High Sierra Music Festival is a great place to bring the whole family! We have a wonderful Family Area with ongoing games, arts and crafts, performances on the Family Stage and other fun activities. The 2015 Family Area schedule will be released in late spring. In the meantime, you can get a feel for the types of entertainment and activities we offer by checking out the 2014 schedule.

Family Camp

We try to create a quieter and more kid-friendly environment in the eastern end of the Shady Grove campground (quieter late at night, louder early in the morning). If you're interested in camping in Family Camp, let your shuttle driver or parking attendant know and you'll be pointed in the right direction. A vehicle pass is required to park in Family Camp. Visit our camping guidelines for more information.

Rockin' Nannies
The Rockin' Nannies are a group of qualified educators, professionals, and CPR-certified child care providers who will once again provide high quality evening childcare at High Sierra. Reserving in advance is strongly recommended as availability may be limited at the festival. Details on this year's Rockin' Nannies services will be available this spring. Visit to learn more about them.

Art Projects: Come join us under the open craft barn in creating inspiring and beautiful keepsakes to bring home and share with family and friends.

Field Games: We love to dance in the Family Area... but we also love to run, toss, jump, get wet and play, play, play. Get cooled down with the exploding water balloon toss and awesome slip and slide. Make giant bubbles and join the playful and serious competitions in the ridiculous three legged races and more.

Parades: Join in the daily parades, beginning Thursday evening - just step right in and shake it. Sunday is the special Kids Parade, when children lead the procession with Gumbo Wobbly and friends.

Park your skateboard, stroller and bikes in our little parking area. Rest and relax at the family chill zone, a serene spot in the middle of our Family Area.

Living Folklore
High Sierra favorites Living Folklore will be back once again with Giant Puppets, Clown Yoga with Gumbo Wobbly, storytelling, puppet shows and much more. Visit to see pictures and learn more about the wonderful world of Living Folklore!

Jennifer Aguirre - Magic Apron Stories
Jennifer Aguirre has been performing one of her six themed puppet story aprons at the High Sierra Family Area for many years now. The children point to a pocket and a puppet comes delightfully to life through stories and songs. Her gentle puppetry engages children as well as adults.

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