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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day Comes to the Bay Area on August 11th in partnership with Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

One of SoCal’s most popular family festivals is in the Bay for ONE DAY ONLY!

Discovery Meadow Park in San Jose, CA (August 11th, 2019) – SoCalMoms is excited to present the Great Big Family Play Day, a day-long music festival and play date the whole family will enjoy in partnership with Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose! Known as Coachella for families, this family festival is specifically built for young families with interactive and engaging fun for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school children. Meet over 50 partners showcasing the best of family activities, education and entertainment, services, and healthy products for families. Play, sing, dance, create, build, sample and learn between 10am and 5pm on Sunday, August 11th in Discovery Meadow Park.

Live entertainment on Main Stage includes The Beat Buds, LA’s hottest kids band, Dino Encounters T-Rex Show, Andy Z, Ricky Roo, a Best of Parenting Gear Show with chances to win it ALL and story times. Find the full schedule at
The event covers nearly three acres of outdoor space in Discovery Meadow Park in front of Children’s Discovery Museum. The ticket packages include both the festival lawn, main stage entertainment and all day access to Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

“We can’t wait to bring the festival to new families in the Bay Area this year!,” said Tracy Fredkin, CEO of Fun Family Brands. “This is the one day every year that all of our partners locally and from around the country come together to showcase the best of family fun, entertainment, educational programming and healthy family products and services. We are thrilled to offer a completely experiential and engaging event for families with kids of all ages and grandparents too!”

Day of Highlights include:
• Large scale Dinosaur Exhibit and interactive area
• Angry Birds 2 Meet + Greet from Sony
• Sports fun with The San Jose Sharks
• Obstacle Courses, Slides and Bounce Houses
• STEM focused activities with Stratford Schools
• Back to School Lounge with maker stations and book nook focused on reading +
• Brain Games Lounge with Brainiac Kids and Osmo
• Family Wellness Lounge with Childlife Essentials
• A toddler soft play area + sensory stations
• Princess Meet + Greets with the Princess Party Co
• Imagination Block Building Zone
• Splash + Play Area to cool off
• Family Photo Station with Samsung
• New Family Pavilion with Gear, Products + Resources specifically for young families
from companies including Uppa Baby, Re-Play, Keenz, Sinkboss, Kids Embrace,
Travel Tray and more!
• Wagon Test Drive Program with Wonderfold Baby – drop your stroller and take
their family wagons for a test drive
• Come EARLY for Main Gate giveaways from Osmo, Peatos, Happy Hollow Park +
• BIG games and BIG giveaways
• And tons of organics products, snacks, samples, kids entertainment and family fun
Ticketing Information:
General Admission from 12pm to 5pm
The event is open to the public from 12pm to 5pm with tickets available for purchase in advance online or at the door. For those who purchase in advance, they receive express check in and a raffle ticket.
Early Access VIP tickets from 10am to 12pm
For those with kids who wake up early and/or are looking for a less crowded experience with extra perks (gift bag, raffle + ride tickets) there are early access tickets available online in advance with entry from 10am to 12pm. There will be NO CDM member hour on August 11th.

For details, visit
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