2017 Festival took place on                

Saturday, April 22nd   11 AM – 5 PM      

at the  Sertoma Amphitheatre,  Fred G. Bond Metro Park  Cary, NC

  ** A global celebration where children come together to have fun, build memories, and cherish diversity! **

News Coverage:

             WNCN CBS North Carolina

Photos and Videos:

2017 Album 1

2017 Album 2

2017 Album 3

2017 Videos


Food Trucks  -  Face Painting - Balloon Animals - Community Corner -  International Tasting Zone - Make and Take Crafts

***  More than 250 young performers representing 19 groups!  ***

Performing Group (in alphabetical order)

Butterflies Group

"Carousel” Russian Children's Theatre Group 

Cary Chinese School

Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School

Dhoom Dhaam Kids - Indian Dance

Filipino American Performing Artists of NC

Grace Gymnastics (Aesthetic Group Gymnastics)

Indigo Dance Evolution Academy - Bollywood 

Lisa Zou's Music Studio

Lynn-O'Grady Quinlan-Connick Academy of Irish Dance

Mayuri (Indian Folk Dance)

NC Pakistani-American Anjuman

NC Taiwanese Cultural Arts Youth Group

Orgullo y Alma Latina

Ruby Slippers Chinese Dance Club

TACAS/FCC Children's Folk Dancers

Takiri Folclor Latino

ATA-NC Turkish School

ATA-NC Youth and Children Turkish Dancers


Crafts - Make and Take

Blue Eye Paper Decoration, Kilim (rug) Weaving, Maracas, and many more international make and take crafts…

Come - Enjoy some food from the Food Trucks




Many thanks to the 2017 Festival Sponsors





Thank you Costco, Harris Teeter, Lowe's, and Fresh Market for providing beverages to the performers.





The celebration focuses on the importance of the next generation, our children, with the intent of helping them develop an appreciation for the colorful mosaic of cultures in our area.  Deriving from the rich ethnic and cultural tapestry in our community, we strive to put together an event that will enrich and entertain the young members of our society. This event is bringing together various visions:  It is a mini version of the nation-wide celebrations that have been taking place in Turkey for the past 85 years as a national holiday, a children’s version of the international festival, and an event where children are exposed to several unique art forms.

The Children’s Day Festival of Cary is co-orginized by the American Turkish Association of NC and Sister Cities Association of Cary as a gift to the community and made possible in part by a grant from the Town of Cary, Lazy Daze grant program.