Children’s Festival on weekend

Central Alberta’s Children’s Festival will celebrate the child in everyone at Recreation Park on Friday and Saturday. The sixth annual festival features Juno nominated family performer Mary Lambert, magician Sheldon Casavant, musical acts Hoja and Bobby Boogaloo, and Wrappin About Reptiles.

Central Alberta’s Children’s Festival will celebrate the child in everyone at Recreation Park on Friday and Saturday.

The sixth annual festival features Juno nominated family performer Mary Lambert, magician Sheldon Casavant, musical acts Hoja and Bobby Boogaloo, and Wrappin About Reptiles.

Activities include mini golf, crafts, a maze, football toss, face painting, obstacle course, bubble making, Legos, mascots, science activities, story telling, and much more.

“The festival is all about fun. Getting back to the basics of playing,” said festival co-ordinator Judy Scott on Tuesday.

It also gives families an opportunity to interact, she said.

The festival runs rain or shine. An average of 5,500 people visit over the two days.

Healthy snacks are provided and a barbecue will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. included in the admission price.

A water station will be set up for people who bring their own refillable water bottle. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four.

Presented by Family Services of Central Alberta, the festival received a $23,900 Building Community Through Arts and Heritage federal grant. Sponsors include Red Deer Public Library and Servus Credit Union, City of Red Deer, and Red Deer Advocate. Several nonprofits operate the activities on site.

For more information visit www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca.

Recreation Park is located at 4501 47A Ave.

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