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Entertainers lined up for Children's festival

Musicians, ventriloquists, jugglers and stilt walkers are ready to put on a show for young audiences at the Central Alberta Children’s Festival.

The eighth-annual festival runs Friday and Saturday in the park behind Red Deer’s Recreation Centre. A bevy of performers and activities are in the offing for children of all ages.

Marnie Grey, who’s been described as “one of the best performers of her generation” will get pre-school tykes moving and groovin’ to songs from her four award-winning albums. The Wizard and the Enchantress will bring circus magic to town, and ventriloquist Val Hilliker will bring a trunk-full of puppet friends.

Young dancers from Country Pride, Joy’s School of Dance, and the Indian dance group will also perform, as well as members of rhythm gymnastics and the Scandinavian singers.

Children’s activities include the bubble jump, disc golf, face painting, box city, imagination station, science world, storytelling corner and Maxwell Amazing Maze.

Tickets cost $6 a person, per day; family pass: $20 (for a family of four) per day; family anytime pass: $30 (for a family of four).

School classes: $5 per person (purchase six and get one free). Children under a year old are admitted free.

All activities, entertainment and snacks are included with admission. (Remember to bring a refillable water bottle).

Purchase tickets at the gate, or in advance by contacting 403-343-6400.

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