THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH OKANAGAN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH OKANAGAN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

The 3rd Annual North Okanagan Children’s Festival offers a range of activities for toddlers and school-aged children, such as roving performers, music, interactive play, arts/crafts, workshops, and food trucks. This year's festival features performances by the 360 All Stars and Uzumi Taiko Drummers, as well as various workshops and activities like Baby's First Concert, Nursery Land Adventure 2.0, Movement & Rhythm Jamboree, the Erikson Family Hootenanny, and an outdoor performance by The Family Golden Crust, ensuring entertainment for all ages.

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The GoldenCrust Family

The GoldenCrust Family
5:30PM Friday, May 24, 2024
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

Meet the GoldenCrust Family. Freshly returned from a trip to Florida, and they're setting up camp in your neighbourhood! These two snowbirds have some highly unusual talents. They can't wait to share them with you! They invite passerby's to gather around their RV to witness this exceptional circus comedy show.


Recommended for: All Ages

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Uzume Taiko Drummers

Uzume Taiko Drummers
11:00AM Saturday, May 25, 2024
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

Using a diverse collection of percussive and melodic instruments as well as taiko drums, Uzume Taiko has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming - bringing a vibrant, contemporary sensibility to ancient art. With the choreographed physicality of martial arts, the heart-stopping pulse of the O-Daiko, and the rhythmic sensitivity of a jazz ensemble, the drummers of Uzume Taiko create an exhilarating sensual experience.

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360 All Stars

360 All Stars
2:00PM Saturday, May 25, 2024
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

A "Supercharged urban circus"- The ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast of World Champion and World Record-holding athletes and artists, this is a chance to take in a global smash hit performance seen by over 1 million people around the world.

Recommended for: 4 years and up

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WORKSHOP: Baby's First Concert

WORKSHOP: Baby's First Concert
Friday, May 24, 2024 at 9:15am
Marie Fleming Studio

Bring your baby to their first concert led by OSO cellist and KCMS cello Instructor Olivia Walsh. Babies and their caregivers will get to listen to beautiful cello music. There will also be some scarf play as well as some singing. This workshop is recommended for babies ages 0-12 months.

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WORKSHOP: Nursery Land Adventure 2.0

WORKSHOP: Nursery Land Adventure 2.0
Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:15am
Marie Fleming Studio

Sing, dance, tap and clap your way through favourite musical nursery rhymes with the Cat and the Fiddle. This fun filled workshop will be led by Vernon Community Music School teacher Ardeth Erikson. It will feature live musicians and is geared for children ages 2-5.

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Movement Rhythm Jamboree

WORKSHOP: Movement & Rhythm Jamboree

WORKSHOP: Movement & Rhythm Jamboree
Friday, May 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
Marie Fleming Studio

Embark on a magical movement journey exploring and creating a kaleidoscope of sound with VCMS teacher Rachel Wyatt. Through story, song, and little teamwork, participants will move their bodies to different rhythms and experiment with percussion instruments. This workshop might get loud! Fun for the whole family in this half hour of creative play!

Recommended for: children ages 0 to 7 and their caregivers.

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WORKSHOP: Uzume Taiko Workshop

WORKSHOP: Uzume Taiko Workshop
Friday, May 24, 2024

Experience the dynamic fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming styles at the Uzume Taiko workshop, where percussionists blend martial arts choreography, O-Daiko's heartbeat, and jazz ensemble sensitivity into a a sensory journey.

Erikson Family Hootenanny

WORKSHOP: Erikson Family Hootenanny

WORKSHOP: Erikson Family Hootenanny
Friday, May 24, 2024 at 4:30pm
Marie Fleming Studio

Come and experience a foot stomping, hand clapping, singing and dancing music fest! Learn a few steps and plan to move and laugh together. Join VCMS teacher Ardeth Erikson and her musical family as they play dance worthy melodies and fiddle pieces on mixed strings and accordion.

Recommended for: Families with children ages 0 to 9

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