Kidchella Seattle


Festival season is in full swing and we're bringing the Coachella Valley to Seattle with the first ever Kidchella Seattle at Magnuson Park on Saturday, August 25, 2018! Join Seattle magazine as we put our family friendly Pacific Northwest spin on the famous music festival, Coachella. Grab your mini VIP's and rock out to the star studded line up of Caspar BabypantsRecess Monkey, and The Not-Its! 

All kids under the age of 18 are free! Tickets for those 18 years and older are $25. 

Tickets to Kidchella Seattle include - more coming soon!

-- Performances by Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, and The Not-Its! 
-- Carnival games 
-- Bounce houses
-- Face painting
-- Balloon Twisting 
-- Arts & crafts 
-- A super fun day with family and friends!

Activities - more coming soon!
ALAKASAM - Balloon Sculpting and Twisting - Bounce House and Inflatable Slide 
Caricature Artist Lou Medina - Live Caricatures 
Chadwick Flower Company - Flower Crown Station 
CLIF Kid - Photo Booth with Souvenir Photo 
Creative Faces by Jain - Face Painting 
Inspirus Credit Union - Carnival Games 
Mama Pixie Face Painting - Glitter Bar 
Palbasha's Creative Services - Henna Tattooing 
Springfree Trampoline - Trampoline Jumping 

Featured Exhibitors - more coming soon! 
FIT4MOM Seattle - Exercise and fitness for moms 
Hello Henley Designs - Unique and beautiful handmade teething toys
Kids Co. - Quality childcare that enriches and nurtures all children, supporting their success in school and in life
 - Seattle's most effective swim & water safety instruction 

Complimentary Food & Beverages - more coming soon! 
Smith Brothers Farms 

Food Trucks & Vendors - more coming soon! 
Food trucks will have items available for purchase. Cash/cards will be accepted. 

BUNS Gourmet Natural Burgers - All natural, locally grown foods, fresh buns & grass-fed beef 
Cascade Kettle Corn - Hand popped kettle corn 
Delfino's Chicago Style Pizza - Authentic Chicago style pizza in the Northwest 
Island Blends Acai - Acai bowls, poke bowls, smoothies 
Pilgrim Coffeehouse - Made to order espresso, tea, and non-coffee beverages 

Kidchella Seattle Raffle 
Guests can enter to win the Kidchella Seattle grand prize package made up of our favorite and children's and family items. Purchase a raffle ticket for $5.00 to be entered to win this one of a kind prize package. You will recieve one raffle ticket for every $5 donated. The more you donate, the better your odds! Cash and cards will be accepted. 

This incredible prize package includes: 

A one year membership to Thrive Market
Baby Banana Toothbrush 
Babyletto Bedding 
BANZ Sunglasses 
Molly's Suds Starter Pack 
Motherlove Green Salve & Herb Guide 
PackIt Freezable Upright Backpack 
Re-Play Recycled Children's Tableware Collection

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Saturday, August 25, 2018 

Magnuson Park Hangar 30 

6310 NE 74th Street 
Seattle, WA 89115

Parking will be limited so please consider carpooling and allow enough time to find parking inside the park or in the neighborhoods surrounding the park. Drive toward the water on 74th. You will come to a stop sign, parking will be to your right and the event will be to your left. Additional parking can be dound by driving south on Sportsfield Drive and taking a left on 65th Avenue NE. 

Ticket Pricing
Early Bird pricing (until June 1st) $15.00 
Regular pricing (after June 1st) $25.00 
*All children under the age of 18 are free* 

Outside food and beverage will not be allowed. Food trucks will have items available for purchase. Cash/cards will be accepted. Full list of participating food trucks coming soon. 

Please leave your furry friends at home.

Kidchella Seattle will take place rain or shine! Magnuson Park is an indoor/outdoor venue so there will be plenty of space for whatever the weather brings. 

Schedule (subject to change
10:00am - Event begins 
10:15-11:00am - Caspar Babypants 
11:15am-12:00pm - Recess Monkey 
1:00-1:45pm - The Not-Its! 
2:00pm - Event ends


Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, twice Grammy nominated lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America. A few years ago Chris rediscovered turn of the century folk and traditional music and focused on a more simple approach that gave birth to Caspar Babypants. His wife Kate Endle is a huge influence toward his transformation and writing style for kids and does all the cover art for the albums. Chris says, "I want to make music for the very young because I admire their associative inventive imaginations and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself."

Recess Monkey 
Drew, Jack and Korum are three teachers who make kid's music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. Recess Monkey has earned dozens of awards over its twelve year history. Their 2016 Amazon Original Family album "Novelites" was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album. Time Out New York recently named them the #3 Kindie band in America behind the iconic They Might Be Giants and gifted Chicago kid-tunester Justin Roberts Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows,

Recess Monkey strives to strike a balance between kid-centric ideas and musical authenticity. Lyrically, they weave jokes and puns together with universal childhood themes, speaking to both kids and their parents simultaneously with catchy, melodic songs. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast.

The Not-Its! 

For more than nine years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first "rock show" experience. With the release of their seventh studio album, Ready Or Not, this Seattle "Kindie Rock" quintet will have children and their parents on their feet screaming for more, the moment they hit the dance floor!

They are Sarah Shannon (former singer Sub Pop band Velocity Girl), Danny Adamson (rhythm guitar), Tom Baisden (lead guitar), Jennie Helman (bass player) and Michael Welke (former drummer of Harvey Danger). As parents, they add 10 children to the crowd, ranging in ages 7-15. Since 2008 they have been poised to keep their families and yours dancing along at their live shows as well as to their recorded albums, and with their much anticipated seventh album, Ready Or Not, it is clear they have no intention of slowing down!

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Driving Directions

From Interstate 5 you can exit at either N.E. 45th Street (Exit #169) or N.E. 65th Street (Exit #171).

From the N.E. 45th Street exit, go east on 45th, past the University of Washington, and down the 45th Street ramp. Continue east past University Village Shopping Center. Bear left and continue about 2 miles. You will pass Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

From the I-5 N.E. 65th Street exit, head east approximately four miles on 65th (stay on the arterial!) until you have crossed Sand Point Way N.E. into the N.E. 65th Street entrance to Warren G. Magnuson Park.

From Interstate 90 (I-90):

  • Take Interstate 5 north about and continue about 4.5 miles to Exit #169, NE 45th Street.

  • At the stoplight, turn right onto NE 45th Street and continue east about 1.5 miles, passing the University of Washington campus and heading down a steep hill.

  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left at the stoplight and continue east on NE 45th Street.

  • NE 45th Street will bear left and become Sand Point Way NE.

  • Continue on Sand Point Way NE about 2 miles, you will pass Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

August 25, 2018
Magnuson Park Hangar 30
6310 Northeast 74th Street
Seattle, WA
United States
Seattle Mag Event
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