For the Younger Festivarians

The festivarian family that makes the trek to Telluride every year isn't just adults. Many families have been attending the festival for several generations, kids who grew up at Telluride Bluegrass are now bringing along their own kids to join the festivarian family for the first time.

Activities for kids include the family area inside the Festival grounds, hiking, horseback riding, and other activities in the town of Telluride and Mountain Village. Questions or comments? Check out the "TBF 101 for families" discussion on the Festivarian Forum.

The Family Tent

Music in the Family Tent (photo: Benko Photographics)
Music in the Family Tent

The Family Tent provides whimsical, musical and educational activities for children and their parents. We are not a daycare facility so we ask that parents sign in and accompany their kids while in this area at all times. The Family Tent is open from noon-5pm on Thursday and 10am to 5pm Friday thru Sunday, and most activities are free.

Living Folklore Clowns

Since 1998, Living Folklore has been making the Telluride Bluegrass weekend just as fun for children as it is for adults. The kids area offers a magical refuge for the whole family with kids yoga, storytelling, crafts, interactive performances with live characters, and giant processions. With this year's theme of Alice in Candyland, Living Folklore will be bringing elements from Lewis Carroll's Wonderland to life with giant puppets and a life-size children's board game. The whole weekend builds towards the Sunday parade as we learn juggling, clown-yoga, listen to stories, sing along to live music and more. Come play with us and experience the magic of The Family Tent! Learn more at:

Jugglers' Grove

Juggling Anyone? Join juggling veteran Lauri Watson in the Jugglers' Grove for lessons and free juggling balls -- for new and experienced jugglers each day.

Family Tent at Planet Bluegrass
Family Area

Betty Hoops

On Saturday and Sunday come join Betty Hoops once again for the best craft party of the summer. Kids & adults can decorate & keep their own hoop using fuzzy fabrics, rainbow colored tapes & 3D stickers. Adult hoopers can come & experience the newest & only collapsible hoop on the market. The Gaiam Hoop is a top of the line 6 segment collapsible hoop with a soft foam padding. Betty Hoops will have many for you to play with & will be teaching Hoop Dance Saturday and Sunday! Learn more at:

22nd Annual Kids Parade

Carry a flag, umbrella, or one of the new giant puppets as this beloved Telluride tradition meanders through the festival grounds on Sunday afternoon at 2:45pm.

22nd Annual Kids Talent Show

The ever-popular talent show returns on Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm for the 22nd year.

2018 Family Tent Schedule

We are not a daycare facility, so parents must accompany their children while at the Family Tent area. Schedule is subject to change. Check the latest schedule in the family area. The Family Tent is open from noon-5pm on Thursday and 10am -5pm Friday thru Sunday. Most activities are free.

Telluride Bluegrass Kids Parade (photo: Benko Photographics)