International Children’s Festival of the Arts
Next year's Children's Festival will be Tuesday, May 26 to Sunday, May 31, 2020 – mark your calendars!
One of the greatest things about being a kid is endless optimism, imagination and possibility. Parent or adult alike, we want children to dream big, shoot for the stars and believe that anything is achievable.
For nearly 40 years, the Festival has exposed countless youngsters to the arts in an entertaining and educational way. But more than that, it has introduced them to a bigger, more exciting world, and jump-started their curiosity, creativity and confidence. After all, someone will become the future of space travel, make the next medical breakthrough or create priceless pieces of art – why not them? Through world-class programming in music, dance and theatre, as well as literary, visual and circus arts, kids learn they are only bound by their imagination, and imagination is limitless!
As a Festival, we are proud to provide a valuable opportunity for families to spend quality time together and create memories to last a lifetime. From flexible ticket packages to supports such as calming zones, enhanced colour-coded wayfinding, and kits equipped with noise- and light-dampening devices, we are committed to providing equal access to all participants.
A signature cultural event in our region, 2019 marked the 38th year for the Festival in northern Alberta and the 25th year it has been hosted in St. Albert. So, take a moment to grow, develop and nurture our community, ourselves and most importantly, our children.
~ Paul Pearson, Festival Coordinator
We would like to honour and acknowledge that we are on traditional land, within the Treaty 6 Territory, and the homeland of the Métis people in Alberta. We acknowledge all, recognized and unrecognized, who have cared for and who continue to steward this beautiful land.
St. Albert Place
5 St. Anne Street St Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9 ( view map › )
Hours of Operation
Festival Site Hours of Operation
Tuesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5 PM