Family Winter Arts Festival

Family Winter Arts Festival

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Family Winter Arts Festival is where the young and young-at-heart can journey into a world of art and imagination with FREE live shows and interactive activities.

The Festival features performances including live music with Trundled, featuring singer/songwriters Ellen Braun and Joe Shea and Discover: Life as a Dancer - Open Talk.

FREE Shows and Activities (Ticketed: Register in Advance)

  • Songwriting Workshop with Ellen Braun (Register in advance) 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
    (Both are now full) 

  • Family Beading (Register in advance) 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  (FULL)

  • Live Music! Trundled with Ellen Braun and Joe Shea (Register for free tickets in advance) 1 p.m.

  • Discover: Life as a Dancer - Open Talk (Register for free tickets in advance) 7 p.m.

FREE Activities (Drop-In)

  • Family Friendly Film Screenings: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 10:30 a.m.

  • Parks Canada Presents: A Beary, Berry Good Day, Puppet Show 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

  • Parks Canada Presents: "How to Draw Banff's Wildlife" with artists from Parks Canada 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

  • Me on the Map: Design your perfect town. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Walter Phillips Gallery: darkness is as deep as the darkness is. 12:30 - 5 p.m.

February 15

Parent's Night Out! Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

February 17

FREE public swim on Family Day at Sally Borden Building (1 - 8 p.m.)

For shows that require registration/tickets in advance, space may also be available at the door on a first-come basis. 

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Family Zone: Teddy Bear Picnic in Max Bell Building

Bring your own Teddy Bear and food and relax in the Family Zone with the Teddy Bear Picnic!
Listen to the sounds of nature while cozy and warm in Max Bell Building.

Max Bell Building, Room 251
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Walter Phillips Gallery: darkness is as deep as the darkness is

Experience Walter Phillips Gallery’s current exhibition, darkness is as deep as the darkness is by Calgary-based artist Rita McKeough, with options to engage in hands-on activities accessible for all ages. 

February 16: Drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Festival Dining Options

Looking for a bite to eat during the Festival? 

Vistas Dining Room

Breakfast             Adult: $23.50 
Lunch                    Adult: $28.50 
Dinner                  Adult: $39.00 

Children rates available 6-12 years old, 5 and under are free.

Or visit Maclab Bistro in Kinnear Centre
or for a quick 'to go' bite and made-to-order sandwiches visit Le Café in Sally Borden Building

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Festival supporters:


Mactaggart Third Fund