Children’s Day Festival
It’s all about the kids, at least at the 23rd Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival in South Carolina. This festival takes place on Sunday October 16, 2012, from noon to 5 pm at the Park West Recreational Complex.
“Children’s Day is a beloved tradition in Mount Pleasant and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of our beautiful Fall weather,” said Special Event Planner Nicole Harvey. “This year’s theme is Hop to It! and we’re thrilled that Kermit the Frog has been helping us spread the word about the festival thanks to Walt Disney Studios.”
Admission and all activities are free. Kids will go home with lots of prizes, giveaways and Halloween bags. The “Train Track” will offer trackless train rides and the opportunity to get up close and personal with a hot air balloon. Other free activities will include giant inflatable attractions, mechanical rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, a reptile exhibit, game booths, and child-related nonprofit exhibitor booths.
The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department will offer inflatable sports activities including a soccer kick and baseball, football and basketball throws.
The Main Stage will include entertainment by famed juggler, unicyclist and fire-eater Mark Lippard, “King of Kazoo” Rick Hubbard, and local dance and gymnastics groups.
The Kiddie Korral area will showcase Lunch Money’s indie music for the whole family, Cupcake the Clown’s magical talents, Homespun Hoops’ hula-hooping fun, and Little Ninjas’ martial arts skills.
Spectators will be dazzled on the Fun Fairway by the College of Charleston Cougarettes, local cheerleaders and martial arts groups.
“We are really excited about this year’s festival as we’re increasing the number of mechanical rides from two to six and we’re adding a 45-foot King Kong slide,” said Harvey.
Clyde the Cougar, Cool Ray, the BI-LO food characters and other local mascots along with balloon artists and clowns will entertain throughout the festival. The Kiawah Nature Center will display its popular reptiles, Mount Pleasant Waterworks will setup its obstacle course and water truck, and the Mount Pleasant Police and Fire Departments will have police cars, fire trucks and the smokehouse onsite.
Kids always have a great time at the Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival, and parents like the fact that admission and parking are free. Concessions will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting participating local East Cooper schools.
For more information, please call at 843-884-8517 or visit the website at www.townofmountpleasant.com.