TOCO Family Festival
Starting Friday, April 24 at 6pm listen to and relive past TOCO Festivals cozy at home. TOCO Radio will be live streaming the TOCO musical performances of years past.
Join the fun on TOCO Radio Facebook every Friday evening.
TOCO Family Festival offers children and families an opportunity to learn about Outdoor Experience, Music, STEM, Art, and Spanish through interactive weekend-long, hands-on activities. Stories, songs, games, and friendship inspire a love of learning. Campers also enjoy over 25 diverse musical acts and a pool stage full of family fun! This unique fundraiser helps to support our textile pantry. While at the same time fulfills our mission to empower children and families through green and community partnerships. Come join our community and enjoy a weekend of fun, camping, top-notch music & arts entertainment & much more.
One TOCO Festival attendee spoke about how the TOCO experience positively impacts her son’s life as he faces significant personal challenges. The climate at TOCO gives him a safe place to explore. His mother believes his time at TOCO Family Festival has helped him overcome some of those challenges he faces. His mom believes the opportunity to Grow Up TOCO has transformed the life of her son and her whole family. She says, “Thank you for creating TOCO and the TOCO Family Festival. It has given my family a tradition. It has also given my sons a place to grow into better people. It has given Nathan an opportunity to overcome some of his disabilities. It has made my family happier.”
Today, in addition to being TOCO nonprofit’s primary fundraiser, TOCO Family Festival has the programmatic effect of helping kids become their best selves. To Grow Up TOCO means learning through example, how to grow through music and the arts. It means learning how to spend time outside. It means learning the importance of service and how to seek out opportunities to serve.
It means, doing your best, having fun, making a friend, and helping someone! The most important value kids (and adults) learn when they Grow up TOCO is that kindness matters. Our children are turning into better versions of themselves because of Tapestry of Community Offerings and TOCO Family Festival.
TOCO FAMILY FESTIVAL THEME SELECTION TIME!
Jellystone Park Eureka Mo. The beautiful, wooded park offers affordable electric and non-electric cabins or you can camp in a tent by your car.
“Conveniently located just 1/2 mile from the gate of Six Flags and nestled among 35 wooded acres; this family resort offers all the fun of a back-to-nature vacation combined with amenities including FREE WIFI, pool, mini-golf, video arcade, train rides, arts & crafts and a variety of outdoor games.”
Learn more about Jellystone Park.
TOCO Family Festival 2019 went “On Holiday”!
Are you interested in being a part of our Family Activities at TOCO Family Festival 2020 as a Performer, Workshop leader or Volunteer?? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the arts and science-based activities and workshops at TOCO Family Festival are open to the entire family, and we encourage you to experience them WITH YOUR FAMILY. Make memories that will last a lifetime, and do good at TOCO Fest this year.
We, at TOCO are so thankful for all of our sponsors that that helped make the 18th Annual TOCO Family Festival a great success!
Malisko Engineering, Klance Unlimited, Collabolight, White Top, Moore Computing, Mawi Wowi Glass, Amanda Darr Designs, Girl Scouts of Southern Il, Charlie’s Off Main, Bearded Lady Botanicals, Helitech, Camp Ondesonk, Dauber Construction, Law Offices of Derald Gab, Westerfield Cottage, Althoff Catholic Drama Camp, Lynne Hart Herrera Realty, Shenee Alexa Massage Therapists, Ronald Barkav Memorial Golf Course, Inspiration Activation and TOCO Shop and Textile Pantry
Thank You to our Food & Beverage Sponsors:
Civil Life, Excel Bottling Company, Elaines
TOCO Family Festival brings you incredible national musical acts. Learn about 2019’s lineup! A huge Thank YOU to all the artists who donated their time and talent to this year’s event!
Seed Tick Ridge, The Tom Hall, Barnum Jack, BOB Band, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Jake’s Leg One Way Traffic, Scandelereos, Spillie Nelson,Olivia Venice, Vitamen A, JJ Blue and the Herd, Earthsol, Monkh, The Matching Shoe, Pepperland (Beatles Revue)
Questions about the Festival?
Festival Family Activities Information
TOCO Kids Parade on Saturday at 4:30 is a Great Place to Wear Your Favorite Holiday Gear and Up-cycled Costumes
Annual Family Activities
TOCO Fun Run/Walk/Stroll- Saturday 8:00 AM ($5 suggested donation – Register on Saturday at Main Stage)
TOCO Campsite Decorating Contest – All Weekend Long, Decorate your campsite in the TOCO theme.
TOCO Tie Dye – Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM
We create a focus not only on children, but on the child in each of us.!
All of the arts and science-based activities and workshops at TOCO Family Festival are open to the entire family, and we encourage you to experience them WITH YOUR FAMILY.
Make memories that will last a lifetime, and do good at TOCO Fest this year.
Festival Music Information
TOCO Family Festival’s musical acts are second to none! Enjoy fun and surprising acts throughout the entire festival. During the day acts are especially family-friendly and feature a wide diversity of styles. At night the lights come up and the music intensifies!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Festival Times? A: Gates open at 3pm on Friday & Checkout is 11am on Sunday.
What is TOCO Family Festival? A: TOCO Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, swimming, mini golf, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, Drea “The Other One” Tie Dye Extravaganza, St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground, mini golf, game room, and much more!
What if I need assistance to attend the TOCO Family Festival? A: Attention families who have never attended festival, or who face overwhelming financial challenge apply for a scholarship award to TOCO Family Festival for your family or a family you know. Attention social service organizations and youth groups, Apply for a scholarship award to TOCO Family Festival for your group or an organization you know. Email us at email@example.com
We are supported by many community partners:
Thank You to Our Supporters: All of the TOCO Festival volunteers, TOCO NFP Volunteers, TOCO Shop Volunteers, Jellystone employees and YOU: our blessed attendees, Malisko Engineering, Collabolight, Klance Unlimited, Excel Bottling, Belleville Screen Printing, Moore Computing, Mawi Wowi Glass, Amanda Darr Designs, Phoenix Comfort Systems, Civil Life Brewing Company, Taco Circus,, Elaine’s, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Photo Joe and more!
TOCO Shop Now Open 7 Days a Week!
825 West Main in Belleville 618-257-TOCO (8626)
Open Sunday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
TOCO is Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day