Families in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties are invited to a free camp and school fair this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday at 4575 Rosewood Dr.
Camp Fair details below:
Tri-Valley and Contra Costa Camp & School Fairs this weekend are free expos in Pleasanton on Saturday, Feb. 22, and in Lafayette this Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free activities and over 100 exhibitors allowing attendees to view a smorgasbord of camps, enrichment programs, performing arts, preschools, educational, sports and other summer programs available this year.
These free events are presented by Bay Area Festivals, Inc., which also produces Bay Area KidFest (25th annual edition May 24-26 on Memorial Day weekend in Concord) and this year the second annual Oakland Cat Video Festival in downtown Oakland on Saturday, May 10.
Bay Area KidFest has been voted Best Community Event for three consecutive years by readers of Claycord.com with over 15,000 votes cast in the last poll. Bay Area Festivals has donated nearly $70,000 to educational, health, sports and youth non-profits in the past four years.
Producer Jay Bedecarre says, “We had an outstanding response to our inaugural Contra Costa Camp Fair last year so we’re doing two this year! The fair provides families with a one-stop shopping experience as they plan their summer activities.” He adds that there is a wide variety of camps for children, teens and families including day camps, overnight, performing arts, YMCA, scouts and sports.
The Tri-Valley Camp & School Fair is at the shopping center with Walmart, Kohl’s and next to Sport Chalet on Owens Dr. just off Interstate 580 (Hacienda Dr. exit) in Pleasanton. The address is 4575 Rosewood Dr., former home of Borders Books. The location is convenient for residents throughout the Tri-Valley area.
Contra Costa Camp & School Fair in Lafayette is at Acalanes High School, which is located just a half mile off Highway 24 at 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. conveniently located for all of Contra Costa as well as East Bay residents coming through the Caldecott Tunnel.
The first 300 families to each fair will receive a goody bag. There will be a free raffle drawing for camps and KidFest tickets plus anyone bringing a can of food for the food bank will receive an extra raffle ticket for each can.
Admission is free to both events and there is ample free parking in front of each site.