Upcoming Festival of Good Things will be ‘Colourful’

Music, fun, 'Run of Exploding Colour' all on the bill for Labour Day weekend—Sept. 2-3 at Canatara Park

An “end of summer” event now in its fourth year has a new venue that should prove to make the Festival of Good Things even better than ever, say organizers.

The Friday night, Saturday event, which is moving to Canatara Park this year, is expected to continue to grow, says Chris Lewis, who is spearheading the Festival.

While much of the Festival activities are free, Saturday’s ticketed ($40 per person) “Run of Exploding Colour” will serve as a fun 5-K run disguised as a fundraiser, with various charities, including some seven organizations that have already signed up to have their supporters involved.

Rural Alberta Advantage, appearing Saturday night at the Festival of Good Things in Sarnia.
Rural Alberta Advantage, appearing Saturday night at the Festival of Good Things in Sarnia.

The “Run” event, which is separate from the Festival of Good Things but organized by the same people, has registrants receiving a white T-shirt, which will be hit (along with the runner) with eco-friendly powder, a so-called “kaleidoscope” (or exploding if you will) that makes the whole thing a very special event indeed. Sunglasses are also part of the kit.

Individuals are required to register for the run at the event’s separate website (www.explodingcolour.com).

At the event, T-shirts and sunglasses are given out at 9:30 a.m. and the run begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The weekend also includes ticketed music at the Canatara Park bandshell, with Friday night headliner Eric Ethridge Band and Saturday headliner The Rural Alberta Advantage. Tickets are $15 for one night, $20 for both nights and available online HERE.

In addition to the music and food available, various inflatables will be part of an “all-ages” experience, says Lewis.

“Kids are going to love it, but adults will find it fun too,” he adds. “Before, adults weren’t really taking advantage of the inflatables we had in past years.”

There will also be face painting and puppet shows for kids during the Festival of Good Things.

Further details on the The Festival of Good Things can be found online at www.festivalofgoodthings.com.

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