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 the coming weeks.


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 Camping and Parking 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. Visit therockinnannies.com 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.



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.

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.


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 livingfolklore.com 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.