This Saturday, Feb. 18, with Family Day just around the corner, Fox Theatre in Pincher Creek is hosting its inaugural Family Day Festival.
Intended to be a fun event for children and parents alike, the festival will feature a silent auction, a poster sale, free prize draws, food and a wide range of activities including cookie decorating, crafts, face painting, a glow dance party, a movie and a meet-and-greet with a Minion from the Despicable Me movie franchise.
Families will also have a chance to win a free movie party, valued at $250.
Entry for the festival, running 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is $10 per family, making it an affordable outing that will provide hours of fun and activities.
“We have kids of our own, so we just decided that we should try this Family Day Festival and have something for kids and parents to do that could be fun for everybody,” says Amanda Leaming, co-owner of Fox Theatre.
Amanda and her partner, Obah Tawo, purchased the theatre in October 2022 and view the festival as an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in the community. The pair will be at the event to meet locals and answer questions people may have for them.
“We felt like doing a Family Day Festival would kind of help tie us into the community and get more people out,” says Amanda.
“We’re from a small community, and I grew up in Turner Valley, so small communities are what we’re used to and what we’re comfortable with.”
Money raised at the event will go toward upkeep of the theatre as the owners look to enhance the facility.
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