World Day of Puppetry is Next Week!

World Day of Puppetry is next Wednesday, March 21st, and the perfect way to usher in the spring season.

How can you help to celebrate puppetry? Go to a puppet show at your nearest theater. Buy puppets for your children and teach them how to perform with them. Or even make a puppet of your own and share it with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Here are some of the events being held throughout the southeast to celebrate World Day of Puppetry:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

World of Puppetry Celebration presented by the Puppet Guild of South Florida and ArtServe

  • Month-long puppet exhibit: March 3rd – 31st
  • Puppet Slam: March 10 @ 7 PM
  • Hand Made Puppet Dreams film viewing: March 14 @ 7 PM
  • Family Puppet Day: March 24 2 PM – 5 PM.
  • Full schedule and all the details

Atlanta, Georgia

Celebration at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday, March 24th – Activities from Noon to 4 PM, with “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” playing on the main stage at 11 AM and 1 PM (tickets required for the main stage shows and the Center’s museum).

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Day of Puppetry presented by the Charleston Guild of Pupppeteers – Details Forthcoming

Puppet Paradise 2018 Southeast Regional Festival

Southeast Regional Festiva: June 28 - July 1, 2018

From Keith Shubert:


I am regional puppetry festival director for 2018 and the main festival will be at the Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, June 28 – July 1, hopefully with supplemental events all week long!


Artists interested in submitting for feature performances, workshops, and slam pieces please submit via this link:  <Submissions Closed>

Please Spread the Word to any parties you think would be interested in presenting or attending! I want this to be big and I want to see you ALL there, so help me make that happen!

Watch for updates as they become available.