SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Stay tuned for our event calendar! Our 2023 Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter.

  1. The Cat Came Back  Fred Penner from ‘The Cat Came Back’ performance wearing a denim shirt and grey fedora smiling at the camera

    Sing along with one of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers and four-time Juno winner Fred Penner at this year’s Festival! 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades Pre — 2) 
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  2. Ginalina  Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest

    Dance and sing along in English, French and Mandarin with CBC-featured musician and 3x Juno nominated artist, Ginalina! 

    Age/Grade: 3–9
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  3. Future Music  Image of Find Mutya smiling at the camera, in front of street art. She is a featured artist in the future artists performance on June 3rd

    New, exciting voices that reflect the world we live in! dynamic and talented QT+BIPOC artists that took part in the FM Music residency program. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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  4. Forgotten Folk Songs Workshop  Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest

    Enjoy the beauty and meaning of the Mandarin language in this Family Folk workshop, and learn a treasured 18th century Chinese folk tune! Blending melody, movement, context, and a playful approach, Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, Ginalina, will introduce families of all ages to the song, Mò Lì Huā (“Jasmine Flower”). 

    Age/Grade: 4–12
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  5. Parents Are Still a Drag  Drag performers from the Parents are still a Drag performance smiling and holding up a young child while wearing swimming gear

    Join local drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your day at this fun and inclusive event. It’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up! 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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  6. Project Element  Cutout mismatched letters spelling ‘Project Element’ in front of a collage with a wooden door and fish. Watch this performance online from May 31st-June 12th

    The film follows a group of children who must travel through magical worlds to find their friend, the Prince, who has been captured by the evil Troll Princess. Will the gifts from the mystical creatures of the lands be enough to help them on their quest? 

    Age/Grade: 9‑up (Grades 4‑up)
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  7. The Wild & Wonderful West Coast Workshop  Ginalina sitting beside a river with her guitar, holding up her book The Mighty River. Join us for Ginalina’s workshop, The Wild & Wonderful West Coast workshop on June 5th

    In this hands-on music and book-inspired workshop, families will explore some of the flying, swimming, running, and crawling creatures that call our backyards home. Together, we will experience what eco-diversity is, why it is vital, and how young people today are helping to protect the environment! 

    Age/Grade: 4–12
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