11 AM – 5 PM

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


We are closely watching the weather forecast. 

Depending on the rain status, the activities will be either at the Sertoma Amphitheatre or Kiwanis Shelter (covered area next to Sertoma) with FULL SCHEDULE. 

Please join us ! 

(rain or shine)


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

More than 200 young performers! (See the list below)

Click here to view the Town of Cary Proclamation


“Big Bang Boom” Live Family Concerts



Bead Bracelets, Blue Eye Paper Decoration, Tissue Flowers, Kilim (rag) Weaving, Maracas, and many more international make and take crafts…

Community Corner

International Dessert Zone

Face Painting

Food Trucks

Bandidos Mexican Café  http://bandidoscafe.com/

Chai’s Global Street Food http://www.chaisglobal.com/

CHICK-N-QUE  http://www.chicknque.com/

GUSSY’S GREEK STREET FOOD http://gussys.com/


Children’s Performing Groups

ATA-NC Kids Folk Dance Group (Turkish)

Annandale Center Scottish Dance or More

Binger Arts Studio Dancers (Chinese)

Cary YMCA Super Skippers (American)

Tanatxin Aztec Dancers

Filipino-American Performing Artists of NC (FAPA-NC)

Group Radiance (Indian)

Nusantara Indonesia

Malaika Girls, Muhanda Girls, and Myles Kuria (Kenyan)

Leilani’s Hula Halau (Hawain)

Naach Masala School of Dance (Indian)

Neena Ki Vanaar Sena (Indian)

NC Taiwanese Cultural Arts Committee Youth Group

Shaily Dance and Yoga center (Indian)

Triangle Lebanese Association

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.




Organized by

American Turkish Association of NC and

Sister Cities Association of Cary

Made possible by a grant from Town of Cary, Lazy Daze grant program.


** Many thanks to the Festival Sponsors **



Click here for a short slide show from the 2013 festival

Please contact us for details: ChildrensDayCelebration@yahoogroups.com