Clowns on stilts and unicycles, costumed superheroes, dancers and a tiny train for tots lent a carnival atmosphere to the first ever Charlotte Kids Fest at UNC Charlotte on Oct. 28.
Dozens of displays and activities to stimulate young minds attracted a crowd to the festival, organized by University City Partners and sponsored by TIAA, UCP, the university and several other businesses and community groups.
- Read more about the day, courtesy of this article in the Niner Times.
- Watch the fun on our Kids Fest video!
- View the Kids Fest photos, courtesy of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Thanks to our many sponsors
Making Kids Fest possible were Title Sponsor TIAA; Presenting Sponsors University City Partners and UNC Charlotte; Zone Sponsors Carolinas HealthCare System and Duke Energy; and Friends of the Festival Arts and Science Council, BlueCross BlueShield, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Chick-fil-A University Place, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and the YMCA.
Help for our public libraries
Charlotte Kids Fest will benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation through the generosity of festival sponsors and partners. The foundation exists to help the library create a community where reading, learning, and imagination thrive.