The Calgary International Children’s Festival is right around the corner. There, you can check out performances for the entire family, take part in fun (and free) activities and spend the three day festival learning, enjoying and experiencing something new in Calgary, for kids, between May 25th and 28th, 2016.
Coming to the festival? Here’s what you can do for free:
The Banfftastic Campfire Sing-along | Parks Canada’s theatre troupe, Mountain WIT, is back with a new show on the Olympic Plaza outdoor stage, The Banfftastic Campfire Sing-along!
Comic Lab | Let your imagination soar, reflect on your festival experience by creating fantastic drawings and telling incredible stories through your own comic book panel. Each panel is based on a design by comic artist Jillian Fleck, known for pushing viewers into different realms of engagement and imagination.
Qualico Kid Builders | Design a home, building, or community and add it to a collectively-built, kid-designed city. An opportunity for kids to work together, express their views, and appreciate the collaboration in urban planning. Free
The Inflatable Maze | What’s better than getting lost in a maze? Getting lost in an inflatable maze. Test your sense of direction in our gigantic inflated Maze located at the Municipal Plaza in front of City Hall. An optional navigation challenge inside will engage older kids. Free 3
Bubble Land | Participate in whimsical bubble blowing – large and small – the beginning of summer is made for fun family activities like playing with bubbles! No matter the age, making, blowing, and watching bubbles is fascinating. So,join us, mix up some bubble solution and blow your own soapy water creation! Free
Add to the Wishing Wall | What do you wish for most? Write down or draw your wish and add it to the collective installation beside the inspirational Famous Five monument for everyone to see.
Bug Busters | Alberta Health Services’ Passion for Health and University of Calgary medical students join forces to creatively educate kids on infection prevention and staying healthy. As the weather gets hotter and we start playing outside more, inevitably kids share germs. With so many great activities at he festival, we don’t have time to get sick!
Create a Costume | Kids take things into their own hands to create the creme de la creme of handmade costumes! This free activity encourages kids to think outside the box and design costumes using colourful materials, textured hats, and eccentric accessories. Choose to design your costume for humans, animals, or the creature of your choice.
Find out more about the festival, performances, tickets and other free events to do with the kids during the Children’s festival on the website at CalgaryKidsFest.ca.