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Larger Than Life 21st Annual Children’s Festival

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The Woodlands, Texas – Families are invited to come out and play as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground for the 21st Annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil on Nov. 12 and 13, 2016. With performers on multiple stages, character meet and greets, and activities located all around the venue, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

“This year The Pavilion is going big for our 21st Annual Children’s Festival,” says Jerry MacDonald, president & CEO for The Pavilion. “The performances on the Main Stage and the activities throughout the venue will entertain your entire family.”

Performing on the Pepsi Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday is the Imagination Movers, an energetic rock band for all ages and the Emmy-winning stars of a hit TV series seen worldwide on Disney Junior. Also on the Pepsi Main Stage for two performances only on Saturday is Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE, an amazing attraction – 65 million years in the making – that allows guests to meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures that will both thrill and entertain.

In the SEAD Zone (Science, Engineering, Arts & Design), kids can launch into space with Janet’s Planet, enjoy hat-making, get their faces painted and more! In the Meet & Greet tent, kids have the opportunity to meet the Imagination Movers and characters from Star Wars at various times per day. For meet and greet times, visit their website at


The Activity Center in The Pavilion Event Center is the place to be for hands-on activities and games organized by local businesses including brain teasers, a coloring contest, an instrument petting zoo and more. Kids are encouraged to unleash their inner artist and create their own masterpieces in The Villager’s Arts Alley in the Activity Center. They will learn about lines, colors, shapes, patterns, unity, balance and more by using these elements to make imaginative creations.

Just around the corner from the Pepsi Main Stage is the CB&I STEAM Zone (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) featuring Memorial Hermann and Fidelity Investments, with free balloons, science experiments, performances on the Community Stage and more.

Take a walk through the Anadarko Adventure Zone for wild outdoor activities including a petting zoo and fun inflatables. Interact with professional sports teams like the Houston Texans and test your speed with Bubble Runners. Stop by the Texas Children’s Hospital Healthy KidZone, where kids can learn about health and physical fitness in a fun, interactive way from a variety of local businesses and organizations. Explore an ambulance and enjoy games and activities like martial arts, gymnastics and more.

At the top of The Pavilion hill is the Sky Zone where kids can build and fly their own kite, dig for gold and participate in parachute races. For all information about Children’s Festival, please visit or call 281-364-3010.

 Admission is $8 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door. Children age 2 and under are free of charge. All activities and performances are included in the price of admission. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., online at, by calling 800-745-3000, or the day of the event. Children age 2 and under are free. Please note The Pavilion Box Office will be closed October 26-November 6. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue. Concessions will be open.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle and tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit