Kids Music Festival - Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

Kids' Music Adventure

Kids’ Music Adventure is the free, interactive kids’ portion of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. At Kids’ Music Adventure, kids of all ages can interact with real instruments, listen to live music performances, make their own instruments, and participate in a variety of other music workshops!

Kids’ Music Adventure is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 and is located in the Library Park Courtyard.


Find your inner music-maker! Try drums, bass, keyboard, ukulele and guitar, playing songs you know and love.

Rock out with some new friends! Join us to learn an instrument, play a song and then perform it on the Kids’ Music Adventure Stage. Classes Saturday and Sunday from 11:15 a.m.-noon and 3:45 – 4:30 p.m., with performances to follow at noon and 4:30 p.m. Ages 7-18 welcome. Sign up at the Modern Bandstand!

Come lay down some beats and try scratching DJ-style at the Beat-Makin’ Station with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County. Bring a friend and get your groove on!

Try your hand at a number of incredible instruments in the woodwind, string, percussion and brass tents, graciously provided by Boomer Music.

Experience interactives from the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Music and Sound Lab like the Oscylinderscope, Build-A-Horn and handmade (plumbing!) pipe organ, as well as other great exhibits.

Create a musical souvenir! Make and decorate one-of-a-kind tambourines, rainsticks and more to take home and play.

At this fantastic traveling science program, check out “Sounds Like Science” and hear music inside your head, play non-traditional instruments and explore the science of sound!

Toddlers and preschoolers sing songs, dance and play with different instruments to explore sounds and create music. Join Foundation Music School at the Music Therapy tent for fun and engaging early music-maker interactive programs at 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Join Foundation Music School, a nonprofit community school of the arts, in an exuberant drum circle, as well as music-making with different instruments and technology.

Map - Kid's Music Adventure

The second festival area specifically for kids is Kids’ World, produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association. This area (located at the SW corner of Library Park) includes a carnival, mechanical rides, games and more. Don’t miss out on the fun at the Kids’ World Stage (located at the intersection of Olive and Mathews St.); watch interactive acts ranging from kids puppeteers to various dance groups. Learn more at

Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany all children participating in Kids’ Music Adventure. All Kids’ Music Adventure volunteers are screened by our Verified Volunteer service for safety purposes. No alcohol or smoking is allowed within the Kids’ Music Adventure area.