Blippi Mania

If you had a child in the last 10 years you've probably heard them demand their kids Kindle so they could watch Blippi.

Long gone are the days of Saturday Morning Cartoons or relying on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Kids now can get unlimited entertainment on demand thanks to YouTube and Blippi is one of the staples.

Blippi got his YouTube start back in 2014 and has amassed a huge fanbase with billions of streams and growing to other streaming platforms. He's currently sitting pretty on YouTube with over 14 million subscribers.

If you're not familiar with Blippi he's a grown man that dresses in a bright blue shirt and orange suspenders and learns all about the world around him and teaches his viewers using child-friendly language.

Blippi the Musical

Now Blippi is heading out on the road with Blippi the Musical. In fact, the tour is kicking off in Portland, Maine, on Friday, February 4th at Merrill Auditorium and then with a show in Boston at Emerson Colonial Theatre on Saturday, February 5th, followed by one in Bangor at the Cross Insurance Center on Sunday, February 6th.

According to the Blippi the Musical website, fans can expect "an interactive, family-friendly show...of fun, dancing, and singing."

If you really want to treat your kiddo there's even a meet and greet photo experience available.

So if you want to sing along to "The Excavator Song" and 12 others, tickets go on sale Friday, November 19th at 10am.

Family Friendly Day Trips From Portland, Maine Your Kids Will Love

Looking for something fun to do with the family but want to stretch your legs outside of Maine for the day or weekend? Here's a list of fun spots for you and your family to enjoy that could easily be done as a long day trip or a quick weekend away. Everything on this list is within x hours of Portland.

For reference, when putting in Portland, Maine on Google Maps, it places the street view guy at Portland Town Hall. Depart time is being set at 8:00 am on a Saturday in June to account for traffic.

Did your favorite make the list? Anywhere new you plan to check out?

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