Everything that is real, was imagined first.
–The Cheshire cat
A group of local Airdrians noticed a gap in our community with respect to learning opportunities for kids (outside of their everyday schooling) that would inspire them to reach for great things and encourage them to be curious and creative. We saw other cities had these opportunities and we wanted this for Airdrie too. We wanted to see an event that allowed for inclusion of others who might not ordinarily get involved.
Thus, the Airdrie Children’s Festival Society was founded in 2018. Our event features four distinct fun and learning components – the Children’s Village, an interactive fun and play area; the Inspiration Stations, interactive learning centres; Main Stage Entertainment featuring professional children’s entertainers; and City-Wide Workshops.
"We want kids attending this event to have fun, be captivated and curious,” said Pete Lewis, founder. “We want young people to not only have fun, but also to see opportunities for their futures. We want them to know they can aspire to be biologists, aircraft technicians, farmers, or any other career they choose.”
Our board of directors are all residents of Airdrie and active, engaged parents. We all love our community and wanted to see an organization and event that we could all be proud of for children--one that would inspire our children to be curious and encourage them to aspire to greater things!
The Airdrie Children’s Festival Society holds the vision for the festival, and all decisions are made to create the best event possible.
We want to be known as the Children’s Festival with the best entertainment, the best opportunities and the best experience for everyone who attends. When the Airdrie Children’s Festival Society was founded, it was in part to create a legacy event for Airdrie--an event that would be regional in scope and the type of event people would mark their calendars in advance for, and travel from other areas to attend.
We reviewed most of the Children’s Festivals held in Canada to help us develop our vision and purpose. It is our goal for this festival to become a five-day festival in five years. We ultimately would like to see the festival grow by one day each year until we reach that goal. We will not lose sight of our vision to enrich the lives of children and celebrate our cultural differences while we grow.
Many hands makes light work. Contact us to learn how you can sponsor a piece of this festival.