Kids Zone

Kids 12 and under are FREE at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival when accompanied by a paying adult.

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times, while attending SNWMF!

Photo by Lee Abel

Movement, Drums, Kids Music & Play
Each year, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival provides a fun environment for kids that includes a Festival Parade, a Bounce House, games and an Arts and Craft area. We celebrate more than 20 years of SNWMF with lots of movement, music, teachings, workshops and play for all!

Kids Zone Activities:

Children's' activities for SNWMF 2017 will be announced soon.  In the meantime, here are the kid's activities that were available at SNWMF last year:


Asheba is a SNWMF tradition providing joyful entertainment to the young, and young at heart. He's been performing at SNWMF since 2008. Born in Trinidad and based in the Bay Area, he has been influenced by Carnival and the folkloric oral tradition, calypso.

SNWMF Parade
SNWMF Celebration Parade! Celebrate the Summer Solstice by joining in our daily parade. We welcome you to step right in and dance along. The more the merrier!


Face Painting with Kathleen Taylor
Kathleen and her daughter will be creating face and body painting throughout the weekend, a popular activity she has been doing for over thirty years at festivals. Check the Kids Zone schedule for "free" face paintings for the kids.


SNWMF Arts & Crafts
SNWMF offers all-day art & craft activities to our creative young souls. This year will be no different. Join Pam and the crew for some special activities!


Ocean World Bounce House
The Ocean World Bounce House will stand inflated once again. A popular favorite of the youngsters. Check it out in the Kids Zone. Bounce on!


Pam Ray - Balloon Artist
Pam will be creating balloon art in the Kids Zone, during scheduled times throughout the weekend. Bring the kids to check out her ballooning talents and creativity!

  Yoga with Karen Small
Once again, Karen will be conducting yoga classes for the youngsters! "Kids Yoga" will be in the Kids Zone each day, following her Solstice Yoga session. Bring the family and join in for some good stretch moves and relaxation. Come as you are... bring a yoga mat, towel, water and a smile!


Hanif & Uncommon Sense
From Los Angeles, Hanif and his two boys bring drums to the Kids Zone, and conduct daily workshops for the children. Throughout the weekend you may also find them jamming at their drum booth in the Village Stage vending area. Feel free to join in!


Storytelling with Africa Al
On Saturday, Al will be mesmerizing the kids with some great animated story telling. In addition, he donates hundreds of books to our SNWMF youth. Come by the Kids Zone to listen to stories and, grab a book while you're there!


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