Did you know that the Folk Festival features a chance for kids to take to the stage at The Great Groove Band on the Martin Stage? This three day participatory program allows school-aged children who sing or play a stringed instrument a chance to really connect with fiddle and folk music. Kids can join the band for the weekend, rehearsing intensively with mentor musicians for three days before taking part in a main-stage performance live on Sunday.
Kids and families will also delight in Dulcimer Grove where kids can make hands-on crafts such as a sun catcher, a butterfly, a mask, or a pompom critter, or something else to bring home and remind them of their time at The Philadelphia Folk Festival. Also in Dulcimer Grove are the Give and Take Jugglers - a Festival fixture for more than 30 years, entertaining children of all ages. Kids and families can learn to juggle or just want to watch the magic while taking a break in shady Dulcimer Grove on Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for these great family-friendly performers.