Our 2024 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. Discover our weekday and weekend performance times & schedule. View our event calendar.

  1. Otosan  A puppet of a man and a puppet of a little girl. There are four puppeteers in the background

    Little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to a dangerous destination…The North. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together. 

    Ages: Ages 4 and up 
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  2. The Papa Penguin Play  A cartoon illustration of a penguin with a birthday party on an iceberg.

    Everyone loves Peaches and Izzy! Join these two penguin papas at their penguin chick’s first birthday at a party like no other. The Papa Penguin Play is a musical about celebrating family in all its colours and finding the performer in all of us. 

    Ages: Ages 3–8
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  3. Yassama and the Beaded Calabash  A woman in a red traditional African clothing with her arms outstretched and looking up.

    Rooted in African oral tradition, Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a young girl who, with the help of the old Baobab tree, saves her village from drought and delivers a powerful lesson about the importance of respecting and honouring Mother Earth. 

    Ages: Ages 3 and up 
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  4. Fred Penner  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! 

    Ages: All Ages
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