Watch for 2014 info coming soon!
Please note that KIDSfest is taking a year off in 2013, while we reinvigorate important aspects of the event--sponsorship, educational programming and a few of the basics, like timing, exhibitor amenities and enhancing the Metroparent and MilwaukeeMoms.com ties.
Please contact us for more information about KIDsfest!
If you missed the Car Seat Safety Zone at KIDSfest 2012, you can still obtain this free service!
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department performs free Car Seat Checks. Contact Captain Leslie Wachowiak to schedule an appointment, at 414-226-7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks take approximately ½ hour per seat and are conducted indoors at the County Fleet Maintenance building, 10320 W. Watertown Plank Rd. (west of the Patrol substation).
KIDSfest & Baby Expo is two days of fun, entertainment, learning and hands-on activities. With four great stages and lots of special areas, plus 100+ exhibitors and vendors, Metroparent's KIDSfest & Baby Expo is a celebration of Wisconsin's best for families. Now with Baby Expo, even brand new parents can get the information, services, and products that beginning families really need--plus activities that will keep babies happy and toddlers tuned in.
2012 KIDSfest and Baby Expo Information
Check out these fun features!
FREE FAMILY PHOTOS! North Shore Bank Fun Family Photo Booth: Capture your family fun at KIDSfest & Baby Expo in a FREE photo from North Shore Bank. Plus learn safety tips for protecting your child's identity - and meet Seymour Savings throughout the weekend.
LEARN SAFE INSTALLATION - Car Seat Safety Zone
Three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed. Parents of babies and young children will thank the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Mike Juneau's Arrow Hyundai, when they learn safe, proper installation techniques for their car seats. Here's important information for participating families:
- PLEASE NOTE THE HOURS FOR THIS FEATURE:
Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
- Enter the event through Gate 4 on 84th Street. Parking staff will direct you to this outdoor area before you enter the event.
- CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS TAKE AN AVERAGE OF 15 MINUTES. You will be advised of the expected wait time when you enter the line. Your patience is appreciated!
SPORTS TEAMS & ACTIVITIES! Time Warner Cable SportsZone: Meet Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club's Famous Racing Sausages™ and Milwaukee Wave players. Get autographs from former players in the Negro Baseball League. Enjoy the Green Bay Packers Rookie Camp Obstacle Course, Milwaukee Admirals treasure chest prizes, UWM Panthers activities, the Milwaukee Mustangs, the Milwaukee Bucks plus more!
FUN SAFETY HOUSE - Kohl's Cares: The Great Safety Adventure in partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: Children explore the nearly 1,000-square-foot animated home with the help of trained "Safety Rangers" for hands-on safety tips. With the help of Freddie Flashlight (Rover's best friend), animated videos and special effects, Safety Ranger tour guides challenge the students to identify hidden dangers in Rover's house, teaching them all how to be safer in their own homes.
PINT-SIZED SAFETY HOUSE - Returning favorites to KIDSfest & Baby Expo include the Fire Safety House, right near the Main Stage - where a mini-house just the right size for pint-sized people teaches how to be safe at home. Visit American Family Insurance right next door for a fun craft.
Tickets: Adults $3; Children (3-17), $2. Age 2 and under are FREE. BEST DEAL: Get your Family Pass at any North Shore Bank location for just $5 - must purchase by Friday, April 13! Good for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Please note that there is a cost associated with some KIDSfest activities:
- Adventure Rock climbing walls: $5/two climbs (proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network)
- FUN Services bounce houses and Obstacle Course: Prices range from $2-3, depending on the attraction (proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network)
- KC's Inflatables: $2 for the GIANT slide and $2 for the Fun Zone
- Circus Train Rides: $3.50/ride
- Pony Rides: $5/ride
- Main Stage
- Kids Stage
- World Music Stage
- Animals & Nature Stage
- Learning Lab
- Book Nook
- ANIMALS - Animal Corner: Animals & Nature Stage & Pony Rides
- RIDE - Circus Train Ride
- STORYTIME - Storybook Friends Book Nook
- LEARN - Easter Seals Understanding Differences Special Needs Area
- ENJOY - KIDSfest Parade both days at 1 pm
- Obstacle Course
- Bounce Houses
- Rock Walls