2011 XPoNential Music Festival
Join Kathy O'Connell
in the Kids Corner Garden
on the Camden Waterfront!
Saturday & Sunday
July 23 / 24 Noon - 6pm
Camden Children's Garden
Kids Corner will once again offer over 4 acres of fun on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at Noon, as we "plant ourselves" inside the beautiful Camden Children's Garden!
The interactive Garden includes three indoor exhibits, the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Ben Franklin's Secret Garden and the Tropical Exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito. The Garden also has amusement rides, such as the Butterfly Spring Ride, the Commerce Carousel, and the peaceful Arrow River Train Ride surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Tree House and five different Storybook Gardens, each designed to explore!
Of course - this is a great chance to meet Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell and other Kids Corner voices in The Kids Corner Tent! Also in the Kids Corner Tent is FREE balloon creations from Jack The Balloon Man - courtesy of WXPN!
Each year the Camden Children's Garden is considered an oasis for festival attendees, providing a bit of nature and a perfect break from the weekend's festivities! And, smack-dab in the middle of all that beautiful nature is our own Jane Kirkland of TakeAWalk.com who will once again be helping kids (and adults) discover all that is around them -- remember, it only takes a minute to be in it ... IN NATURE!!
Also on site celebrating nature will be a team from The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education - including its director and our All-Natural Science Guy, Mike Weilbacher!
And as we embrace the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle theme - there will be several make & take craft stations; reusing items to help create art! On site will be the talented folk from Abington Arts Center and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens!
Where's The Music?
You've probably noticed that there's no Kids Corner Stage this year; and here's why. Instead of competing with the much larger (and louder) River and Marina stages at Wiggins Park; and also realizing that many parents were put into a 'this or that' situation when it came to whose performance to catch, we decided to create the Kids Corner Music Festival and celebrate the incredible world of kids' music at our very own event!
The inaugural Kids Corner Music Festival was March 2011 and a grand success, selling out in just one week! The next one is slated for Saturday, November 19 at the World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington DE. (save the date!)
Plans are to produce at least two Kids Corner Music Festivals in 2012 -- one in Philadelphia and one in Wilmington. We're even considering expanding the Philadelphia festival to a two-day event! So have no fear, live music is here... alive and well in the Kids Corner world!
For complete details, including ticket information and special benefits for XPN Members, visit the XPoNential Music Festival page!
Click the logo to the right to learn more about the beautiful Camden Children's Garden!