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Education & Outreach

Explore Music and More


Stern Grove Festival’s admission-free education and outreach programs provide enriching opportunities for thousands of Bay Area children and adults each year.

Participants enhance their understanding of different art forms and cultures and create a personal connection to the arts.


Kids Days

Stern Grove Festival's Kids Days are free interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-11.

Children can attend one Kids Day a week and must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Kids Days are open to the public and admission-free; registration is required in advance.

Kids Days in 2016 included a drumming and dance workshop with Tacuma King, a movement workshop with Dance Mission, and a dance workshop with San Francisco Ballet.

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Kids Camp

Kids Camps are three-day arts education workshop series for children ages 8-12.

Each Kids Camp explores Stern Grove through visual art, music, and movement, resulting in the creation of original works by participants.

  • Participants attend all three days, which run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Only families and groups of less than ten kids can register.
  • Participating children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Registration is required.

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From 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. before every Sunday concert (excluding The Big Picnic), kids of all ages participate in hands-on arts projects exploring "The Art of Nature" at KidStage in the West Meadow.

Each week at KidStage, teaching artists lead a workshop on making art with nature, an instrument exploration station, and a dance workshop.


Artist Talks

Informative pre-concert Artist Talks with featured Festival artists take place at the Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse on select concert Sundays. Artist Talks begin at 12:00 noon, unless otherwise announced.