Join us for the 2017 Creemore Children’s Festival in Downtown Creemore on August 5th, 2017.
This event is completely free.
Check out our 2017 Main Stage lineup.
Neema Children’s Choir
We warmly welcome The Neema Children’s Choir to the Creemore Children’s Festival this year. They are a group of children from Uganda, ages 8 to 16 who have come to Canada to raise money to send orphaned children, like themselves, to school in their homeland.
The goal of The Neema Children’s Choir is to make a better life, through education, for the children of Uganda, since over 50% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15 and most of those children are orphaned due to poverty, civil unrest and HIV/Aids. When in Canada, they perform for donations and sell jewelry, CDs and handbags to help reach their goal.
The Neema Children’s Choir is part of a non-profit organization called The Neema Child Project.
Clive Vanderburgh, Singer/Songwriter
Our friend, Clive is back to the festival with his brand new children’s album. Sing along to his silly, informative and catchy original tunes.
With his background in children’s educational media, Clive VanderBurgh believes he has written more songs about shapes, numbers and the metric system than anyone else in the world. He promises he won’t sing any of them at the Creemore Children’s festival. Well known for his first Juno nominated children’s CD, “Today’s Special” cast album, he has more recently been working on his 2nd CD.
Clive is a Professor Emeritus in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto. He was a producer/director at TV Ontario where he was responsible for creating, producing and directing children’s series including Today’s Special, Math Patrol, MathMakers, McCabe Mysteries and Roots and Wings. Clive also produced, directed and wrote hundreds of musical segments for CBC’s Canadian Sesame Street.
Sawyer Bullock, Magician/Illusionist
Our local magician returns with a new show, packed with even more illusion!
Sawyer Bullock is an award winning illusionist, mentalist, and speaker. At only 20 years old, Sawyer has performed across Canada, in Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic, and on his own television show. His unique and contemporary blend of wit, sleight of hand, psychology and showmanship is in serious demand for audiences seeking a high caliber experience of not only wonder and mystery- but straight up fun. Prepare to laugh as much as you scratch your head, as well as talk about the show with friends for years to come.
Madison Galloway, Singer/Songwriter
Born and raised in small town Fergus, Ontario, 17-year-old Madison Galloway is a driven and dynamic multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a unique approach to her blend of folk, rock, and blues.
Madison began her musical journey at 6 years old and has been classically trained in piano for the past 11 years. At 15, Madison set out to translate her youthfulness and energy into fresh hooks and appealing melodies with her debut EP “Who Knows Where” featuring 5 of her original songs that flirt with country influences, while retaining Madison’s signature style and direct attitude. In 2016, at 16 years old, she was one of the 16 artists from across Canada chosen to perform at the Honey Jam Canada Concert in Toronto, Ontario and was awarded 1st place in the Rise 2 Fame Talent Contest in London, Ontario.
Madison takes the stage with guitar, harmonica, and ukulele playing her self-penned tracks and a wide variety of covers that she puts her own spin on. She has performed solo, as a duo, or accompanied by her band and in the past two years has played over a 100 shows across southern Ontario. Most notably, she has opened for 54-40, The Sadies, Krista Earle, Grand Analog, Joni NehRita, and Stacey Renee. Her live performance is riveting for its energy and has been described as: “upbeat”, “emotionally exhilarating”, and “Imagine Taylor Swift jamming with Neil Young while Joni Mitchell looks over proudly”.
Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show
Brent and Sarah Nicholls are a husband and wife team of magicians who travel North America with their one-of-a-kind show. Their unique and hilarious approach to magic has made them a trusted choice for audiences of all shapes and sizes. Unlike a traditional male magician and female assistant, Brent and Sarah are a unique husband and wife team with a style all their own. Together they combine magic, comedy, live music, improvisation and interactive audience participation into every show they perform.
Brent and Sarah live in Toronto, but they first met while performing aboard Disney Cruise Line. With their big personalities and magical talents they entertained thousands of guests week after week. During their time with Disney they were trained by some of the best minds in entertainment and together they crafted a high energy show like no other. After 3 full years of travelling and performing on the high seas Brent and Sarah got married and moved back to Canada to start the rest of their magical life together. Today, Brent and Sarah perform hundreds of shows every year. They are based out of Toronto, but are available to entertain world wide. Their interactive show awaits any audience members that don’t mind watching from the edge of their seat!
Tim Holland, Stunt Ventriloquist
Get Set for More Laughs than you can shake a Stick-Puppet at! Tim Holland, the Puppet Tamer is bringing his a fast-action comedy ventriloquist show to Creemore.
WARNING – DO NOT FEED the PUPPETS!
Through Cheap Trickery and Genuine Magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets. Tim Holland has been professionally entertaining for over a decade. His performing adventures have taken him internationally to venues in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has performed for the President of Singapore, trained with masters of comedy and has even trained a rubber-chicken to dance the can-can!
Spaulding Wasaga Glee Club
Check out some of our local homegrown talent making it big on the stage. Wasaga Glee Club will delight, entertain, get you dancing and singing in your seats.
Check out our Bubbleology Booth on Mill Street!
Be astounded by the science and art of bubbles! Always a big part of our festival, we are bringing it back to you in an even BIGGER way this year! Check this out…
Watch as the Bubbleology team manipulates them into all sorts of impossible shapes that they never thought possible! Witness massive HUGE bubbles, bubble carousels, bubble volcanoes, bubble chains, 3D SQUARE bubbles, the friendship bubble arch, a person in an actual tall massive bubble, plus see who can blow a bubble out of a bubble while their standing in a bubble. Hard to say I know!
Don’t miss this main stage performance. You may even be surprised to see bubble magic happing along our streets throughout the day, too – mega bubbles, millions of bubbles and ameba shaped bubbles floating above wobbling into all sorts of shapes and floating away, all with the swipe of our magic wand. Imagine being chased by a 50ft long bubble!
After a successful inaugural debut in July 2011, followed by an overwhelming presentation last year, popular demand suggests that rather than running this festival every two years, we do it annually. After careful deliberation it was decided that with enough volunteers and financial support, we could make this happen.
True to it’s foundations, this festival is a community-minded, not-for-profit event designed to empower children by inspiring their imaginations and broadening their creative minds through exciting, interactive activities and play. Our vision, as always, is to offer children and their families a unique, creative, thoughtful and intelligent event, free of cost. Geared to children of all ages, our volunteer driven activities, sponsored performances and demonstrations are grass-roots and all about getting back to the basics of family fun.
Child influenced and designed, last year’s events included a children’s marketplace, musical performances, storytelling & play, bubble fun, arts & crafts, music jams, dress-up adventure, mad science shows, magic, face painting, farm and big machinery interactive displays an historic establishment display, movies and so much more! It is estimated that approximately 5,000 people visited our village for this one day event last year. This year we have an entirely new line-up, bringing back only the most popular participants. Our main stage performances promise to entertain beyond compare, with many special guests and headliners!