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The One-of-a-Kind International Children’s Festival of the Arts is Coming + {Giveaway}

The International Children’s Festival of the Arts: Stories Alive is a one-of-a-kind kids experience that happens right here in Alberta. St. Albert, Alberta to be exact! This annual cultural extravaganza is happening Tuesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 3, 2018.

There’s no shortage of fun at this festival!

Photo Russell Bingham

From Toddlers to Big Kids

This festival has been igniting the imagination of children and families across the region for over 35 years. With music, stories, & live theatre including a re-telling of Thumbelina, skillfully blending dance, puppetry and live music. Also, the world of Neverland brightens up the stage with aerialists, tumblers and jugglers. Stories really do come alive with so many more diverse main stage Feature Performances , site activities, a pancake breakfast and even free things to do!

Thumbelina – photo Michel Pinault 2017


New This Year

Festival organizers will launch a pilot program, designed with the help of the Centre for Autism Services Alberta and Autism Edmonton, to support children and other visitors with sensory processing disorders. “We’re always looking for ways to make the Festival more inclusive. This initiative, generously funded in part by the Edmonton Community Foundation, is designed for kids with a range of special needs and offers a variety of supports, such as calming zones, enhanced way-finding, and kits equipped with noise and light dampening devices, to help manage sensory overstimulation,” Jerrott explains.

Plan Your Day

From the Festival Flyer to the Festival Map and of course, there’s Toddler Town , they’ve got a so many online resources available. There’s even a FREE app for Android and Apple!

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2017

Enter to WIN a FAMILY PASS to the Festival!

This includes: 2 Butterfly Passes and 2 Adult Feature Performance Tickets to be used Saturday, June 2 or Sunday, June 3. The Butterfly Pass includes one Feature Performance*, one wristband for unlimited access to all site activities and Toddler Town, a caricature trading card and a Festival treat.

 Winner will bring a certificate to the Arden Theatre Box Office to redeem tickets
  • The Feature Performance must be selected at time of purchase
  • *This certificate is not valid for the Festival Finale
  • *All shows subject to availability     Arden Theatre Box Office 780-459-1542
Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Weekends: Closed  See website for Festival box office hours

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This post was sponsored by the City of St. Albert. As always, all opinions stated are our own.