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Imagine an entire day devoted to play!

Join us on September 30, from 11am-3pm, for a street-fest full of fun, presented by PNC! More than 50 vendors will take over Beaufort Street to provide scads of exciting PLAY activities. Enjoy stage performances, a bike rodeo, and touch-a-truck area as well as $4 admission to the Children’s Discovery Museum! Free parking is available in the College Avenue Parking Deck.

Fun, physically engaging activities are central to a healthy lifestyle. Nickelodeon recognized this need in 2005 and established the annual Worldwide Day of Play to inspire families to get up, get moving, and go outdoors.

This national initiative, marked by a whole day of activities, encourages children and families to turn off screens, set down electronic devices and go outside to play.

We have volunteer opportunities for this event. If you would like to lend hand, please sign up here


  • BCAI School of Arts
  • Bloomington Normal Warriors Lacrosse
  • Bobby Gitr Peppers and Discs
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington
  • Bright Horizons
  • CeMaST
  • Cirque Mania
  • Coffrin's ATA Martial Arts
  • College Nannies Sitters and Tutors of Bloomington
  • Four Seasons Health Club
  • Gingerbread House
  • Girl Scouts
  • Green Top Grocery
  • ISU Alumni and Athletics
  • Katie's Kids Learning Center
  • McLean County Health Department
  • Mulberry School
  • Normal Public Library
  • Skill Sprout
  • Spice of Marcfirst
  • Upper Limits
  • Walkers Taekwondo
  • Zoo Crew

Kids, you can be a vendor too!
Worldwide Day of Play:  Kids Make and Sell

Sell your handmade items and gadgets during Worldwide Day of Play. Sellable items include artwork, jewelry, crafts, and more! All items must be made by kids (5-18 years old). All sellers must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $10/participant for one-half of an 8-foot table, $20/participant for an 8-foot table
Location: Gateway Plaza between Uptown Station and the CDM

Kids Make and Sell

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Event Map

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Many thanks to our sponsors who are joining us in our mission and supporting the event.

Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Logos of Cities 92.9, the Bull, and Magic radio stations

Community Sponsor


Play Date Partners

Culligan Water