Explore the World’s Biggest PlayPlace at the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival

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McDonald's Houston Children's Festival | Photo courtesy of MOAGH

Create memories with your family at the largest Children’s Festival in the country, the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Now in its 30th year, the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival is a two-day event with celebrities, food, and fun for the whole family.

The weekend-long festival features celebrity and character appearances, music, food, games, family-friendly activities, dance performances, and more. Plus proceeds will benefit Child Advocates, Inc.

Check out special events like an autograph session with Anthony Gonzalez, who voices Miguel Rivera in the 2017 Disney/Pixar film Coco, dance performances, and a meet and greet with PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall.

You can also visit McDonald’s Dream Discovery Zone in Sam Houston Park to sample Minute Maid Slushies and McDonald’s world famous French Fries.

Breakfast with the Stars

For the first time, guests are invited to enjoy a special Breakfast with the Stars hosted by Mayor Sylvester Turner in the Legacy Room at City Hall on Saturday, April 7 at 9am.

You’ll have a chance to take photos with characters that include members like PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Curious George, and a Power Ranger, plus Ronald McDonald and his friends Grimace, Hamburglar and Birdie.

Tickets are $50, not including a service fee, and include entry into the festival. Click here to order tickets.

The World’s Biggest PlayPlace

Gather in front of the McDonald’s Dream Discovery Stage for two days packed with music, dance and special guests.

There will be performances from the Lunch Box Dance Crew, Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico, and (of course) the Ronald McDonald Show. Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol will be on hand to pose for photos. 

Anthony Gonzalez, the voice of animated character Miguel from Coco, will perform and sign autographs for fans at 1:30pm and 2:30pm both days.

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McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival | Photo courtesy of MOAGH

Activities & Family Fun

Beyond the entertainment, there will be a bounce house, obstacle course, football toss and other games to keep the whole family entertained.

Make crafts, take a photo with Ronald McDonald, Birdie, Hamburglar and Grimace and get an up-close look at Ronald Mcdonald’s shoe car.

Stop by the photo booth to capture your memories and shared experiences from the day.

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McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival | Photo courtesy of MOAGH

Take a break from the heat and stroll through McDonald’s “chill zone” where you can sample fruity Minute Maid Slushies while you cool off.

Learn how a potato becomes a French fry, see a larger-than-life Idaho potato, and snack on an order of hot, salty fries from the McDonald’s French Fry Truck.

McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival | Photo courtesy of MOAGH

About McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Houston

The McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Houston, a co-operative of local business owners, own and operate more than 300 McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Houston.

Houston-area McDonald’s restaurants employ more than 15,000 people in the Greater Houston community.

About Child Advocates, Inc.

Child Advocates, Inc. recruits, trains and mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. Volunteers are assigned to children or siblings in foster care and ensure that their needs are met until they are placed in safe, permanent homes.

McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival 2018

McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival | Photo courtesy of MOAGH

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