Explore the McDonald’s Dream Discovery Zone at the Houston Children’s Festival

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McDonald's Houston Children's Festival | Photo courtesy of McDonald's Houston
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Play with your kids at the largest children’s festival in the country, the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Now in its 31st 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 local non-profit 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, photos with Daniel Tiger and Princess Presto, and a meet and greet with PAW Patrol’s Chase and Skye.

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 second year, 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, March 30 at 9am.

You’ll have a chance to take photos with characters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol, Daniel Tiger, and Princess Pesto, 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 Highflyers Jump Rope Team and Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico, a meet and greet with PAW Patrol, and (of course) appearances from Ronald McDonald and his friends.

Anthony Gonzalez, the voice of animated character Miguel from Coco, will perform and sign autographs for fans from 1:30pm to 3pm both days.

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

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 McDonald’s Houston

Take a break from playing and sample fruity Minute Maid Slushies, including the new Sweet Peach flavor which will be available in restaurants in April.

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.

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

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 2019

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

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