HOUSTON – The Houston Children’s Festival, the largest children’s festival in the United States, is gearing up for its 24nd year as Houston’s favorite family outing. Presented by Baker Hughes, the festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and takes place in downtown Houston around City Hall, Tranquility Park and Sam Houston Park. Designated as one of the “World’s 300 Unmissable Events” by Frommer’s Travel Guides, the festival is expected to attract an expected attendance of 50,000 plus people.
Proceeds benefit Child Advocates, Inc. and the abused and neglected children it serves.
Special attractions include the Sunday only personal appearance of James Maslow, star of Nickelodeon’s hit show, “Big Time Rush,” and the popular boy band by the same name. On Saturday, Radio Disney presents Raini Rodriguez, who stars as Trish on the Disney Channel Original Series “Austin & Ally.”
The Houston Children’s Festival also offers five stages of music and entertainment and more than 300 exciting activities, music, crafts, exhibits, participatory games, sports and rides. The non-stop fun continues in the exciting, interactive Family Adventure Areas including the action-packed Baker Hughes Circus Town, Apache Super Science World, H-E-B Healthy Kids Zone, Child Advocates Kid’s Korral, McDonalds Family Fitness Zone, Green Mountain Energy Company Green Zone, SABIC Monster Math Zone, Cumulus Radio Kid’s Corner, Chobani Mobile Road Tour, El Paso Energy Tile Making Corner, as well as the Kelsey-Seybold Teddy Bear Clinic, the Best Buy IGX Gaming Zone.
Admission for the festival is $10 per person; 3 years and under free. Discounted tickets are $8.00 per ticket with one McDonald’s receipt per ticket. Advance tickets and celebrity Backstage Meet and Greet Tickets are available for purchase online at www.houstonchildrensfestival.com. Food, beverage and game coupons sell for $10 for nine tickets.
The Houston Children’s Festival, presented by Baker Hughes, benefits Child Advocates, Inc. and the abused and neglected Harris County children that it serves. The festival has now raised over $4.4 million for Child Advocates, Inc. and helps draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. For more event information, visit www.houstonchildrensfestival.com or facebook.com/houstonchildrensfestival. For more information on Child Advocates, Inc., visit www.childadvocates.org