Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club and Fun Fest

Kids Club and Fun Fest


Did you know Rocky Mountain PBS has a unique club designed specifically for younger viewers? It's called the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club – and it was created in 1997 to bring together kids who loved PBS KIDS programming and recognize their birthdays. Kids receive birthday cards from the station and, with permission, are acknowledged on our website and on-air.

The Kids Club evolved into the Kids Club Birthday Bash, a small party during which guests were offered face painting and goodie bags. The Birthday Bash grew over the years (see slideshow) and has become a major annual event for children and their families – known today as the Rocky Mountain PBS KIDS Fun Fest.

KIDS Fun Fest is now a major summer event in Denver, Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. In Denver, Bannock Street is blocked off for the day and the station’s parking lot is transformed into a magical wonderland for children. The studio is also open for guests to enjoy indoor activities.

Children are delighted with an array of fun activities, including petting zoos, climbing walls, refreshments, authentic fire trucks, bounce houses, tricycle safety courses, vendors, magicians, costumed PBS characters such as Clifford, The Big Red Dog, live performances, activity booths, goodie bags and much more.

Did you know?

  • KIDS Fun Fest Statewide attendance is nearly 10,000.
  • Fun Fest now has more than 30 sponsors and community partners.


  • Station’s Archived Memories (SAM) archives of Rocky Mountain PBS

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