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Kids & Family Expo January 26

For Immediate Release                                                                

Contact: Anicia Capozzoli, Show Manager, Kohler Expos, Inc. 616.532.8833 or anicia@kohlerexpo.com


Annual Kids & Family Expo DOUBLES in size

Additional activities, exhibits, and entertainment!

Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 18, 2018 – The zip line will once again fly through the DeVos Place, along with a much LARGER annual Kids & Family Expo. This community event will be held on Saturday, January 26 and will focus on Interactive Areas, Educational Fun, and Family Activities all while encouraging families to be active and engage in family bonding time.


This event partners with the Mental Health Foundation – be nice. program, which is a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions. “Local schools who participate in the postcard distribution have an opportunity to raise funds for the be nice. initiative. It is a way for us to give back and support a great program all while encouraging strong family fun,” says Anicia Capozzoli, Show Manager at Kohler Expos, Inc., the company that produces the event.


Cabin fever will hit in January, and this Expo will encourage families to play, celebrate, be active, explore, build, learn, and discover.  Families Matter and this expo will encourage family bonding time and fun for the whole family!


Featured areas and activities include:


  • Zip line (Weight Restrictions: 60 pound minimum – 250 pound maximum)
  • Curiosity Dome sponsored by Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
  • Frozen Bounce House
  • Rock Wall
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • 40 ft. Art Wall Zone sponsored by The Goddard School of Grand Rapids
  • Lincoln Log Area sponsored by
    Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya
  • Bounce House
  • Magician
  • Berlin Race Car and Mini-Wedge Car
  • Puppet Theater and Toy Puppet Workshop by Wimage. Live performances!
  • Home Depot “Kids Workshop” - kids build a toy onsite and take It home.
  • Human Foosball
  • Petting Zoo – Live Animals
  • Toddler Zone sponsored by Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health
  • Giant Slide
  • LEGO Build Area
  • Caricature Portraits
  • Face Painting sponsored by
    Milk Means More
  • Basketball Zone
  • Balloon Twisting sponsored by AppleTree Gilden Woods Early Care & Preschool
  • Martial Arts & Self Defense
  • Reptile & Amphibian Exhibit sponsored by New Branches Charter Academy
  • Henna Tattoos sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic
  • Fire Truck | Police Car | Ambulance
  • Smoke House – learn about fire safety
  • Character Sightings including princesses!
  • Family Fun Bucket Prizes – sign up inside the door - winners announced every hour!



Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for “Family Fun Bucket Prizes” that will include gift certificates and passes to area attractions, restaurants, prizes and activities. Drawings on the hour, every hour at the entrance!


The Kids & Family Expo is scheduled from 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Public is invited.  Tickets are available at the door or online at www.KohlerExpo.com. Heated parking is conveniently located underneath DeVos Place off the Michigan Street entrance.  For more information, please go to www.kohlerexpo.com or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/482711282221571/


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