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2019 Hannaford Kidz Expo

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The 14th Annual Hannaford Kidz Expo takes over the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 for a day chock full of entertainment and activities to keep your kids happy and on the go. Admission is FREE and there's something for everyone!

Throughout the seven Meeting Rooms, Convention Center, and the Empire State Plaza Concourse, you will find activities like meet and greets with beloved characters, theater performances, bounce rides, arts and crafts, mini-golf, and even reptiles! In addition to activities, this event features over 100 booths including children's camps, photographers, college savings plans, and more.

Exciting Activities Throughout the Day

  • Hannaford Healthy Kidz Obstacle Course - Meeting Rooms 3 and 4
  • Reptile Adventure - Meeting Room 5
    • Live Performances (Meeting Room 6)
    • 10:15 a.m. - Magic by Bowie
    • 11:30 a.m. - Seussical by Debuts Theatre
    • 1:00 p.m. - Magic by Bowie
    • 1:45 p.m. - Albany Berkshire Ballet
    • 2:30 p.m. -  Albany Community Charter Schools Drill Team
    • 3:00 p.m. - Hoops by JEM
    • 3:45 p.m. - Albany Berkshire Ballet
    • 4:30 p.m. - Albany Charter Schools Drill Team
  • Fun Putt Challenge - Meeting Room 7


  • STARWARS 501st Legion
  • Hi-4 Entertainment
  • Joshua J. Superstar Stilt Walking

Entertainment & Rides

  • Bounce Rides
  • STARBLAB Planetarium
  • Roaming Railroad

Sports & Dance

  • Albany Empire Meet & Greet
  • Battlefield Live Laser Tag
  • Tri-City Valley Cats
  • Dance Dimensions
  • Northeastern New York PGA
  • Empire State Plaza Ice Rink

Arts & Crafts

  • Make Empire State Plaza Art
  • Tulip Queen and Court
  • Girl Scouts of NENY
  • Albany Public Library

Face Painting

  • Faces by Barbara
  • Bon Bon
  • Magic Brushes
  • Rich Conley Caricatures

Meet Our Heroes

  • Albany Police Department Safe Child IDs
  • New York State Police
  • New York State Fire

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