Get Your Passes for our
Bay Area Event on September 26th 2020


Join us on Main Stage through out the day for live musical entertainment, engaging performances, story times, character meet + greets, and more!

We are so excited to welcome The Story Pirates to Main Stage as our headliner this year!

2020 Main Stage Schedule

(Subject to adjustment)

Main Stage

10:00AM | Gates Open! Welcome to Great Big Family Play Day!

Welcome to Great Big Family Play Day!

10:30AM | Play Family Bingo at Main Stage for BIG prizes!

Play Family Bingo!

11:00AM | Welcome The Story Pirates

Welcome The Story Pirates to Main Stage

12:00PM | Welcome Rocky the T-Rex + Dino Encounters to Main Stage

Welcome Rocky The T-Rex and Dino Encounters to Main Stage

1:00PM | Welcome The Story Pirates Back to Main Stage

Welcome The Story Pirates to Main Stage

2:00PM | Story times and interactive shows

Story times and interactive shows!

3:00PM | It's Time for Our Final Round of Family Bingo for Prizes!

Play Family Bingo at Main Stage!

4:00PM | Gates Close

Thank you for coming! We hope to see you again next year.


(new activities added regularly)


FITWHEELZ is a full-sized action-packed gym on wheels for kids! Their mobile gym bus includes a rock climbing wall, balance beam, zip-line, trapeze, giant slide, ball pit, monkey bars, and so much more!


Rides at this event are owned and operated by an independent vendor for everyone’s safety and smooth operations.  Rides offered generally include slides, bounce houses, jump off, euro bungee, etc.  These are priced separately from the event and require tickets.  Details on which rides will be available and the ticket prices per ride will be coming soon.

And Much More!

The Great Big Family Play Day brings together the best activities and experiences for families on one day in one place! We have many surprises coming in 2020! Whether you come for a few hours or the whole day, the event is packed with family fun.


STEAM fun with Stratford + create and build
Sample Healthy Snacks & Drinks
Play in our fun zones for kids of all ages
Enjoy our Themed Family Lounges
Learn about Schools & Local Programs to keep the kids busy
Meet Health & Wellness Companies serving families
Enjoy family activities, face painting, pampering & more!


Participating Food Trucks + Dessert Cart list coming soon
All day long enjoy complimentary samples, beverages and snacks from our many partners


We will be calling amazing prizes ALL day long!! Join us at Main Stage for family bingo and chances to win!


Please bring reusable water bottles to the festival to help us work on our goal to eliminate single use plastic.

Location + Parking

Discovery Meadow Park in San Jose

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Parking is available in multiple lots surrounding the park.

Parking fees apply based on the lot you choose.


Presenting Sponsors

Official Sponsors

stratford school logo

Media Partners

Platinum Sponsors

True Story Foods
Califia Farms

Gold Sponsors

Fitz Wheels
Cultural Care Au Pair
Dino Encounters

Silver Sponsors

Bare Snacks
Love Swirls
Liquid IV
Dragonfly Designs
Princess Party
True Foods

Non-Profit Partners

the duck pond logo