Children’s Carnival Offers Youth the Opportunity to Soar into Spring and Explore the Globe Without Leaving Fort Collins

Colorado State University is hosting the 13th annual International Children’s Carnival from 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in North Ballroom, Cherokee Park Room and Rooms 228 and 230 of the Lory Student Center on campus.

The program gives children and their parents an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of different cultures by engaging in traditional children’s games, crafts, songs, dances and storytelling.

This year’s theme is "Soaring into Spring" with rooms decorated in the themes of colorful kites, flowers and other natural wonders. Activities are targeted to children ages 3-12. This year also will feature stage show performances.

"It’s such a fun and educational event for both children and their parents," said Jan Rastall of Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners, which co-sponsors the event with Apartment Life. "The carnival is interactive and entertaining with activities for all ages. The children collect stamps on their passports as they experience all the different activities and booths. Prizes are awarded for collecting a certain number of stamps. Every child leaves with something that they are able to share with families and friends."

The carnival is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The International Children’s Carnival is sponsored by Colorado State University’s housing and Dining Services, Apartment Life and Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners.

For more information, contact Landy Douglas, Central Programs Coordinator for Apartment Life, at (970) 491-4755 or