Festival offers interactive activities for kids

Kids POP Festival in Montreal is an event that showcases international music and artists with a kid friendly component to bring in families

Kids taking part in fun activities at Kids Pop Festival

Photo credit: POP Montreal

Crafty kids, budding musicians and book-lovers will find lots to see and do at the Kids POP Festival in the Mile End district on Sept. 28 and 29. This family-friendly event is part of POP Montreal, an international music festival that promotes and showcases artists and artworks from around the world.

The main event is the Kids Crawl on Sept. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Kids will start at the Rialto Theatre and spend the afternoon exploring Mile End. They will receive a map and will then be able to take part in activities at each location. Some of the stops include: quiet storytime at the La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, sticker-making at the Love struck Prints store on St. Laurent, button-making at Monastiraki, and costume-making with dancer and choreographer Angie Cheng at The Rialto.

Additionally, Quebec author and illustrator Jacques Goldstyn will be at the Rialto at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 to present his new children’s book, Les étoiles, a story of two people from completely different backgrounds, who come together because of their shared love for astronomy. Goldstyn will lead a do-it-yourself crafts table where the kids can make their own space-inspired crafts.

On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., kids and their parents can enjoy a one-hour variety show at The Rialto, which will include performances by Montreal keyboardist and singer-songwriter Krista Muir, a.k.a Lederhosen Lucil, Montreal tap dancer Majiza Philip’s class (featuring young dancers aged 10-17), and multilingual music group Orkestar Kriminal. All of the events are free.

For more information, visit popmontreal.com.

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