Get ready for the Be Like CJ Kidsfest coming up on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Texarkana at Front Street Plaza.

What is CJ Kidsfest?

C J Foundation, Facebook
CJ Foundation, Facebook

According to a press release, The CJ Kidfest is brought to you by The Miller-Bowie Hometown Health Coalition, in partnership with Be Like CJ Foundation. The festival was created by his parents who started the CJ Foundation to honor their son CJ Harris (Cedrick Harris Jr.) who was an eighth-grade student before he was tragically killed in an ATV accident on April 4, 2021.

What better way to honor his life and his parents' new mission of spreading education and kindness, than to have this day May 18 set aside for the community to enjoy? This event promises to be a celebration of creativity, learning, and community spirit. They believe that children are the future, and this festival aims to nurture their talents, inspire their imaginations, and create lasting memories for years to come.

Be Like CJ Kidsfest is scheduled from 10 AM to 6 PM and will feature Touch-a-Truck, Food Trucks, Fun  Interactive Games, Face Painting, Contests, and Prizes.

Michael Green

C J Foundation
CJ Foundation

In addition, see Michael Green the Science Machine in a fun kooky, interactive, and amazing show from America's S.T.E.A.M. educator and Shark Tank entrepreneur.

Meet Eddie Munster

C J Foundation
CJ Foundation

Butch Patrick who portrayed Eddie Munster from the classic 1960s CBS television show "The Munsters." Eddie was the only child of Herman and Lily Munster and his character was wolf-like. Get a photo with Butch Patrick standing next to the iconic Coffin-Shaped Hot Rod. He will also be making an appearance at the Four States Auto Museum.

Admission Fee

The cost to Be Like CJ Kidsfest is only $2.00

For more information, please check out their Facebook page.

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