Imagine an entire day devoted to play!

Day of Play happening on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10am-3pm, transforms Uptown Normal into a giant playground for kids and parents to experience the power of play together! More than 60 local vendors will feature interactive, engaging, and exciting PLAY activities.  The CDM Education staff will feature a host of STEAM experiences! PNC will have a brand new area this year with their Mobile Learning Adventure, a PNC Grow Up Great initiative, complete with a “When I Grow Up station,” Science Craft Area, and Vocabulary Word of the Day Activity!  Attendees will also enjoy stage performances, Kids Make and Sell, Bike Rodeo, and Touch-A-Truck area as well as $4 admission to the Children’s Discovery Museum!

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 all kids and parents to play and learn together! Fun, physically engaging activities are central to a healthy lifestyle. This national initiative created by Nickelodeon in 2005, marked by a whole day of activities, encourages children and families to turn off screens, set down electronic devices and go outside to play.


DOP 2019 Schedule

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure

 2019 Day of Play Vendors       
 Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
 Advocate Medical Group Immediate Care
Altitude Trampoline Park
BCAI School Of Arts
 Beyond the Books Educational Foundation
Bloomington Normal Warriors Lacrosse Club
 Bloomington Peds OSF
 BobbyGitr Peppers and Discs
 Boy Scouts of America, W.D. Boyce Council
 Bright Horizons
 Children's Home and Aid
 Connect Transit
 Corner Stone Christian
 District 87 School Nutrition Department
 Fit 4 Mom
 Four Seasons Health Club
 Girl Scouts of Central IL
 Gymnastics Etc.
 Heartland Head Start
 IL Art Station
 ISU Athletics
 ISU Exercise Science Club
 ISU Physical Education Teacher Education Club
 ISU Redbird Hockey
 Jump 4 Joy, Inc

 Katie's Kid's Learning Center
 Kindermusik by Music Connections
 Lake Run Club and Often Running

 McLean County Children's Advocacy Center
 McLean County Republicans
 Miller Park Zoo
 Mulberry School
 Normal Public Library
 Orangetheory Fitness
 Red Raccoon Games
 Rising Stars Academy
 Savoy Hapkido Lil' Hawks
 Sugar Creek Alzheimers Special Care Center
 Sylvan Learning Center of Bloomington Normal
 The Dailey Method
 Total Spectrum
 Town of Normal Fire
 Town of Normal Parks and Recreation
 Town of Normal Police
 Unit 5 and District 87
 University of Illinois Extension
 Usbone Books and More
 Walkers Taekwondo

2019 Day of Play Map


Many thanks to our 2019 Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsor


Interactive Area Sponsor 

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Community Sponsor

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Scharnett Associates Architects LLC

Shari Buckellew

Trudy Hanover Memorial

Wayne and Marilyn Ericson

Mark Jontry

Play Date Partners

Afni, INC



Friends of the Constitution Trail

Heartland Bank and Trust