Children’s Learning and Play Festival

Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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2023 Event Program

The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a free* public event that features children’s authors, illustrators, music, live performances, rides, STEAM activities, local business vendors, and a host of interactive activities for toddlers, children, and young adults.

*The festival is free to attend, venue parking is $10. 

June 29, 2024

9am – 3pm

Free Family Fun

The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a day filled with learning, exploring, and playing. This free public event highlights activities that are all about children’s education, health, wellness, active play, and exploration. Vendors come from throughout the Valley and include authors, illustrators, STEAM partners, live performances, wildlife exhibits, and much more.

The Children’s Learning and Play Festival benefits The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that has been an advocate for and champion of the Sonoran Desert for more than three decades. We have emerged as one of the leading volunteer organizations in the nation, a committed partner in scientific research, and an indispensable educational resource for our community. Core to the Conservancy’s mission, education plays a critical role in inspiring people to have a positive impact on the environment. The Children’s Learning and Play Festival provides an opportunity for children and families to engage in interactive learning and discovery through play.

Vendors

Check out some of our 2023 vendors

Interested in being a vendor in 2024?

Contact Kerry Quinn at kerry@mcdowellsonoran.org

  • Arizona Financial Credit Union
  • Arizona Families for Home Education
  • Arizona Girlchoir
  • AZ529
  • Bach to Rock
  • Beginners Edge Sports Training
  • Bright Child AZ
  • Chick-Fil-a
  • Cox
  • Desert Stages
  • Dignity Kids
  • DinoCrew
  • Fantastic Fire Dept.
  • FOR Energy
  • Frank Llyod Wright Foundation
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls on the Run
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Great Hearts
  • HonorHealth
  • iCode
  • Jacuzzi Bath Remodel
  • Kaleidoscope School
  • Motherhood & co.
  • Arizona PBS
  • Primavera Online Schools
  • Renewal Anderson Arizona
  • Belts Bags and Cool Stuff
  • Schwab
  • Semper Fi Heating & Cooling
  • Sensory Laine
  • Simply Psychology, LLC
  • Smiles by APDO
  • Southwest Gas
  • Southwest Wildlife
  • SRP
  • Star Bright Academy
  • State Farm – Jason McCloud
  • Story Monster
  • Storybook Entertainment
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • The Little Gym
  • T-Mobile
  • uSmile
  • Western Spirit
  • Winning Ways
  • Xtreme Gymnastics
  • YMCA
  • You Tell Bunjee Books

FAQ

Yes! The Festival is inside with air conditioning! Some activities may be stationed outside, but the main event is inside.

No! The Festival is free to attend however, we recommend registering to stay up-to-date on event information.

Yes, parking is available! Stay tuned for more information!

Strollers are allowed. There will be animals at the event, so for the safety of all involved, we ask that you leave pets at
home.
Yes, there will be food available for purchase at the event.

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at the Children’s Learning and Play Festival? Fill out the form below!

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