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Posted on: October 6, 2017

30th Annual Children’s Day Festival Rings in Fall

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Oct. 6, 2017) – Fall is here and that means it’s time for family fun at the 30th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by Publix at the Park West Recreation Complex on Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission and all activities are free! Families will enjoy carnival and pony rides, live entertainment, giant inflatables, games with lots of prizes, face painting, a petting zoo, and much more!

Free parking is available next to the complex at Cario, Charles Pinckney and Laurel Hill schools, as well as the office complex where Kid’s Teeth is located at 1130 Professional Lane. A sidewalk provides easy walking access from the schools, and shuttle buses will run throughout the event from all parking areas. The only public parking available at the recreation complex is for those with disability plates or placards.

“Children’s Day gives parents a chance to celebrate their inner child and have free family fun with their children,” said Special Events Manager Nicole Harvey. “Sponsors, schools and local nonprofits will offer a wide variety of activities and games that are sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!”

Local and professional artists, dance and gymnastics academies, karate schools, and cheerleading squads will entertain festival-goers throughout the event on the East Cooper Medical Center stage and the field performance area.

Highlights will include the amazing unicyclist and juggler Mark Lippard, King of Kazoo Rick Hubbard, a magic show by Cupcake the Clown and roaming balloon artists and mascots.

Mount Pleasant Waterworks will set up its popular obstacle course, the Mount Pleasant Fire Department will have fire trucks and a smokehouse on display, the Mount Pleasant Police Department will offer crime prevention and safety items, and the Mount Pleasant Public Services Department will have an equipment display.

“It’s wonderful each year to see the whole community – children, parents, volunteers and businesses – working together to make this such a unique, fun-filled day,” said Harvey. “Children’s Day would not be possible without all of our generous sponsors along with dedicated residents and town staff.”

Publix Super Markets returns for its second year as Presenting Sponsor. East Cooper Medical Center returns for its 13th year as the Stage Sponsor. Media sponsors include News 2, Y102.5 FM and Charleston Regional Business Journal. Brian Cleary from the Y Morning Wakeup will serve as emcee.Concessions will be sold by a variety of food vendors and will benefiting participating East Cooper schools, including Cario Middle, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charles Pinckney Elementary, Charleston County School of the Arts, East Cooper Montessori, James B. Edwards Elementary, Laurel Hill Primary, Moultrie Middle, Oceanside Collegiate Academy, University School of the Lowcountry and Wando High School.

Animals, bicycles and skateboards are not permitted. For more information, visit ExperienceMountPleasant.com or the event page at Facebook.com/MountPleasantRec.

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