Flint Hills International Children's Festival

Small Guests. Big Imaginations.

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by Ordway, is a multi-day experience where wonder and imagination await around every corner. Children will be swept away on adventures that explore new worlds, diverse cultures, and powerful heritages with indoor and outdoor performances by artists from over 25 countries on 7 different stages.

Mark your calendars for this year’s festival:

May 30-June 2, 2017 | Festival School Days

June 3 & 4, 2017 | Family Weekend


2017 Family Weekend tickets on sale now!

Join us for Family Weekend on June 3 & 4 as the parks and public spaces around the Ordway are transformed into an artistic wonderland that encourages everyone to embrace their inner child! This free event invites you to celebrate creativity with art stations, educational and cultural activities, and free outdoor performances.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors.

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Additional Festival and Arts Education Support Provided By

Fred. C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, Carlson Family Foundation, Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, Best Buy, BNSF Railway Foundation, Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation, Inc., Kopp Family Foundation, Pentair, Inc., RBC Foundation – USA, Robins, Kaplan, LLP, Saint Paul Garden Club, Target, Thomson Reuters, Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation, Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

Media Partners


Festival Partners

COMPAS, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development, Bell Museum of Natural History, Saint Paul Fire Department, Minnesota Cambodian Communities Council, Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (Science Museum of Minnesota), Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota History Center, India Association of Minnesota, Child Reach Uganda, Sejong Acaemy, Korean Institute of Minnesota, Korean Heritage Houe, Jang-mi Drum & Dance, Saint Paul Public Schools, Blast Off to Kindergarten, Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Saint Paul Library Bookmobile, Saint Paul Public Library, Center School, The Somali Museum of Minnesota, The Works Museum, Autism Society of Minnesota, courageous heARTS, Phouc Thi Minh Tran, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Three Rivers Park District