Children’s Art Festival

Children’s Art Festival

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

December 21-25

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Children’s Arts Festival

Running for over 21 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.


How COVID will change the event in 2020?

Normally we would hold the Children’s Arts Festival at Riverside Park on the second Friday and Saturday of every September. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host an event that typically sees 4000 children and their families. For 2020, we are shifting the event to take place online over Winter Break from December 21-25. We will feature one hour every day of different arts activities, the Festival gives all children in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms.  More information will be shared on this webpage as we approach the days of the event. To take advantage of holding the event later in the year, with earlier evenings, we are making our 2020 Children’s Arts Festival theme: “Starlight, Starbright!”


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!



Are you an artist interested in leading a workshop or performing at the Children’s Arts Festival?  Please fill out our application form and email it to For more information contact

Community arts groups and businesses interested in a booth can download the application form HERE.

Is your business interested in sponsoring Kamloops’ only children’s festival? Contact Terri Hadwin, executive director, at 250.372.7323.

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