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Get ready for a day of fun and learning at KVIE Kidsfest! Our immersive event for families celebrates the PBS KIDS shows that help children learn literacy, math, and social skills. Meet beloved PBS KIDS characters in person and take pictures. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a stage show sing-along with Mr. Steve, The Music Man, crafts, a photo booth, prize drawings, KVIE Corner, storybook village, and more!

First-ever KVIE Kidsfest coming to Cal Expo

KVIE Kidsfest is coming to Cal Expo on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature the ever-popular characters seen on KVIE Public Television, including Daniel Tiger, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Sid the Science Kid.

KVIE Kidsfest will let children immerse themselves in the public television shows that help them improve early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills. Families will be able to meet beloved PBS KIDS characters in person. Children of all ages will also enjoy a stage show sing-along with Mr. Steve the Music Man, crafts, a photo booth, prize drawings, KVIE Corner, storybook village, and more. All events will take place inside.

The admission fee is $20; kids under two are free. Tickets are available here.

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Tickets

Tickets are $20 each; kids under two are free. Family 4-packs are $50. Tickets can be purchased for any 2-hour wave on September 15 or 16 at 10AM, noon, or 2PM. All events will take place inside. Please be aware that Cal Expo charges $10 for parking.

Meet and Greet with Characters

September 15 & 16 stage show schedule:

Morning:
10:15 AM — 10:45 AM – Effie Yeaw Nature Center
10:50 AM — 11:20 AM – Clifford the Big Red Dog
11:25 AM — 11:55 AM – Mr. Steve the Music Man

Mid-Day:
12:00 PM — 12:30 PM – Effie Yeaw Nature Center
12:35 PM — 01:05 PM – Clifford the Big Red Dog
01:10 PM — 01:40 PM – Mad Science

Afternoon:
01:45 PM — 02:15 PM – Mr. Steve the Music Man
02:20 PM — 02:50 PM – Clifford the Big Red Dog
02:55 PM — 03:25 PM – Mad Science
03:30 PM — 04:00 PM – Mr. Steve the Music Man

Steve in a crowd
Four kids pose for a picture with the character Jet
A little girl runs toward a large Nature Cat character to share a hug

Meet beloved PBS KIDS characters:

Dinosaur Train: Buddy the T.Rex

Buddy the T. rex from Dinosaur Train

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger

Daniel Tiger

Ready Jet Go!: Jet

Jet from Ready Jet Go!

Nature Cat

Nature Cat

Sid the Science Kid: Sid

Sid the Science Kid

Super Why

Super Why

Word Girl

Word Girl

Featuring these local partners:

City of Sacramento - Recycling & Solid Waste Logo

City of Sacramento Recycling & Solid Waste

DotDotSmile Logo

DotDotSmile

Effie Yeaw Nature Center Logo

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Kids Care Dental Logo

Kids Care Dental

KidzScreens

Kidz Screens

Mad Science Black & White Logo

Mad Science

Macaroni Kid Logo

Macaroni Kid

Sacramento Parent Magazine Logo

Sacramento Parents Magazine

City of Sacramento Police Department Seal

Sacramento Police Department

The YMCA Logo

Sacramento YMCA

School of Rock Black Logo

School of Rock

Sioux Wood Works

Sioux Wood Works

Sponsors

Local sponsors of KVIE Kidsfest include the following:

Scholastic
Costco logo
Sacramento4Kids
Kumon
Sprouts Farmers Market