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Posted: July 31, 2016

First Saturday Celebrating the Arts August 6

Kimberley First Saturday on August 6 is the kick-off event for the Kimberley Arts Council’s Kimberley Kaleidoscope, an eight-day Festival of Arts and Culture.

First SaturdayOrganizers have planned an amazing array of art workshops and demonstrations accompanied by continual entertainment between 12-4 p.m. in the downtown Platzl area.

In keeping with Kimberley First Saturday’s intent of promoting all events happening on the First Saturday, there are a number of other events happening around Kimberley to take in during the day. The evening ends with an outdoor concert featuring Calgary’s Premiere vintage pop, rock and roll party band The Lovebullies. This is a free concert (donations gratefully accepted) with a barbecue and bar. All ages welcome. Come join us in celebrating the arts and our great community.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening that day:

Hike in the Nature Park – Berries, Berries, Berries. Moderate, 9am, Higgins Street Entrance. All welcome and free.

1st SatPlatzl Area – noon-4 p.m. Art Market and Demonstrations, live music with Dave Prinn, Sheva, Note-able Folk and Carly Rierson, art market, face painting, kids creative activities and much more.

High Tea at the Chateau Kimberley 12-3 p.m. Light lunch, live music, Artist on Site. $10

Marysville Artisans Summer Sidewalk Sale 11 a.m.-5

Art Exhibit at Centre 64 1-5 p.m.

Kimberley Library – Children’s Craft – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Children’s Reading 2 p.m.

KUR KAR4Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Tours 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Kimberley Heritage Museum – Vintage toys, 1920’s swimsuits and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FREE Workshops – Drop by and Try. Mini- Da-Vinci 1-2:30 p.m.– one brush, three colours, one hour. A fun and easy painting workshop for ages 10 plus.

WP Puppet Theatre – Puppet Power – Feathered friends, jellyfish, sharks and seahorses – make a easy puppet. 2 and 3 p.m.

Evening Outdoor Community Concert

Featuring The Lovebullies – Calgary’s Premiere vintage pop, rock and roll party band.

Free (donations gratefully accepted) – All Ages Community Concert

Outdoor Centre 64 Stage

6 p.m. – Local band In Pursuit (lead image) and summer BBQ inc. burgers, wieners, corn and watermelon by the Elks Lodge;

7:30 p.m. – Feature Concert;

Bring your own chairs, blankets and dress for the weather.

More Information

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