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Children’s Day

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

- Free

We now have wind, rain and forecasted thunderstorms to contend with. We regret that we must CANCEL Children’s Day for safety reasons.


Saturday, September 22


Children’s Day will continue as scheduled at Community Park, Rain or Shine!

In the event of extremely inclement weather, event may be cancelled.

We’ve set the date! Join for the biggest, friendliest, “familiest” event in 2018!

Head over to South Whidbey Community Park in Langley for our annual Children’s Day event.

Enjoy bounce houses, pony rides, entertainment, 30+ interactive booths and even a free lunch! All provided to you at NO COST, courtesy of local organizations and businesses that support children and their families.

We have dozens of fun FREE activities planned for you, and these will be offered from 10AM-2PM (while supplies last). Pony rides are offered Noon-2PM.

Getting Here:

Location: South Whidbey Community Park A.K.A. “Castle Park”

5495 Maxwelton Road

Langley, WA 98260


From Highway 525, turn North on Maxwelton Road at the traffic light. Drive approximately .7 miles. Community Park will be on your right. We recommend that you park at South Whidbey High School, which is South of, and adjacent to, Community Park.


Limited parking is available at Community Park. We recommend that you park at South Whidbey High School, which is South of, and adjacent to, Community Park. 5675 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Tentative Schedule:

  • 10:00AM | Children’s Day Festival begins! Booth Activities Available & Field Games
  • 10-11:00AM | Karaoke & Tunes at the DJ Booth
  • 11:00AM | Magic Show with JR Russell at the DJ Booth
  • 11:00AM | Assembly for Human Orca Mural, Photo at Noon or sooner
  • 11:30AM-1PM | Lunch is served (while supplies last)
  • Noon-2PM | Pony Rides (be prepared for a line)
  • 12:00PM | Sing along with Island Strings and Northwest Language Academy
  • 12:30PM | Martial Arts Demo by Armstrong Taekwondo
  • 1-2:00PM | Karaoke & Tunes
  • 2:00PM | Children’s Day is over!

Interested in bringing your organization to Children’s Day?

It’s free to have a booth, but you must meet certain guidelines, namely providing an awesome, free, fun, kid-oriented activity. No donations may be accepted for any cause and no products may be sold. Promotional materials may be displayed and additional information disseminated, but free children’s activities must be the primary purpose of your participation. Complete our Participation Agreement and submit it by August 31 to programs@whidbey.com: Participation Agreement

Get Involved:

Volunteers are an essential part of Children’s Day. Please check out some volunteer options here:



Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to go to Children’s Day?

Admission, lunch, parking and all activities are FREE, thanks to the generosity and support of 40+ participating organizations. While supplies last.

What’s for lunch?

The tentative menu is hot dogs, chips, water, veggies and hummus. While supplies last. Lunch is free thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside, Goosefoot and the Goose Community Grocer, Island County Health, and Whidbey Island Nourishes.

Can I bring my dog/pet?

No. For the safety and consideration of all guests, we request that you leave all pets at home. Service . Many children are frightened by dogs. Service animals, as defined by the A.D.A., are welcome.

Can I smoke or vape at Children’s Day?

No, the event is smoke, vape and drug free. Use of tobacco is prohibited in any park, with the exception of vehicle parking areas, at least 25 feet away from other park users and at least 25 feet from any building entrance or park feature (i.e.-sports fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters). Tobacco use is defined as the smoking or lighting of cigarettes, cigars, or pipe tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes, vaping, or the use of smokeless tobacco, with the exception of parking areas 30+ feet away from fields, playgrounds, and buildings.

Is there a 21+ Beer/Wine Garden?

No. Alcohol is not permitted at Children’s Day.

What should I bring?

Travel light! While we provide a light lunch, but you may want to bring snacks and water of your own, in case you somehow miss it, or supplies run out. Sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing (layers!), and something to easily carry your things in.

When is it least crowded?

It’s usually least crowded between 10 and 11am.

Where can I get information or help?

The Children’s Day Committee has an information booth near the concession stand, the only 2-story building in the park.

How can I become a sponsor for Children’s Day?

Please contact Kris Barker at South Whidbey Children’s Center at swcc@whidbey.com or (360) 221-4499. Mailing address: 120 E 6th St, Langley, WA 98260.Your donation may be tax deductible.

Who puts on Children’s Day and why?

Children’s Day is a gift to the children of our Whidbey Island community. The Children’s Day Festival has been a collaborative effort by many service organizations since its inception in 1998.

Island County has been a major financial contributor.

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District hosts the event and provides staffing.

South Whidbey Children’s Center is our Fiscal Agent.


September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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South Whidbey Community Park
5495 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260 United States
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