Learn and create at the Festival

The Flint Hills Family Festival is back in downtown Saint Paul in 2022! During the Festival, Rice Park just across from the Ordway bustles with fun, free art-making activities, educational games, and more.

Flint Hills Family Festival Map
Your guide to the Festival grounds
All activities are interactive, kid-friendly, and free!

Ballet Co. Laboratory

Create your own crown for the stage, learn a real ballet dance, and perform!

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Bell Museum

Spark your curiosity of the world around you by observing the true art in nature!

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Children's Theatre Company

Join us for interactive storytelling and crafts! Everyone’s favorite bear missing a button is returning to the CTC stage in 2023, so help us bring Corduroy to life!

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Help Me Grow


Learn about child development and speak with Parent Connectors.


Make your own musical instrument!

Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group

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India Association of Minnesota

Learn about art in India! Paint traditional patterns on clay lamps and make floor coasters using felt and decorations like rhinestones, ribbons, etc. Henna will also be available.

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The Ordway

Step into the enchanted world of Beauty and the Beast ! Come design your own tissue rose, color a Beauty and the Beast coloring sheet, create a magical paper crown, and more.

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Public Math

Given a collection of colorful paper strips, what will you make? Add paper, tape, and your imagination to follow an example, modify someone else’s idea, or make your own creation from scratch!

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The Saint Paul Public Library

Visit us to see a live Japanese folk dancer, make a colorful craft, pick up a companion booklist, and talk to a children’s librarian.

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Saint Paul School Nutrition

Find your very own food superpower! Decorate your own shield, cape, and discover what foods can help you become a superhero!

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Engage in the wonders of science through fun STEM activities and crafts!

Sejong Academy

Learn about Korean culture with fun crafts and games!

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Stages Theatre Company

Help us gear up for The Little Mermaid Jr. by making an “Under the Sea” inspired craft!

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TPT – Twin Cities PBS

Visit us to do a fun STEM activity from Hero Elementary, and say hello to the Hero Characters while you’re here!

Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group Tr`ân Thi Minh Phu´ó´c

Tr`ân Thi Minh Phu´ó´c

Make your own dragonfly, play traditional Vietnamese games, and engage with displays about Vietnamese culture and history.