Welcome to Day of Play! 

Where to Park:
  • College Parking Deck
  • Trail East Parking Lot
  • Anderson Park
  • Chiddix Junior High
To View Today's Playbook Click Here! 

Schedule for the Day

DOP Schedule

2018 Event Map

2018 DayofPlay Map


  • Advocate Bromenn Health and Fitness Center
  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Afni, INC
  • Ag in the Classroom
  • Altitude
  • BCAI School of Arts
  • Bloomington Edge
  • Bloomington Normal Warriors Lacrosse Club
  • Bloomington Public Library
  • Bobby Gitr Peppers + Discs
  • Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal
  • Bright Horizons
  • Children's Home and Aid
  • Circqumania
  • Culligan Water Conditioning
  • District 87 - Foodservice
  • Ecology Action Center
  • Flying Aces Hockey Team
  • Four Season Health Club
  • Gingerbread House
  • Girl Scouts
  • Graduate Association of School Psychologist (GASP)
  • Gymnastics Etc.
  • Habitat for Humanity / Restore
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
  • Heartland Head Start
  • Illinois State University Athletics/ Alumni
  • Illinois State University Exercise Science Club
  • ISU String Project
  • Kindermusik (Music Connections)
  • Max's Miles Foundation/Harmony Park Project
  • McLean County Child Advocacy Center/CASA
  • McLean County Health Department
  • McLean County Master Gardeners (U of I Extension)
  • McLean County Republicans
  • Miller Park Zoo
  • MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers
  • Mulberry School
  • Normal Public Library
  • Operation Santa
  • OSF Bloomington Pediatrics
  • Palms Together Yoga & LeFit Wellness and Yoga Studio
  • Physical Education Teacher Education Club ISU
  • Play for Peace
  • PNC Foundation
  • Renkon Yoga Studio
  • Rising Stars Academy
  • Save the Children Action Network
  • Savoy Hapkido Lil' Hawks
  • Sugar Grove Nature Center
  • Unit 5/ District 87
  • Usborne Books and More
  • Victory Academy
  • Walker's Taekwondo
  • We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
  • BN Advantage
  • Fit4MOM
  • Total Spectrum

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.
Location: Trail East Parking Lot- Check map above


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!


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