PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival will celebrate a special milestone next month.

This is the 25th anniversary for the event, which is a celebration of theater, dance, the arts and music from around the world.

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“It’s a festival environment. There’s things going on all around. There’s artists all over the place, so it’s a great way to introduce kids to the arts,” Pam Lieberman said.

Some people attended last year’s festival and felt compelled to come back this year.

“I went last year one evening and it was sort of later and I missed a lot of the activities. I was so impressed, so this year we are going to spend a whole day there,” Linda Suess said.

There will be plenty of things to see. Magicians and performers will be everywhere, but so will shows from Canada, Mali, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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“We all know that creativity comes natural to children, but we need to foster that creativity and it really is — I believe — the key to a better world. Arts is the universal language and let’s face it, our world could use a lot more cooperation right now,” Kevin McMahon from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust said.

Performance after performance will immerse you into the arts and spark creativity without worrying about kids just being kids.

The events will be entertaining to people of all ages because of the variety. It runs from May 11-15 in Oakland.

Tickets start at $2 per performance. For more information, visit their website here.


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