Don’t miss the 20th Anniversary Storytelling Festival at Kennedy Grove, in El Sobrante. Join in for a weekend of outdoor concerts of oral storytelling, and treat your imagination to the power and elegance of the well-told stories. The very best storytelling experts from around the nation have been invited to perform at this special 20th Anniversary celebration on May 21 and 22. Events will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. The festival is a project of the Storytelling Association of Alta California and is co-sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District. Storytellers and bios are attached.
The storytelling festival draws hundreds of people who enjoy tales old and new including folk tales, family stories, fables, recollections, ghost stories, tall tales, fairly tales and classic stories from many different cultures. In addition, there will be food, concerts, dancing, and your chance to tell a story on stage if you wish.
For more information or to order tickets before the event, go to www.bayareastorytelling.org or call (510) 869-4946. Tickets will also be available at the gate. General admission ticket prices range from $55 (two days) to $11 for single events with a range of options in-between. Discounts for kids under 15 and seniors 62+.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Beginning at 10 am, Friday, May 20, the performers will be performing in front of hundreds of school children 3rd through 6th grade students. Perfect photo or video opportunity.
TO REACH THE PARK
From the Richmond area: take I-80 to the San Pablo Dam Road exit. Turn south on San Pablo Dam Road and proceed through El Sobrante to the park entrance, about 0.25 mile south of the intersection with Castro Ranch Road.
From the Oakland/Orinda/Walnut Creek area: take Highway 24 to the Orinda exit and turn north on Camino Pablo, which becomes San Pablo Dam Road. Proceed north on San Pablo Dam Road, past the San Pablo Dam Recreation Area entrance, for about one mile to the Kennedy Grove entrance.