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Kids Euro Festival: A Mother's Tear

Advanced tickets for this performance are sold out. There may be walk-in space available the day of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artist-puppeteer Julia Tasheva will tell the Bulgarian tale about mother’s boundless love. This is a one-person storytelling show using sand art and shadow puppets, designed and performed live on stage.

Recommended for children ages ages 4-12. 

After the performance, explore treasures from around the world in Hillwood’s mansion and enjoy the magnificent gardens.

This event is part of the eleventh annual Kids Euro Festival taking place throughout the Washington, DC area from October 20 to November 4. More than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy programs at this performing arts festival each year.

The festival is presented by the embassies of the European Union and local cultural institutions, and is made possible by the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation. Find the full lineup of events at and follow at #KidsEUFest.