Kids Euro Festival, one of the largest cultural festivals for children in America, returns to the Washington, DC metro area October 21 to November 5, 2017. The 10th edition of this popular annual festival features free, family-friendly performances, concerts, movies, and workshops that provide a flavor of European arts and culture – no passport required!
More than 85 activities, designed for children age 2 to 12 and their families, will be presented by the 28 Member States of the European Union together with more than 20 local and national cultural institutions. This festival is made possible by the EU Delegation to the United States in cooperation with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, DC Public Schools and DC Public Libraries, Washington Performing Arts, and the European-American Cultural Foundation.
“I am proud to say the Kids Euro Festival has over the past 10 years helped thousands of children experience Europe through our artists, musicians, dancers, and films,” said European Union Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan. “Along with the 28 embassies of the Member States of the European Union, we cherish this annual tradition to entertain and educate children throughout the Washington area. What better way for kids to understand the diversity of Europe’s rich cultural heritage than to experience it right here in their own backyard.”
This festival features performances, workshops, and film screenings for the general public as well as library activities, shows for school groups, and KEEN Day — a full day of events for children with disabilities. This special collaboration between the European Union and the United States transforms the capital region once more into an action-packed cultural adventure. All events are free, but most require reservations.
For more information on the Kids Euro Festival, including a schedule of events, venues and partners, please see our new website at kidseurofestival.org and follow us: @EUintheUS (Twitter); #kidsEUfest; facebook.com/kidseurofestival. Download the EUintheEvents App for all event listings on the go.