StoryFest activities: relax, laugh, learn, shop, and play! 

  • Be entertained and inspired at the Storyteller Main Stage
  • See your kids delight in crafts, character appearances, and more at the interactive Children’s Storytelling Stage
  • Learn the secrets to story success from local writers at the Authors’ Showcase

When and where?

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free admission to StoryFest; tickets required to Storyteller Main Stage

Mesa Convention Center–Building C
201 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201 (map)

Free parking

Note: No outside food or drink (including water bottles) allowed


General Admission: Free
Storyteller Main Stage: $10


StoryFest is a community service fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, which provides audio access to print information for people who cannot read print due to a disability.

StoryFest is put on by the public radio station KJZZ. Both Sun Sounds and KJZZ are part of the Division of Public Service of Rio Salado College, one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

More on the Division of Public Service:

  • KJZZ 91.5 FM is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting to the Phoenix metropolitan area. As the NPR member station for the region, KJZZ features a mix of local, national, and world news, classic jazz and blues at night, and entertaining weekend shows.
  • K-BACH 89.5 FM is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting to the Phoenix metropolitan area. K-BACH is the only radio station in Phoenix that plays classical music 24/7, reaching listeners around the world who stream K-BACH online.
  • SPOT 127, KJZZ’s Youth Media Center, is an award-winning youth media center that empowers low-income and at-risk teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through audio, photo, and video storytelling. SPOT 127 allows teens to learn digital media skills during after-school hours at locations in Maryvale and Tempe.
  • Sun Sounds of Arizona is a not-for-profit service that creatively applies technology and talent to make sure that every person with a print disability can access the current and local information they need to live a self-directed, productive life. Broadcast via the subcarrier waves of public radio stations, Sun Sounds boasts a team of volunteers who read local and national newspapers, magazines, and local ads.