Free fun for kids at Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 14 & 15

Kids & families superheroes theme; partial donations to RIH NICU

There is a hero inside every kid. Join us at the 19th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on September 14-15.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Superheroes” with a goal of inspiring the little heroes in your life. Wear a costume — creativity and heroic adventures await!

The Festival gives all chidren in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. Unlike the majority of kids’ festivals in the province, thanks to sponsors and supporters, the Kamloops event is completely free.

Donations will be accepted on site, with partial proceeds going to the RIH NICU.

On Friday, Sept. 14 from 3:30 to 5pm, bring the family to Riverside Park for a dance party and special afterschool light and shadow experience by Miss White Spider.

On Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10am to 4pm, families can enjoy a full day of FREE arts activities and performances at Riverside Park. Performers on the Valley First Stage include Dianna David and the Ruffle Redbird.

No costume? Never fear! Workshop booths await where children can create their own superhero gear. Led by local artists and organizations, these include activities such as superhero masks, an obstacle course, capes and bags, superhero badges and bead bracelets, plus facepainting, henna, dance and more.

Western Canada Theatre’s VW Turtle River Race will be taking place concurrently at the park on Saturday.

More information about the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival may be found at