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 more.

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

Roots music that is uplifting, inspiring, and full of optimism and hope

June 3, 2023

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Plan your Festival visit

With free outdoor performances, and activities ranging from face painting to building your own musical instruments, there's lots to do for families and kids of all ages at the Family Festival! Check out the schedules for both days of the weekend to start your imagination soaring.

Free Festival event transit

Visit the Flint Hills Family Festival for less with free rides from Metro Transit! To access this offer, use the links below to fill out a brief survey and download your Metro Transit event transit pass for the date(s) of your choice. Offer valid for both buses and rail lines. Photos courtesy of Metro Transit.

Purchase advance parking

Streamline your Festival day by taking care of parking now! The Ordway offers pre-paid parking passes for Saint Paul's Lawson Ramp.

Festival Parking Passes

Parking passes will include a QR code that will be required upon entry. Please note that parking passes are subject to availability.

Advance parking terms & conditions:
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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.

For Educators

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