Plan on spending the weekend of March 24th and 25th with your family at the 20th Annual KidShow held at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor! Set for Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This free annual event, now in its 20th year will not disappoint.
- When: Saturday, March 24th – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25th – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Where: Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Avenue, Mentor
- Location in the Mall: Everywhere – Enter any mall entrance
- Fee: Free
- Sponsors: Atlas Cinemas, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Magazine, Cougar 93.7/Mix 97.1, Hulafrog, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa, Lake County Captains, Lake Health, Lake News, Macaroni Kid Cleveland East, Mimi Magazine, Northeast Ohio Parent, The Lake County Women’s Journal, The News-Herald and WINT Integrity Radio 101.5FM /1330AM.
- Additional Details: The KidShow or call 440.974.1198
What can you expect at the 20th year celebration of the KidShow? Ask the KidShow producer, Patty Perry of ProMark Enterprises and she will say, “A mall filled with families from all over Northeast Ohio gathering information and resources from nearly 85 exhibitors, continuous stage entertainment, hands-on activities and a lot of smiling faces! There is nothing that pleases me more than smiling faces and a jam-packed mall on KidShow weekend.” The KidShow’s mission is to get good information into busy parents’ hands while spending some time having fun with your kids. The mission has been accomplished all 19 years with this year set up to be no different.
In honor of the 20th year, noon on Saturday brings Mascot Mania to the stage located in front of Macy’s. The Mentor High School Cheerleaders will kick off our 20-year celebration by starting a parade of mascots and costume characters down the mall. We welcome back the Rockin Robots (Americas Got Talent) to the stage on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Billy Matsumoto with comedy magic and juggling on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. You may recognize Billy as he has been on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Shark Tank. Guinness World Record 4x Winner and currently holding the Guinness World Record for the biggest outdoor free floating soap bubble, Dr. U.R. Awesome will be providing bubble fun from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily and Wayne Peltz, famous plastic brick artist, will create an on-going interactive mosaic piece of artwork with attendees help to be completed by the closing hours of the KidShow.
Keeping tradition, the goody bags are back! The first 250 families each day who register at the Registration Center at the top of the Food Court will get one of only 500 free KidShow goody bags. One lucky bag each day will hold a red envelope with a free Birthday Party Celebration for 15 at Atlas Cinemas. A value of over $150!
Exhibitors, entertainment and activities best describe the KidShow. Come see some of the best products and services available for kids and families. There will be schools and sports, healthcare and wellness, camps and vacations and everything in between.
“Having so many resources available all in one place makes family decision-making and planning so much easier,” states Patty Perry of ProMark Enterprises, KidShow owner and producer. Children will be inspired by others through the entertainment and interactive participation as parents gain a wealth of new knowledge and resources to make good family choices.
Stop by the Kids Counter at the top of the food court and check out the cool activities! Local companies, Barnes & Noble, Lakeshore Learning, Max & Erma’s, Mentor Public Library, and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will be providing crafts and activities and even a sundae bar! Times are highlighted on the KidShow website. Along with activities, entertainment is big at the KidShow! There’s everything from music and magic to fitness and theater to twirling, dancing and even kids kitchen fun. Visit the Northeast Ohio Parent Entertainment Stage located in front of Macy’s for continuous entertainment, impromptu trivia and snacks!
New this year is The Bus Stop, located by Planet Fitness. You may call it a food truck but it’s definitely a food bus. A bus converted into a mobile food option by retired school bus driver, Vicki. The bus, yes inside the mall, will be serving up kid friendly food to include animal shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit cups and fresh veggies.
Two full days of stage entertainment and plenty of games, activities and crafts throughout the mall will provide hours of family fun! The KidShow is a must see, must do family event. No admission fee, no parking fee, right here in Northeast Ohio and all for free!
The KidShow is produced by local company, ProMark Enterprises, Inc. and sponsored by Atlas Cinemas, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Magazine, Cougar 93.7/Mix 97.1, Hulafrog, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa, Lake County Captains, Lake Health, Lake News, Macaroni Kid Cleveland East, Mimi Magazine, Northeast Ohio Parent, The Lake County Women’s Journal, The News-Herald and WINT Integrity Radio 101.5FM /1330AM.
For all of the weekend activities and entertainment check out The KidShow or call ProMark Enterprises, Inc. at 440.974.1198.
Pictured In Cover Photo: Dr. U. R. Awesome (left) and Billy Matsumoto (center)