There's no need to leave your kids at home to enjoy the Festival.
There's a kids play area called Kids Zone that will be open before the festival even begins in the H Street Connection parking lot area near 10th & H. Look for face painting, moon bounce, crafts, petting zoo and more all right there. Come before or after nap time. And if they like dogs or if your a dog person, but not a parent, drop by the Metro Mutts/Spot On Training doggy beach with Red Hook Lobster Pound over in the AutoZone parking lot on the 1200 block of H.
Kids also love Rita's Water Ice (1014 H St) and the Festival as a whole should be family friendly.