April 6 & 7, 2013
10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Directions * Parking * Hotel * Rules * More
On-site Money Answers
FOOD, DRINKS, RIDES & GAMES
Food, beverage & game coupons: 9 coupons for $10.00 and are sold in conveniently located Coupon Booths located through-out the festival. (Sorry, but these coupons cannot be purchased in advanced.) A variety of family-friendly food and beverages are available and range in price from $1.00 to $8.00. Many festival activities are free; however, some activities and rides cost between $1.00 and $5.00.
ALL DAY FUN PASS
ALL DAY FUN PASS wristbands give unlimited visits to rides and inflatables - only $30.00 (does not include festival admission, petting zoo visits,pony rides or Walk on Water Bubbles). Purchase at any Coupon Booth at the festival. Cannot be purchase prior to the festival. NOTE: Some games and rides have height and weight restrictions.
These games & rides may also be purchased individually.
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.
Want to be a Market Vendor? Click here.
ATMs are available at all Coupon and Admission Booths.
Tickets are sold without obligation to refund monies or exchange tickets if programming is interrupted due to circumstances beyond the control of festival management.
The HOUSTON CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, presented by Baker Hughes and benefiting Child Advocates, Inc., is located in the heart of downtown Houston in the area surrounding City Hall, Houston Public Library Plaza and Tranquility Park, so getting to the fun is a piece of cake. So is the parking. C'mon & join the FUN!
For Mapquest or GPS – Destination address: 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002
For Mapquest driving directions – click here
FESTIVAL MAP - click here
FROM I-45 NORTH
Exit Dallas, turn left on W. Dallas, which curves to the north and becomes Bagby Street. Turn Right onto Dallas. Turn left onto Louisiana, then turn left onto Capitol. Turn left onto Bagby, then left onto Rusk. Enter Theatre District parking off of Rusk.
FROM I-45 SOUTH
Exit at Houston/Memorial Avenue (Exit 47-B). Right on Memorial/Rusk to Theatre District Parking.
FROM I-10 WEST
Exit Downtown Destinations/Smith Street (769 A). Right on Capitol, left on Bagby, left on Rusk to Theatre District Parking.
FROM I-10 EAST
Exit San Jacinto, which turns into Fannin. Turn right onto Capitol, left onto Bagby, left onto Rusk to Theatre District Parking
RAMP CLOSURE: The McKinney Street southbound exit ramp off I-45 will be closed 7:00 pm, Friday, April 5 and will be re-opened 5:00 am on Monday, April 8..
Wanna take the METRO bus or METROrail?
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
There is plenty of easy parking near the festival. And you have the choice of street level, surface lots, parking garages or underground parking. Below are several of the parking options near the festival: Please note that the festival has no control over parking fees in either public or private parking lots.
Theatre District Parking Garages - $7.00
Garage #2 - located off Rusk between Bagby and Smith Street
Garage #3 - located behind City Hall Annex at the corner of Bagby and Walker (across from the Hobby Center).
Brookfield Parking Garage - $5.00
488 West Dallas @ Clay
Surface Lot - $5.00
478 West Dallas @ Clay
Two Shell Plaza Garage - $5.00
(corner of Walker @ Louisiana; entrance on Louisiana)
Heritage Clay Parking Garage - $10.00
1200 Bagby @ Clay
The Festival's Official Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown
Make it a Getaway Week-end!
Enjoy one of Houston's finest hotels (& their famous complimentary cookies!) and WALK to The Festival
Book online HERE
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 pets (including dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes) from attending. Seeing eye and assistance dogs are allowed. Food for infants and special dietary concerns are allowed.
Thank you for making the festival safe and enjoyable for everyone!
Food Vendor Menus
The Festival offers a variety of delicious, family friendly food for sale. For menus and pricing, CLICK HERE.
Rides & Games
There are variety of fun rides and activities for your family to enjoy. To view what's in store for you & the prices, CLICK HERE