Flint Hills Family Festival

Join us in 2023

For over 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. Join us in 2023 for more thrilling performances, student matinees, art-making activities, and workshops.

During the Flint Hills Family Festival, exciting Saturday performances inside the Ordway are just $5 to attend. Plus, so many more outdoor performances and activities throughout the Festival, including KOO KOO KANGA ROO closing performance free on Saturday, June 3 at 3:15 PM—are all interactive, kid-friendly, and free!


Get your tickets to these exciting, kid-friendly performances inside the Ordway as part of your visit to the Family Festival!

The Ordway Presents

The String Queens

A soulful string trio with repertoire spanning from baroque to Hot 100

June 2, 2023

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The Ordway Presents

Lightwire Theater’s "The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen"

An electroluminescent update on the classic fable

June 3, 2023

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The Ordway Presents

The ReMINDers

Soulful roots music from a rare duo

June 3, 2023

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Friday, June 2 | 6:00–10:00 PM

Strings & Salsa Night

Start your summer as a family off right and come to the Ordway for the official start of the Flint Hills Family Festival Family Weekend! With music, dancing, activities, and food, there is something to please everyone in the family.

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Saturday, June 3 | 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Family Arts & Culture Day

Spend the first Saturday in June at the Flint Hills Family Festival and immerse yourself and your family in the arts and culture of the Twin Cities! Dance acts, musical groups, artists, and so much more from across the metro area will all come to downtown Saint Paul in a grand celebration in the Ordway, Rice Park, and Landmark Plaza.

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Family Festival School Week

May 30–June 2

We are thrilled to experience wonder together with your students at the 2023 Flint Hills Family Festival! Indoor performance tickets are $4 person, plus bus reimbursement is available for every school. And, make sure to visit the Festival grounds outside for more great performances, art-making activities, and more.

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