Dive into Fun at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's Children's Festival Nov. 12-13

By: Ashley Gravois
| Published 08/23/2022


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transforming into a giant playground for the annual Children’s Festival presented by Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands and the whole family is invited to dive into the fun! Tickets are now on sale for this year’s festival which will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes all performances and activities.

amilies Invited to Have a Splashin’ Good Time at the “Ultimate Neighborhood Playdate,” Featuring Live Performances, Character Meet & Greets and So Mu

With performers on multiple stages, character meet and greets, a special toddler area just for the youngest festivalgoers, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and exciting active adventures, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy along this epic journey around the venue.

Sound the Octo-alert! Come join Captain Barnacles and Kwazii stars of the television series The Octonauts, as they explore the ocean in search of adventure and fun! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the underwater duo as they explore, protect, and rescue. Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap a few photos with the adventure team as meet and greets will be held at various times throughout the entire weekend. Visit The Pavilion website for the full show schedule.

It’s always the right time to be a hero, when the PJ Masks come to town! Throughout the weekend, kids will have the opportunity to meet everyone’s favorite heroes from the hit Disney Junior show, PJ Masks, and other characters at various times each day in the Meet & Greet Tent in South Plaza.

Full of interactive and educational activities, Accenture S.T.E.A.M. Surf provides an opportunity to learn in a fun, exploratory environment. Launch into space with Janet’s Planet, create glow-in-the-dark slime and fake snow with Little Beakers and enjoy a whole slew of other activities including hat-making and an instrument petting zoo where kids can get their hands on real orchestra instruments.

Kids are encouraged to unleash their inner artist and create their own masterpieces in the Creative Coral. Located in The Pavilion Event Center, children will learn about lines, colors, shapes, patterns, unity, balance and more by using these elements to make a variety of imaginative creations. Kids can discover the art of drawing with hands-on drawing classes presented by Young Rembrandts all weekend long. On the Creative Coral Arts Stage, families can sing along with Disney’s Ariel and Moana or ignite their creativity with inspiring performances by local groups.

Coming to the festival with a little one? Then you won’t want to miss Children of The Woodlands Toddler Tide, a “festival-within-a-festival” for our youngest festivalgoers, ages 4 and under. Little ones will have plenty to do with musical performances, interactive theatre workshops, free exploration and a special inflatable just for toddlers. This area is also home to the Comfort Lounge, a quiet and comfortable place to relax, feed baby, catch your breath and get organized complete with a diaper change area and private nooks for nursing mothers.

Take a break at Pepsi Main Marina which will offer beach barrel painting with Artist Boat, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiriting and educating through unique coastal experiences, fun activities by The Woodlands Children’s Museum and a wide variety of performances on the Community Stage.

Be sure to stop by the Adventure Abyss for exciting outdoor activities including inflatable bumper cars, rock climbing walls, obstacle courses, a double size petting zoo and so much more.

A fan-favorite, Transit Trench is coming back bigger and better than ever. Learn about the inner-workings of some of the best trucks, tractors and automobiles that The Woodlands area has to offer. Afterwards, take it easy on The Pavilion’s Underwater Express – a train ride experience full of exploratory surprises. Don’t forget to head to the Hill Harbor at the top of The Pavilion hill where kids can experience giant bubble play with The Texas Bubblers, build and fly their own kite, dig for buried treasure and participate in parachute races down the lawn.

Admission is $10 per person and includes all performances and activities. Children aged 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. to 5 p.m. or online at

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. 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 off Timberloch Place. 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 our website at Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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