Two perfect days for families and children – all on the waterfront and all FREE.

By Staff

August 15, 2013

BURLINGTON, ON.  Burlington’s Annual Children’s Festival, now celebrating its 20th year is a festival that’s all about kids having FREE fun – circus style!

This two day event takes place on the waterfront with Day 1 focused on the Beachway Park and Day 2 focused on Spencer Smith Park.

Lots that were registered are marked out – waiting for keen competitors to show up.

The Sand Castle competition is one of the most popular events.  So popular that the city put together a process that allows people to reserve a space to build their sand castles.  For years families have been gather along the Beachway and building their castle – with a keen eye on what their neighbours were doing.

This competition fills up fast! Great prizes in all four categories including a sandcastle trophy and participation gifts for child and family categories! Pre-register to compete as only pre-registered entrants are guaranteed a spot. Those interested in participating on event day are first come, first served and spaces are limited.

This was a family event and these people were serious competitors.

Close out Day 1 by returning to the Beachway with your lawn chair and blankets  and take part in the outdoor screening of a circus movie! Cozy up afterwards in front of a 25 ft. outdoor screen on the beach. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m!

The Day 1 schedule:

Vote for your favourite creation in the People’s Choice Award. Judging begins at 4 p.m followed by an award ceremony on the beach at 5 p.m.

Day 2 schedule:

Day 2 takes place at Spender Smith Park where it is usually packed – but great fun. Starts at  10:00 am  end at 6 p.m.  The park will be overrun by circus performers and animals, themed around circus fun.  Children will enjoy great activities:  Live Entertainment; Play Zones; Circus Inflatables;     Character Meet & Greet; Themed Shows and a Kids’ Marketplace.

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