FAQ...
 
about the Largest Children's Festival
 in the United States!

What are the dates and times for The Festival?
 
 April 1&2, 2017 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm each day.

Where is The Festival located?
The Festival is located in downtown Houston in the area surrounding City Hall, Houston Public Library Plaza, and Tranquility Park.

For a look at The Festival map CLICK HERE
 

 

What are the driving directions?
 
For Mapquest or GPS – Destination address: 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002
 
For Mapquest driving directionsMapquest.com

Where is parking and how much does it cost?
 
There is plenty of easy parking near the festival. And you have the choice of street level, surface lots or underground parking.  There are a number of parking garages and lots, but below are several that are conveniently located near The Festival.  (Note: The Festival has no control over parking charges in these garages.)
 

Theatre District Parking Garages 
 Garage #2 - located off Rusk between Bagby and Smith Street
 
 Two Shell Plaza Garage 
 777 Walker
 (corner of Walker @ Louisiana; entrance on Louisiana)

 
 1100 Smith Garage
 Corner of Smith & Lamar
 
 Heritage Clay Parking Garage 
 1200 Bagby @ Clay

What about public transportation to the festival?
 
Take the bus and leave the driving to METRO. For information on routes and schedules, please contact METRO at 713.635.5000 or click here for info 

How much are tickets for the festival?
 
At the gate - $12.00 per person; 3 years and under free

Special McDonald's Discount!
Present ONE McDonald's receipt
 PER admission ticket and
 receive a $2.00 discount at the gate. 

Can be any 2016 McDonald's receipt.

On-line - $10.00, plus $1.49 service charge
 
Buy online and save money & time!
 Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 

 
Advance Group Discounts Info coming soon 

Military Personnel - $10.00
 
Must present military credentials at the gate to receive discount. Discount does not apply to anyone accompanying military personnel.

Sparkletts Special Offer 2 free festival tickets
 Sign up for Sparkletts water for one year at any festival entrance gate and receive 2 free festival admission tickets.

Do you have any special ticket discount offers?  YES!
 Special McDonald's Discount!

Present ONE McDonald's receipt
 PER admission ticket and
 receive a $2.00 discount at the gate. 

 Can be any 2016 McDonald's receipt.

Sparkletts Special Offer – 2 free festival tickets
 
Sign up for Sparkletts for one year at any festival entrance gate and receive 2 free festival admission tickets.

Group Discounts – $6.00 - available in advance only
 
 25 or more tickets – only $6.00 each 

Military Personnel - $10.00
 
Must present military credentials at the gate to receive discount. Discount to military member only.

Do you have ticket discounts for groups?
 
Group Discounts are available in advance only.  Click Here For Group Tickets!
 

How do I pay for food, beverage and games?
 
Food, beverage and select games are paid for with coupons only. Coupons may be purchased at Coupon Booths conveniently located through-out the festival for 9 coupons for $10.00.  A variety of family-friendly food and beverages are available and range in price from $1.00 to $7.00.
 

 
How do I pay for Market Vendor purchases?
 
There are a number of Market Vendors throughout the festival selling fun, quality merchandise. Festival coupons are NOT accepted for market purchases. Each market vendor determines what form of payment they will accept.

Do you have ATMs on-site?
 
Yes. There is an ATM located next to each Coupon Booth & each Admission Booth.

Do you accept credit cards?
 No.  We do not accept credit cards at the Admission Booths or Coupon Booths.  However, there is an ATM machine located next to each Admission & Coupon Booth.
 

Are there any additional costs other than the admission fee?
 
All stage performances and the majority of entertainment are included with admission. There is a small fee for some games and rides, ranging in price from $1.00 - $5.00.
 
 Do you have a special All Day Pass?
 
Yes. ALL DAY FUN PASS wristbands cost $30.00 and give unlimited visits to rides & inflatables. (The pass does NOT include festival admission, petting zoo visits,pony rides, Laser Tag or Water Bubble Runner). May be purchased at any Coupon Booth.  Cannot be purchased prior to the festival.  NOTE:  Some games and rides have height and weight restrictions.  For a complete list of Games & Rides that charge a fee, please check back soon.
 

Can I leave The Festival and re-enter without paying?
 
There is no re-entry into The Festival.

Can we bring in food & drinks? How about for our infant child?
 
As this event is a fund-raiser for Child Advocates, outside food and drinks are not allowed inside The Festival gates. However, special food for infants and toddlers is allowed.

Can we bring strollers, wagons and wheelchairs?
 
Yes! All areas of The Festival are accessible for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs.

Can we bring pets?
 
Sorry, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events regulations prohibits pets (including dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes) from attending. Assistance dogs are allowed  

Any rules we should know about?
 
To ensure a safe, enjoyable event, the following items should be left at home:
 Beverages, food, alcoholic beverages, ice chests/coolers, bikes, in-line skates, grills, weapons, fireworks, umbrellas and laser pointers. Sorry, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events regulations prohibits pet (including dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes) from attending. Assistance dogs are allowed.  Food for infants and special dietary concerns are excluded.

Do you issue rain checks?
 
No rain checks are given. We are open rain or shine, and all acts will be performed as scheduled unless conditions threaten the safety of the participants and festival guests.

 

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