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Montrose to Celebrate Annual Kids ‘n Kritters Day

The Montrose Shopping Park Association is gearing up for its sixth annual Kids ‘n Kritters Day on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The event was created by the Montrose merchants as an end-of-the-summer event. Kids ‘n Kritters is dedicated to activities of interest to children and families in the Crescenta Valley and the North Glendale areas.

Anchoring the event will be the popular Montrose Harvest Market, where more than 300,000 attendees visited in the last year to pick up fresh California certified and organic produce, flowers, baked goods and specialty foods. The event also features a Thieves’ Market where visitors can meet dealers selling antiques, collectibles and knickknacks, as well as artisans and public service booths.

In the Kids’ Korner, the Montrose Bounce Company will offer two exciting inflatable attractions to entertain children and Heavenly Hand-led Ponies will take children in attendance on a personal walking tour of the event area. Wild Wonders will return by popular demand with their “Exotic Petting Zoo,” featuring a hands-on visit with a crocodile, kinkajou, porcupine, python and many other unusual creatures. Also returning will be Montrose Magic Show, starring “The Wizard Bruce: The 8th Wonder of the World.”


Rounding out the event will be the Kritter Corral, a section dedicated to animals. Here visitors to the festivities can adopt a pet from the Glendale Humane Society or one of several animal rescues and ask questions of a pet expert.

The Montrose Merchants invites the public to shop, eat and stroll in the Montrose Shopping Park on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information about Kids ‘n Kritters, visit the website at or call the Montrose Shopping Park information line at 249-2499.