free & open to the public
THE FIRST-EVER DALLAS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVALS WILL FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY – From Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts to the storytelling dance of India to the syncopated rhythm of tap dancing phenoms.
Celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of Dallas, youth performers will dance, sing, drum and amaze with their colorful costumes and energetic smiles.
The festival will be full of fun family opportunities: Encounter stilt walkers, musicians, magicians, jugglers and more throughout the festival. The air will be filled with music and laughter as well as the mouth-watering smell of popcorn. All the fun, entertainment, education, arts and crafts will be focused on our greatest love, the children. The festival is free and open to the public.
Circus stars from the Petite Palace will perform and give festival-goers tips on how to juggle, spin plates and hang from a trapeze. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior, then this is your chance to give it a try on our authentic Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course! And here to help you, The Island Ninja – Grant McCartney!
October 19, 2019
10AM – 4PM
Bath House Cultural Center (521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX. 75218)
“We wanted to create a festival that celebrates the diversity of this amazing city and allows children from all walks of life to come together to laugh, learn and play.” – Tiffany Riley, founder Laughter League.
Festival goers will have a chance to create masks, test their juggling skills in the circus area, see what it feels like to be a part of a drum circle at the instrument petting zoo, and have a chance to show their strength at the exciting Ninja Warrior obstacle course with demonstrations by special guest and America Ninja Warrior finalist Grant McCartney, the Island Ninja at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. The Festival is free and open to the public and will be an exciting day of interaction prior to the matinee performance of The Petite Palace.
Grant McCartney, Island Ninja
Indian youth dancers and storytelling
African Drums and traditions
Circus Performers - Slappy and Monday, Dario Vasquez, The Ramazinis and Magic Mike Williams
Music by Thiago Nascimento
Ballet Folkloric Youth Dancers
Choreo Tap Youth Ensemble