The 24th Annual Children’s Festival is being put on by Prince Rupert Special Events this Saturday.
Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 7, kids and their families can partake in more than 20 fun activities at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.
“There’s a lot of activities to squeeze into five hours,” said Bev Killbery of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be presenting its “Whale Wonders” learning centre at the event, which will include a giant Orca puzzle, a whale-themed photo booth and match-the-fin game.
Lazer Fish laser tag will be returning, a favourite at previous Children’s Fest events. This year more people will have an opportunity to play, as Lazer Fish has increased its participant capacity in rounds of laser tag.
There will be a variety of fun activities for children to enjoy, such as fish pond, hammer and nails, a craft booth, glitter swirl painting, a reading corner and a new joggling station.
Additionally, Angry Birds and a number of other popular games are back this year.
An array of Prince Rupert groups and businesses are sponsoring the activities and games, with many incorporating educational components to them.
“That’s the thing about Children’s Fest, it’s educational while having a fun time learning it,” said Killbery.
Yummy snacks like hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, slushies and cotton candy will be on hand, as well as some healthier options.
Admission for the 24th Annual Children’s Festival will be by donation for all ages.