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.
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:
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
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
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
Meet beloved PBS KIDS characters:
Buddy the T. rex from Dinosaur Train
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Jet from Ready Jet Go!
Sid the Science Kid
Featuring these local partners:
City of Sacramento
Recycling & Solid Waste
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Kids Care Dental
Sacramento Parents Magazine
Sacramento Police Department
School of Rock
Sioux Wood Works
Local sponsors of KVIE Kidsfest include the following: