This will be a great weekend to be a kid in Kamloops.
First comes Saturday’s 17th annual Kamloops Children’s Festival, then it's a Sunday concert at Sagebrush Theatre featuring Bobs & Lolo.
The weather outlook is calling for clouds with a 40 percent chance of showers Saturday, but organizers are optimistic that the rain will hold off.
“It’s looking pretty good,” said Kathy Sinclair, arts council president, when she approached City council Tuesday. Council declared Saturday Children’s Art Festival Day in Kamoops.
“We are the only children’s art festival in Kamloops and we’re very grateful for the City’s ongoing support,” Sinclair said.
All activities and performances are free. This year’s festival theme is “Around the World.” Kids can explore roots, rhythms, designs and traditions from the four corners of the earth.
Performers on the Interior Savings Stage include vocal percussionist/live looper RupLoops (Rup Sidhu), Dance Afreaka, Daryl Black (hula hooping) and the Japanese Children's Choir.
Arts workshops led by local artists and organizations will include origami, dance, martial arts, rock school, a mini movie theatre, and a host of other creative activities.
Western Canada Theatre's VW Turtle River Race will also be taking place at the park.
On Sunday, Sept. 18, award-winning singer-songwriters Bobs & LoLo return to Kamloops for a live performance on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Sagebrush Theatre.
The four-time Juno-nominated singer-songwriters and creators and stars of the musical preschool series Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo were recently named Canada's Favourite Kids' Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music. The show begins at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.). Tickets ($20 adults, $15 kids or $55 for family of 4) are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office. Bobs & LoLo will also be doing a meet and greet following the show.
More information about the Bobs & LoLo show and the Kamloops Children's Arts Festival may be found at www.kamloopsarts.ca.