Mark your calendars:

2017 Festival will be on Saturday, April 22nd

11 AM – 5 PM    ** FREE ADMISSION **

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


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

** We are happy to annouce that Motley Tones will be performing at 4 pm! **

2016 Festival took place on Saturday APRIL 23rd

2016 Children’s Day Festival of Cary was a huge success! More than 2000 visitors enjoyed the festivities and children of all ages participated in dancing, crafts and other activities. 

Please enjoy the pictures and videos:

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videos (please feel free to add more)


If you would like to add your pictures our videos, you can send an e-mail to 

Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors!

Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!


***  More than 150 young performers! (See the list below) ***


Magic Show   ***   All Together  -  Line Dancing and Sing-along *** Crafts – Make and Take ***  Food Trucks 

Face Painting *** Animal Balloons *** Community Corner  ***  International Dessert Zone 


Performing Groups (click here for the stage schedule)

Cary Chinese School

Indigo Dance Academy - Bollywood Dance

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

Bal Nartak (Indian Classical Dance)

NC Taiwanese Cultural Arts

Ruby Slippers Chinese Dance Club

TACAS/FCC Children's Folk Dancers

Takiri Folclor Latino (Kids and Youth groups)

Triangle Lebanese American Center

ATA-NC Turkish School - Children's songs

ATA-NC Youth Turkish Dancers

Crafts – Make and Take

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

Come - Enjoy some food from the Food Trucks




Many thanks to the 2016 Festival Sponsors






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.

2016 Flyer

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