You’re Invited to Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Virtual Spring Carnival!

Photo: Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Photo: Segerstrom Center for the Arts

“Come one, Come all!”

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will be celebrating Spring during its first virtual Spring Carnival on May 17, featuring fun, food and crafts, all accessed virtually on their website from the comfort of your own home. Admission is FREE to the Center’s Spring Carnival. 

“As we await the time when it is safe to welcome you all back to our outdoor Plaza, we hope this Virtual Spring Carnival can spread some joy at home with fun activities and experiences for the whole family to do together where you live!,” said Jason Holland, VP of Community Engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. “I’m particularly excited to see what fun games you invent at home and delicious, new carnival treats you create. The only limit is your imagination and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!”

In the days leading up to the carnival, Segerstrom Center for the Arts invites families you to join the fun with their series of Instagram challenges.  Each challenge hints at an activity that will be included with their May 17 carnival package, and is a new way to get creative at home. There’s something for everyone, from cooking up your version of the perfect carnival snack to inventing your own game with materials you can find around your house. With a little imagination, that cardboard box, pool noodle, and loose tennis balls in your garage are a never-before-seen game waiting to happen—and they want to share your creations with fellow virtual carnival-goers!

Post your video or photo and tag them on Instagram using @segerstromarts for the chance to get your carnival creation featured on our stories! 

Virtual Spring Carnival from Segerstrom Center for the Arts NEWS  

Made entirely digital, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will be providing everything families need to enjoy their visit, down to the festive carnival atmosphere. Setting the mood by listening to their upbeat playlist, participants will then dive into one of many special activities created by their Center carni staff and local artists. Lovers of carnival food can head to the kitchen and follow their tutorial to whip up a unique county fair-themed treat. While snacking, virtual attendees can join in at the virtual Argyros Plaza and enjoy the fun.

Kids and kids-at-heart are challenged to find all the eggs hidden by a mystery visitor on their virtual treasure hunt! Segerstrom Center’s Spring Carnival can be accessed directly through the Center’s website.

The Spring Carnival will include family-friendly activities with easy instructional videos. Some of the fun will include: 

• Making a playful puppet 

• Cooking up your favorite carnival treats in your own kitchen 

• Making art with items found at home 

• Recreating carnival games 

• Sensory-Friendly scratch-and-sniff painting 

• Downloadable print-out coloring pages 

There will also be plenty of special performances, including a storyteller from the Costa Mesa/Donald 

Dungan Library and circus entertainment from Circo Etereo. Their talented performers will even show magic tricks to try at home. So, even as we’re staying safe and staying home, the Center is doing its best to spread the fun, magic and joy the arts with the community.

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