(c) McDonald's Houston Children's Festival 2018

       

2019 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

5 STAGES OF MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

14 FUN FAMILY ADVENTURE AREAS

OVER 300 ACTIVITIES

 

McDonald’s Dream Discovery Stage & Zone

ANTHONY GONZALEZ,
the voice of Miguel on Disney/Pixar animated feature film COCO

 Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol

Circus Town & Stage

Child Advocates Circus Midway Zone

Green Mountain Energy World

SABIC Super Stage & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Metro by T-Mobile Robotics Academy

Power Crunch Bar Zumba Stage

SignatureCare Emergency Center Teddy Bear Clinic

Texas Children’s Health Plan Tag Your Tot

Tile Painting

Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care Diaper Derby

The Famous Idaho Potato Tour

KHOU 11

Festival History​

The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival was born in 1988 and was originally known as the “Children for Children Festival.” Attracting a crowd of less than 5,000 people the first year, the goal was to create a family festival that would serve as the vehicle to educate the public about child abuse and the mission of Child Advocates.

 

For the first few years, the festival was located across from the George R. Brown Convention Center, where Discovery Green Park is now located. When the festival continued to grow and needed a bigger home, it was moved to the Greenway Plaza area and occupied two large, then-vacant lots next to what is now Lakewood Church.

 

After a two year stint at Hermann Park, the festival found its current home in downtown Houston in 1999. It was during this time that Mayor Bob Lanier saw the exceptional value in this event and designated it “The Mayor’s Official Family Celebration.”