Children's Festival

Children’s Festival | 12 to 3 pm

Saturday, June 20 | Kinsmen Park

 

To be a vendor, apply  here

The Okotoks Children’s Festival is a hugely popular yearly event that follows the Town's Parade. The festival is a fun-filled creative day of artistic, musical, and theatrical activities and performances for children. This year will feature live entertainment by Christopher Cool, Isabelle la Wonderful, and Norman Foote!

We are looking for vendors to provide free crafts and activities for the children. Individual artists, not-for-profit organizations, and local businesses are all welcome to apply. 

Any food truck businesses that would like to be involved, please phone the Art Gallery at 403-938-3204 for details. 

Participant Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and artistic talents!

Deadline to apply: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Artist Guidelines

Activity & Theme- Superheroes! This year, the Okotoks Children’s Festival will celebrate superheroes! We encourage you to plan your activities and booth décor around this fun theme, and be sure to have fun with your own dress on the day! Some favourite activities include: face painting, clay sculpture, sun catchers, masks, hats, jewelry, puppets, button making, “stained glass”, origami, lanterns, dot art, pet rocks, printmaking, science experiments, etc. There are many ideas on the internet and Pinterest…be as creative as you like. If you cannot think of an activity and would like some suggestions, please ask us for some ideas, contact us at 403.938.3204.

Facilitating an activity at the event

  • You must produce a FREE arts-related activity or performance that fits the superheroes theme at your booth from 12-3 pm. No early pack-ups, even if you run out of supplies. You must remain for the entire event. Attendance at Children’s Festival is about 2500-3000 people. Your activity should be prepared for at least 100 children to participate.
  • You can market your own art/business at this event, but no sales of merchandise allowed. All activities are provided free of charge for the children of our community.
  • Your booth must be decorated to go with the theme and “festively.” 
  • You must provide your own tent. Tents and displays must be secured/anchored. Tents must have either 25 pounds of weight on each tent leg or 4 tent pegs secured into the ground.
  • We can provide tables (6 feet long) and chairs for you, but you must have them requested on your application form.
  • Power is NOT available. All generators on site must be approved ahead of time, enclosed or equipped with noise mitigating equipment.
  • Waste Management: Vendors are responsible for cleaning up around their booth and removing all garbage. Do not use any Styrofoam products. Please use products that can be recycled or composted.
  • Vendors must comply with all applicable regulations/codes such as fire, health, etc.
  • Placement of vendors will be at the discretion of the organizers.

Payment- The agreed-upon amount for your services, including your supplies in your booth, is $100.00. Contracts will be sent out after your application is approved. Cheques or EFT will be sent to you 30 days after the event. 

Not-for-Profit & Business Guidelines

Activity & Theme- Superheroes! This year, the Okotoks Children’s Festival will celebrate superheroes! We encourage you to plan your activities and booth décor around this fun theme, and be sure to have fun with your own dress on the day!

Some favourite activities include: face painting, clay sculpture, sun catchers, masks, hats, jewelry, puppets, button making, “stained glass”, origami, lanterns, dot art, pet rocks, printmaking, science experiments, etc. There are many ideas on the internet and Pinterest…be as creative as you like. If you cannot think of an activity and would like some suggestions, please ask us for some ideas, contact us at 403.938.3204.

Facilitating an activity at the event-

  • You must produce a FREE arts-related activity or performance that fits the party theme at your booth from 12-3 pm. No early pack-ups, even if you run out of supplies. You must remain for the entire event. Attendance at Children’s Festival is about 2500-3000 people. Your activity should be prepared for at least 100 children to participate.
  • No sales of merchandise or fundraising allowed. All activities are provided free of charge for the children of our community.
  • Your booth must be decorated to go with the theme and “festively.” 
  • You must provide your own tent. Tents and displays must be secured/anchored. Tents must have either 25 pounds of weight on each tent leg or 4 tent pegs secured into the ground.
  • We can provide tables (6 feet long) and chairs for you, but you must have them requested on your application form.
  • Power is NOT available. All generators on site must be approved ahead of time, enclosed or equipped with noise mitigating equipment.
  • Waste Management: Vendors are responsible for cleaning up around their booth and removing all garbage. Do not use any Styrofoam products. Please use products that can be recycled or composted.
  • Vendors must comply with all applicable regulations/codes such as fire, health, etc.
  • Payment- The agreed-upon amount for your services, including your supplies in your booth, is $100.00. Contracts will be sent out after your application is approved. Cheques or EFT will be sent to you 30 days after the event. 

Placement of vendors will be at the discretion of the organizers.

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