Festival of Tales

Festival of Tales

Festival of Tales


Come experience a cultural literacy day for Arizona children and families!

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 9:00am-2:00pm • FREE Admission
Location: Event registration located in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC)

About Festival of Tales:

The FESTIVAL OF TALES is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more! In its ninth year at Paradise Valley Community College, the event brings books to life through the art of storytelling and provides almost 5,000 FREE books to children who participate in the activities.

The event is fully staffed and funded by students, staff and volunteers from Paradise Valley Community College and Southwest Human Development, a 501c3.

Since 2009, Festival of Tales attendance has totaled over 15,500 individuals from Maricopa County.

Festival Event Schedule - April 29, 2017

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Session 1
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Session 2
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Session 3

Theater Performances
10:30 am: Storybook Theater Performance Session 1
12:00 pm: Storybook Theater Performance Session 2
1:10 pm: Stage Dreams Youth Theater

Music Performances
9:00 am: North Ranch Elementary Hand Chime Choir
9:30 am: Valley Academy Choir
10:15 am: AZ Beat Lab
11:00 am: Benchmark Show Choir
11:30 am: Copper Canyon Kids Choir
12:00 pm: Copper Canyon Junior Choir
12:30 pm: Sophie Dorsten from Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock
1:00 pm: Eddie Eberle
1:30 pm: Janae Dunn

Children’s Book Author & Illustrator: Reading with Q&A
Author Phoebe Fox and Illustrator Michael Hale will join us to read from their newest book "UP UP UP" published by Southwest Human Development.
10:00 am: Session 1
11:30 am: Session 2

Panel Discussion
1:00 pm: “Females in the Military”