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! Aussie Kingdom (April 3-4 and April 11-12) – This wonderful exhibit and show will entertain festival guests as well as educate them. Aussie Kingdom provides many interesting facts about the different species of kangaroos and wallabies, along with native Australian birds such as the kookaburra and rainbow lorikeet. Currently, they have 8 different species of these wonderful marsupials, (pouched animals). They also present information about their native land and the people of Australia. This is a high impact “WOW” factor program which includes all the animals on display throughout the day for everyone to enjoy the wonderful antics of the animals at play. Aussie Kingdom will appear both weekends of KidFest! Ridgeland April 3-4 & 11-12, 2015. They will perform three shows each day. Visit their website.
Ridgeland Easter Egg Hunt (April 3-4) – Peter Cottontail will make a visit to Freedom Ridge Park on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. The city’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held during KidFest! Ridgeland. Check the schedule for age groups and times.
Paddington Bear (April 3-4) – You can meet Paddington Bear from the hit family movie “Paddington” at Freedom Ridge Park during KidFest! Ridgeland. Appearing Friday, April 3 and Saturday, 4. Be sure to have your picture made with him.
Those Funny Little People (April 3-4) – Those Funny Little People is a one-of-a-kind entertainment company with life-sized puppets who dance, sing and make people laugh. The Little People have been in several theater productions such as The Wizard of Oz. Making their television debut in 2011, Those Funny Little People appeared on the TV show America’s Got Talent as four elves, an agent and a showgirl. The group resonated with audiences everywhere and placed within the top 36 acts.
Sea Lion Splash (April 3-4) – Sea Lion Splash returns to KidFest! Ridgeland with their unique show that gets everyone cheering and laughing. The sea lions amaze festival guests as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles. The show is educational and funny. The sea lions will appear in four shows on April 3 & 4, 2015. The sea lions are on display between shows. Visit their website.
NEW! – Kazoobie Kazoo Show (April 11-12) – Rick Hubbard celebrates more than a decade of providing positive family entertainment throughout the United States, and every moment has been KAZOOBIE! Rick invented the word “kazoobie” to describe his performance. It means “exceptional, fun, involving everyone.” Rick’s “Kazoo Band” shows get EVERY AUDIENCE MEMBER involved. Each person receives a free kazoo and performs with Rick in the grand finale. Leading up to this kazoobie event, Rick performs his popular original songs and features “Kids Appearing On Stage” or “KAOS” as Rick calls it. While Rick performs on guitar, banjo, steel drum and other exotic instruments, kids participate on stage – dancing, singing, shaking maracas or playing inflatable guitars. Every song is an opportunity for kids to participate. It’s KAZOOBIE! Kazoobie Kazoo Show will appear at KidFest! Ridgeland April 11-12, 2015. There will be four shows on Saturday and three shows on Sunday. Visit the website
NEW! – Disc-Connected K9s – World Champion Frisbee Dog Team (April 11-12) – Featuring 5 different world champions, including the 2008, 2010 & 2014 Open World Champions and the 2012 & 2013 Pairs World Champions, this internationally acclaimed professional Frisbee dog touring show is comprised of the largest collection of the best Frisbee Dogs on the planet. All of their shows carry a message of fun, athleticism, canine bonding, and promote dog rescuing. Their routines are choreographed to music, defy the normal relationship between man and canine; and leave even the oldest of children with a smile on their face and in their heart. To make it even more interesting, all of the dogs are “rescue” dogs, meaning they have come from either abandoned, homeless, sheltered, humane society, etc. backgrounds. Their individual stories are almost as interesting as their performances. We promise you will be laughing and clapping in awe at the tricks these dogs perform. Four shows on Saturday, April 11 and three shows on Sunday, April 12. Visit the website
FESTIVAL FAVORITE! – The Fearless Flores Family (April 11-12) – Finalists on 2011 America’s Got Talent – Watch 11-year old Volorian and 15-year old Cyndel ride their motorcycles together in the Globe of Death along with their mom and dad. See how they impressed the judges and America on NBC TV’s hit show, America’s Got Talent.
All of this and a lot more at the 13th Annual KidFest! Ridgeland on Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12, 2014 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 www.visitridgeland.com 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.