Sign our GUESTBOOK to receive notices when our E-Blasts/Newsletters are posted!

To see a listing of archived E-blasts/Newsletters click here.


March/April 2018 E-Blast


March through May



Big Bang for Your Buck bannerLast year, at about this time of the year, I sent out a newsletter touting that The KD was sponsoring a record number of events drawing a record number of families and kids. Well, it's the same for this year...just a bit bigger and better. So we can once again say that in the upcoming months The KD will offer the Biggest Bang for your Buck that we have ever had...EVER!

This year we have about eleven events on tap so far with more on the way. Estimated crowds are expected to exceed 150,000 peeps. This will likely top the records set last year. That all filters down to a huge overprint of our publications to hand out to the throngs of families at these various events so that every one of our advertisers will enjoy this surge in our circulation. The good news: There is no fee charged to any of our advertisers for this extra distribution.

Come Play With Us
at The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival
Benefitting Child Advocates Inc.

April 7th and 8th

McDonald's Houston Children's Festival logoThis is the largest family festival in the country...and it's right here in downtown Houston! The event has tremendous corporate sponsorship and has garnered widespread respect from vendors, media and the thousands of folks who attend every year. Proceeds from the event benefit Child Advocates, a Houston non-profit that serves and protects Houston children caught up in our court systems. Locating the festival in downtown Houston allows the event to pull families from Houston and all of the surrounding areas.

The KD has been a prime sponsor of the event for the past 25 years. Typical crowds are in excess of 65,000 family members. All of our advertisers are invited to join us to hand out our goodie bags with a copy of the The Kid's Directory and any promotional material you might bring along. It's also a great way to interact with families and to business network with our other advertisers! You'll have a great time!!

In keeping with our long standing relationship with The McDonald's Houston Children's Festival benefitting Child Advocates Inc., The KD is provided with a good sized stage complete with a backdrop, dressing areas and sound systems. We have a master of ceremonies that is charged with keeping the pace of the shows moving. There is a large seating area in front under the shade of a very large old oak tree where families gather and take in the entertainment. The entertainment is composed primarily of our advertisers and their students and staff. Think dancing, magic shows, gymnastic demonstrations, robotic shows, a bit of theatre, a little song and dance, perhaps a little storytelling...whatever you can think of that would be great entertainment. We'll help you get up on stage in front of appreciative families eager to enjoy whatever you have to offer up!

festival crowdWe also have a tremendous opportunity for folks to join us at our booth for activities like the bean bag toss, coloring, handing out toys and putting on temporary tattoos at our Tattoo Parlor. It's a ton of fun and good business! To join us in the booth and/or on stage, please click the button below:
volunteer to work in the booth/stage

The stage slots and the booth fill up fast so sign up as soon as you can! With your help, we at The KD look forward to making this the best children's festival ever.

P.S. If you already signed up, thank you. You will be receiving booth location, wristbands and event particulars right around March 20, 2018.

Conroe KidzFestYou Can Also Come Play With Us
at Conroe KidzFest
April 28th

Over 15,000 people will gather together in beautiful downtown Conroe to play, create, explore, and learn. FREE Admission, Activity Villages, Live Entertainment, Inflatables, Game Booths, Train Rides, Face Painting, Water Activities, Food Vendors and much more!

To join us at the Conroe KidzFest click the button below:
volunteer to work in the booth

More Upcoming Sponsored Events On Our Calendar:

UTMB Causeway UTMB Health Causeway FunD Run
April 5th - 8th, 2018

UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions is once again hosting the "SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk." This event benefits SHP student scholarships and represents a powerful investment in the future of health care for our region and state. Expected attendance for this event is around 1,500.
Tall Ships Galveston Tall Ships Galveston
April 5th - 8th, 2018

This is a new event for us. A race of 7 tall ships from Houston to New Orleans to Pensicola. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected. This new festival will host tours of the participating ships, numerous special events, sail away excursions, music, food and fun in a family friendly format.
The Grand Kids Festival

Grand Kids Festival
April 7th, 2018

15,000 in Galveston expected attendance in the historic downtown district. Designed to develop an arena for participation, the festival offers something for children of all ages and cultures.

The Nurture Nature Festival

The Nurture Nature Festival
April 14th, 2018

With an expected attendance of around 2,500, this is an event of exploration and wonder open to Houston families with no admission fee.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes / March for Babies
Montgomery County - April 14th, 2018
10,000 expected attendance at The Woodlands Church Fellowship Campus. This walk promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies.

Fort Bend County - April 21st, 2018
Held at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. This annual event typically draws crowds of around 10,000 folks.

Downtown Houston - May 6th, 2018
Held at the University of Houston. They expect crowds in excess of 4,000.

EasterSeals of Greater Houston

Easter Seals of Greater Houston
April 28th, 2018
Held at Houston’s City Zoo. This family walk anticipates crowds in excess of 5,000.

A New Advertising Opportunity at The KD

Festival bagIt's the Goody Bag Deal. Every couple of years we run out of our goody bags. It's time to print some more! These are the bags that we use at all of the various events to hand out The Kid's Directory and our advertiser's promotional materials to families in attendance. When we reprint the bags we offer up advertising slots for a companies logo, phone number and website. The bags are made of heavy duty vinyl so it is our hope that they will survive the various events to be used by families for transporting other stuff, like a lunch or papers for the office or for class, etc.. That way your logo and your brand moves all around the city of Houston! There are 24 slots available, each measuring about 2 1/2 inches square. The slots are sold on a first come first serve basis to our advertisers. We are going to warn you that this opportunity won’t last long. The last time we offered up the goody bag deal, it was sold out in about a week. The cost is $285 per slot and must be prepaid before Feb. 15th, 2018. This is really a very simple, effective and long term opportunity to brand your company. You won't have another chance at this deal for at least a couple more years!!

We appreciate you and your loyalty to The Kids Directory, so we would like to offer a small token of our appreciation by giving our patrons (advertisers are given a place at the head of the line) by giving you the opportunity to enjoy a family friendly event, making memories with the ones you love! Here’s what we have now:

  • Improv Family Comedy and Magic Show: Check for performance dates.
  • Schlitterbahn: Galveston Summer Passes & New Braunfels Summer Passes.
  • Monster Jam: Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show. NRG Stadium February 10th-11th, 2018.
  • Sherwood Forest Faire: Weekends: March 3- April 22 & Friday March 16, 2018.
  • Fun City SK8: Family 4 pack includes admission & skate rentals.

I want to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their continued support. This year will mark our 28th year of continuous operation under the same ownership. We are all very proud of this. There are few other publications in the Houston area that can say the same and certainly no other family publications. We have succeeded because of the continued loyalty of our advertisers some of whom have been along for the ride from the very beginning. I extend my deepest gratitude to all of you and please do us the courtesy of letting us know how we might better serve you going forward.


~ The Kid's Directory Family
Facebook page for The Kid's Directory


                        Home | Directories | Calendar | Advertising | Newsletter | Distributor Opportunities | Contact Us

                             Copyright © 1990-2018. The Kid's Directory /


Facebook for The Kid's Directory Twitter for The Kid's Directory Back to Homepage