2017 Florida Kids and Family Expo
August 19-20, 2017

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Orange County Convention Center | West Concourse | Hall D
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM  |   Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

How much are tickets?

Advanced Tickets are $5 each. Tickets at the door are $10 each.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Just click here for your tickets!

Why should I attend?

If you’re looking for ideas and information to enrich your family’s lives in Central Florida, this is the event for you. While your kids are making things, trying new things, playing, bouncing, picking up free stuff, sliding, riding, discovering, creating, watching, running, eating and more, you can capture new ideas and opportunities for your kids and family. It’s an indoor, air-conditioned event, which is perfect for August! As your kids head back to school, find all of the resources that are available to you in your own backyard! For less than the cost of going to the movies, you can enjoy a fun family day together!

 
 
 
 
 

Where is the Orange County Convention Center?

It’s located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando (see driving directions button above for more information on getting to the convention center). A short drive from anywhere in Central Florida. Bring your strollers, wear comfortable shoes and come to play!

See below for more FAQ’s!

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The Florida Kids and Family Expo was created in 2014 by Central Florida moms that have lived and worked in our community for decades. A teacher, business owner, and employee, our team was always so busy working, they didn’t know what opportunities were available in their own community. So, they created MyCentralFloridaFamily.com and the Florida Kids and Family Expo to help other families discover what’s possible each year!

The Florida Kids and Family Expo brings approximately 150 pre-natal, baby, toddler, kid, teen and family exhibitors together with products, services and opportunities to enrich your family. From free trials to coupons, discounts and giveaways, not only will you discover new ideas, but you’ll also be able to try them out for free or save money along the way! The exhibits are free to interact with, from animal encounters to product trials to character meet and greets and so much more.

The Florida Kids and Family Expo is your annual opportunity to discover what Central Florida has to offer moms-to-be, babies, toddlers, kids, teens and families. Beat the heat and get indoors for some epic family fun while discovering new ideas and opportunities for your family.

Come enjoy over 150,000 AIR CONDITIONED square feet of everything for pre-natal moms, babies, toddlers, kids, teens and families! 150 Exhibitors. LIVE PERFORMANCES all day, both days. Interactive stations. Attractions. Bounce Houses. There is so much going on…we simply can’t list it all!

What’s new for 2017?

With help, we’ve been able to offer advanced tickets for just $5 each! Kids 2 and under are always free. That’s right…for less than the cost of going to the movies with your family, you can enjoy a full day of family fun at the Florida Kids and Family Expo! Tickets at the door will be $10 each.

AND, each paid child ticket will receive 2 complimentary tickets to enjoy a bounce house and/or attraction. Bounce houses are 1 ticket each and attractions are 2 tickets each. If you would like to have unlimited bounce house and attraction fun all day, you can always purchase an unlimited wristband for just $10 each. This helps to do two things: 1. We can make a donation to New Hope for Kids and Nathaniel’s Hope and 2. It helps us afford the cost of all the bounce houses, attractions, staffing, etc.


 

 

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please click here for more information.


 

Check out our recap video above!

 “Thank you to everybody who made the Florida Kids and Family Expo possible. My kids had an absolutely terrific time and want to come back “everyday!” Even my husband and I were talking about what a great time we had. It was the perfect way to spend the day with the kids…you guys thought of everything!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” –Sehia Q., Mom (2016 Expo)

“We had such a fun time yesterday! We never ran out of things to do.” -Molly L., Mom (2016 Expo)

“One of the best events we have been to.” -John B., Dad (2016 Expo)

“We had a blast today and got so many great resources for this newly moved in family! Thank you!” -Jara V., Mom (2016 Expo)

 


What are just SOME of the things you will experience at the 2017 Florida Kids and Family Expo?

Everything below is included with admission. Again, every paid child’s ticket will receive 2 free tickets to enjoy 2 bounce houses or 1 attraction. If you would like your child to enjoy UNLIMITED ALL DAY ACCESS, there are $10 wristbands available. Why do we charge for these? We donate a portion of these monies to New Hope for Kids and we have to pay for the rental, staffing, etc. of these fun activities. Also, the train ride will have a $1-2 fee to ride. Animal interactions are free, but there will be a $1-2 fee to feed any of the animals. That’s it. To our knowledge…everything else is INCLUDED with ADMISSION!

Character Meet & Greets

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Check out the performances!

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Sample something new.

See something magical!

Climb inside a SWAT vehicle!

Get a lesson in dueling!

Learn something new!

Have your face painted.

Bounce off the walls.

Enjoy Attractions.

Play Soccer.

Play Golf.

Ride a Train!

Ride a pony!

Play with the Orlando Magic.

Win Something.

Get your science on!

Enjoy free samples!

Check out the Aerial Acts!

Enjoy Arts and Crafts!

Check out the Puppet Show!

Visit our Balloonist!

Get into Knockerballs!

Let the force be with you!

Get hands on!


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On Saturday ONLY, after the event, stop by Chick-fil-A of Sand Lake Road between 11-7pm on Saturday, August 19th to receive a FREE 4-ct Kid’s Meal for every child 12 and under who attended the event!  (Limit of one meal per child, per valid Kid’s Expo Entry Ticket. Must surrender ticket upon receipt of meal. Mobile tickets cannot be accepted. Redeemable only at Chick-fil-A at 7333 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL on 08/19/17.)


Frequently Asked Questions

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How much are tickets? Are tickets more at the door?

Tickets in advance online.

All tickets are $5 each
Each paid child’s ticket receives 2 complimentary tickets to enjoy a bounce house or attraction.
Little Ones (0-2): Free

Tickets at the door.

All tickets are $10 each
Each paid child’s ticket receives 2 complimentary tickets to enjoy a bounce house or attraction.
Little Ones (0-2): Free

**On Sunday, after 2 PM, we’re offering 50% off advanced entry tickets for those families working on a more fixed income that still want to experience this event. Tickets MUST be purchased at the door after 1:45 PM on Sunday. We want all families to enjoy this event and all that it brings.

*All tickets are non-refundable.


 What prizes will be awarded?

We have giveaways from some of Central Florida’s favorite attractions. Some will be given away through our Facebook page. You can check our Contest Page on our site with more opportunities to win. Others will be given away the weekend of the expo. By registering at the door or in advance online with your ticket purchases, you will be automatically entered to win. Listen for your name as you enjoy the expo!  We will be awarding Family Four Packs from the following attractions:

Sea World

Kennedy Space Center

Legoland

Gatorland

Orlando Science Center

Crayola Experience

Medieval Times

Andretti Thrill Park

Disney on Ice

…and more!


How much is parking?

Parking is discounted to $10 per car. We wish it was free too!


Can I bring something to eat?

Certainly. If the kiddos are hungry, there will be many food carts available, but you are welcome to bring treats and snacks as well.


What’s included with admission?

150+ Exhibits – INCLUDED!

Animal Interactions – INCLUDED!

Bounce Houses* 2 TICKETS INCLUDED!

Attractions* 2 TICKETS INCLUDED!

Arts and Crafts -INCLUDED!

Product Samples -INCLUDED!

Unique Family Memories -INCLUDED!

Sports Fun -INCLUDED!

Food Samples -INCLUDED!

Stage Performances – INCLUDED!

Giveaways and Prizes – INCLUDED!

Face Painting – INCLUDED!

Puppet Show – INCLUDED!

Character Appearances – INCLUDED!

Magic Shows – INCLUDED!

Knockerballs- INCLUDED!

Pony Rides – INCLUDED!

Baby Zone – INCLUDED!


Babies and Gators

 …and so much more! We can’t list it all…

*Bounce Houses and Attractions are included with 2 complimentary tickets per paid child’s ticket. Unlimited wrist bands are available for $10 each to enjoy the bounce houses and attractions ALL day.


Is there anything that’s an additional cost?

Not really. We’re working to ensure that most activities and opportunities are included with admission. We will have a train ride available for the kiddos. The fee is $1 to 2 to enjoy. Some exhibitors may charge for additional services, but we’ve worked to keep this minimal. The only additional cost would be if you want your kiddo to enjoy bounce houses and attractions unlimited all day. However, there is SO MUCH TO DO at this expo…they’re going to have a great time without one too!


Will there be changing rooms and nursing stations?

Yes. We’ve added a covered area for changing rooms and nursing stations. Just be sure to check your program map for their location.


Can we bring strollers?

Yes. The floor is cement in the exhibit hall for easy stroller pushing!


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As one mom put it, “My daughter and I had an AMAZING TIME!!! SO THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING DAY!!!” –Stephanie J., Mom

The goal of this expo is to put you in front of companies, schools, and organizations that can enrich your family in our community. From discovering new opportunities to trying new products to uncovering new ideas, this annual event will allow parents to learn new things while allowing their kids to have fun for the day. It’s all meant for your Central Florida family!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors.


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