The 27th annual Bay Area KidFest on this Memorial Day Weekend is one of the Bay Area’s longest-running family events and this year has three days of jam-packed entertainment, activities, food and fun planned in Downtown Concord.
It was recently announced that after thousands and thousands of online votes, Bay Area KidFest—for the fifth consecutive Claycord reader’s poll—was voted Best Community Event! This category covers events in Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Martinez. KidFest has won this category every time the poll has been held.
In a spacious outdoor setting at Mt. Diablo High School, KidFest features free non-stop entertainment on the Main Stage, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Michelangelo & Raphael, Olaf from “Frozen,” circus aerial and magic acts, America’s No. 1 family game show Kid’s Celebration, BMX Bike Stunt Team plus skateboard and scooter demos, Bike Rodeo (Sat. & Sun. 12 noon – 3 p.m.).
There are dozens of free kid’s activities including Kid’s Town America, face painting, balloon hats, spin art, keepsake handprints, inflatables, slides, crawls, kiddie golf and much more included in the low admission price.
Thrilling rides including zip line, pony rides, Bobble Lagoon, Zippy Pet cars, Euro-Bungy trampoline, Spider Mountain, Ferris wheel, giant slide, petting zoo, train and more rides. There’s an eclectic Food Court, arts and crafts and exhibitor booths.
For the sixth year KidFest presents a special Memorial Day ceremony at noon Monday with the Concord Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps, Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC color guard and music honoring America’s service people past and present sung by Janelle Feraro.
Admission is just $6 with a donation of canned food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano or $7 without donation to the Food Bank. Babies under 24 months and seniors 65+ are free. On Saturday attendees can double the deal by bringing two canned goods to get $2 off an admission.
Proceeds from Bay Area KidFest benefit local educational, health and sports groups. KidFest continues for the 21st year as one of the major annual donor events for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
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 held at Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St. in downtown Concord just off Highway 242.
Bike Concord will provide free bike valet parking every day. On-site vehicle parking is $5 with plenty of free street parking around the site also available.
For more information visit www.KidFestConcord.com.