Something Ridiculous has performed on The Gong Show, at halftime for the LA Lakers, on cruise ships around the globe, and at fairs large and small. They've been featured on ESPN's SportsCenter and in a nationwide commercial... Over the last eight years, they have watched as a colony of young “acorns” have transformed from enthusiastic fans into avid unicyclists and jugglers themselves, joining them in local parades and weekend rides and inspiring others as they make these circus arts their own.
Don't miss the return of Something Ridiculous at this year's festival.
Game Zone (Ages 13 – 17)
Free pizza, popcorn, poker, ping pong, and even Bocce Ball!
Have fun with hula hoops!
Look for the colored flags and hay bale circle.
Talent Show with host, Don Norton
Tryouts will be held 2:30 - 4pm on Friday & Saturday at the Children’s Stage. The Show will begin at 2:45pm on Sunday at Hotlicks. Host, Don Norton!
Yoga with Tim Costa
Tim Costa, 500 RYT, has been trained through the Shivananda lineage and has been teaching for four years in Morro Bay and Los Osos. Tim incorporates Hatha Yoga, gentle movements and breathing exercises for every body. Tim loves to incorporate Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound, in all his classes with singing bowls and other instruments. His classes at Live Oak Festival will be accompanied by musicians Justin Perkins and Johnee Gange.
All levels welcome! Om Shanti. Namaste
Inga & Britta Swearingen
Come sing along with Inga and Britta Swearingen as they weave together story and song. They'll take you down memory lane to Hope Street and beyond through unique versions of children's songs, folk rambles and jazz tunes.
Kids Band Workshop with Bridget and John
Calling all singers and players! Join our band and you can be a part of the Talent Show! Bridget and John’s workshops will guide the group through song selection, practice, and finally the performance on Sunday. Open to any children from beginners to experienced musicians. We’ll meet on Friday and Saturday 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the Children’s Stage.
Sushi Workshop with Michael & Roger
Michael and Roger are teaching sushi making twice a day on Saturday and Sunday. families learn to make a veggie sushi roll. This is a 45 minute workshop held in the kid's camp. Cost is $15.
Drenched in the sun-bright rhythms of Africa, singer and drummer Akayaa Atule brings her own flavor of Ghanaian Highlife music to San Diego. Akayaa is a native of the Frafra tribe in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The daughter of a master drummer, she learned how to dance and drum almost as soon as she learned how to walk. As a young woman, Akayaa attended the Performing Arts School of Ghana, where she furthered her study of the talking drum and traditional dances. Then Akayaa came to California bringing with her the music and dance traditions of the Frafra tribe. As a teacher and performer, Akayaa has shared these traditions with people of all ages throughout California. She is currently a dance instructor at San Diego State University and Southwestern College, and at several elementary schools in San Diego through Young Audiences of San Diego. In addition to Akayaa and Bolga Zohdoomah, she is the founder of the dance and drumming ensemble Abaa Koma.
The Faerie Forest with Storyteller Zette Harbour
The Faerie Garden is for imaginative play and storytelling with Zette Harbour. Twinkle lights, faeries and gnomes await the arrival of children to the garden. Write a message and tuck it in a handmade leaf envelope sprinkled with faerie dust for the gnomes and faeries to find under the oaks!
Kids Yoga instruction
As we flow through the rhythm of life we must turn inward and connect to our body, mind, and spirit. Yoga allows us to create space from within so we can reach our fullest potential in life. I am honored to bring Omni Yoga to the community of Los Osos. I truly believe that yoga can transform the way we live and see ourselves in the world. It’s a blessing to share my knowledge of yoga with each and every one of you and to be able to create a space where we can all grow into our own practice together yet individually. In my youth I studied Ballet and learned a deep awareness of physical movement and kinetic mobility. I began my yoga practice as a teenager and it has not only taken me on a path to physical health but has shown me a new way of living everyday life to it’s full capacity. Studying both the mind and body has tremendously strengthened my awareness on how thought patterns affect the nature of our physical well-being.
“When we connect the breath with movement and slow down the mind we create a space within ourselves to grow. As a teacher I thrive to cultivate an awareness of the psychosomatic connection, while strengthening the muscles, and improving the alignment and overall health of our bodies.”
Bridget Salisbury completed her 200-hour certification at the Yoga Center in San Luis Obispo, California and she graduated from Antioch University with a BA in Psychology.
Little Acorns Toddler Oasis
This year we are expanding the Toddler Oasis for our littlest acorn Oakies to include toys, crafts, dress-up clothes, a napping tent and changing table. Our popular birdseed box, lounging Adirondacks for parents and high chairs for the babies!
Seasons Path, www.seasonspath.org, provides preschool and homeschool programs and support for families teaching and learning nonviolent communication and healthy emotional development in an organic nature based program.