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 2016 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 with many of our talented and festive Solstice Stage Performers! 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
Karen has travelled cross country for the last 11 years, to teach yoga at Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada is one of the first festivals in the country to offer yoga to its attendees. Each morning, we meet to practice in unity and greet the solstice sun. This year, Karen has added a Yoga session each day for the kids!


Hanif & Uncommon Sense
From Los Angeles, Hanif and his two boys bring drums and conduct workshops designed for the kids. Throughout the weekend you may find them jamming in the Kids Zone. Come join the circle!


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!


May Salem - Native Sol
May will be conducting special Eco-friendly art & craft projects in the Kids Zone. Check out the Kids Zone schedule!

In addition to tons of fun stuff in the Kids Zone, SNWMF 2016's Solstice Stage will also feature performances and workshops that are appropriate for children of all ages. The Solstice Stage is located on the vendor lawn next to the dancehall.

View Solstice Stage Dances and Workshops