The Largest Children's Festival in the United States!

April 1 & 2, 2017
 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
 Downtown Houston

How much does everything cost?
 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 advance.) A variety of family-friendly food and beverages are available and range in price from 2 - 14 coupons. Many festival activities are free; however, some activities and rides cost between 2 - 6 coupons.

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 Laser Tag). Purchase at any Coupon Booth at the festival.  Cannot be purchased prior to the festival. NOTE:  Some games and rides have height and weight restrictions.  For a complete list of rides and restrictions Click Here

 

These games & rides may also be purchased individually.

MARKET 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.   

 

ATMs are available at all Coupon and Admission Booths.

 

PLEASE NOTE:
 
Tickets and coupons are sold without obligation to refund monies or exchange tickets if programming is interrupted due to circumstances beyond the control of festival management.

Location
 The MCDONALD'S 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, Sam Houston Park 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


Driving Directions
 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, March 27 and will be re-opened 5:00 am on Monday, March 30.

 

Wanna take the METRO bus or METRO rail?
 
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  

 

Festival Parking
 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 
 
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

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
 

 Call 
713.759.0202 

 

Festival Rules
 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.  To check out the menus & prices of the yummy food our vendors will be offering Click Here
 

Rides & Games
 There are variety of fun rides and activities for your family to enjoy. For a complete list of rides and requirements Click Here

 

Tickets
 

AT THE GATE
$12.00 per person 
under 3 years, free 

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

 Can be any 2016 McDonald's receipt.


All stage entertainment & most
 activities inside festival gates are free.  
 However, there's a charge for some
 rides & games,
 as well as for food & beverages.
 


ON-LINE
 
Save time, hassle & some cash. 

  
$10.00 per person
 (plus service fee; under 3 years, free)


Your tickets are a click away!
 
 

NOTE
 
You can print out your paper ticket & bring it to the gate OR
 we can scan it from your mobile device at the gate.

 

 IN PERSON

  

 

Tickets available at your local Fiesta Mart and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Retailers

GROUP DISCOUNT
 $6.00 each
 Minimum of 25 or more tickets

 
Must be ordered in ADVANCE!
 Group discount pricing is not available at the gate.

 To order on-line BEFORE April 16
 CLICK HERE

 
 
Questions?
 CLICK HERE
 to contact Sandra Besier

 
 
SPARKLETTS SPECIAL OFFER
 
2 Free Tickets

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

MILITARY DISCOUNT
 $10.00 per person

 Must present military credentials at the gate to receive discount.
 Discount available to military member only.


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