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ONE MORE DAY of Bay Area KidFest at Mt. Diablo High School

by kelly@thehdg.biz


For the fifth year in a row, Claycord.com is proud to be a sponsor of Bay Area KidFest, which is coming to Downtown Concord THIS WEEKEND!

Now in its 24th year, KidFest brings three days of family fun on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant Street in Downtown Concord.

New this year is the Zip Line ride that lets festival-goers zoom three stories above the action below. Also new is SportStars Field of Dreams with sports activities, games and clinics including football, baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, rugby and fitness.


Wild About Monkeys, the most popular KidFest attraction ever, is back by popular demand with three shows daily at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

And of course there will be the ferris wheel, giant slide, petting zoo, zippy pets, pony rides, euro bungee trampoline, climbing wall, PLUS dozens of kid’s activities including face painting, sports games, balloon hats, KidArt, inflatables and much more. There’s an eclectic Food Court and 100 arts & crafts and exhibitor booths.

For complete information on KidFest visit www.KidFestConcord.com  or call (925) 671-3287.

Tickets: Admission is $5 per person with the donation of a canned good for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. $6 without a can donation. Babies under 24 months and seniors 65 and older are FREE. Tickets are sold at KidFest beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day. There is no admission after 5 p.m. daily.


Where: Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St. in Concord.

When: Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Parking: There is on-site parking each day through the Grant St. entrance at Bacon St. for $5. Free on-street parking and at the city parking garage on Salvio Street (at Grant) are available.

Benefit: KidFest benefits local non-profit educational, health and youth sports organizations.

KidFest producers invite food, commercial, arts & crafts, non-profit vendors and local organizations to participate.


Jim May 24, 2013 - 10:25 AM - 10:25 AM

Why can’t they move it to downtown like the signs say….a bit of false advertising on the signs I’d say…I miss when there was shade…been there since it moved and to be honest…doesn’t have the same feel…WHY CAN’T CONCORD BE LIKE CLAYTON?…The Art and Wine fest was so nice and IN downtown Clayton…funny how they put “downtown Concord’ on the website and on the signs rather than saying Mt Diablo High School….just sad we have lost that wonderful small downtown feeling

CLAYCORD.com May 24, 2013 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The businesses around Todos Santos complained about KidFest being in the park, so the producers of KidFest had no choice but to move it to Mt. Diablo High School.


Jim May 24, 2013 - 12:33 PM - 12:33 PM

So they lost out on all that revenue?…what a smart downtown Business association we have

Connie Dobbs May 24, 2013 - 1:31 PM - 1:31 PM

There was a loss of revenue or the businesses wouldn’t complain.

RanchgirlCA May 24, 2013 - 2:47 PM - 2:47 PM

Glad my kids are old enough not to have to deal with this. While it’s nice that the move to MT D brough in carnival rides, its just too much money to keep them entertained. I did like it at Todos Santos better, but I understand the business losing out. Either way, I’m off the hook!!

Cracky McGee May 27, 2013 - 12:43 PM - 12:43 PM

Great event & endless fun for the kids. Incredibly pricey however!

anon May 27, 2013 - 2:35 PM - 2:35 PM

When if first started, it was free.

Too Much May 28, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM

I was a non-profit vendor this year and also had my children come for the 3 day event. While there was some free stuff the rides are what really grabs the kids attention. Tickets were outragious!! The first day I spent $35.00 for 50 tickets thinking that would be good for 1 child, boy was I wrong, it cost 10-12 tickets for the zip line and 10 for the trampoline bungee. So three rides and she was done. SIngle ticket were $1.00 each, so $10.00 to ride the zip line…CRAZY!! I couldn’t imagine the families who have 3 or more children. I was hoping they would have had the unlimited rides wrist bands like the carnivals $20-$25.00. I had alot of families complaining to me about cost, I hope they didn’t scare families off for next year because they did me.

Mac May 28, 2013 - 9:33 AM - 9:33 AM

Dang, i`m glad my kids were little when it was at Todos Santos, and it was free.

Mt. Diablo Teacher May 30, 2013 - 11:29 AM - 11:29 AM

All the volunteers for the event were Mt. Diablo students and athletes. All together they volunteered for 3,000 hours!

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