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Festival Site Hours of Operation

Tuesday, May 29 to Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tuesday-Friday:  9:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday:  9:30 AM – 5 PM  [Optimist Blue Flame Toonie Pancake Breakfast 9 AM to 11 AM]
Sunday:  9:30 AM – 5 PM   [with Plaza stage and activities open to 6 PM]

Box Office Hours  |  T: 780-459-1542

Located in the Arden Theatre
Tuesday to Friday:
9:30 AM to 3 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Performance Venues

The Festival's feature performances are held in the following venues:

    15 Mission Avenue
    7 Taché Street
    The Arden Theatre
    St. Albert Place  |  5 St. Anne Street
    7 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue

Watch for colour-coded signs throughout the Festival site to help you find your way to each venue.

Park & Ride

From St. Albert Centre

Shuttle departs every 15 minutes:
Tuesday to Saturday:
8 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Welcome Tent

On Saturday and Sunday, the Alberta Blue Cross Welcome Tent should be your first stop of the day!  Located at the Park ‘n Ride stop on St. Thomas Street, you’ll find answers to all your Festival questions.  Make sure to pick up a lost-child slap bracelet from Alberta Blue Cross volunteers.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Festival’s feature performance venues and site activity tents are wheelchair accessible. On ticket order forms, provide the number of students in your group requiring wheelchair seating. Wheelchair attendants will receive a complimentary ticket.

NOTE: Wheelchair seating is limited in some venues.

Sensory Supports

The Children’s Festival is pleased to provide sensory supports at feature performance venues. Designed for children with a range of special needs, these supports help manage sensory overstimulation.

For more information, contact the Festival Community Facilitator, Lesley: 780-459-1771 or

Thank you to the Centre for Autism Services Alberta and Autism Edmonton.

First Aid / Lost Kids and Information Tents

Two First Aid / Lost Kids and Information Tents are located on the Festival site:

  • St. Albert Place Plaza
  • St. Anne Street Promenade

Lost children will be escorted to an Information Tent. All lost-and-found items will be taken to one of the Information Tents during the week of the Festival. After June 3, all objects can be claimed through St. Albert Place security. Please call our administration office at 780-459-1600 for assistance.

Age Guidelines

Performances and activities are rated by age and based on artists’ recommendations and curriculum connections.

Please consider these categories as general guidelines,  as we recognize that parents and teachers are the best judges of what is most appropriate for their children and students.

Please contact Terry, our school liaison, for more information: 780-459-1717 or

Food Concessions

Concessions are located throughout the Festival site. Plenty of green space, ideal for a picnic lunch, surrounds the Festival site. Many of our food vendors offer hot lunch options. 

A listing of Food Vendors will be available April 15th for pre-orders.

Festival Gift Shop

Souvenirs are available for purchase in the merchandise tent located on the Front Plaza. Stop by to purchase all kinds of great Festival memorabilia such as t-shirts, Frisbees, glitter tattoos, yo-yos or a CD featuring your favourite Festival artist.

Last edited: March 12, 2018

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