Artfest Kingston offers FREE kids programming!

This Canada Day long weekend visit Artfest Kingston and enjoy four fun days, jam-packed full of art, music and a plethora of awesome kids activities. Artfest Kids is proud to offer such unique and memorable children's activities that your entire family will remember for years to come.  You most certainly will want to catch the Canada Day parade taking place on July 1st!  

Ramp up your imagination and join the fun at the Artfest Kids art activity tent at the Artfest Kingston Show.  Open to children of all ages and FREE. There are many opportunities to participate for kids and families (of all ages).

Learn from the experts and join in an art workshop: Join in on our ParticiPAINT program and paint on the 3-D murals with mural artist, Arthur II, design a boat, friendship bracelet or decorate an ol' tin can.  There's so much to do at Artfest Kingston this year!!  Create a costume for the Canada Day promenade at the Shadowland Theatre Tent, bring your shakers and sing along with Melody Fair while they entertain your children for an hour of children's music Saturday morning, or join in and paint a family picnic table!

And if you get hungry, there certainly is no shortage of food to choose from; gobble up lunch at one of our delectable food vendors - enjoy some ice cream at Belle Dairy ice cream truck with the kiddies or hop on over to partake in our Family Picnic Day, July 4th beginning at 12pm-2pm in the Food Vendor Area. 

Then take a play break at the super fun splash pad, yes, there's a water activity centre in the middle of City Park!  OR pull up a seat on the green grass aside two music stages and listen to some rockin' tunes by talented musicians and bands at Artfest Kingston.  Here's our line up of music - Artfest Music at City Park.

There is enough to keep you and your family busy and engaged for the entire 4-day weekend with a astounding 150 art exhibitors for all your shopping needs. What an amazing way to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend and July 4th (USA Day). Thanks for supporting our local talented artists and artisans!

Artfest Kids Programming Schedule:

Free Art Central Workshops Schedule ~ All Ages Drop in
Kids ~  Instructor: Heather Kushum Sheedy


Wednesday July 1          All Red & White!
10am-12pm   Boat Making
1pm-3pm      Friendship Bracelets or a Little Finger Knitted Scarf
4pm-6pm     Drawing- Warped Sir John A. Macdonald Portrait
All Day for Toddlers  Paper Leaf Bandannas


Thursday July 2              Paper Makes It!
10am-12pm   Up-cycle Collage Decorated Can
1pm-3pm      3-D Paper Art
4pm-6pm     Tunnel Books & Cardboard Bookmaking
All Day for Toddlers  Watercolour Filter Craft


Friday July 3              Draw it!
10am-12pm   Chalk Pastel Fun
1pm-3pm      Drawing- Warped Sir John A. Macdonald Portrait
4pm-6pm     Powdered Graphite Fun
All Day for Toddlers  Pencil Crayons and Pencils for Free Creation


Saturday July 4          To Friends and Fun!
10am-12pm   Boat Making
1pm-3pm      Drum Cans and String Painting
4pm-6pm     Friendship Bracelets
All Day for Toddlers  Star & Leaf Necklace

Artfest Workshop Leader: Sabrina Parish at Artfest Port Credit - building a flower sculpture!

Artfest Workshop Leader: Sabrina Parish at Artfest Port Credit - building a flower sculpture!

There are many children’s products available at the show as well: adorable clothing for children, Alpahcritters Name Art, Zoodonym Name Puzzles, and crazy-fun helmet covers by  Tail Wags.  See program listing or visit the Kingston Exhibitors list for a full line up of talented artists and artisans exhibiting at this year's show.

Like magic, young minds blossom with imagination and creativity when children create art.
— Artfest Show Producer ~ Lory MacDonald

Learn more about Artfest Kids here.  See you all at the show!  

Posted on June 19, 2015 and filed under Children, Other.