairy Hair Flaire Silken Sparkle Hair extensions
  • Face painting from Flower Child Face Painting
  • Try your slap shot skills at the Sports Challenge Inflatable
  • Enjoy music by DJ PiddiPat
  • Learn more about Durham County Police from Office Brown in the community resource division
  • Meet and greet with Beauty princess and Spider Hero – includes photo opportunities

2017 Children’s Festival Vendors

i9 Sports
Walltown Children’s Theatre
Durham County Department of Social Services
American Dance Festival
New Hope Camp
Orange County Sportsplex
Sky Zone Durham
Play-Well TEKnologies
Spence’s Community Educational Farm
Movie Makers
Usborne Books & More
Durham County Library
Lepage Associates Psychological & Psychiatric Services
Triangle Circus Arts LLC
Durham Parks and Recreation, City of Durham and more!

Location: Center Court to DTLR