Thursday, June 7th 9:30am – 2:00pm
Friday, June 8th 9:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday, June 9th 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday, June 10th 10:00am – 4:30pm
233-ALLO (Thursday Only)
Venez vous amuser en français! Bricolez un drapeau franco-manitobain que vous pouvez ramener à la maison.
Come and have fun en français! Kids get to colour and craft a franco-manitoban flag while learning French words.
Alliance Francaise du Manitoba (Thursday Only)
All year long, Alliance Française du Manitoba is providing Winnipeggers with quality French courses and
exciting cultural events to promote French cultures from all around the world. Join us at Kidsfest and
discover French language with the kids! Our team developed exciting games and activities for them to
learn French basics. It begins with “bonjour”!
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (Friday Only)
Engineering Friday includes a variety of engineering and geoscience related activities for children including the opportunity to build a structure of gum-drops, build and test the strength of a straw-bridge and other educational and fun activities.
Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon! Or at least pretend to be since your balloon will be attached to you so you both don’t fly away. Saturday Sponsored by Manitoba Dentists. Balloons are limited so please make sure to get yours early in the day.
Block Parents (Saturday and Sunday Only)
The Block Parent® Program introduced in 1975 was the first Community Safety Program available to residents. The Block Parent® Program hasn’t changed over the years and it remains as a Community Safety Program that people can participate in as time allows and not be burdened by meetings. We are part of the Block Parent® Program of Canada and Manitoba using the same window signs and the same operating standards. The Winnipeg Police Service, who conducts our Police checks, are also on our Board as our advisors. We have newly designed Block Parent® signs that are replacing all existing signs in the city. In Winnipeg we have around 2,500 dedicated Block Parent® volunteer homes. Becoming a Block Parent® will not disrupt a busy family schedule. Even if you can only display your sign for a few hours a week – that is still helpful. This is a program that is SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE and FREE.
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
Learn about the sea monsters that lived in Manitoba during the late Cretaceous period. Play the dino-toss game or reconstruct 3-D wooden dinosaur skeleton puzzles. Discover the excitement of digging for fossils in a specially constructed dig box. You can also examine real fossils and images from the past and explore pre-historic times with an educational activity booklet - free for everyone!
Cancercare Manitoba (Thursday and Friday Only)
Circus and Magic Partnership (C.A.M.P.)
A community-based initiative of the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival “Under the Big Top” - C.A.M.P. participants perform alongside the returning C.A.M.P. artist/instructors and help lead public workshops in circus and magic skills.
City of Winnipeg, Recreational Services
Join us for a variety of activities including a relay/obstacle course, specialty sports, carnival games, tug of war and more!!
Critter Dipping / La Chasse Aux Bibittes
Critter Dipping is a fun activity of discovery for children of all ages. Discover what creatures live in the murky water of ponds and wetlands. Let’s see how many critters you can find!
La chasse aux bibittes est une activité amusante qui permet aux enfants de tout âge à découvrir les insectes aquatiques qui vivent au fond des marais et étangs à l’aide d’un filet et d’une loupe. Voyons combien de “bibittes” vous pouvez trouver!
Discovery Toys - Teach. Play. Inspire. (Saturday and Sunday Only)
Welcome to Discovery Toys, the source for building and nurturing creative thinkers. We strive to incorporate multiple Layers of Learning into our products that stimulate multiple centres in the brain simultaneously -- an experience that promotes both critical thinking AND open-ended imaginary play. Come join in the fun and learning!
Visit our enthusiastic volunteers to add some colour and creative to your face. New this year will be star stencils.
Kurrent Motion will be sharing the awesomeness of the hoop for all age, genders, and skill levels.
Come join a workshop and learn playful games and captivating, yet simple, hoop movements that
are sure to make you a hoop star! Hoops will be provided in a variety of sizes for kids and adults to
ensure everyone is a Happy Hooper!
Manitoba Baton Twirling Sportive Association (Friday and Sunday Only)
Baton twirling is a sport that combines twirling, tossing and catching batons with body movements incorporating dance and gymnastics. Stop by and learn some basic baton tricks like the two hand spin and figure eight twirl and watch baton twirling demonstrations. Enter your name into a draw for a free baton summer camp!
Manitoba Dental Association - Tooth Fairy Saturday (Saturday Only)
A fun and friendly visit with qualified Dentists and a very special guest appearance by the Tooth Fairy.
MTYP/Cercle Moliere (Friday and Sunday Only)
Music for Young Children®
Visit our activity centre and discover the joy of MYC®!
We provide the best quality music education to young children by blending the pleasure and the joy of music making with sound instruction.
Say CHEESE! How crazy can you dress up with the various props and make silly, goofy faces?
(Please note that we will have a volunteer taking pictures at the Photo Booth and we will be posting them on our website and social media sites. If you do not wish to have your picture made public please just let the volunteer know. And of course you are more than welcome to take your own pictures)
Recycle Everywhere is Canada's first province-wide away from home beverage container recycling program. We've partnered with communities, schools, businesses, provincial parks, community centres and events throughout Manitoba. We help choose the best Recycle Everywhere bin for the space free of charge and partners bring the recovered beverage containers to a nearby recycler. Together with our partners, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enabling new products to be made and reducing litter in the streets and parks.
Rugby Manitoba (Saturday and Sunday Only)
Rookie Rugby is a co-ed, non-tackling game for children ages 4-16. Rookie Rugby is split into 3 different categories/age grades. The Mini rugby is for 4-6 year olds, and Flag rugby is for 7-14 year olds, and tackle for 11-13 year olds 14-16 year olds. At Kidsfest we will teach you some basic rules of rugby, how to pass, how to score, and how you can get involved in rugby in the future!
School of Rock (Thursday, Friday & Saturday Only)
School of Rock is a performance-based music school for students ages 3 - 103 located on Winnipeg's famous Corydon Avenue. Since 2016, we have been training Winnipeg's next generation of Rock Stars!!! It was time to apply the everyday, familiar music lesson into a real life setting: The stage. Our programs and methods take the lesson and immediately put it into context that same week. Our students are learning through performing in relevant scenarios. They're more focused. They're more enthusiastic. They're retaining the technique and theory while becoming more well-rounded individuals. It's a refreshing change on music education. Join the revolution today!
Toyota (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Toyota is proud to be a sponsor of the 36th annual Winnipeg Kidsfest, offering fun for the whole family! Visit Toyota to check out the line-up of family friendly vehicles. You can also enter the “Travel with Toyota” contest for your chance to win 200,000 Aeroplan Miles and participate in the fun activities! See the Toyota main display onsite for more details and to learn more.
Winnipeg Art Gallery (Friday and Saturday Only)
Come visit the WAG art tent this summer and create collaborative mural inspired by the French Impressionists - paint, pastels and cut out images will be used to create luscious landscapes.
Winnipeg Fire Department Fire Safety House
The Fire Safety House provides unique opportunities to teach a wide range of safety programs to the children and families attending the Festival including fire prevention and home escape techniques.
Winnipeg Police Service
The Community Relations Division of Winnipeg Police Service is on-site to interact and explain some of the many tasks that police officers perform.
Winnipeg Public Library Tent (Sunday Only)
Find out how to join the TD Summer Reading Club and discover great books to read all summer! Drop into the Library tent and make a craft or relax in the reading corner.
Don't have a library card? Winnipeg residents can get one for free at the tent!
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Children can participate in the Instrument Petting Zoo where they get the opportunity to touch and play the instruments of the orchestra. Also includes a craft station and musical activities.