If you are a parent, you have surely told your kiddo they can be whatever they imagine when they grow up – an astronaut, farmer, biologist, or artist – the opportunities are endless. At the Airdrie Children’s Festival on May 25 and 26, your kids can envision these possibilities, live and in-person with exciting industry pros hosting engaging showcases. Learn about exciting careers, take in award-winning entertainment, and practice skills for life in fun workshops, right here in Airdrie.

Airdrie Children’s Festival

Less than a 10-minute drive from Chinook Gate, on May 25 and 26 you will find exciting children’s entertainment and more in Nose Creek Park. From a very fun Children’s Village playground to accelerated learning at Inspiration Stations, families will love learning, dancing and exploring at this local festival.

Started by Airdrie parents who want to provide all children the opportunity to be curious and aspirational, this independent festival is free to attend thanks to local businesses who support it. Aimed at kids aged 4-12, this event offers a wide range of activities for families in all stages of life, including volunteer opportunities for your teenage kids as well.

Enjoy exciting workshops in subjects like writing, dance, coding and so much more, designed specifically to engage specific age groups and get kids excited about new hobbies and skills. Jump into an Inspiration Station, where kids can learn through play and talk face-to-face with career role models like biologists, architects or teachers.

Chinook Gate builder partner, McKee Homes is sponsoring the festival’s Fun Run on May 26 at 8am. After a stretching exercise, mosey, meander, jog or skip 2 km through Nose Creek Park. Registration is free, but all those who register will receive fun prizes, so be sure to register before attending.

Entertainers you cannot miss

Finally, dance play and laugh along with children’s entertainers the whole family can enjoy. Returning this year’s on the mainstage is Bobs and Lolo, who were named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer. They will have your children moving and using their imaginations as they sing through stories, play time and fun.

Ginalina plays indie-folk music that focuses on family, nature and community to bring cultures together through storytelling lyrics and wholesome music that can truly be enjoyed by all ages. Performing in English, Mandarin and French, Ginalina gets the whole family dancing and singing along to her fun, folky tunes.

Even more entertainers, along with a detailed list of workshop and Inspiration Station hosts will likely be announced closer to the festival date, so be sure to keep your eye on the festival’s website for more information.  Get your family together and enjoy a fun weekend in the park, just a few minutes outside the Chinook Gate community.