Children’s Arts Festival

Children’s Arts Festival

A fun-filled creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities!

September 20 & 21

Children’s Arts Festival

Click here for the CAF Artist Facilitator Application Form!


Click here for the CAF Community Booth Application!


Click here for the CAF Performer Application!



Running for over 22 years, the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire day is FREE for children and their families.

This spectacular festival is back for 2024! This year’s festival will feature all those loved activities from previous years – workshops, storytelling, magic, and performances from local groups! It is going to be a festival filled with fun.

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Check out this year’s festival day happening September 21st from 10 am to 4 pm at Riverside Park and festival workshops happening September 20th.

Who participates?

Thanks to our supporters, the Children’s Arts Festival is 100% free to the public. This means we see a wide cross-section of the community, including children and families who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate in extracurricular arts activities.

What are the benefits?

Participating in the arts can have a tremendous impact on developmental growth. Learning artistic skills strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. It’s also a lot of fun – maybe too much fun for some!


Is your business interested in sponsoring Kamloops’ only children’s festival? Contact Tanya Nielsen, Executive Director, at 250.372.7323 or [email protected]

To see photos from past year’s Children’s Arts Festival please like us on Facebook!

We gratefully recognize the following sponsors of the 2022 Children’s Arts Festival:
Canadian Heritage | BC Arts Council | City of Kamloops | B100|  Teck | BC Transit | Delta Hotels | Kamloops Art Party | Marta’s Tower: Events & Enchantments | Olivia Grace Productions | Senor Froggy’s Mexican Restaurant | Universal Reproductions | Lee’s Music | Kamloops Arts and Crafts club| Bikers Against Child Abuse | BC Timber Sales | Interior Display Tents | Sweet Home Cafe | Tim Hortons | Tumbleweed Toys | Deputy Mayor Dale Bass | Councillor Bill Sarai | Gaunce Family | MLA Peter Milobar | Kamloops RCMP | St. John’s First Aid | Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc | Kamloops Regional Farmers Market | Patricia Kellogg | Kirsten Atkins | Our Volunteers | Children’s Arts Festival Committee