About the Festival

As the technology of the new millennium brings the world closer together, it becomes increasingly important for us to have knowledge and understanding of people and cultures other than our own. This is especially true of our children, who will truly love and work in a global community.

The International Children's Festival provides a unique opportunity for children and their families to experience the sights, sounds, and cuisine of distant places right in their own back yard. A variety of Countries and cultures will showcase their respective heritages through entertainment, food, and educational exhibits based on Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOLs). Set in these exquisite backdrops, downtown Hampton's Mill Point Park, along Queens Way, and Carousel Park will come alive as guests "visit" Countries most would never experience.