Hello Kitty is bringing her friends along for Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival across the U.S. and Canada this year.

This will be Hello Kitty’s first live tour in North America and organizers claim it’s more than just a traditional live stage show: “the event will offer a unique multi-component, walk around family-friendly festival atmosphere for Sanrio fans of all ages.”

All festival stops include Hello Kitty and friends in multi-stage live performances plus DJ-driven dance sequences.

In addition to Hello Kitty, other characters appearing in performances at the festival are Dear Daniel, Chococat, Purin, Keroppi, Badtz-Maru and My Melody.

The festival events also include interactive exhibits, photo ops, animation, fashion, art and “event-exclusive” merchandise, according to tour producer VEE Corporation.

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival begins May 29, 2015 and runs through November 1, 2015.

The tour will start in Minneapolis tomorrow before heading onto Denver, multiple cities in California (L.A., San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland), then Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, Detroit, and end in Philadelphia in November.

Additional dates and venues will be added over the summer.

“Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival offers a new Sanrio experience to fans across the country,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. in a press release.

“Our first-ever live tour goes beyond a traditional sit-down show format and brings the world of Sanrio to life with a unique combination of stage performances, interactive exhibits and more surprises for fans of all ages, unlike anything seen before.” 

For more information including event cities, dates, and to purchase tickets to Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival touring the U.S. and Canada during 2015, visit www.hellokittyfestival.com or www.Facebook.com/HelloKittyFestival. Hello Kitty fans can also download the Hello Kitty Events app in the App Store, Google Play, or at Sanrio.com/HelloKittyEventsApp.