DQLzuh9C4YECheck Out at the Children’s Theater Festival in Pittsburgh Heather Hopson May 14, 2016 Raising a Toddler, Toddler Dear Diary, April showers bring May flowers and festivals in Pittsburgh. Each year, Caitlynn and I look forward to the warm weather and exciting activities, including our favorite–the EQT Children’s Theater Festival in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The festival includes Featured performances from the United States, Northern Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Scotland! Over 40 FREE hands-on educational and cultural activities! Family-friendly gallery installations, public art and interactive art! FREE outdoor pop-up performances featuring local and regional artists! Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt throughout the Cultural District featuring a free, fun prize! Since Caitlynn is a sticker addict–I mean collector, the scavenger hunt was the biggest hit. She collected stickers from all five locations on her festival program and received a sweet treat from Katie’s Kandy on Liberty Avenue. Her second stop was the Kidsburgh table, where she colored and participated in a hands-on circuitry block activity. Some tables even allowed us to take home coloring pages and crafts, to keep the fun going even after the festival comes to an end. What Caitlynn looked forward to most of all was the Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny performance by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mother. Caitlynn even brought a copy of her favorite bedtime story as a baby to the show. There’s still time to catch a show. Click here for an events listing. Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom received two complimentary theater tickets to facilitate this post. Hey DFTM Fam–What festivals is your family checking out this summer? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.