If you have visited the International Children’s Festival in the past you may be familiar with Toddler Town, an area dedicated to children four and under. In past years my little ones have loved attending Toddler Town and I love that they are able to go to a mini festival just for them! And even better yet, Toddler Town has expanded this year so that your little ones will have even more activities to explore.
This whimsical little town features storytelling, musical performances, colourful stamping stations, an exploration and free play area with hula hoops, balls and soft tumbling mats, family games, a parachute and more! And if you are looking for a quiet place to rest, feed baby, change a diaper or just take a minute to organize your crew; head over to the Mommy Lounge (Dad’s are welcome too!) for as long as you need.
Michelle and Friends will perform engaging toe-tapping classics that will have kids dancing and clapping along with enjoyment, and you can find their performance schedule here!
Local puppeteers and award-winning actresses, Kate and Maralyn Ryan, will mesmerize tots with an array of colourful characters in their wonderfully fun adaptation of The Frog Prince. You can find their show times here!
The St. Albert Public Library will have toddlers getting hooked on books while letting their imaginations soar with interactive tales, songs and puppets! You can find the Story time schedule here.
If you like to dance be sure to visit Miss Olenka’s Barn Dance, where you’ll find Farmer Bob, his party-animal pals and your favourite blue chicken, Miss Olenka herself, grooving to both old and new Top 40 hits! Find their schedule here.
Celebrating 35 years in northern Alberta, the 2016 International Children’s Festival of the Arts is one of the biggest and longest-running children’s festivals in North America. Over the course of the Festival, eight Feature Performances representing four countries (Canada, Guinea, Netherlands and United States), will entertain various audiences over seventy five shows! Along with fifteen hands-on, interactive Site Activities and Toddler Town, the Children’s Festival fosters a lifelong appreciation and understanding for authentic arts experiences.
If you are looking for the best experience for your little ones, check out our Top Picks for the Younger Crowd here!
- Toddler Town is FREE for adults and $10 for 0-4 year olds. Pay when you arrive at Todder Town.
- Kids Butterfly Pass- save some money this year and buy this pass for $20. It includes access to Toddler Town (reg $10), a ticket to a Feature Performance (reg $11), unlimited access to site activities (reg $3 each), PLUS professional face painting and a bag of popcorn! It works out to a minimum $10 savings. Only available for Friday evening and Saturday.
- Feature Shows (like Fred Penner and Afrique en Cirque) are $11. Babies 24 months and under are allowed to sit on your lap at shows for no additional charge. If you want them to have a seat, you’ll need to purchase a ticket. Buy these in advance.
- Site Activities (like Moovin’ to the Rhythm and Save On Foods Tent) are $3
Enter to Win!
As proud sponsors of the Children’s Festival we are so excited to offer you a chance to win a Family Pass (Four tickets to TWO feature performance shows and TWO site activity wristbands for Friday evening or Saturday). Comment below to let us know if you have visited the Children’s Festival in the past or if this will be your first year!