Via Christi helps KidFest kick off Prairie Fire weekend
KidFest, an annual show and expo designed for kids of all ages, features a host of family-friendly products, services and activities, is coming up — and Via Christi Health once again will be there in a big way.
This year, the event, slated for 9 am-4 pm Saturday, May 4, in Century II Expo Hall, will also serve as the packet pick-up site for participants in the Sunday, May 5, Prairie Fire Wichita Spring Half Marathon.
Among this year’s events:
A Health Pavilion featuring Via Christi-staffed teddy bear ER; representatives from Via Christi Forensic Nursing Services and the Wichita Police Department’s CSI division; the Wichita Fire Department’s Smokehouse; and numerous other health- and safety-related interactive displays and activities.
A Kids and Family Green Zone featuring hands-on activities and crafts related to gardening, recycling, energy awareness, science and green resources.
A Summer of Fun Activity Area with information about all types of summer recreation classes, camps and outdoor fun.
A Game Zone where kids can play electronic games including Guitar Hero to Mario Kart.
Live stage shows, inflatables and costumed children’s characters.
All registered Prairie Fire participants will receive complimentary admission to KidFest, where, if you haven’t already done so, you can still sign up to take part in the half marathon, 5K, Sparky’s Kids Mile or the Fun/Run Walk.
You can also pick up a free children’s pass — one per family — at your area Kwik Shop or receive one child’s admission by making a donation of two non-perishable food items to the Kansas Food Bank at the door on the day of the show.
Otherwise, tickets are available at the door for $6 for adults and $2 for children 10 and under.
For more information, go to wichitakidfest.com.