Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union

  • 1111 University Ave | DES MOINES, IA 50314
  • Presented By: Children & Families of Iowa
  • Dates: January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Phone: (515) 697-7968
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Event Times: Friday 6 - 9pm; Saturday 9 - 6pm
  • Price: $7.50 per person
  • Overview

    Children & Families of Iowa's (CFI) Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union, is Iowa's largest children’s festival. Each year thousands of people attend Kidsfest where they enjoy the free entertainment on multiple stages, costume characters and mascots, games, bounce houses, make and take activities, visit the HyVee Hometown area, explore the exhibits, and so much more. Whether your kids enjoy the plush amusement rides, riding the circus train, feeding the animals at Hovick’s Petting Zoo, or sharing a bucket of cookies, Kidsfest has something for all ages.
    Kidsfest will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds' Varied Industries Building on
    Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Tickets are $7.50 per person.
    Proceeds from Kidsfest will help support the life changing programs annually impacting over 38,000 of Iowa's most vulnerable women, children and families. These life-saving services include: mental health services for those working to overcome traumatic pasts; substance abuse counseling for individuals dealing with addiction; domestic violence shelter and services for survivors seeking safety and self-sufficiency; support for families dealing with histories of trauma and poverty; assistance for at-risk young adults as they transition into adulthood; and early childhood development for underprivileged and at-risk children.