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

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Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival takes on circus theme with “Under the Big Top” Sept. 15 & 16

Family dance & karaoke party Friday, Sept. 15; activities & performances Saturday, Sept. 16, Riverside Park

Dreams of running off to join the circus could become reality at the 18th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival, Sept. 15 & 16.

The theme of this year’s festival, the 18th annual, is “Under the Big Top!”, featuring circus-themed art, music, dance and theatre for children ages two and up.

The big-top theme arrived naturally. “We had rain for last year’s

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Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival goes “Around the World” Sept. 17 & 18

Activities & performances Saturday, Sept. 17 at Riverside Park; kid

favourites Bobs & LoLo at Sagebrush Theatre Sunday, Sept. 18

Bring the kids to explore the roots, rhythms, designs and traditions 13938376_1251723218180331_3625800266314172751_nfrom the four corners of the earth at the 2016 Kamloops Children’s Festival, Sept. 17 & 18.

The theme of this year’s festival, the 17th annual, is “Around the World,” featuring performers and interactive arts workshops that explore our rich cultural heritage.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, families can enjoy a full day of FREE

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This Friday & Saturday: FREE Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Family Dance & Karaoke Party, Workshops + Performances

It’s two days of fun, free family activities that include facepainting, 10686833_847557448596912_7041293128939336957_narts workshops, performances, and food trucks as the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival returns for its 16th year.

At the new Family Dance & Karaoke Party this Friday, 3:30-6:30pm at Riverside Park, children and families can participate in FREE dance instruction, kid-friendly karaoke, a freestyle dance party and more.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10am-4pm, families can participate FREE in the full Kamloops Arts Council’s Children’s Arts Festival, featuring more than 35 interactive arts activities and performances at the east end of Riverside Park.

 View photos of last year’s event

Download the 2015 Event Program

This year’s Children’s Arts Festival theme is “Animal Kingdom.” On
Saturday, children can make their own clay animal toothbrush holder and plate, paint henna on boxes and candles, make a bag using a 1920s handcrank sewing machine, learn to draw animal cartoon characters, go on a storybook walk, learn to dance, and much more.On the Interior Savings Mainstage on Saturday, hosted by B100’s Steve Ayres, headliners will include ventriloquist Kellie Haines, interactive characters The Trollsons, magician Clinton W. Gray and Uncle Chris the Clown. Other performers will include the KAC Rivertown Players, the Kamloops Princesses, and young dancers from local dance studios.

For both days, no pre-registration is necessary, and all activities and performances are free of charge.

The Children’s Arts Festival provides artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire event is FREE for children and their families.

This year families will be granted free transit to and from the Saturday event, courtesy of the City of Kamloops. Vouchers have been distributed to elementary schools and can be picked up at the KAC office.

Those interested in volunteering for the Festival or who need more information can contact 250.372.7323.

View the 2015 Children’s Arts Festival promo video by 17-year-old filmmaker Kora Vanderlip:



WHAT:
 Free music, dance and theatre performances, arts activities and more for children and families — plus a pre-event dance & karaoke party

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NEW – Family Dance & Karaoke Party added to Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival

All welcome at Sept. 18 Party + Sept. 19 Festival at Riverside Park

The Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival is back for a 16th year, now with an added feature — a Family Dance & Karaoke Party Friday, Sept. 18. At the Friday event at Riverside Park, children and families can participate in FREE dance instruction, kid-friendly karaoke, a freestyle dance party and more.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 19, families can participate FREE in the full Kamloops Arts Council’s Children’s Arts Festival, featuring more than 35 interactive arts activities and performances at the east end of Riverside Park.

This year’s festival theme is “Animal Kingdom.” On Saturday, children can make their own clay animal toothbrush holder and plate, paint henna on boxes and candles, make a bag using a 1920s handcrank sewing machine, learn to draw animal cartoon characters, go on a storybook walk, learn to dance, and much more.

On the Interior Savings Mainstage on Saturday, hosted by B100’s Steve Ayres, headliners will include ventriloquist Kellie Haines, interactive characters The Trollsons, magician Clinton W. Gray and Uncle Chris the Clown. Other performers will include the KAC Rivertown Players, the Kamloops Princesses, and young dancers from local dance studios.

For both days, no pre-registration is necessary, and all activities and performances are free of charge.

The Children’s Arts Festival provides artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire event is FREE for children and their families.

This year families will be granted free transit to and from the Saturday event, courtesy of the City of Kamloops. Vouchers will be distributed to elementary schools or can be picked up at the KAC office.

Those interested in volunteering for the Festival or who need more information can contact 250.372.7323.

View the 2015 Children’s Arts Festival promo video by 17-year-old filmmaker Kora Vanderlip:

WHAT: Free music, dance and theatre performances, arts activities

Read moreNEW – Family Dance & Karaoke Party added to Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival