2014: MAY 8-11 & OCTOBER 16-19
2015: MAY 7-10 & OCTOBER 15-18
2016: MAY 12-19 & OCTOBER 20-23
2017: MAY 11-14 & OCTOBER 19-22
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) pulls from the whole spectrum of music, but really focuses in on world and folk genres, several of which actively involve the children in the performances.
LEAF has an entire children's village that includes its own stage featuring family-friendly acts; hands-on experiences with animals, science and art; a parade through the festival grounds where everyone designs their own costumes; and—my favorite—a children's market where kids can bring their own creations to display and sell. You would not believe what some of these kids come up with!
Our family has been to LEAF three times and is looking forward to heading back in a couple of weeks. Everyone is super friendly, the music is amazing, the food is great. The kids are free to roam and explore, and the activities are diverse enough to fit our family's interests from trapeze and zip-line to knitting and music.