This family favourite takes place at Minto Park on Saturday, July 16 from 11-2 PM, and is free to the public.
Each year on Saturday morning of the Dawson City Music Festival weekend, the big top tent at Minto Park undergoes a shocking metamorphosis, filling with balloons, shakers, streamers, merriment, acoustic music, and childrens’ laughter.
It’s the Dawson City Music Festival’s KidsFEST, an annual tradition and one of Dawson’s best-loved family-oriented events. As always, KidsFEST is free and open to the public regardless of whether anyone in the family has purchased tickets.
At this year’s KidsFEST, families and tykes will be treated to a wide variety of activities and sounds for kids of any age. Instrument making, mask-making, ice cream and face-painting have always been KidsFEST faves.
Of course, children’s performers have always been a staple of KidsFEST. This year, kids will be treated to a performance by Major Conrad Flapps! He’s a clowning, fiddle-playing aviator, last seen delivering anti-bullying workshops at Robert Service School in March. In addition to Flapps’ high-flying musical antics, confetti, parachutes, high-fives, and mass dance routines will be the order of the day when electro-pop star Rich Aucoin delivers a short danceable set for kids to finish off the event.
CBC Kids’ TV personality Mamma Yamma will host the event and greet kids throughout.
If Saturday doesn't tire you out, we reccommend that kids and families join us at the Palace Grand Theatre on Sunday July 17 from 1-3 PM for another performance by the Major and a sing-along session with Annie Avery, Chic Gamine, Lue Maxwell, and Brenda Lee Katerenchuk!
KidsFEST Schedule - Saturday July 16 @ Minto Park
11:00 AM – Tent opens
11:45 – Major Conrad Flapps’ performance
1:30 PM – Rich Aucoin’s performance
Throughout: Meet-and-greet with Mamma Yamma; mask-making, instrument-making, arts, crafts, and other childrens’ activities.