So, before you hop on a mom group on Facebook to ask where you can take your kids over Family Day weekend, I’ll answer it for you! There is an awesome event happening for the first time in Markham called the Kidapalooza Family Festival! It is an indoor festival taking place at the Markham Fair Grounds over Family Day weekend (February 13-15th if you’re wondering…as if you haven’t been counting down the days until the next long weekend).
Kidapalooza will be running during the following hours:
Saturday, February 13 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday, February 14 – 10am to 7pm
Monday February 15 – 9am – 6pm
It sounds AH-MAZING! Over 35,000 square feet of activity stations, play zones, interactive inflatables, a performance stage, dance parties, and over 30 vendors. It’s the perfect opportunity to get families creating, exploring and playing together. There are make and take crafts, the opportunity to participate in group art installations, building zones with blocks, newspapers or sand. You can create a cardboard city, participate in mini yoga sessions or soccer demonstrations, ride through a bike trail, play dress-up, visit a petting zoo, participate in a sing-a-long, take photos with princesses, enjoy a magic show….whew. Not to mention all the stage shows happening throughout the day!
There is free parking on-site, and tickets are available online or at the door. Tickets at the door are cash only, with ATMs available on-site. Parking is available free as well!
Adult 18+ Tickets – $8
Child 2+ All Access Pass – $25
Children 1 and under are FREE
Want to go to Kidapalooza for FREE?? You could win a family pack of tickets (2 adults and 2 child tickets) just by popping over to Facebook and ‘liking’ the post about Kidapalooza here. Winner will be drawn on February 1st!
Plus – for all you Instagrammers (I’m guilty as charged – I am an Instagram addict) and Twitter-lovers, they are running an awesome contest! All you have to do is upload a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the best mess your kids have made with the hashtags #bestmesscontest and #kidapaloozafamfest to win an ultimate family fun pack, which includes a Coding Camp for 2 kids from Hatch, a Family Spa Day from Glama Gal, a mom + daughter outfit from Jill Yoga, passes to Ripley’s Aquarium, passes to Kidapalooza, and father + son jeans from Little Rebelz. Uhhh, yes please!