Children’s Learning and Play Festival

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

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2024 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.


Check out our current 2024 vendors!

Interested in being a vendor in 2024?

Contact Kerry Quinn at

  • APDO
  • Aqua- Tots
  • Arizona Adventures of Kyle Oty
  • Arizona Girlchoir
  • AZ529
  • AZ PBS Kids Learn
  • Bach to Rock
  • Be Outdoors Arizona
  • City of Scottsdale Police Department
  • Educating Children Outdoors
  • For Energy
  • Girl Scouts
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Guidepost Montessori at North Scottsdale
  • HonorHealth
  • iCode
  • Jacuzzi Bath Remodel
  • Jordan’s Corner
  • Kona Ice
  • Legacy Traditional School
  • Leo & Luca
  • Little Sunshine
  • Love Your School
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Author Miss Rose
  • Phoenix Book Company
  • Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary
  • PJ Library
  • Power Home Remodling
  • Primavera Online Schools
  • Raising Canes
  • Renew Arizona
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Semper Fi Heating & Cooling
  • Southwest Gas
  • Storybook
  • SUSD
  • The Gifted Collective
  • The Play District
  • Tour de Scottsdale
  • YMCA


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!

Westworld parking is $10, payable by cash or card.

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


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