What is Kids Fest?
Kids Fest is a one-day event in Fairbanks, Alaska with lots of products, information, entertainment, and fun activities for kids. The festival includes music, games, information, demonstrations and an opportunity to let young kids explore and play. It’s a great cure for cabin fever in the winter! The first time Kids Fest was held in January of 2001, we packed the Chena River Convention Center with over 1,300 people over the course of the day. After that, Kids Fest was moved to the larger Civic Center hall. Families enjoyed many activities, stories, songs and demonstrations for kids. Kids Fest will not be happening in 2009, but stay tuned for the possibility in the future.
Admission & Booth Fees
Admission is $3. Kids 2 yrs and under are free. Family passes for 2 adults and up to 3 kids are $10. Booths are available at the event for $125.00.
Kids Helping Kids
This event raises money for the local non-profit organization, Big Brothers/Big Sisters. That money stays right here in the community helping Fairbanks’ own young people. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America has remained the expert in youth mentoring since its founding in 1904. BBBSA provides one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and children primarily from single-parent families in over 500 programs throughout the United States.
Promotion includes television and newspaper, notices to elementary schools, public service announcements, interviews and posters. The event will be co-promoted with Junior Funny Festival, which includes comedian workshops for kids 13-20 Tuesday-Thursday and a performance by the kids on Friday night. For more info on Junior Funny Festival click here.
Kids Fest is the brainchild of Trudy Heffernan of Evergreen Enterprises in partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fairbanks. Trudy has been organizing events in Fairbanks for over 15 years, and has two children ages 10 and 13 years (which makes her an expert on children under 14 years old :-)
Contact Trudy Heffernan