On Sunday, September 26, join The Secret Mountain and Kids POP for a picnic in the sun, paper bag puppet parade, and family concert! This activity-packed day will celebrate the release of a new musical picture book, A Picnic in the Sun, by Christiane Duchesne, Jérôme Minière, and illustrated by Marianne Ferrer. The day starts at 12 p.m. with a paper bag puppet-building workshop at Saint Viateur Park, with craft supplies included. Then kids and their families will hit the road with their puppets for a festive puppet parade down Bernard Avenue—complete with a mini-marching band. After the raucous parade, guests arrive at Rialto Theatre for the main event: A children’s concert with performances by Clerel, Geneviéve Toupin, Jérôme Minière, and José Major! Co-presented with La Petite Drawn & Quarterly, the concert will feature sing-along songs and animations from A Picnic in the Sun. Before festivities wrap, kids can share a picture of their puppets with The Secret Mountain for a chance to see their creation brought to life—as a stuffed toy—by the studio boutique Raplapla! All activities are accessible by a $5 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montreal. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, you can offer a contribution here. Event details Puppet building workshop (free) Register 26 Sept 12h-13h30 @ Saint-Viateur Park Children’s concert ($5/ticket) Get tickets 26 Sept 14h @ Rialto Theatre A Picnic in the Sun is available online and at local bookstores, including La Petite Drawn & Quarterly. In addition to the illustrated story, the hardcover picture book includes a CD and digital album with the narrated story and 18 songs. Find it on Goodreads, Edelweiss, and CataList. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters, Canada Council for the Arts and le Conseil des arts de Montréal.