Flint Hills Family Festival

June 3–4, 2022

For more than 20 years, the Flint Hills Family Festival has brought communities together through the power of the arts, welcoming over a million students, teachers, and families since its conception in 2001. This year, the Festival for the whole family returns to downtown Saint Paul fully in-person with low-cost indoor performances, free outdoor entertainment and art-making activities, and more!

Festival Family Weekend
June 3 from 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
June 4 from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Festival School Days
May 31–June 3, 2022
Educator Central

Join us as we celebrate, nurture, and advocate for the artist in every child.


During the Flint Hills Family Festival, exciting performances inside the Ordway and Landmark Center are just $8 to attend! Get your tickets for the contemporary circus Cirque Mechanics, SHAPESHIFT’s theatrical dance production Be Your Own Superhero, and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical produced by Artistry.

The Ordway Presents

Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory

June 3 - 4, 2022 Ordway Music Theater
The Ordway Presents

Artistry Theater and Visual Arts production of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

June 4, 2022 Weyerhaeuser Theater
The Ordway Presents

SHAPESHIFT’s Be Your Own Superhero

June 4, 2022 Ordway Concert Hall

Downloadable Festival map
Flint Hills Family Festival Map
Your guide to the Festival grounds

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Family Festival School Days

May 31–June 3, 2022

The 2022 Festival School Week is live and in person! Indoor performance tickets are $4 per person, plus bus reimbursement is available for every school.

And make sure to visit the Festival grounds, just outside the Ordway’s doors in Rice Park. Students will experience a jaw-dropping outdoor spectacle, explore their own creativity through art-making activities, dance to a live DJ, eat lunch, and more.

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