The official Día de la Niñez or Día de Niños is Monday, but much of the celebration is on the weekend.
This Saturday the weekly Enamorate de tu Ciudad activities at downtown parks will be dedicated to children.
At Parque la Merced at 12:20 p.m. 6-year-old Camilo Madrigal will play with the musical group Malas Calificaciones.
In Parque Morazán at the same time the 110 students of the Conservatorio Castella will present a multi-disciplinary production featuring dance, music and drama. Other activities will be in Parque España and in the Centro Nacional de la Cultura, the former liquor factory on Avenida 7.
The Centro Cultural e Histórico José Figueres Ferrer in San Ramón de Alajuela also has events planned.
In Playas del Coco, a celebration is planned featuring clowns, a skateboarding contest, martial arts and something organizers are calling a fire show this Sunday. Youngsters are asked to bring frisbees and water pistols.
The sponsor is the local development association. The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until dusk, an announcement said.
The Museo Nacional in San José plans a festival Sunday for youngsters from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A magic show is planned, Also promised are arts and craft displays and toys on sale. There also will be various shows and food for sale. The event is free for Costa Ricans and residents of the country. The extensive museum exhibits also will be open.
The Teatro Nacional also has children shows planned later in the week.
Children’s day is an event well-known to youngsters. They are expecting a gift or two on that day, Monday. That includes Costa Rican youngsters who live in other countries.