Life is an adventure, be an explorer

–anonymous

Event Day

The world is a canvas to our imagination. We want to provide inclusive opportunities to learn, to dream and to be curious, in a safe, supported environment. This event has no other agenda than to be a real gift to our kids and our communities.

May 30-31, 2020 10am— 4pm

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Children's Village

The Children’s Village at Nose Creek Park is a play space designed to be grand in space and scope with especially unique activities. While planning is still taking shape, concepts like a musical petting zoo, extreme craft centres and adventure style carnival games are all ideas being considered.

Inspiration Stations

Through the inspiration station activities, we want kids to learn through a form of play, but we also want young people to see the leaders in these centres as role models, and think about future career possibilities. For example, a staff member from the Zoo with small reptiles to share might inspire a dream of a degree in biology. A leader teaching landscape painting might raise the possibility of becoming a movie set designer. Our goal is to try to present high level career opportunities with groups that typically may not be showcased.

Entertainment Stage

Lastly, you can’t have a festival without an Entertainment Stage. We will have four main stage children's performances on the Shilo Storey Remax First Entertainment stage, supplemented with great local talent in between. Stay tuned for more information on event day scheduling.

Other Activities

Our goal is also to promote cultural diversity. We believe this is important to foster an appreciation and respect for our community, our friends and our neighbours.

Workshops

Workshops will be intimate settings, run throughout the city during June. Sign up and attend whatever topics are of interest. Topics, details, time, locations all still to come. Check back often or sign up for our newsletter to learn more as they are planned.

Please check the in the description of the workshop for minimum age requirement. We respectfully request that due to limited spaces, each child sign up for only their favorite workshop. This will allow lots of kids to participate.

You might be a mechanic if

You might be a mechanic if...you hang out with the mechanics at All Fitt's Auto!!  Kids will tour through the shop, learn about parts of a car and get up close under the cars on the hoists.  There will be hands on activities with the tools, tire machine and more! Ages: 5 years and up Maximum: 12 kids Time: 11am to 12pm Cost: FREE Location: All Fitt's Automotive 108 1 St NW, Airdrie, AB

Saturday, May 30, 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

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A is for Author...

We've all read one but how do you write one?  Local Airdrie author (Little Tommy, Big Beliefs) Katie Mackrory wrote her first book as part of a school project but later when on to publish it. Join Katie in exploring the amazing and creative world of story writing. You'll learn what it takes to be a writer, how to do it and even leave with a story of your own, written in a book made by you! Age: 7 years to 12 years (Maximum of 20 participants) Time: 11am - 1pm Location: Cam Clark Ford Meeting Room 1001 Highland Park Blvd, Airdrie, AB T4A 0R2 Cost: FREE To register visit: https://airdriechildrensfest.com/workshop-sign-up/

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

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All Aboard That's Going Aboard

Are you fascinated by trains?  Then this workshop is for you!  Join the folks from the Alberta Model Engineering Society (Iron Horse Park) for a hands on experience with their the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives and track. Learn about all the steam locomotives, watch how they work and what makes them move.  Participants with visit the workshop, where the engines are maintained and the workshop will end with a loop on the train. Ages: 6years to 12 years. Maximum of 20.  We will add a second workshop in the afternoon if this one fills up Time: 11am to 12pm Location: Iron Horse Park - 820 Railway Gate SW, Airdrie, Alberta Cost: FREE To register visit: https://airdriechildrensfest.com/workshop-sign-up/

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Outdoor Movie - Postponed for 2020

Unfortunately due to time and weather challenges (sunset times) we will not be able to host an Outdoor Move for the 2019 festival. We are calling it a postponement in hopes of bringing it back for the 2021festival.