Great Festivals and Events for Families

View this page for information about the best events and festivals for families plus related family vacation packages for US, Canada, Britain, and Europe. Best Festivals and Events for Family FunUse this page a resource for ways to enjoy time with your children while making memories and learning together. Find the latest fun things to do with kids including museum exhibits, music venues, family-friendly theatre, the best Renaissance festivals and Ren faires, living history events,  corn mazes, harvest festivals, Polar Express adventures, Santa trains and festive holiday lights. 

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12 Spunky Winter Festivals Offer Mini Breaks with Extra Fun to Share.

The best snow festivals across the US offer interactive and engaging ways to enjoy cold weather and many of them include wacky ways to have fun from frozen turkey bowling to icy golf games and my favorite a frying pan toss. [Read More]

Southern California: Best Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires for Family Fun.

Breakaway from the demands of the life in the 21st century for a day and time travel with your kids to a place where storytellers, bards, falconers, fairies, and magicians mingle with lords and ladies, knights, and perhaps a mythical dragon. [Read More]

Butterflies Provide Soft-Hearted, Screen-Free Family Experiences.

Dallas offers two exceptional spots, Texas Discovery Gardens and Heard Museum where whispering is encouraged and making discoveries comes naturally. [Read More]

Best Family Road Trips to the 16th Century.

Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires are scattered across the country making it easy to find 16th century time capsule to share with your kids. [Read More]

Best Great Lakes Renaissance Festivals and Medieval Faires Offer Interactive Games, Jousting Knights, and an Occasional Dragon.

Planning a road trip to the 16th century is easy in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota where faires and festivals are populated by knights, maidens, and royalty and the atmosphere is difficult to duplicate on your own. [Read More]

Tampa Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI - Huzzah!

How about spending a Florida weekend in the 16th century complete with giants, jousting, jesters, fairies, falconry, storytelling, and troubadours? It’s a spring break adventure or weekend escape with screen-free family fun guaranteed. [Read More]

Northern California: Best Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires for Family Fun.

Step away from the 21st century for a day and relax in an uncomplicated atmosphere with lords and ladies, knights, bards, minstrels, and perhaps a few mythical fairies or a dragon. Share the fun with your kids. [Read More]

NanoDays Celebrating Small, Smaller, Nano!

Amazing discoveries come in all sizes and the annual series of NanoDays events proves the point. NanoDays events scattered nationwide celebrate the science of very, very tiny bits enabling participants of all ages to imagine, discover, and explore a world that's too small to see. [Read More]

Three Reasons to Take Your Kids to a Renaissance Festival or Ren Faire.

Festivals and faires offer screen-free fun away from the 21st century. The atmosphere, punctuated by entertainment and living history moments, creates a carefree experience difficult to duplicate for your kids on your own. [Read More]

Seven Ways to Improve Your Renaissance Festival Experience with Kids.

Renaissance faires make excellent escapes ideal for sharing with kids and given the fact that 2016 has the potential to be an annoying year because of the non-stop political messages escaping for a day seems appropriate. [Read More]

Arizona Renaissance Festival Invites All Ages to Make Believe for a Day.

Step back in time to the 16th Century where knights jousting atop mighty steeds save save damsels in distress and where it is still possible to whisper to a magical faerie and talk to Mother Goose, all in one day. [Read More]

7 Reasons to Visit DC during the Holidays.

Between now and New Year's Day, Washington, DC celebrates the season with free (and almost free) festivals, unique shopping, family-friendly theater, concerts and lights. [Read More]

National Parks Offer 10 Free Days in 2017.

Each year the National Park Service sets aside a series of days for which the entrance fees are waived. It is a chance to take the kids and get in free. [Read More]

Carnaval de Québec Provides Urban Snow Adventures for Families.

During the iconic winter carnival Quebec City is a magical place where no one is concerned about snow or ice slowing down activities. The festival mascot, Bon Homme, oversees the festivities creating an atmosphere of pure fun. [Read More]

Phoenix ZooLights – An Extraordinary Celebration in the Desert.

Arizona night sparkle during the annual ZooLights festival lights up the night with imaginative displays creating a surreal atmosphere which transports visitors to a magical place with music and holiday cheer. [Read More]

Best Winter Festivals and Celebrations in Canada.

Canadians know how to celebrate winter embracing snow exuberance and creative style. Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario make enjoying winter with kids seem fun easy with sled dog rides, ice painting and bannock roasting all part of the mix. [Read More]

Best Rocky Mountain States Santa Trains and Holiday Lights Easy Family Fun.

Looking for a mini break which includes fun for the whole family? Featured below you will find our favorite train excursions for families from Utah and Montana to Nevada and Colorado. [Read More]

Santa Trains and Holiday Lights - Texas Style Celebrations.

Throughout Texas magical holiday lights and make believe journeys to the North Pole provide families with great ways to make memories. [Read More]

Holiday Snow Days at LEGOLAND in California.

Each holiday season the popular family theme park is gears up for biggest, brightest and perhaps coolest holiday celebration ever including real snow. [Read More]

Santa Trains, Polar Express Adventures, and Miles of Magical Holiday Lights – Let the Fun Begin.

Taking a break from the often hectic holiday season means finding fun in small doses and we have assembled our annual mini holiday adventures, Santa trains, and holiday lights for your review. [Read More]


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