We are an arts-based festival where our children play and learn.

The Northern Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival is recognized as an important event in the cultural landscape of Saskatchewan. 

We cultivate a passion for curiosity and exploration in children through diversified and multi-cultural programming. Our programming is progressive – it evolves to reflect our community, it enhances children’s educational experiences, and most importantly, it encourages children to try something new!

Children have opportunities to learn and play together at the Festival. They interact with artists and other presenters of all ages, all genders and all cultures. As a result of the Festival, children have a better understanding of the world around them and they can’t wait for the next Festival.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS COME TO NUTRIEN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF SASKATCHEWAN

 June 1st-4th, 2019, SASKATOON, SK– The Children’s Festival is an arts-based Festival where our children play and learn! We are excited to host our 31stannual Children’s Festival in a new location this year, Rotary Park. The Children’s Festival is Saskatoon’s first major summer festival, and the festival introduces hundreds of young children each year to cultural events and dynamic public spaces created just for them.

We are excited about our 2019 lineup! Our shows include popular children’s musicians Splash n’Boots; a death-defying circus show by The Street Circus; the family-friendly magic performance Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show; a performance by up-and-coming Métis fiddler Tristen Durocher; Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatchby Axis Theatre, a beautiful puppet show is based on a beloved children’s book; Koo Koo Kanga Roo, a high energy music duo who are used by teachers to get kids moving and dancing; RedPath’sMarika Silas and James Jones, Indigenous Dancers whose performances combine traditional dance with modern performance art forms, such as Hip Hop and flow arts; TheGreat Balanzois a contemporary vaudevillian performer whose hilarious show teaches children about the art of clowning and the importance of movement in theatre to carry a narrative; Trad’Badour, a celebration of French-Canadian culture, with live music and storytelling; African Folktales, asimple yet captivating storytelling based on traditional African folktales; We Know Now: The Complete History of Science, a hilarious romp through several hundred years of scientific discoveries; and Lawrence Roy Jr Indigenous Dancer whose performance is traditional dance.

At this year’s festival, the 31st annual, children and families are invited to Explore Their Senses. Young and old alike will be able to learn through exploring different senses and how each can be unique. The festival is being held in Rotary Park, across from the Remia Modern. As this is the first year in this space, organizers are excited to move the festival to a new location, while still offering fan-favourite activities like Nutrien’s Fossil Find, always highly anticipated each year by students and families. Nutrien is also sponsoring the Seed Survivor station where youngsters can plant their own sunflower seed. Other on-site activities include the multicultural Childhood Around the World venue, participatory Circus Arts fun, KinderGarden free-play area, Saskatoon Public Library Story Tent, Recess Guardians cooperative games, Remai Modern Art Caravan, MuseumLand, educational and artistic experiences with Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a Sensory Maze,” face painting and more. Daily admission to the festival is $10 and includes all shows and activities.

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The 5th annual Sunset Party will take place Saturday, June 1, from 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. It’s FREE to attend, featuring Treehouse Splash n’Boots; interactive magicians Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show; and our fiery grand finale with the amazing fire team, The Street Circus.

Tickets and full schedule available at http://nutrienchildrensfestival.com

  

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For more information, or to book an interview, please contact: 

Mandy Pravda | Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan | Marketing Director 

Email Mandy@maneproductions.ca

 

2018-2019 Board members:

Andy Chiang

Blair Ross

Bailey Geravis

Angela Christie

Kyle Drever

Garrett Anderson

Zach Yuzwa