Saturday, April 28, 2018
11am - 2pm
Pagoda Hill, Patterson Park
Rain date: April 29th

FREE for all!

Back for its eighth year on Pagoda Hill, Día del Niño is a free day of fun celebrating our community youth! Most activities are geared towards children 2 - 12 years old.

Get excited for the many activities, including:

  • Piñatas
  • Folkloric dance performances
  • Face painting
  • Sports and games
  • Paper rockets
  • Arts and crafts
  • A book giveaway
  • Nature activity
  • ...and much more!
 
 

Thanks to Lead Sponsor:

With support from:

 

If your organization would like to host an activity for kids during the event, please contact katie@pattersonpark.com. The deadline to sign up as an organizational partner for this year is March 29th. 

 
 
 Face Painting is one of the many popular activities at Día del Niño every year. 

Face Painting is one of the many popular activities at Día del Niño every year. 

History and Meaning

Día del Niño (or Kids’ Day) is celebrated throughout Latin America and the around world as a day in which we honor the contributions of children and youth to our communities. Started in 2010 by members of our Consejo Hispano, Friends of Patterson Park's Día del Niño Celebration is an annual outdoor event that has become a community staple. 

Bringing over 2,000 people to the park, all activities, performances, and food are free and nothing is bought or sold during the event so that families can enjoy all it has to offer without having to think about price!

 
 Members of the Mis Raices group on "Día del Niño Eve" (the last Friday in April) after delivering all of the piñatas to the Friends of Patterson Park's white house. 

Members of the Mis Raices group on "Día del Niño Eve" (the last Friday in April) after delivering all of the piñatas to the Friends of Patterson Park's white house. 

Piñatas, piñatas, piñatas!

Each place celebrates Día del Niño differently and here in Baltimore we celebrate with piñatas for all! Volunteers from the Mis Raices group based at Patterson Park Public Charter School work hard to make over 30 piñatas for the event so that every child gets a swing at a piñata. Also contributing are the Artesanas Mexicanas from the Creative Alliance who donate piñatas as well. These piñatas are made from recycled and biodegradable material and are so beautiful that you almost don't want to break them! 

 
 Volunteers from Baltimore City College High School running the registration table.

Volunteers from Baltimore City College High School running the registration table.

We love Volunteers!

Día del Niño is only possible because of all of the volunteers who come out to help with the event! From running registration, to helping with the piñata stations, to face painting, to helping with set up or clean up, we need volunteers to make it all happen. Speaking Spanish is helpful, but not a requirement. 

If you would like to help us with Día del Niño 2018, please email volunteer@pattersonpark.com. 

Partners