Sneak Peek: Calgary International Children's Festival

Kidsfest Turns the Big 3-0 with Stellar Canadian Focused Programming

By Amy Jo Espetveidt, Calgary Culture
May 25, 2016

Thousands of excited children have started their yearly pilgrimage to downtown Calgary and it can only mean one thing—it’s time for the Calgary International Children's Festival!

Running May 25 to 28, this year marks the festival’s 30th anniversary and it's celebrating in style with retrospective programming including Canadian icons Fred Penner, TreehouseTV’s Splash’N Boots, and Canada’s longest running play Morgan’s Journey.

“We’re one of the largest children’s festivals in Canada and we wanted to really seize the opportunity to focus on amazing Canadian works this year, both big and small,” says Christy Offer, Calgary International Children's Festival Programmer. “You’ve got your pick from one of the biggest intergenerational musicians in our country’s history, Fred Penner, Canada’s longest running touring show, Morgan’s Journey, intricate puppetry and marionettes from Quebec, Under the Stars, cultural dance and storytelling from the Yukon, The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers­, more topical and challenging work from BC’s Green Thumb Theatre, Celestial Being, and a super fun show for tots from Calgary’s own Soulocentric, Zoo Dance.”

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