A wide range of on-site activities and workshops are included with your admission.
Success by 6 / Communities for Kids
We’re excited to introduce a new area of the festival designed especially for the under 6 set. Little ones will expand their horizons through play at various stations such as: the POP UP VILLAGE, BUBBLE POND, & CRAFTS. Workshops will also be offered in DANCE, THEATRE SPORTS and SONG & RHYME.
Do It To Learn It
This tent will offer opportunities for students to get up-close and personal with festival performers and learn new skills directly from these world-class pros. Jam with ELAGE DIOUF and BORIS SICHON, Breakdance with SOLID STATE, Hip Hop with JAKE EVANS, Clown Around with MIKE BATTIE and MAT & CHARLIE, Play Yourself Silly with TWISTED TREE, and Belly Dance with GET BENT.
Prospera Activity Tent
Come make a fun craft under the helpful guidance of Prospera Credit Union staff.
Strum on a ukelele or a guitar, play a fiddle tune – or TwinkleTwinkle – on a violin or a xylophone. Make some beats on a djembe or with maracas…Come, visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, located at the Japanese Gardens, by the Art Gallery.
Art in the Park
Penticton Art Gallery
Express your artistic side under the guidance of well known local artist Glenn Clark.
Don a costume and join the parade!
Angela Brown introduces her new “Eco Maze” Inflatable Storytelling venue. Stories and parade are for a 1/2 hour on the hour:
May 24 and 25: 10 am-2 pm, May 26: 12 pm – 4 pm
Dragonfly Pond Family Society
Need a break? Spend some time in our quiet tent . A lounge area will be available for resting, nursing babies, etc. Quiet activities like puzzles and colouring will be offered.
RE-CREATE with the Creativity Caravan
Outma Sqilx’w School
Come see the traditional cottonwood canoe that will be on display. Visitors will learn about why the salmon are important to Okanagan People and why it is necessary to protect our waterways. Children may also sign up for a Hand drumming Workshop.
Here’s a chance to let your imagination run wild.
Choose from a menu of images and be transformed by our trained volunteers to become the character you envision yourself to be.
En’owkin Centre /Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance
Visit with wildlife biologists and learn about local animals, Earth Stewardship, the Three R’s, climate change and what you can do to help protect our local eco-system.
Who needs Indiana Jones when you have the Curator Kid( Fest)!
Were there dinosaurs in the Okanagan? Get ready to dig into the past and unearth some amazing facts from Penticton’s deep, deep history! Visit the Penticton Museum Curator Kids booth and help find some the amazing fossils and objects using actual hands-on archaeology techniques.
Reading Tent & Book Exchange
Bring a book you have already enjoyed and exchange it for a new one. Enjoy your new book, read one of ours and relax in our Literacy Now Reading Tent
Design your very own wacky puppet and make it come to life.
Climb to great heights on LocoLanding’s Climbing Wall
Fortis Activity Tent
Have fun while learning to be more energy smart.