Fairy Festival beckons at Botanic Garden June 21


Calling all Fairy Princes and Princesses! Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Hamilton Children’s Garden in the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas.

The Fairy Festival is presented by Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and features fairy- and garden-themed crafts, where children can make anything from flower fairy dolls to treasure chests; face painting and a fairy land to be explored; and an official fairy queen and fairy princess ready to have their picture taken.

Crafting and shopping are available in the Fairyland Market, and Snap-Tap-N-Sing will perform dance and sing-along music. The Fairy Festival, which draws thousands to San Diego each year, offers fun and a great atmosphere for children and families to interact with nature. Youngsters are welcome to don wings and dress in their favorite fairy costumes – or just come as they are – while enjoying an array of activities.

The Hamilton Children’s Garden is the largest interactive children’s garden on the West Coast and provides a full acre of interactive exhibits for children and their families.

The Fairy Festival is free with paid admission or membership to the Botanic Garden. Adult attendees are asked not to dress up for the Festival. Visit; call 760-436-3036. The San Diego Botanic Garden is at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas.