Saturday April 18, 2014 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sertoma Amphitheatre  & Kiwanis ShelterFred G. Bond Metro ParkCary, NC
Crafts,  Food,  Games,  Entertainment,  Stage PerformancesFun for all ages! kids.ata-nc.org


We are pleased to announce the Children’s Day Festival of Cary for 2014. 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.  The event will be for children and it will include stage performances by children, games, international food and hands-on crafts activities.


We would like to invite your group to participate with a children’s performance or activity that will showcase your culture.  It will be an honor for us if you could join the celebrations.


There are many ways to be part of this celebration:

  • Stage performances by children: We would like to invite your children performers to appear on the stage with a 5-15 minute music or dance performance. (a specific time will be assigned to each performing group)
  • Crafts: You can have an activity or crafts for children to create and enjoy. If you provide make-and-take crafts for at least 200 children, we can compensate you for up to $100 of the material fees.
  • Food: For a minimal fee of $50, you can have a table to sell food items related to your culture or heritage.

Children’s Day Festival of Cary is especially designed to celebrate Cary kids and their diverse cultures through performances and activities such as games, face painting, arts & crafts and more. This kid-focused international celebration is co-organized by the American Turkish Association of NC and Sister Cities Association of Cary, and is made possible in part by a grant from Town of Cary, Lazy Daze grant program.  Last year’s festival drew an audience of approximately 900.  We expect that number to grow this year.


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 different 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 different art forms.

In order to meet the public announcement deadlines, we request you respond as soon as possible by returning the 2015 Children’s Day – Participant Form to burciz1@gmail.com.  Upon your favorable response, we will communicate further around the details.

If you have special requests, please let us know.  We will do our best to accommodate your needs to make this experience a pleasant one for your group.

With warm regards,

Burcin Iz

Main Stage Coordinator

Children’s Day Festival of Cary




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