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18th Annual Kidsfest takes over Cascades Park

18th Annual Kidsfest takes over Cascades Park
18th Annual Kidsfest takes over Cascades Park
Posted at 7:00 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 19:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It was all about the kids at the 18th Annual Kidsfest.

Cascades Park was full of games, entertainment, and family fun, all for a good cause.

Hundreds of families came out to Kidsfest for a Saturday filled with exciting, interactive activities, all for free.

People in attendance say, community events completely dedicated to children are hard to come by, that's why parents marked their calendars.

The Pritchard family even drove from Mitchell County, Georgia, to join the fun.

"It is very special to me and it means a lot to me, even though I don't live here, that they took the time to do something for kids and for the community. I think it's great," said Misty Pritchard.

Pritchard says, she learned about the event three weeks ago and waited until Saturday morning to surprise her children.

We found tables from 80 local organizations, that double last year's turnout. Children could play games and win prizes, while parents discover community resources.

The event is in its 18th year, but this is the second year Kid's Incorporated of the Big Bend has hosted the event at Cascades Park.

It's free for families. Money spent on food and drinks goes toward Kid's Incorporated of the Big Bend.

"We wanted to give something back to the community," said Pam David, Executive Director of Kid's Incorporated of the Big Bend. "We want it to be mission related, so it ties back to our mission of supporting and educating families with young children."

David says, this year's crowd is the largest her organization has seen, estimating around 7,000 people in attendance.

Kid's Incorporated of the Big Bend was also collecting children book donations for their Tiny Library Project at the event Saturday.