CoMo Family: Family Fun Fests

On the third Wednesday of every summer month, Columbia, Missouri’s Flatbranch Park is the home of Family Fun Fest.
Much as the title implies, this event is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy special time together from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Each month there is a central theme and staple activities such as a bounce house, face painting, musical entertainment and a variety of community booths selected due to their relevance to the theme.
In my experience, the lines can be daunting. For us, I need to prep my young kids that we might not get to do EVERYTHING, but we will get to do lots of great stuff. Then I need to engage them at the booths rather then just getting sucked into the bounce house line.
June’s theme is Explore Outdoors!

My friend Amy, a Fun Fest frequent flyer, reported, “June was our favorite last year.”
She also recommends getting to the park as close to 6 pm as possible to reduce the need to wait in long lines.
Upcoming themes:
July 18 – Around The World
August 15 – It’s A Circus
September 19 – Creative Kids

As you can see, she thought it was well worth it to wait in the face-painting line.

Flatbranch Park, 101, S. 4th St., Columbia, Missouri


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