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KidsBash: Ghirardelli Square’s Street Festival For Kids In San Francisco

Source: Ghirardelli Square

Source: Ghirardelli Square

San Francisco is well-known for the myriad of free street festivals held throughout the year in different districts, but most of them are for adults. Which is why Ghirardelli Square partnered with local family-friendly businesses and organizations to create the first street festival just for kids and families — KidsBash. Now on its fourth year, this kid-centered event for children under 10 is always fun for the whole family.

The upcoming KidsBash on Saturday, June 22, boasts pirate ship rides, henna and temporary tattoos, an enormous bounce house, life-sized board games, science experiments, and the always popular rock climbing wall. Kids can even make their own work of art at the Flax Art booth. Aside from these fantastic attractions, there will be games with prizes and a lot of great vendors with their own giveaways and goodies. Hello Kitty and the San Francisco Fire Department made appearances at last year’s KidsBash, so there may be some surprise guests at this one, too.

Because the KidsBash is a community-focused event, coordinators partner with at least one nonprofit organization every year. Help A Mother Out, an organization which collects diapers to disperse to families in need through homeless shelters, WIC, and other establishments, were last year’s highlighted non-profits and will be a part of the event again this year. But proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Plum Organics‘ new nonprofit, The Full Effect, a social program dedicated to providing nourishment to little ones in need across America. According to The Full Effect, one in five children are starving, meaning one in five children can not reach their full potential in life because they do not have their basic needs met.

KidsBash tickets will be available online until June 15 at $20 per child, and give your whole family access to all the fun of this major event while also helping out other children and families in need.

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St
San Francisco, CA

TICKETS: $20 for kids, Free for adults. Click here to purchase tickets.

PARKING: Free street parking or  paid parking at City Garage

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