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Kids' Fest

Armed Forces Kids' Run and more! JBLM's Month of the Military Child event, free!

Note: This event has already passed.

Team Military Kids: Saturday, April 27 is your day to show up in force!

Join the superhero squad and showcase how you are bravefearlessresilient

Armed Forces Kids' Run
10:30 a.m.–noon | Cowan Stadium

Distances: 5 & 6 year olds: 1/2 mile | 7 & 8 year olds: 1 mile | 9-16 year olds: 2 miles

Use your superhero speed and race to the finish line! Register for this free race by Friday, April 12 to guarantee your youth a free shirt. Registration forms can be emailed to Youth Sports or dropped off at commissary drop boxes (late registration accepted at Youth Sports only). Pre-race day packet pickup: April 23–25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Youth Sports Office, 6398 Garcia Blvd. Parents and spectators are encouraged to stand along the route to cheer on the runners. For more information call 253-967-2405. See a video from last year!
Brought to you in part by: Spokane Produce, The Commissary and CYS Sports

Kids' Fest
Noon–4:30 p.m.

Fly, zoom and come to the rescue at the MWR Fest Tent, Bowl Arena Lanes and CYS Fields. Fun is dangerously close to being spoiled if you don't use your superpowers to save the day!

  • Games

  • Crafts

  • Free Bowling (limit two games if there is a waiting list)

  • Inflatables

  • Petting Zoo

  • Military Static Displays courtesy of First Corps

  • Caricaturist

  • Face Painters

  • Balloon Twister

  • The Brian Waite Band 

  • Karaoke with DJ Chrissy

  • Children's Museum activity

  • Punt, Pass & Kick - CYS Fields

  • Teen & Youth Competitions

  • Gaming Trailer

  • Food Trucks

Events and activities are FREE; food and beverages are available for purchase.


10:30 a.m.-Noon Armed Forces Kids Run -
Cowan Stadium
Noon-2 p.m. Superhero Brian Waite
Noon-2 p.m. Juggler
Noon-4 p.m. Video Game Truck
Noon-4 p.m. 2 Balloonists/2 Face Painters 
Noon-4 p.m. 2 Caricaturists
Noon-4 p.m. Miss Washington
Meet & Greet
Noon-4:30 p.m. Petting Zoo
Noon-4:30 p.m. Bike Rodeo
2-4 p.m. DJ & Karaoke
2-4 p.m. Juggler

Open to MWR-eligible patrons and their guests.

Kids' Fest Bike Rodeo
Showcase your superhero safety skills at the Kids' Fest Bike Rodeo! Bring your bicycle and helmet to the parking lot near the Children's Museum at JBLM on Saturday, April 27 anytime from noon–4:30 p.m. Six lanes with activities to demonstrate 13 safety skills will be set up. Volunteers will cover bicycle safety before youth practice two skills at each lane and a constant safety rule — always wear your helmet.
Please note: Bicycles and helmets are not provided. Youth must bring their own to participate in the demonstration part of the bike rodeo.  

MAP click to enlarge. Some activities may change or be canceled due to inclement weather (mini-golf, rockwall, etc).

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