Fun for kids of all ages!
There’s lots of fun and activities planned in the Little Folks Village throughout the whole festival weekend.
Create crafts and works of art from recycled materials, make a cup or a sculpture from clay, have your face painted, listen to stories, write a song, cool off under the water play tent or blow bubbles. Our volunteers and participating groups have parades and lots of great activities planned for the whole family. Enjoy!
Please note: we do not provide a child-minding service. Little ones must be accompanied by an adult in the Village.
Recycled Crafts, Clay Play, Face Painting
Pop in and try your hand at one of the many craft projects planned throughout the day. Get your creative juices flowing assembling paper, buttons, milk cartons and yarn into a bird feeder or other masterpieces.
Learn the basics of working with clay, techniques like rolling, pinching, and coiling clay. Why not create your own cup, bowl or very artistic sculpture? This is fun for all ages.
Transform your own face or let one of our talented volunteers change you into a super hero, a fierce animal, a funny clown – or whatever your heart desires.
There’s lots to paint and play and do – so stop in often.
Juggling & Stilt Walking
Join Redbird as he teaches juggling and stilt walking mini-workshops throughout the weekend. Check for posted times
Let’s Make a Song
Get ready to groove with Redbird's interactive show, Let’s Make a Song! Redbird gets you rolling with awesome examples of how songs are made. Then with your ideas, together you create a cool new tune. Finally, join Redbird to sing and perform it for everyone! Check for posted times.
"Ruffle Redbird" is Peter G-G, professional circus artist/musician/actor of over 30 years. Look for him in the tall trees around Little Folks, and learn more at www.peterg-g.com
Keys to the Streets
Wildly popular at last year's festival, the Keys to the Streets piano returns to the Little Folks Village! Yay! Come sit down and play!
From freeform improv to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "Four Strong Winds" to Bach concertos and everything in between - the piano is there for you to show us your keyboard chops. You can sing along, dance along, even form a conga line too! You might discover festival performers tinkling an ivory or two from time to time, as well.
Keys to the Streets started in 2013 as a student idea at CityStudio. Since then, vibrantly pained pianos placed around Vancouver's public spaces for everyone to play have delighted thousands. All Keys to the Streets pianos are painted by local artists, as is the one in the Village.
Madskillz Roving Performers
Christa returns with her team of magnificent roaming performers, including the always-popular hoopers and spinners. They will entertain and run mini-classes throughout the weekend.
Publik Secrets Musical Playground
Wanna play some cool instruments made from recycled objects? This is the place!
Drawing inspiration from the whimsical instruments created by inventors such as Harry Partch and the Baschet Brothers, this musical playground enchants the ear with never-before heard sonic arrangements.
There are giant xylophones made out of bicycle parts, an organ fueled by bike pumps, drums and other fun ways to make your own special music!
Crawl inside the Nylon Zoo Eco Dome and join in songs and stories with Angela Brown. Hear the interactive story, "Rainbow Salmon," and sing songs about friendship and the environment.
Festival weekend is a great time to learn environmentally-friendly habits and raise enough awareness about nature and our environment to last all year long! Located nearby the Little Folks Village, right beside the pond, our Nature Committee educates festival-goers about the natural world, and the importance of eco-systems and marine protected areas.
(located by Stage 1)
Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday + Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Little folks 12 + under get into the Festival free when accompanied by a paid adult!