International Children’s Festival of the Arts

May 28, 2019

June 2, 2019

Free and ticketed events

St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne St., St Albert


Events Description

The largest festival of its kind in Western Canada and a one-of-a-kind experience, kids also get a chance to sing and dance to world music, listen to stories about faraway places, interact with roving artists, and create their own masterpieces with the help of an array of hands-on Site Activities. And for the tiniest tykes? Toddler Town provides a true a festival-within-a-festival chock-full of puppets, musical performances, family games and more.

This year, venture into a wild woodland unlike any other as theatre and play collide in the mystical make-believe world of Paper Planet. Australia’s Polyglot Theatre combines an immersive theatre performance with interactive art installation for a unique theatrical experience never before performed in Canada! From an abundance of diverse Feature Performances from around the globe to loads of hands-on Workshops, kids’ natural sense of curiosity and adventurous spirit is awakened as they create memories to last a lifetime.

Geared towards children under four years of age, Alberta Blue Cross Toddler Town is truly a festival-within-a-festival! This community-inspired munchkin metropolis is a one-stop shop that features storytelling, musical performances, crafts, self-guided sensory bins, an active fun zone, as well as a quiet space for nursing moms, diaper change area and lots of stroller parking! Feature Performances include Jeremy Fisher Junior’s Singalong Show and Kaybridge Puppets. Juno-nominated folk singer Jeremy Fisher brings his catchy songwriting to the stage with his first collection of music aimed at young listeners. Armed with his trademark wit and penchant for storytelling, the Ottawa-based artist ensures there’s a little something for the whole family! Then – take a trip to the farm with Kaybridge Puppets and explore goofy, adorable and delightfully funny barnyard animals in a new puppet production created just for the Festival by award-winning local actress Kate Ryan.

If your Festival experience isn’t yet bursting at the seams from experiencing amazing Feature Performances and participating in numerous Workshops, take a break and immerse yourself in a variety of free happenings. From suspense-filled variety acts to quirky theatrical spectacles, the TD Outdoor Stage is jam-packed with daylong entertainment. Capture memories at the ENMAX Photo Booth, watch a short film thanks to our friends at the National Film Board, get an airbrush tattoo, play with the Education Station team, experience the Steinhauer granite sculptures, create clever masterpieces in the Timbits Open Art Studio and snarl your way through secret passages in Maze Craze! Be sure to continue your journey across Children’s Bridge, where you’ll find The St. Albert Healing Garden, Kâkesimokamik, a visible sign of our community’s commitment to walk in right relations with First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples, and with all Nations.


Pick One: $15
1 Feature Performance or Workshop
*Pick Two: $21
2 Feature Performances, or 2 Workshops, or 1 Feature Performance and 1 Workshop
*Pick Three: $24
3 Feature Performances, or 3 Workshops, or any combination of 3

Weekend Butterfly Pass
For Children 2+:

Option 1 • $25 [GST included] 1 Feature Performance plus unlimited Workshops
Option 2 • $20 [GST included] Unlimited Workshops

ALBERTA BLUE CROSS TODDLER TOWN: $10 • Adult & infant 0-12 months free

How to get tickets?

Tickets go on sale and the International Children’s Festival of the Arts app is available for download on April 1, 2019

Buy Online

Phone: 1-855-985-5500 / 780-459-1542.
In person at venue boxoffice -The Arden Theatre Box Office in person, at 5 St. Anne Street and Ticketmaster Retail Locations


Date & Time:

Rain or shine, Festival site hours are:

Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Venue & Address :

École Father Jan School, 15 Mission Avenue
Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street
Save-on-foods Stage , The Arden Theatre
St. Albert Place | 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert Curling Club Stage, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue

Parking around the Festival site is extremely limited. As such, a FREE Park-and-Ride service is available and strongly recommended for all attendees.

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