Imagine an entire day devoted to play!

Join us on September 29, 2018, from 11am-3pm for Day of Play presented by PNC. More than 50 vendors will take over Beaufort Street in Uptown Normal to provide scads of exciting PLAY activities. Enjoy stage performances, a bike rodeo, and touch-a-truck area as well as $4 admission to the Children’s Discovery Museum! Free parking is available in the College Avenue Parking Deck.

Fun, physically engaging activities are central to a healthy lifestyle. Nickelodeon recognized this need in 2005 and established the annual Worldwide Day of Play to inspire families to get up, get moving, and go outdoors.

This national initiative, marked by a whole day of activities, encourages children and families to turn off screens, set down electronic devices and go outside to play.

Day of Play embodies our mission of “Inspiring the love of learning through the power of play.” The whole day is FREE and designed to provide opportunities for kids and parents to play and learn together!


To become a vendor please review the Worldwide Day of Play – Vendor Agreement and complete the application.

Kids, you can be a vendor too!
Worldwide Day of Play:  Kids Make and Sell

Sell your handmade items and gadgets during Worldwide Day of Play. Sellable items include artwork, jewelry, crafts, and more! All items must be made by kids (5-18 years old). All sellers must be accompanied by an adult. (No food products allowed)
NEW Time:  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost:  $10/participant for one-half of an 8-foot table, $20/participant for an 8-foot table
Location: Gateway Plaza between Uptown Station and the CDM



To volunteer please sign up here! 


For more information about becoming a sponsor contact Amy Pitzer,

2017 Event Map

a photo that links to the Worldwide Day of Play event map


Many thanks to our 2018 Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsor


Community Sponsor


Play Date Partners

Afni, INC

Advocate Charitable Foundation

Culligan Water

Friends of the Constitution Trail

Heartland Bank and Trust