Now in its 18th year, the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire day is FREE for children and their families. Happening mid-September at Riverside Park. How does it work? Children and their families may drop in at any time from 10am to 4pm to take part in the day-long festivities. The Kamloops Arts Council enlists artists and non-profit groups to facilitate interactive workshops in visual art, dance, music, theatre and more. Musicians, storytellers, actors and dancers – both professional headliners and local groups – take to the stage. Workshops include “rock school,” henna art, hip hop dance, printmaking, clay sculpture, theatre games, button-making, magic wand-making, and much more.