Want your kids to experience European culture and entertainment, but can’t make the trip across the pond? Good news: Europe is bringing it to them — for free! The 7th Annual Kids Euro Festival is returning to Washington with three weeks of free artistic adventures for children, thanks to the European-American Cultural Foundation, the 28 EU embassies, and more than 20 American cultural institutions.
From October 24 through November 9, the festival will present more than 100 FREE family-friendly, Euro-themed events all around the DC-metro area. Dancers, storytellers, musicians, opera singers, and puppeteers are just a few of the exciting acts on the schedule. DC embassies, The Kennedy Center, the Ronald Reagan Building, THEARC, public libraries, Goethe-Institut, La Maison Française, Strathmore, The Hill Center, and local schools are among the many performance venues.
The festival, designed for kids ages 2-12, is the largest of its kind in the country. All 28 countries in the European Union are represented in the shows that highlight national cultural traditions and art.
Some events require reservations, so be sure to visit the Kids Euro Festival website for details, including the complete schedule of performances, age recommendations, and registration info. You can also like the Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for updates on events.