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KidCon Chicago 2020

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

KidCon is the ultimate event for kids and families.

KidCon Chicago 2020 will take place at the on March 15, 2020 in the North and South Ballrooms of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

KidCon is the ultimate event for kids and families. Designed for kids, and kids at heart, we take our toys and games seriously. During the event, attendees will be able to shop, learn and play at our unforgettable event. Interactive areas include slime making, obstacle courses, coding and more. Check out our Kid Zones in the city nearest you to see what will be in store for your family at KidCon.

Whether you are 3 years old or 103 years old there will be something to keep you occupied at KidCon. Each event is different so don’t miss out on the KidCon nearest you. The event was designed Parent & Co. which is the production company that brought you MommyCon. KidCon was our answer to keeping our kids busy, engaged and learning while having fun.

Don’t believe us? Take it from these kids that attended our Chicago 2018 event.

“Thumbs up!” – Trystan, 5

“It’s the most awesome thing ever!” – Teresa, 6

“I liked that there was a lot of activities for all the kids.” – Rebeka, 13

“Best part was the cardboard boxes section and the ninja courses!” Gavin, 5

“Can we go back to KidCon today?!” Aoife, 4

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Schedule & Event Hours

There will be a selection of educational and interactive sessions. Our schedule will be available soon!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sensory Time: 9:30am-10:00am

Exhibitor Hall Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm

Session Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Options

Who needs a ticket?

All attendees age 3 years and older need a ticket. Children 2 years old and younger do not require a ticket.

VIK: Very Important Kid: This ticket is perfect for the Very Important Kid in your life and includes event admission for a child age 3-16, access to all sessions, complimentary KidZones (select KidZones may include an additional premium activity fee), and the exhibitor hall. All VIK attendees will receive a gift bag perfect for kid attendees. If you are an adult looking for admission to the event, we invite you to purchase a General Admission ticket. Price: $75.00

General Admission: This ticket includes admission and will give you access to all sessions, complimentary KidZones (select KidZones may include an additional activity fee), and the exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include a gift bag. Price: $15.00.

General Admission Ticket Bundles: Do you have a group or large family that would like to attend KidCon? We have group ticket bundles available for purchase for groups of 5 or more. The more you buy, the more you save! Bundle ticket prices range from $11.25-$12.75 per ticket, depending upon the total number purchased. Ticket bundles are not available during presale.

General Admission 2:00PM-4:00PM only: Can join in the fun until after 2:00PM? Then this ticket is for you! It includes admission after 2:00PM and will give you access to all sessions, complimentary KidZones (select KidZones may include an additional activity fee), and the exhibitor hall from 2:00PM-4:00PM. This ticket does not include a gift bag. Price: $10.00.

Registration & Gift Bags

Show us your ticket on your phone, or as a print out, and we will get you checked-in at registration. You can come and go as you please once you have your wristband

If you have a VIK ticket, you will be given a wrist band that you will then trade in when you pick up your bag.

Who Should Attend

Parents and children ages 3-100! Our sessions focus on ages 3 to 13 and advice for parents of every stage.

Transportation & Lodging Information

Hotel Information

We have a discounted room block available at the Embassy Suites starting at $128 per night for a room with one King bed and $138 per night for a room with two Queen beds. Parking is $29 for self-parking in the hotel garage. Our room blocks always sell out, so book your room early!


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | North and South Ballrooms – 2nd Floor | 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Parking Information

Parking is available at the William Street Parking Garage for $15/day. This parking garage is connected to the convention center via the Skybridge. The convention center is also easily accessible by train and complimentary shuttle bus from the Rosemont Blue Line Station.

Rental Car Discount

KidCon is proud to team up with Advantage Rental Car! Renters will receive 10% off and no charge for additional drivers. Renters are also eligible to use our counter-bypass service which means no more standing in line! This is such a great perk, especially when traveling with kids. Use discount code MOMMYCON to start saving today.

More Details

Food Options

The convention center will have a variety of food options available for sale. Items include sandwiches, salads and hot food. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and snacks.

Stroller Policy

Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.

ASL Interpretation Services

If you are in need of ASL interpretation services or any other accessibility accommodations, please email with your ticket information 60 days prior to the event so we can discuss details with you.

Ticket Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.


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NSF Staff


March 15
8:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT




Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, North and South Ballrooms - 2nd Floor
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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