Fairy Tale Festival 2016


The Enoch Pratt Free Library transforms itself into the magical and enchanted “Pratt Kingdom” to celebrate the 14th annual Fairy Tale Festival. Throughout the month of April, events and programs are scheduled at all Pratt locations to celebrate the magnificence of fairy tales.

The festival kicks-off with a Fairy Tale Extravaganza weekend at the Central Library:

Fairy Tale Extravaganza

Saturday, April 2, 10am to 3pm

Sunday April 3, 1pm to 3pm

Central Library Main Hall and Meyerhoff Children’s Garden

400 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Leave the evil stepsisters at home and enjoy a weekend of celebration of fairy tales and faraway lands. All throughout the Central Library’s Main Hall, children will be able to be a prince or princess for a day. Free programs include live music by Milkshake, family crafts, magicians, Cinderella’s glass slipper and the Fairy Tale Ball.

“For fourteen years, Baltimore’s families have come to the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Fairy Tale Festival,” said Ellen Riordan, Chief of Planning, Programs and Partnerships and acting Children’s Services Coordinator. “Fairy Tale Festival celebrates the elements of the traditional stories we all love: There is magic, imagining the improbable and exploring worlds … real and imaginary. Families can spend the day together in one of our city’s greatest places. Time together is often the most magical element of all.”

“The Fairy Tale Festival is part of our commitment to bring families together and highlights the importance of reading, imagination and learning,” said Carla D. Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Fairy Tale Festival is sponsored by Transamerica.

For a complete schedule of Fairy Tale Festival programs grab a copy of the Fairy Tale Gazette at all Pratt locations or visit www.prattlibrary.org.