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Barney makes an appearance at Ontario Place.

Barney's Purple Park Tour is a touring show that was originally performed at many parks in the United States from 2002 until 2003 as a way to promote Season 7.

Tour History[]


Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop in New York

While also serving to promote the then-upcoming seventh season of Barney & Friends, the tour also celebrated the tenth anniversary of the show's airing on PBS. The first tour show was performed in September at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to a crowd of 10,000; it was presented by WNET New York as well as Fisher-Price.[1]

Crowds of around 10,000 fans attended the following shows at Grizzlies Ball Park in Fresno, California and at another park in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The tour also served as the kickoff to Lyons' goodwill partnership with pediatric hospitals' Child Life programs, where Barney was set to appear at hospital centers throughout the tour. Additionally, Barney Home Videos were donated alongside Fisher-Price Barney toys to the visited hospitals.

Tour Schedule[]

City & State Venue Network Sponsor Date & Times
FRESNO, CA Grizzlies Stadium KVPT Sept. 21, 11:30 AM
EL PASO, TX Abraham Chavez Theater KCOS Oct. 5, 11:00 AM & 1:00PM
NEW ORLEANS, LA City Park WLAE Oct. 12, 11:00 AM
NASHVILLE, TN Opry Mills Mall Nashville Public Television Oct. 26, 2:00 & 4:00 PM



Barney in Fresno CA 2002

Barney in Fresno, CA

  • While not using the original title, the audio for this show is still used for Kidomo appearances in Canada. Additionally, it was used at Butlins resorts for some of Barney's appearances.
  • There are three versions of this tour. The first one with Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ, the other version of this with just Barney, and another with just Barney and BJ.
  • A promotional commercial for this tour appeared on "Treehouse TV".