The second annual Wonderfest is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wonder Works, 975 Savannah Highway.
Admission to this family festival is free. The event will features will feature summer toys, free games and activities, entertainment, prizes, free food and more. Every child who attends will also receive a toy.
“Our first ever Wonderfest last year was over-the-top incredible, and we have so much more in store to make this year’s event even more amazing,” says Christine Osborne, owner of Wonder Works. “The charities this year’s Wonderfest are supporting are very close to my heart. Each charity was founded by children in this community to benefit other children in need.”
Each child will receive five free tickets to redeem at activity stations operated by Wonderfest’s select charities — Hugs for Harper, Abby’s Friends, Happy Wheels and Keys for Hope. These stations include an obstacle course, jump castle, dunking booth and slide. Additional activity tickets may be purchased for a nominal fee, with all proceeds benefiting the four charities.
Other free activities include Little Picasso arts and crafts, Brick by Brick Lego building, face painting by Carolina Party Artists, tattoos and hair spray from Charleston Children’s Boutique, LEARN equestrian activities and more. In the Wonder Works’ toy testing area, kids can play with and test out all of the summer’s hottest toys. Wonder Works will also showcase science experiments like making it snow. One Wonderfest guest will also win a free Leap Pad from Kidz Club.
Entertainment includes Karoline Rhett and The 3 Dudes; the YOYO Kids; Charleston Youth Co.; Peace, Love & Hip Hop; Streamline Production’s cast of “Annie;” and special appearances from Charlie the RiverDog, Cupcake the Clown and Miss Teen South Carolina. Wonderfest will also feature more than 20 child entrepreneurs, five national toy companies, child-run companies, local artists and authors.
The event is sponsored by Harris Teeter, WCBD News Channel 2 and The Post and Courier.
Reach Shannon Brigham at 958-7393.