Give back to the community with Children’s Arts Festival

The 2017 Children’s Arts Festival provides two opportunities to support the Richmond Food Bank Society on Family Day, Monday, February 13.
Come for the art, stay for the fun and make a positive impact on the community:

• Bring non-perishable food items to fill up the Cowell Auto Group vehicle in the festival’s Sonic Garden;
• Proceeds from meals ($5 per meal) purchased at the festival’s good ol’fashioned BBQ will be donated to the food bank.

“We are so happy to be able to give back to the Richmond community through our event,” says Debbie Tobin, the festival’s Artistic Director. “Not only are we providing affordable opportunities for families to have fun together on Family Day, but we’re able to use our event as a platform to encourage attendees to support their own community”.

Bring the whole family to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with hot dogs, clowns, and balloons; sing O Canada and Happy Birthday with the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, dance the day away with local band Vintage, discover magic with ever popular Magic on the Go, get sillies out with Tickle me Pickle and get creative through the many Canada-inspired Imagination Stations.
General festival admission is $5 and includes access to over 10 Imagination Stations for hands-on, creative fun. General festival admission passes are available for purchase in advance at Lansdowne Centre; visit Customer Service during mall hours to purchase (cash only). The first 200 general festival admissions purchased in advance at Lansdowne Centre will be guaranteed to make one of the festival’s limited edition commemorative Canada 150 t-shirts.

Creativity Classes, led by professional artists, will give participants access to a hands-on interactive workshops. Little ones can create together in Parent and Child classes. Creativity Classes include: Acting for Stage and Screen, Animation, Beaded Bone Bracelets, Bird Masks, Drawing, Rhythm and Rhyme, and more. Registration is required for all Creativity Classes and the fee includes General Admission. Register through or by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300.

The festival will feature CircusWest’s newest show, Glowing Hearts. This show was designed especially for this year’s festival as a heartfelt circus exploration of the true north and a showcase of young circus artists celebrating Canada. Tickets for Glowing Hearts are $12 per person and will be available through, barcode #1833788 for the 11:00 a.m. show and barcode #1833838 for the 2:00 p.m. show.

The Richmond Children’s Arts Festival is presented by Lansdowne Centre with support from Cowell Auto Group, Ikea, Kidtropolis, Kin’s Farm Markets, Balloonatics, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art, Richmond Public Library and Media Sponsors CTV, QM/FM and the Richmond News.

The 2017 Children’s Arts Festival takes place at the Richmond Cultural Centre and surrounding areas on Monday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For full event details, visit