Saturday, June 21 | Ethel Tucker Park | 12 PM to 4 PM FREE!
Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Annual Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival. The Childrens' Fesitval kicks off directly after the Spirit of Okotoks Parade, from 12 noon to 4pm at Ethel Tucker Park. The festival includes crafts, games, a $1 concession and live entertainment, from family entertainers Will Stroet and HOJA. Please note: no dogs or pets will be permitted into the Children's Festival, for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
Sunday, June 22 | Rotary Performing Arts Centre | 3 PM & 7 PM shows Tickets: Adults - $10; Children - $5
From Argentina on tour in the Americas form PATAGONIA TO ALASKA, Mandragora Circo: A wordless theatre play where two clowns tell a story where love, humor and dialog are visible without words. Where circus skills, acrobatics and music with unconventional instruments give shape to a play where circus becomes poetry. Don't miss your opportunity to see this unique international theatre production, as part of the Okotoks Children's Festival weekend. Choose from a 3 PM or 7 PM showing at the Okotoks Rotary Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, June 22. Get a sneak preview at Children's Festival June 21, 1:30pm.Purchase tickets on the Okotoks Culture website.
HOJA (hoe-jah) is Canadian acappella group formed in the summer of 1998 and originally based out of Saskatoon, SK. Over the past decade, HOJA has recorded five CD's (selling over 25,000 units) and performed for more than 3,000 audiences (over 750,000 people) from British Columbia to Ontario. Their repertoire is filled with favorite songs from the 50's to the present that span every style of music — from doo wop to rock, country to disco — no genre is safe from Canada's favorite acappella heroes! Each member of HOJA sings a variety of different voice parts including bass lines, lead vocals, tenor and baritone parts, instrument sounds such as guitars and trumpets, beatboxing and drum noises, and assorted sound effects.
Over the past three years Mandragora Circo has toured the Americas from end to end – from Patagonia all the way to Alaska. They have presented their show at theatres and Festivals in 14 countries including performances at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Arts in Washington, DC.
Their tour has been to the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, EL Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.
The play's creators, Juan Cruz Bracamonte and Mariana Silva, have performed music, theater, dance and circus together since 1998.