The New Story Festival for All Ages!

We love families! So parents, if you were on the fence about coming to the festival, you're in luck - we have great options for all ages that will ensure your entire family has a fantastic weekend at the New Story Festival!


For Ages 0-4 we are providing free, all-day babysitting by safe and certified child-care professionals.

For Kids, Ages 5-11our brilliant partners at the Whole Life Learning Center will be offering all-day creative and fun drop-in programming based on their popular Camp Indigo summer camp. This is a rare opportunity for your kids to get a free taste of one of the most unique and transformative programs in Austin!


For Youth, Ages 12-18 local leaders Heather Green and Ben Wright are dreaming up a creative and interactive drop-in space - trusting teens to craft their own experience and contribute their own unique perspectives to the festival as a whole rather than just force-feeding a passive, predetermined "youth" program.

Want even better news?!

The New Story Festival is ABSOLUTELY FREE for children up to twelve, years old and only $20 for teenagers! (And even less if they just want to try it out for a day or two.)

And there's loads of great options for adults too of course. Just check out this handful of thought-leaders who will be presenting from our mainstage:

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Alexia Salvatierra, co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing and co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement.

Brian Roberston, entrepreneur, organizational pioneer, and author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World.

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Micky ScottBey Jones - the Justice Doula - Director of Healing Justice with Faith Matters Network and co-founder of The People’s Supper.

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Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, in conversation with Gareth Higgins, festival co-founder and co-author (with Brian McLaren) of The Seventh Story.

The New Story Festival will be a full weekend of music, ideas, contemplation, action, fun, community, creativity and the common good.

Join us on the last weekend of March - it wouldn't be the same without you!

PS: Need a ride, a place to stay, or just want to connect with other New Story attendees before you arrive? Join the New Story Festival Community Group on Facebook!