Kidsfest 2014 Slated for July 29 at Caras Park

Kids and kids at heart are invited to join Missoula Parks and Recreation for Kidsfest 2014, a free summer celebration for Missoula families at Caras Park on Tuesday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission and most activities are free.

Kidsfest features a wide variety of interactive games, arts and crafts, educational booths, live entertainment and fun activities for all ages.  Families can enter a raffle drawing with great prizes and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. The Salamanders, a local all-ages rock band, is headlining the event, courtesy of Missoula Pediatric Dentistry.  Kidsfest is co-sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Missoula Federal Credit Union and U-104.5 FM.  U-104.5 will be broadcasting live from Kidsfest.

2014-07-25_1638Parking is limited at Caras Park. Hourly pay parking is available at Central Park, 124 E. Main and Park Place, 201 E. Front.  Kidsfest visitors may park at McCormick Park and walk the short distance across the Orange Street Bridge to Caras Park. Families can also ride the Mountain Line downtown—kids ride free on the Mountain Line through August 31. Call Mountain Line at 721-3333 for route information.   For more information about Kidsfest, phone 721-PARK.

PARTIAL LIST OF 2014 Kidsfest Exhibitors – as of July 15

Visit the Missoula Parks Website for updates

Missoula Parks and Recreation – Climbing wall, mini-tennis, pickleball, Jr. Playmakers football toss, bubble fun

Missoula Federal Credit Union – money game

U-104.5 – music, emcee, swag giveaways

Bicycle Pedestrian Office (Bike Ambassadors) – Bicycle safety info

Bitterroot Gymnastics – Arts & crafts, balloon giveaway

Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies – Tooth-brushing game, prize

Flagship Program – Bubbles booth

Full Circle Counseling Solutions – Bean bag toss

Fun-damentals of Learning – Crafts and games

Girl Scouts of MT & WY – Winter in July! Science-related activity, instant snow & frozen bubbles

Glacier Ice Rink – Hockey shooting skills

Let’s Move Missoula – Hula-hoop and jump rope

Mismo Gymnastics – Gymnastics obstacle course

Missoula Federal Credit Union – Frog pond game

Missoula Figure Skating Club – Figure skating activity

Missoula Taekwondo Center – Taekwondo demonstrations

Montana Natural History Center – Outdoor-themed activity

Soccertots Missoula – Soccer games

Sussex School – Crafts and games

The Clay Studio of Missoula – Ceramics art

Tobacco Free Missoula County – Tobacco learning game

Missoula Breastfeeding Coalition – Baby comfort station – breastfeeding and diaper area

A Carousel for Missoula – Donates a portion of proceeds to Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants

Missoula Downtown Association – Donates Caras Park Pavilion for Kidsfest