Uptown International Children's Festival Partners

Explore the moon through Islamic art! Explore medieval science and art by making your own moon charts, poetry and art that is out-of-this-world!

Join Designher Co. to create a stuffy all your own! Choose your animal, make it nice and squishy, then decorate a personalized t-shirt for your new friend to wear in style! Designher Co is in the Square May 18. 

The Pop-Up Activity Zone will highlight the amazing activities that children can experience at Gibson House Museum! Activities include: The Human Loom, Maka & Take Weaving Cards, Fleecy Sheep, and a Spinning demonstration.
Gibson House Museum is in the Square May 16-18.

Segway of Ontario will offer Segway rides around the square on May 17!

Meet the Legoland mascot, Kai, and build/play in their brick pits May 16 & 17!

Have you ever wanted to try a musical instrument? Come check out Long & McQuade's Instrument Petting Zoo and give it a go on May 17!

Ontario Basketball will facilitate a fun head-to-head shooting contest May 16 & 17!

Search for sunken treasure with this rowdy crew of pirates!

It's a reptile Meet & Greet!  Reptilia will bring their friendliest boas, pythons, turtles, tortoises, geckos, lizards and more! You can touch the animals, learn about them and even get a selfie with a reptile May 18 & 19!

Connect with art, culture, and nature with our friends from the Royal Ontario Museum. Get hands on with real specimens and artifacts, enjoy giveaways, and more.

Feel like a celebrity at Stagecoach's costume and red carpet photo booth!  Kids can choose costumes and then walk down the red carpet, where their paparazzi parents can snap some photos. 

Check out the bi-lingual books from Sky Publishing and join in on their story-time May 18 & 19!

Come and fly on a swinging trapeze! Rebecca and Rachel from SoCirC/A Girl in the Sky will show you the ropes!

Celebrate Starvox Entertainment's upcoming production of Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical with a soccer activation and giant inflatable soccer ball!

Visit the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute booth for a martial arts kung fu challenge where they are giving away over $3000 worth of prizes!

Discover the performances and classes coming to Young People's Theatre in their 2019/2020 season May 16 & 17!


Take a spin with Bex in Motion at the Mel Lastman Square stage! A show that incorporates comedy, acrobatics and mesmerizing hula hoop tricks. On stage May 16 & 17.  

Join B-Girl JuLo as she takes you through some smooth break dance moves. On stage May 19. 

Witness an astonishing display of spinning plates on the Mel Lastman Square stage in this hilarious food and drink based comedy routine! Juggling, audience participation, and more in one action packed, laugh-filled extravaganza.
The Funny Waiter is on stage May 17. 

Comedic juggler, Greg Tarlin, brings the laughs with his interactive show for children of all ages! On stage May 16. 

A two-time World Champion Hoop Dancer, Lisa uses hoops to create symbols and designs of nature, and shows our connection with each other, the earth and all living creatures. On stage May 18. 

Join Sarv Music Academy for an interactive musical concert and demonstration as they explore instruments, scales, and rhythmics from around the world. On stage May 18.

Joined by Suzanne Roberts Smith, percussionist Sérgio Xocolate performs Indigenous and Afro-Brasilian traditional music. In the Square May 16 & 17.

Training musicians 16 years old and younger, the Toronto Youth Chinese Orchestra performs works from their repertoire. On stage May 19.

Percussionist Yordanis O`Reilly brings the sounds of Havana to Mel Lastman Square May 18 & 19!