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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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]

Thanksgiving Celebrations – Creating New Traditions.

The best Thanksgiving family celebrations add extra fun and quirkiness to holiday, include ways to escape from daily schedules, and provide more time for making family memories. [Read More]

Best Corn Mazes, Agri-Adventures and Fall Festivals in the Southwest.

Corny or not, mazes are made for families looking for earth bound, screen free fun. From country traditions in New Mexico and Oklahoma to luscious apples in Arizona, the season is in full swing. [Read More]

Best Corn Mazes, Fall Festivals and Agri-Adventures in North Texas.

From Dallas to the high plains we have a list of the best corn mazes and fall festivals with masterful corn mazes, tractor rides, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, storytelling under the stars, thousands of pumpkins, living science activities, tempting harvest time treats, and screen free fun. [Read More]

10 of the Best Agri-Adventure Locations in the US.

Corn mazes, living history farms, and fall festivals provide unique agri-adventures for families and boundless screen free ways to share earth-friendly activities and create memories. [Read More]

Best Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes in Canada.

When time is tight pint-sized fun is better than no fun at all whether it’s a daytrip or a weekend escape, enjoying time together and making family memories matters. [Read More]

Best Corn Mazes, Fall Festivals and Agri-Adventures in South Texas.

From acres of pumpkins and interactive corn mazes to barrel train rides and corn texting, the harvest festivals in South Texas are guaranteed to amaze and delight. [Read More]

Seven Labor Day Time-Travel Locations with Kid Quests and Royal Decrees.

Renaissance festivals span the country during September and October offering the perfect solution for those who are short on time but looking for effortless, screen-free family fun. [Read More]

Participate in the Annual World Oceans Day - June 8th.

As most 10-year-olds will tell you, the oceans are a very important part of our planet. World Oceans Day (WOD) helps more of us focus on the importance. [Read More]

Best Mid Atlantic Best Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires for Family Fun and Learning.

Locate a Ren faire and share the fun with your kids encountering knights, royal maidens, bards, wizards and perhaps a pixie or two, all in one place on the same day in an atmosphere punctuated by entertainment and living history moments creating an experience that is pure fun. [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]

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]

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]

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]

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 Holiday Lights and Santa Trains in Ohio - Create Your Own family Traditions.

From riding the marvelous Polar Express to enjoying miles of magical lights we have plenty of yuletide excursions in Ohio to make enjoying season with family and friends more fun. [Read More]

Best Great Lakes Santa Trains and Holiday Lights - Create Your Own Family Tradition.

From Illinois and Indiana to Wisconsin and Minnesota we have named the best of the season. Seek out the best holiday lights or find a Santa train and climb aboard for the fun. [Read More]

Best Holiday Lights in Virginia - Create Your Own Family Traditions.

The magic of the holiday season is set to sparkle across Virginia with Christmas light displays offering countless memory making possibilities for families. From miles of lights along the Boardwalk on Virginia Beach to the magic of Alexandria celebrating is in the air. [Read More]

Away for the Holidays Destination St. Augustine with Holiday Lights, Elf Express, and a Beach Blast.

The annual “Nights of Lights” celebration includes millions of white lights adorning buildings and draping from trees creating a magical holiday atmosphere. From carriage rides and caroling to ice skating, trolley rides, fireworks, and a chili cook off celebrating is the whole idea. [Read More]

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]


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