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Northern Lights Festival’s 50th is free for kids 14 and under

The NFLB Family Area has special programming just for the little ones
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Northern Lights Festival Boréal celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend and festival organizers want you to know they promise fun for the whole family.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend and festival organizers want you to know they promise fun for the whole family.

“It’s our 50th anniversary festival this year,” Executive Director Krishna Patel said in a news release, “and we just want to make sure that families know kids 14 and under can enjoy the festival for free!”

The NLFB Family Area offers performances curated to appeal to young festival lovers. Entry to the family area is free for kids accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. 

“We understand that bringing kids to a music festival can be a lot,” says Patel, “which is why we’ve made sure the Family Area is fun for all and will keep both kids and adults very entertained!”

Performing on the family stage will be Rabbit & Bear Paws, Amandine et Rosalie, Sharon & Randi (Sharon, Lois & Bram) and more. Kids can also enjoy free arts & crafts, musical activities, face-painting, inflatable amusements and interactive workshops. 

For those who aren’t really concerned about headline shows, there is a $15 day-only pass available at the gate.

A new addition this year is an appearance of Barrie's The Circus Company, who will perform aerial routines, suspended from ‘the silks,’ which are two strands of silk scarf suspended from a frame structure. 

“Festival-goers (beyond a set age) will be able to participate in aerial workshops and try ‘the silks’ out for themselves.”

The 50th NLFB takes place July 7-10 in Bell Park. The festival headliners this year include The New Pornographers, Bombino, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Judy Collins.

Anyone interested in volunteering can visit NLFB.ca/volunteer. For tickets and other information visit NLFB.ca.