Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Jack Frost Festival
The Jack Frost Festival is an annual winter festival here on Prince Edward Island. It is one of the biggest and best in Canada. It features 3 different venues...The outdoor park on the Waterfront Landing with huge snow slides, beautiful ice and snow sculptures, sleigh rides, outdoor skating rink, snow maze and cartoon characters roaming around.
The indoor playground at the Civic Center featuring childrens shows, rides, face painting, petting zoo and food. The 3rd venue is at one of our malls and has projects for the kids to work on...science, legos, crafting plus this year there was a princess room where the girls were made up like princesses and a super man hero training room for the boys.
The Festival has become a traditon for my grandson and I for the past 5 years. This year his maternal grandmother wanted to join us and he wanted his cousin to come to.. so off went the 4 of us for the 2 of the 3 days. This year it was a beautiful weekend.
We spent most of Saturday at the outdoor park....the kids had a blast and so did the adults...I went down the great Cat slide in a tube (no pictures of that graceful act but have one of the kids doing it).
The ice and snow sculpures were beautiful and the theme was the Olympics.
My neighbours sons won the competetion with this outstanding creation.
The children loved the 10 foot snowman! He was amazing.
Each night there was a great fire works display. They went all out this year. They lit up the sky for over 30 minutes.