Junior Children’s Festival Returns to Harbourfront this Weekend

Junior International Children's Festival

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Add JUNIOR to your long weekend plans! Harbourfront Centre invites children of all ages to experience curiosity and adventure at Toronto’s beloved International Children’s Festival from May 18-20! With over 30 free and ticketed events for young people – and those young at heart. JUNIOR is perfect for families with children ages 5-12.

It’s a long weekend full of surprises, fun and joy. Bring the whole family!

The multidisciplinary festival program features a comprehensive line-up of ticketed and free performances, workshops and interactive activities, including various disciplines of theatre, dance, music, circus, culinary arts, storytelling and film. 

With a mix of ticketed, free and pay-what-you-wish events, highlights of JUNIOR include a touching multimedia theatre performance, Robot Song, from Australia’s Arena Theatre Company; the immersive dance production Make Me Dance from Norway’s Panta Rei Danseteater and a heartfelt story about two best (salmon) friends in Finding Home: A Salmon Story Upstream from Theatre Direct Canada and Animacy Theatre Collective. Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is a storytelling adventure created especially for young children from Toronto’s Lua Shayenne.

JUNIOR’s indoor ticketed performances start at $5. Pre-registration is required for some of the festival’s free programming. To learn more about JUNIOR’s full festival programming and for tickets, visit HarbourfrontCentre.com. 


  • Bust A Move!
  • Circus! Circus!
  • Created By Kids For Kids
  • Explorations in Collage
  • Jam Zone
  • Medicine Wheel and Beading
  • Orange Shirt Craft
  • Quilted Painting
  • Tipi Crafting
  • Woven Transformations
  • Yoga 4 Kids

To learn more about programming and for tickets, visit HarbourfrontCentre.com

JUNIOR is an international children’s festival held annually in Toronto. It offers a range of performances, workshops, and events for all ages, inviting children to explore the adventures of growing up through stories of resilience, cultural celebrations, and creativity. The festival takes place over 3 days at Harbourfront Centre’s 10-acre waterfront location, with both ticketed and free programming available. More information: harbourfrontcentre.com/series/junior

Harbourfront Centre is a leading international centre for contemporary arts, culture and ideas, and a registered, charitable not-for-profit cultural organization operating a 10-acre campus on Toronto’s central waterfront. Harbourfront Centre provides year-round programming 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a wide range of artists and communities. We inspire audiences and visitors with a breadth of bold, ambitious and engaging experiences. We champion contemporary Canadian artists throughout their careers, presenting them alongside international artists and fostering national and international artistic exchange between disciplines and cultures.

More information: harbourfrontcentre.com


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