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! Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus (April 8-9 & April 14-15) – Starring Nino the clown, the Zoppé circus is propelled by a central story that features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than most circuses these days. “We try to touch every emotion during the show,” he says. “They’ll laugh, they’ll cry and they’ll feel for our characters. It’s more of an event than a show.” Don’t miss America’s favorite family circus. www.zoppe.net (Appearing both weekends, please see schedule for performance times).
Skin & Bones Comedy Circus (April 8-9 & April 14-15) – 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 – please see schedule for performance times).
Backyard Circus (April 8-9 & April 14-15) – An old-fashioned backyard circus where as many as 30 children from the audience have the opportunity to dress up and be the circus performers. The show includes a lion tamer, strongman, butterfly ballerinas and Wanda, the tightrope walker. During the grand finale one lucky kid is shot out of a cannon, not a real cannon, but it is a great ending to the “World’s Greatest Backyard Circus.” (Appearing both weekends, please see schedule for performance times).
KIDFEST! RIDGELAND FAVORITE – The Fearless Flores Family (April 8-9) – The Fearless Flores Family, will return Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 with their daredevil motorcycle stunts in the Globe of Death that impressed the judges and America on NBC TV’s hit show, America’s Got Talent (see schedule for performance times).
NEW! – Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy (April 14-15) – Best described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is living proof that being German doesn’t mean you can’t be funny. He really gets his audience involved and creates magical and hilarious moments through their participation. Watch out for catapults, marshmallows, lots of Velcro and the bowling-ball of terror. www.hilby.net (Appearing April 14-15 only, please see schedule for performance times).
Ridgeland Easter Egg Hunt (April 14-15) – The City of Ridgeland’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 9:30am. More than 10,000 eggs will be gathered by children of all ages.
All of this and a lot more at the 15th Annual KidFest! Ridgeland on Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 and Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 15, 2017 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 & 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.