Bay Area KidFest, a 3-day event combining live entertainment, activities, and sports for children with 100 arts & crafts exhibitors, kicks off this Saturday in Concord and runs through the end of day Monday.
This massive event is a blend of free and not-free activities.
All staged entertainment, attractions, and free art activities are included in the price of admission — $6 with a canned food item; $7 without a can. $5 for parking in certain lots as well.
Free activities at KidFest include: face painting, balloon hats, spin art, keepsake handprints, inflatable slides and crawls, kiddie golf, and soccer.There's an 1880s pioneer town to explore; inflatable slides; and racing pigs — all free.
Paid activities include: More than 20 amusement rides (zip line, Ferris wheel, pony rides, bungee trampoline, petting zoo, and much more). These and food are not included in the price of admission. (Admission for babies under 24 months and Seniors 65+ are free.)
Discount on Bay Area KidFest in Concord
Other activities include football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, golf, lacrosse, basketball, and a fitness obstacle course. Expect free demonstrations, clinics, contests and fun activities for kids of all ages. There will be a variety show in the Pioneertown area three times daily.
Where: Mt. Diablo High School is located in Downtown Concord at 2450 Grant St. just 4 blocks from Todos Santos Plaza or the Highway 242 exit at Grant St./Solano Way. KidFest Parking on the Mt. Diablo High School lots is $5 per day. Handicap parking is available directly in front of entrance gate. Parking toll lots at Mt. Diablo HS will open at 9:30 a.m. each day. Only parking lot entrance is on Grant St. near Bacon St. If you’re taking BART to KidFest leave the Concord Station towards Park St. Go 1 block on Park St., turn right at Grant St. and walk 7 blocks to KidFest.
When: May 25, 26 and 27. Hours are from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm closing on Monday.
Don't bring: Pets, bikes, scooters
More info at the Bay Area Festival website >