Tiring the Kids Out: Frog Mountain Music Festival features plenty to keep kids busy on July 27

This Saturday kids hanging out at the music festival just north of Whitehorse will probably go from having crazy amounts of fun, to being konked out, to falling asleep.

The little angels will likely miss the “I’m bored” stage of the day, and parents will be able to tag-team their way through the day.

Bands will be performing from 11 a.m. on July 27 through to 1 a.m. that night, so in addition to bringing camping gear and sustenance, parents might want to consider bringing a babysitter for the rock ‘n’ roll portion of the evening.

This weekend marks the Frog Mountain Music Festival‘s third annual event, and will feature a diverse program of activities to tire out the youngsters.

Lara-Rae Grant, president of the non-profit society, says the goal is to create a festival that the whole family will enjoy.

“It’s the sense of community, of being able to bring local bands together and have a place to camp close to town,” Grant says. “We have a lot of families that come out — it’s a real home festival.”

To help the parents enjoy it, the festival has organized kids’ activities that include a bouncy castle, face painting, a scavenger hunt with an obstacle course component, and prizes. Whitehorse artist Emma Barr will have a painting station set up for kids, too.

Grant says kids should head for the tent that looks like a cupcake. That’s where their action takes place, and it’s not too far from the beer garden and the music.

“They’ll be in the hub of it all,” Grant says.

The lineup of 12 all-local acts will start gently and ramp up through the day to the party at night.

“The day starts with youth bands, and we’ve got a lot of blues during the day, then it gets into a Celtic kind of ska, and rock ‘n’ roll at the end of the night,” Grant says. “The day is chillax, then we ease you into a rocking night.”

The next morning there will be a pancake breakfast served at 10 a.m., accompanied by acoustic music.

The third annual Frog Mountain Music Festival takes place on Saturday, July 27 at the Circle D Ranch, which is located approximately 20 minutes north of Whitehorse along the Alaska Highway.

For more information, go to www.Facebook.com/pages/Frog-Mountain-Music-Festival.

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