Bay Area KidFest finally is back in Concord On Memorial Day Weekend of May 28-30

Bay Area KidFest finally is back in Concord On Memorial Day Weekend of May 28-30

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 20, 2022) — It will have been just over three years when Bay Area KidFest opens its door next Saturday for the 31st version of the Bay Area’s longest-running family event on the Memorial Day Weekend. A full lineup of attractions, arts and sports activities, jam-packed entertainment, rides, food and fun will be available at Mt. Diablo High School in Downtown Concord.

In a spacious outdoor setting, the low KidFest admission price includes Meet and Greets all day with children’s favorites Chase and Skye of PAW Patrol plus Curious George, free non-stop entertainment on the Main Stage, traveling attractions Nerveless Nocks Legendary All American Classic Thrill and Stunt Show direct from FloridaBugs 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 for the low admission price.

Advance Discount KidFest Tickets Now on Sale

For the 11th year, KidFest presents a special Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, with the 19-time World Champion Concord Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps and Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC color guard honoring America’s service people past and present.

Feats of daring

On Sunday afternoon, Bike East Bay will once again present the free Bike Rodeo from 1-4 p.m.

The spine-tingling Nerveless Nocks Legendary All American Classic Thrill and Stunt Show comes from Florida with some amazing feats of daring. There are free shows every day at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Bugs Galore and More includes the opportunity to see reptiles, exotic animals and bugs up close. Attends can also dig for dinosaur bones there. Kids Town America has 10 activity stations for youngsters to play at.

KidFest offers an all-day, all-ride wristband to be used on all the thrilling rides such as Dragon Wagon roller coaster, Euro Bungy, Water Ballerz, Zorbs, giant slide, Ferris wheel, petting zoo, pony rides, Stars ‘n Stripes train and more. All-day KidFest discounted ride wristbands are now on sale through Eventbrite.

Special All-Ride Wristband & Free Admission Ticket Sale

There is 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 where PAW Patrol characters Chase and Skye, and Curious George will meet their fans every hour for all three days.

Food bank donations

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 free.

Proceeds from the 31st 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 this decade to local educational, health, arts and sports programs. It has also collected over 125,000 pounds of food 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 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.

Current state and county health regulations do not require KidFest attendees to wear face masks for our outdoor festival. Anyone wishing to wear a face covering is encouraged to do so.

For more information and schedule updates visit the KidFest website.