Everyone knows that High Sierra is packed with epic musical moments, but there’s plenty to be discovered away from the stages too.

2016 Schedules and Activities to come.



Come join in the parade fun! Third Planet Ceremonial Celebrations is a group of puppeteers, artists and performers from Willits, CA who bring forth images in a joyous way that honors, celebrates and fosters life on our planet Earth, third planet from the Sun. Wear a funky, colorful costume (some are available for loan) and come to the Parade Booth at the pavilion behind the Family Area. Wear a silly hat, carry a flag or even a large puppet! Paint your face and parade in style. The Parade Booth opens every day one hour before we take off, and closes one hour after the start of the parade (please return costumes and parade gear).


Thursday – Saturday
Opens: 6pm, Parade: 7pm, Closes: 8pm
Sunday Kids Parade
Opens: 10:30am, Parade: 11:30am, Closes: 12:30pm


Movement Classes

Prepare yourself for another glorious day at High Sierra and show your mind and body some love with a variety of movement classes for every body and level of experience. All hour-long classes are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the lawn between the Food Court and the Grandstand Meadow entrance (unless otherwise noted in the festival program).


Mindfulness Meditation ~ 9:15am
Alignment Based Vinyasa ~ 10am
FlowMotion Pilates ~ 11am
Shamanic Yoga Detox ~ 12pm
AcroYoga ~ 4pm
Poi Spinning with West Coast Juggling ~ 5pm
Holistic HoopDance ~ 6pm



From the very beginning, the art that enhances the High Sierra experience has been created by hand and installed with love by fans of the festival. We’re always on the lookout for talent, so if you are the creative type and would like the opportunity to see your work displayed on one of the High Sierra stages, please contact us. Several favorite stage sets and late night themes over the years were created by High Sierra fans who had never done large scale artwork before, but were inspired by the festival and went for it… with beautiful results!

We encourage all festival patrons to enhance their festival experience by decorating their camps and creating fun fashion ensembles!


Grizzly Radio

Grizzly Radio is our on-site, low-wattage, 24-hours-a-day festival community radio station, available on multiple frequencies. Tune in to the following frequencies to hear live music from the stages, festival info and epic archival recordings 24 hours a day. Don’t forget your FM radios!

Sing for your breakfast! Show off your radio-ready talent at Morning Sushi and get a free breakfast, 7:30am-10:30am in the Mineral Building. Not just for musicians… comics and others welcome. Sign up at Grizzly Radio (Grandstand Meadow) at 2pm each day for the following morning.

89.9 ~ Grandstand
91.5 ~ Big Meadow
105.1 ~ Vaudeville Tent

HS 15 Poster

Merchandise Tent

Our Merchandise Tent is located in the Grandstand Meadow. Here you’ll find a wide variety of High Sierra wearables for adults and kids and 25th Annual High Sierra memorabilia including our commemorative poster, mugs, pins, stickers, temporary tattoos and more (ask about our “25th Pack” discount when you get a poster, mug and pin!)  Music and other merchandise from many festival performances will be available as well.  Come early for the best selection! LOST & FOUND and Late Night Tickets are also located at the Merchandise Tent.


New Belgium Brewing is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting Clips Beer & Film Tour back to High Sierra! These handmade Clips short films are created by their fans and embrace many genres, including comedic shorts, animation and environmental documentaries. Since its inception in 2010, Clips Beer & Film Tour has raised nearly $400,000 for nonprofits nationwide, which we think is pretty fantastic! Come and join the New Belgium crew and enjoy the best of 2014 films and get to taste some of New Belgium’s small batch artisanal beers. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm in the Mineral Building.


Food Drive

Each year, High Sierra Music Festival and Conscious Alliance host an “Art That Feeds” Food Drive at the festival. All donations benefit the Community Assistance Network in Quincy, CA. In 2014, we raised well over 1,000 meals!

Interested in participating? The first 200 patrons who donate 20 non-perishable food items will receive a FREE limited-edition High Sierra “Art That Feeds” poster! Food donations will be collected at the Conscious Alliance ”Art That Feeds” Gallery in the Grandstand Music Meadow.

Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster. Most-needed items include: canned soups and stews, pasta, tomatoes and tomato sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, oatmeal, whole grain/low sugar cereal, peanut butter, beans, baby food. Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry in Quincy, and everywhere the music plays!


Pioneer Pool

Just a block away and a short walk from the festival site, Pioneer Pool is the largest public swimming pool in Plumas County and a great place for a refreshing swim. The capacity of the pool is limited, so please be considerate if others are waiting. There are fees to swim and use the showers. Please bring cash – rates are posted at the pool.

2015 Pool Hours: Thursday-Sunday 1:15pm–7pm
Shower Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-12pm

Magic Foam Tub

Rollingwheel Productions is bringing back the All-One Ark Magic Foam Tub Experience to High Sierra. Round up your friends and come get foamed, sudsed and cleansed in one of the most fun ways imaginable. There will be dirty beats for your feets and good clean fun going on from 10am til 6pm daily.  The Foam Tub Experience will be located behind the Grandstand bleachers. $6 per person.