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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.

2017 Kids Days

Afro-Urban Society

Kids Days with Afro-Urban Society

Learn street and club dance styles from the African Diaspora.

August 8, 9, 10
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove
19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, SF




Kids Days with Dholrhythms
July 11, 12, 13


Participants will experience high-energy Bhangra dance from Punjab, India.


Kids Day with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico

Kids Days with Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco
June 27, 28, 29


More than 600 youth participants explored traditional Mexican dance styles with San Francisco's premier Folkloric dance company.


Kids Camp

This summer, Stern Grove Festival also presents Kids Camps In Residence in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Hamilton Recreation Center and the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Excelsior Clubhouse. The camps are only open to children registered at the summer programs at these locations.

Local teaching artists will provide instruction to participants, taking a hands-on journey exploring the role of rhythm and drumming in three different musical genres.



From 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. before every Sunday concert (excluding The Big Picnic), kids of all ages can experience hands-on art projects, a musical instrument exploration station, and dance workshops at KidStage in the West Meadow.

July 2


Line Dance with Michael Metzger

July 9


Creative Movement with Dance Mission

July 16


Creative Movement with Dance Mission

July 23


Mexican Dance with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco

July 30


Ballet Workshop with San Francisco Ballet

August 6


Afro-Urban Dance with Nkei Oruche

August 13


Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas

August 20


Vogue with Jocquese Whitfield

August 27


Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas



Artist Talks

Informative pre-concert Artist Talks with featured Festival artists take place at the Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse on select concert Sundays.

Sunday, July 9
San Francisco Symphony
Conductor Edwin Outwater

Sunday, July 30
San Francisco Ballet


Artist Talks begin at 12:00 noon, unless otherwise announced.