Hampton International Children's Festival

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Country and Region United StatesVirginia
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Hampton, Virginia USA
Festival Contact Information

International Children’s Festival
City of Hampton
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Virginia 23669 USA
Information line: (757) 727-8311
Email: cmasterstaff@hampton.gov, or

Festival Description

On April 20 bring the entire family to the 13th annual International Children’s Festival, a veritable palette of color, cultural pride, and camaraderie. The event, taking place 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at downtown Hampton’s Mill Point Park, will allow children of all ages the unique opportunity to experience the  sights, sounds, and tastes of over 35 countries.

A wealth of activities are planned for this year’s program, including a costumed Parade of Nations, showcasing a breathtaking array of  exquisite fabrics, bold colors, and exciting designs. Entertainment for this year’s festival will take place on three stages and includes the popular Dragon Head Dance, native folk dancers and musicians. Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, The Mechanical Man, a stilt walker and the Monkey Man will provide roaming entertainment in Mill Point Park throughout the day.

To help children further stimulate real travel and enhance their worldwide journey, Passports to Adventure will be available. Any time a child visits a country, they will have their visas stamped to confirm their interaction with the organizers of that booth. If they visit each country at the festival, the child will then be entered into a special “World Traveler” prize drawing.

In addition to the activities of the day, vendors will offer (for a fee) exotic and tempting treats from Turkey, The West Indies, Italy, Thailand, Japan, the Middle East and more. The designated food court area will remain open until the conclusion of the festival.

Festival Dates April 20, 2013
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Festival Events:

Partcipating countries 2013:
  • American Samoa
  • Armenia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Islands
  • England
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Native Americans
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Taiwan Republic of China
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine Turkey USA Vietnam


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Practical Info:

  • Mill Point Park
    100 Eaton Street
    Hampton Virginia 23669
  • 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Mill Point Park is a two-acre park that hosts live entertainment and festivals with a waterfront view of the Hampton River.
  • Admission to the festival is free and ample parking is available in throughout downtown.
Hampton area information:
  • Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the new 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America’s first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, the Cousteau Society, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others. Hampton was twice-named All-America City, the nation’s oldest and most prominent community recognition award.


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