What to Know
- Sunday, May 17
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What does the concept of "carnival" mean to you?
Does it mean that your fingertips will be sticky with cotton candy? Does it mean you may have a clown sighting? Will you need to be stuck atop a Ferris wheel for a few minutes, to truly savor the classic carnival experience?
Here's something true: The spirit of the sunshiny, fun-timing, let-go carnival can be present even in some of the activities you try at home.
You don't need a torn-off ticket or wristband to enter, either. Just check it out, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and enjoy "... family-friendly activities with easy instructional videos, special performances and Instagram challenges."
Make a puppet with materials around the house (hi, brown paper bags), the sharing of talents and tricks (this includes your pups, too), and the making-up of creative games is on the schedule.
Nope, you won't walkaway with sticky fingertips, unless you have a cotton candy machine at home (lucky). But your tots may pick up a few fanciful skills or the inspiration to make their own fun, carnival-style. And you might, too.
There's no need to build a Ferris wheel from scratch: Tune into the Costa Mesa cultural destination for a merry May midday, one that boasts a few hallmarks of carnival-inspired joy.