Date(s) - 05/28/2022 - 05/30/2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mt. Diablo High School
Bay Area KidFest returns on the Memorial Day Weekend of May 28-30 for the first time in three years with a full lineup of attractions, activities, jam-packed entertainment, KidFest Marketplace, rides, food and fun in Concord.
In a spacious outdoor setting at Mt. Diablo High School, KidFest features meet and greets with children’s favorites Chase and Skye of PAW Patrol plus children’s book legend Curious George, free non-stop entertainment on the Main Stage, sensational Nerveless Nocks Legendary All American Classic Thrill and Stunt Show from Florida, Bugs Galore and More, and Kids’ Town America.
There are dozens of other free kid’s activities including balloon hats, spin art, keepsake handprints, inflatable slides and crawls, kiddie golf, soccer and much more included in the low admission price.
For the 10th year, KidFest presents a special Memorial Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30, with the 19-time World Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle C Corps and Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC color guard and singer Ysenia Martinez honoring America’s service people past and present.
KidFest offers an all-day, all-ride wristband to be used on all the thrilling family rides such as Dragon Wagon roller coaster, Ferris wheel, petting zoo, pony rides, Euro Bungy, Water Ballerz, giant slide, Zorb Balls, Stars ‘n Stripes train and more.
There’s an eclectic Food Court, arts and crafts and exhibitor booths in the KidFest Marketplace surrounding the all-new Marketplace Pavilion sponsored by Stanford Children’s Health with PAW Patrol characters Chase and Skye, and Curious George meeting their fans every hour for photos.
Admission is just $7 with a donation of canned food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano or $8 without donation to the Food Bank. Babies under 24 months and seniors 65+ are admitted free to KidFest.
Proceeds from Bay Area KidFest benefit local educational, health and sports non-profit groups. KidFest continues for the 26th year as one of the major annual donor events for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. KidFest has donated over $85,000 in cash since 2010 to local educational, health, arts and sports programs and has collected over 125,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank.
KidFest is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday. KidFest is at Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St. in downtown Concord, just off Highway 242. On-site vehicle parking is $5 with plenty of free street parking around the festival site.
All state and county health and safety guidelines will be followed at KidFest. Currently there is no mandate for wearing a face covering at this outdoor festival. Attendees wishing to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.
Advance discounted tickets and all-day ride wristbands are on sale now. For more KidFest information visit www.KidFestConcord.com.