The programme of cultural festivals for children consists of music, theatre, dance, circus, literary art, visual arts, craft art and, naturally, children’s own works of art. The festivals strive at offering several opportunities to experience culture and art at the same time. There are often also workshops during the festivals, giving the chance to experience different art-based methods. Works of art by children are a central part of the programme. Children often participate in the workshops together with their parent/s and it is, indeed, the goal of festivals to offer the entire family cultural activities which they can enjoy together.
These festivals present both classical and modern forms of art. Typically, they put on stage experimental dance, theatre and circus. The programme often includes performances by foreign artists. The festivals may have a theme that varies from year to year.