Little Hands, Big LOVEFEST! & FLY K FUN RUN!
The Meadow at Piedmont Park
17 -0055- LL-014-0, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
LOVEFEST! is a FREE philanthropic festival for kids! Hosted by Children Helping Children (CHC), an Atlanta based nonprofit committed to educating and empowering youth philanthropists!
Free Family Festival in The Meadow at Piedmont Park held Sunday, October 20th 11:00am - 7:00pm
Little Hands, Big LOVEFEST! is an annual family festival where children of all ages can actively engage in assembling projects that benefit other children in Atlanta. Teens from CHC’s Junior Board of Directors have crafted Compassion Curriculum projects for 12 non-profits which allow festival goers a Big Love-filled afternoon of giving back coupled with learning more about service, compassion and celebrating diversity. Traditional festival experiences will also be offered including obsticle courses, bumper balls, wood working, face painting, food trucks and cotton candy ending with a talent show run entirely by kids! Bring something to sit on and an open heart!
Festival goers are encouraged to walk, bike, Lift or Uber as the park fills up quickly for this one of a kind event. To secure your spot, download your free tickets. The first 1,000 tickets presented at check-in receive an event swag bag to help keep up with all the free swag you'll be getting from our exhibitors! LOVEFEST! exhibitors will be gifting experiences during the festival like character drawings and in addition will be gifting materials like hats, toys, snacks, etc to all festival goers while supplies last!
If your family would like to start the day in wellness, purchase your $30 ticket to FLY-K, our pre festival FUN RUN! FLY-K participants will receive a necklace for every lap they complete around The Meadow (up to 5 each) . See map below for kidney shaped course. Participants are encouraged to show up in wings, capes or costumes and will have first access to FREE yoga immediately following the FUN RUN. The first 500 tickets presented at check-in receive an event t-shirt!
VIDEO: WHAT IS CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN?
VIDEO: CHC's Junior Board of Directors Preparing for LOVEFEST!
Children Helping Children
VIDEO: KIDFITSTRONG course
Some current highlights and schedule of the day .... (more and more experiences will be coming in daily)!
GIVE BACK! First and foremost CHC is about educating and empowering youth philanthropists. Our teen junior board of directors have planned unique projects for festival goers to assemble gifts that benefit Covenant House, Camp Kudzu, Nicholas House, ChopArt, Spectrum Autism Support, Gigi's Playhouse, Atlanta Mission, Our House, The Agape Center and Sources of Strength. Bring your kids with hands ready to help and hearts open to learn more about these amazing nonprofits who serve our Atlanta kids!HAVE FUN! Thanks to our Sponsors - Diabo Tools, The Home Depot Foundation, Georgia Power, Best Self and Utoka, ALL of this year's experiences are not only 100% FREE, but will be sure to leave your kids and teens counting the days until the next LOVEFEST! Here are just a few of the experiences you can expect to participate in this year:
FLY K FUN RUN!10-11am Wear wings or capes and walk, run, or stroll around the Meadow earning necklaces at each lap! Must register ahead of time here and purchase $30 ticket to participate.
YOGA11am -12pmBring a yoga mat and begin the day with clear intentions for a day filled with peace on our Light and Love Lawn thanks to Westside Yoga!
SNACK TENT11am - 4pmOur leaders in philanthropy from Gigi's Playhouse will be at it again serving you free popcorn and cotton candy at the snack tent!
TODDLER TOWN11am - 7pmParents take a break and let your little ones play in a safe, self contained play space!
WRECKING BALL XTREME11am - 7pmHey, the kids can't have all the fun! Perfect for Adults and Teens!
PONY HOP11am -7pmGrab your friends for another KID FIT STRONG favorite!
LAWN GAMES11am - 7pmLife size Chess, Connect 4, Jenga, Hula Hoops, Basket ball, and so much more spread across The Meadow for hours of fun!
LOVEFEST AMBASSADORS11am - 7pmArea schools and nonprofits volunteer, have tent presence and are highlighted for their philanthropic focus!
KID FIT STRONG11am -7pmObstacle Course - Test your physical endurance through KFS's obstacle and ropes course all day long!
BUMPER BALL JAM11am -7pmRoll around the meadow with your favorite friends. Get some exercise and lots of laughs thanks to KID FIT STRONG!
Junior Board JUMP HOUSE!11am - 7pmCome meet and jump with CHC's past Junior Board Members! Learn more about the nonprofits they support and believe in! Kids between the ages of 12-16 who want to apply for JUNIOR BOARD 2020? Get your name on the application list here!
LOVE TRAIN!12pm - 4pmPeople all over the world, join hands! Start a LOVE TRAIN! Ride around the meadow spreading LOVE!
INFLATED IMAGINATION!12pm - 3pmAtlanta's BEST balloon artist, Zack Schlacter will be moving in the Meadow to create one of a kind works of art for your kids!
Ken Scott Magician
1pm - 2pm Come see why Ken Scott performed 5 times at the White House!
WOODWORKING w/ Diablo & Home Depot!2pm - 4pmThis station will BLOW you away! Be ready to use power tools to assemble take home banks and birdhouses with two of LOVEFEST's most hands on partners!
UTOKA Creates!2pm - 4pmOne of a kind character drawings for your child, thanks to our partners at UTOKA!
JBOD TENTS LIVE!2pm - 4pmIt's why we are all here! Roll up your sleeves and help our junior board teens assemble 1,000 in kind donations for 10 area nonprofits!
ADULT KIDS!2pm - 4pmOur TLC stage will fill the meadow with some kid friendly EDM music as the Dutchman mixes!
POWERED BY LOVE!2PM - 4PMCome interact with GA POWER! Whose ready to bring some real love and LIGHT to our kids at LOVEFEST!? Petal fast for 30 seconds on a stationary bike ready to power up energy to light our city line! Enjoy a free KING OF POP after the experience!
PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTING2PM - 4PMThanks to our partners at BEST SELF and make up artist Nyssa Green!
TALENT & LIGHT CELEBRATION!4:30 - 6:15Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get comfortable. Some of Atlanta's finest kid performers are ready to give you goosebumps as they perform while the sun begins to go down and the day ends. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase dinner from our FOOD TRUCKS.
DRUM CIRCLE 6:15 - 6:30Join us as we feel our hearts beat in unison and send loving vibrations to our city and ALL of Atlanta's kids who didn't get to be here with us!
BUBBLE RELEASE CEREMONY!6:30pmLet's fill Atlanta's skyline with sacred breath and bubbles. We end our full day of compassion with well wishes to all of Atlanta's kids, not just the ones who participated, but the ones to receive our gifts sent with our deepest LOVE!
LOVEFEST! Festival participant
FLY- K FUN RUN participant