The Big Red Dog visits the Lilac Festival

The Big Red Dog visits the Lilac Festival

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:00pm - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Clifford's coming the Lilac Fest for two meet and greets!

WXXI will be bringing everyone's favorite Big Red Dog to the Lilac Festival on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids will have the chance to meet Clifford and have their pictures taken with him. WXXI will be there sharing take-home activities and resources to help get families ready for summer learning. Just look for the WXXI tent in Highland Park at the gazebo.

Based on the popular Scholastic book series by Norman Bridwell about the lovable oversized canine with his head in the clouds but four paws planted firmly on the ground, Clifford presents a larger-than-life view of the world. With his loving human, Emily Elizabeth, and dog pals, Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford inhabits a colorful island community, inviting viewers on a fun-filled journey through the dips and curves of childhood. Clifford the Big Red Dog emphasizes good citizenship and the importance of community. Each episode concludes with a component of "Clifford's Big Ideas" - 10 different attributes children should learn to embrace - leaving them with something to think about and practice in their lives. Clifford the Big Red Dog airs weekdays at 8:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV and daily at 11 a.m. on WXXI-Kids 24/7.

The Lilac Festival is the largest free festival of its kind in North America, with ten incredible days and nights of non-stop festivities. Peek around every corner and you’ll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits and exhilarating special events. The festival runs May 11-20 (but Clifford will only be there May 14 & 15!) See Lilac Festival Family Event Schedule for more information

See Lilac Festival Map