The Children's Festival is back May 30 - June 2, 2024!

COLOUR YOUR WORLD! For over four decades, the International Children's Festival of the Arts has transported kids to other worlds and provided them with countless awe-inspiring and mind-growing experiences. Over the years, the Festival has nurtured, inspired and ignited creative expression for hundreds of thousands of young, global citizens, and worked diligently to promote a higher degree of cultural understanding. At the Festival, children will tap into the power of imaginative thinking as they sing and dance to world music, interact with roving artists, listen to stories of others' experiences in faraway places, and create their own masterpiece with the help of a variety of hands-on activities. In 2024, the Festival will once again bring opportunities to laugh and learn while creating lasting memories that draw families, friends and communities together.

-Andrea Gammon, Festival Coordinator

Information for Schools & Groups

Connect your classroom to the world through entertaining, educational and inspirational arts experiences. There is something special about the opportunity to explore what’s possible when adventure, imagination and creativity come together in one memorable place. Full details about feature performances, paid activities and other exciting offerings are now available. Learn more about bringing your class or group of students to the Children’s Festival.

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General Information

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New & Exciting

DINO-LIGHT Glows in 2024

We're excited to reveal Lightwire Theatre's DINO-LIGHT as one of our captivating Feature Performances for 2024! Teachers and patrons, save the date for next year's Festival, May 30-June 2, 2024.

Featured Performances

Members of Koo Koo riding a tandem bike

Crowd Participation

Koo Koo ›

A dance party with an emphasis on crowd participation and building a raucous, hyper-active atmosphere.

The Libravian Performer

Physical Theatre

The Libravian ›

Playful costume and intricate sound design, delights young audiences and families with a celebration of literature, physical theatre, and diverse...

Jay and Will Grimmz performing

Music & Dance

Grimmz Fairy Tales ›

The fable dance-pop sensations, are known not just for their hip-hop sounds, but for the stories their music tells through off-the-chart theatrical...

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Musical Theatre

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical ›

As the first Polkadot in an all-square school, Lily faces the almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers.


What You Can Expect at the Festival

The Children’s Festival remains one of the largest and longest running of its kind in North America.

Featured Activities

Two people reading a magical story book

Choose your own adventure!

Story Seekers and the Dictionary of Destiny ›

Live-action storytelling adventure involving playful audience participation

A person screen printing

Creation & Originality

Printmaking – A Great Impression ›

Working with artists to design, ink and print an image to create an original silkscreen print.

Lance Cardinal showing indigenous crafted creations

Crafting & Culture

Crafting with Lance Cardinal ›

His “Mr. Dressup'' style crafting workshop will lead children through an exciting adventure of Cree language, art and culture!

Master puppeteer Ingrid Hansen

Tourage & Teamwork

How to Puppeteer Anything ›

Participants will animate their own devised puppet creatures created simply from a tickle trunk of scarves.

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