KidFest! Ridgeland was recently named a “Top Twenty Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Don’t forget!  Some of our headlining acts change from weekend to weekend!  Be sure to check the schedule so that you don’t miss out on the chance to see them all!

NEW! Mutts Gone Nuts (April 9-10) – Mutts Gone Nuts unleashes havoc and hilarity as the mischievous mutts match wits with their human companions. More than a dozen amazing rescued dogs leave their audience howling for more! (First weekend only – four shows on Saturday and three shows on Sunday).

NEW! – Gator Boys present Scales, Tails and Teeth (April 16-17) – See Jimmy Riffle’s new road show. Along with his crew who are all featured on the hit Animal Planet show, Gator Boys, Jimmy will offer an up close and personal view of some of Florida and Mississippi’s most loved and feared reptiles. Watch as he and his crew handle these wild animals and perform dangerous stunts and capture techniques. (Second weekend only – three shows on Saturday and three shows on Sunday).

NEW! – Wild About Monkeys (April 9-10 & April 16-17) – When a movie producer needs a performing baboon more than likely they will call Kevin and Martina Keith, the hosts of “Wild about Monkeys.” You have probably seen their baboons with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages, Steve Carell in Evan Almighty and one of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time. Combining their skill as trainers and the instincts of baboons, Kevin, Martina and their baboons delight and amaze audiences with a fun, educational and very entertaining show for the whole family. (Appearing both weekends – four shows on Saturdays and three shows on Sundays).

NEW! – Skin & Bones Comedy Circus (April 9-10 & April 16-17) – A unique presentation of trained dogs and potbellied pigs whose human friends present a very entertaining kid-tested, parent-approved show of comedy and fun. (Appearing both weekends – four shows on Saturdays and three shows on Sundays).


All of this and a lot more at the 14th Annual KidFest! Ridgeland on Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10 and Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Freedom Ridge Park. To provide a memorable experience for both parents and children, KidFest! Ridgeland will provide:

  • Interactive activities and attractions,
  • A variety of shows,
  • Amusement rides, Pony & Train rides and
  • It’s all included in the admission price!

Ridgeland also offers the family numerous venues for dining, lodging and fun. Explore for more details about our city.

KidFest! Ridgeland is a program of the city of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department. Call 601.853.2011 for more information.

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