When my kids were little I know my wife and I would constantly be on the lookout for things to do with them that didn't cost a paycheck. Today if you've got kids there is a great event in Downtown Lafayette that fills that bill nicely.

Mommy and Me Kidsfest 2017 is an interactive educational, entertaining and of course a little shopping event from 10 AM until 2 PM in Parc San Souci. There is no admission charged and I promise you and most importantly your little one will find something that strikes your fancy.

One of the more popular booths at Mommy and Me Kidsfests over the years has been the Princesses and Heroes Photo Booth. It's a chance for your youngster to have an instant photo with one of their superhero or storybook friends. If you're wanting a picture we suggest you arrive early since there is usually a line.

Magic Mitch will perform his kid-friendly magic shows at 11 AM, Noon, and 1 PM and the Acadiana Youth Symphony Orchestra will thrill you with their talents with performances set for 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

The Lafayette Police Department will be on hand with some of their tactical equipment, the police horses, and of course officers that your children can meet and get to know. I think that is so important. I believe teaching your children that police officers are there to help is a great lesson.

The Lafayette Sheriff's office will be there offering to fingerprint your child. They will also be providing instructions on the proper way to install safety seats and booster seats in your car.

The Lafayette Fire Department will have one of their big trucks and some of their other gear on hand for the kids to see and touch too.

There are countless other displays where Mom and Dad you can do some shopping, learn about Summer activities for kids, and of course feed the family.

Mommy and Me Kidsfest 2017 is presented by Theriot Family Dental fair and supported by other fine sponsors who believe in giving families the chance to do things together.  You can find out more about these great businesses when you visit the Official Event Site.