As with every Field Trip, children under the age of 12 can attend for free and this year the family space, nicknamed Day Camp, has been redesigned and programmed with some of the best in Canadian children’s acts, alongside emerging young artists, with a few more activities for kids of all ages to engage in.
Saturday will feature headliners The Fuddles, a trio of silly songwriters who connect instantly with relatable lyrics about the lives of kids and parents alike. The opening day also features the incredible street performers Heath Tarlin, who will bring a juggling/unicycle show called Spin Cycle to the Day Camp, Indie rock band Kingdom of Birds (whose average age is 12), and Bubbleology, an interactive performance all about blowing enormous bubbles, rounds out Day 1 programming.
Sunday’s bill opens with Unity Charity’s Hip Hop Arts program (featuring young beatboxers, dancers and rappers), before the day moves into a sing-along of kids’ favourites (and hit pop covers) hosted by buzzy locals shy kids. Flightless Floyd will appear both days, alongside the one-of-a-kind Loopi the Clown and her DJ Purrpelle. The Day Camp stage closes with two of Toronto’s best-loved children’s acts – the costumed brilliance of Space Chums and the clever and hilarious quartet The Monkey Bunch.
Throughout the weekend, toddlers can get their climb on in our Toddler Play Park and kids of all ages can make mascot costumes in our Hand-Sewn Heads photo booth. We’ll also be bringing back some Field Trip favourites including Sugar Hoops, the bouncy castle and some good old fashioned bean bag toss. New this year will be a huge chalk mural wall for vibrant self-expression, courtesy of Jaq Jaq Bird.