Kitchener: The Aud


Be part of Canada's largest literary event for young readers!

Festival of Trees - a children's literary event presented by the Library Association of Ontario is coming to The Aud May 18, 2018.

Festival of Trees Tickets Now On Sale!

Do you love to read? Are you ready to make some noise for books? Do you want to meet your favourite authors and illustrators? Have you ever been to a "rock concert" for reading? This is your chance - be part of the largest literary event for young readers in Canada, the Festival of Trees!

What You Can Do At The Festival?

  • Attend Award Ceremonies for the Forest of Reading®
  • Get involved in Author/Illustrator Workshops
  • Have Nominees sign your favourite Forest book!
  • Take part in exciting activities and games
  • Get excited for roving entertainment and vendors
  • Win free prizes and books!
  • Meet fellow young readers!
  • Buy Forest of Reading books and merchandise

Tickets Now On Sale!

Friday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Aud 

Event Day Schedule

General Admission: $11.00 Each

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Activa Box Office at The Aud or by phone at 519-741-2699, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. only.

More Info

The Festival of Trees is Canada's largest literary event for young readers and is continuing to grow. It culminates in a two-day awards celebration for the school-aged and French-language programs of the Forest of Reading in Toronto, with satellite Festivals taking place across Ontario. Almost 10,000 people attend the Festival in Toronto, which is co-presented by International Festival of Authors (IFOA), at the Harbourfront Centre.

In 2012, the OLA began its Festival expansion and now each year satellite locations are put on in additional cities. Satellite Festivals have been held in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Parry Sound, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and London. The first French Festival of Trees was also held in 2014 in Toronto. It is the first and only French literary festival of its kind in Canada.

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