Kids Fest 2013 at the Forks


Kidsfest is happening between June 6-9 2013 at the Forks in Winnipeg.  If you’re avoiding a long expensive summer trip this year and are planning a STAYCATION this is a great way to keep the kids entertained.

2013 Festival of Fools

The Festival of Fools Celebrates Lucky 13 This Year!

An odd assortment of characters are assembling their props at The Forks Market: rabbits, stilts, face paint, balloons, bowling pins, red noses and aerial hoops.  It’s all in preparation for full nine days of FREE family foolishness during the 13th Annual Festival of Fools presented by Scotiabank at The Forks Market from Saturday March 23 to Sunday March 31, 2013.

The Festival of Fools presented by Scotiabank features crafts, clowns, face painting and much more from 11am to 3pm daily. Join in the fun with circus acts like Ontario aerial dancer Aerial Ana, Alberta’s Flyin’ Bob and Gustavo the Impossibilist, and B.C.’s Mike “so, like totally” Battie. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained this Spring Break!

This year’s Festival of Fools coincides with Easter weekend – and to ramp up the fun, the Easter Bunny will be making appearances on March 29, 30 and 31.

New hands-on Circus Workshops are happening weekdays at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and
2:30. Kids can learn how to hula hoop, juggle and balance a “diabolo.”

Back by popular demand: recently introduced Trapeze Workshops on Saturdays and
Sundays. Kids will learn the fine art of trapeze in The Forks Market Atrium. Register at
the Festival of Fools General Store or information tables.

Face-painting, crafts and clowning around kicks off daily at 11 a.m. with performances taking place between 12 noon and 3 p.m. Magicians, jugglers, clowns and variety performers from across Canada will converge for the Festival of Fools, with Manitoba talent including The Majake Show, magician Ryan Price and zany entertainer Mr. Mark.

The Festival of Fools is a yearly event presented by Scotiabank held by the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, in partnership with The Forks Market, the Winnipeg Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and Scotiabank. Many of the performers will re-appear in Winnipeg later this summer during the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival June 6-9 at The Forks.


Advance Tickets:

Available May 6 – June 9 at all Winnipeg Safeway locations

$14 each or a Family Pack of 4 for $48

Gate Tickets:

Available June 6 – June 9 at the Box Office onsite
$16 each or a Family Pack of 4 for $56


Free admission for children under 2 years of age. Children under 12 pay once and then can visit the Festival again and again (they just need to report to the Box Office with their attached wristband and trade it in daily).

This information was pulled from the Kidsfest website!

Don’t miss this Manitoba GEM!

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