Join in the Festival fun

The Flint Hills Family Festival is back in downtown Saint Paul in 2022! The parks surrounding the Ordway come to life with outdoor performances and activities throughout the Festival, all presented for free.

Performances are great for all ages, and take place all day across multiple stages. No tickets or advanced registration are required for outdoor presentations. Bring your whole family for award-winning musicians, funny clowns, modern and traditional dance from around the world, unicycle and stilt performers, and even face painting!

Flint Hills Family Festival Map
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Your guide to the Festival grounds
For educators

For more about what to expect at the Flint Hills Family Festival during School Days May 31–June 3, visit Educator Central.

Educator Central


Featured outdoor performance

Squonk Opera's Hand to Hand

Ingenious, hallucinatory, and hypnotic.

— The New York Times

Squonk Opera creates joyful, boisterous outdoor spectacles by fusing fantastical visual design, playful staging, and high-energy original music. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Jackie Dempsey and Steve O’Hearn, Squonk celebrates its 30th anniversary with a tour of Hand to Hand.


Artists

All outdoor performances are free to attend

Your guide to the artists performing outside at the 2022 Flint Hills Family Festival. Some artists appear only during Festival School Days May 31–June 3, while others perform during the Family Weekend June 3–4. Check out the full schedule below.

Afrocontigbo

Afrocontigbo

Flint Hills World Stage

Chicks on Sticks

Chicks on Sticks

Rice Park

Chit Chat Clowns

Chit Chat Clowns

Rice Park

Dao Lan Dance Studio

Dao Lan Dance Studio

Flint Hills World Stage

balloon-twister

David Olson, balloon art

Rice Park

DJ Digie

DJ Digie

Flint Hills World Stage MC

DJ Huh What

DJ Huh? What??

Flint Hills World Stage

drumHeart

drumHeart

SPIRE Credit Union Food Truck Alley

Enso Daiko

Enso Daiko

Spire Credit Union Food Truck Alley

House of Dance logo

House of Dance

Flint Hills World Stage

IBe

IBè

Flint Hills World Stage MC

Flint Hills 2019 2094

Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

Spire Credit Union Food Truck Alley

KathaDance logo 300dpi

Katha Dance Theatre

Flint Hills World Stage

Kristoffer Olson Headshot

Kristoffer Olson

Rice Park

Legacy Arts Group

Legacy Arts Group

Flint Hills World Stage

Los Alegres

Los Alegres Bailadores

Flint Hills World Stage

Markus Klegg

Markus Klegg, magician

Rice Park

Larry Yazzie Native Pride Dancers Headshot

Native Pride Dancers

Flint Hills World Stage

Natyakala Dance Group

Natyakala Dance Group

Nritra Kalakshetra Academy

Nritya Kalakshetra Academy of Performing Arts

Flint Hills World Stage

Nunnabove photo

NUNNABOVE

Flint Hills World Stage

Oogie_Push

Oogie_Push

Flint Hills World Stage MC

Rainbow Party Arts

Rainbow Party Arts

Rice Park

Ritika Ganguly

Ritika Ganguly

Flint Hills World Stage

Salsa del Soul

Salsa del Soul

Flint Hills World Stage

Siama's Congo Roots

Siama's Congo Roots

Flint Hills World Stage

Somali Museum Dance Troupe

Somali Museum Dance Troupe

Flint Hills World Stage

Todd'n'Tina

Todd'n'Tina

Spire Credit Union Food Truck Alley

Two Tap Trio 2

Two Tap Trio

Flint Hills World Stage

Unicycling Unicorn

Unicycling Unicorn

Spire Credit Union Food Truck Alley


Performance schedule

Friday, June 3 from 5:00–8:00 PM

Flint Hills World Stage on Washington Street
MC

DJ Digie

Performers
  • House of Dance 5:30–6:00 PM

  • NUNNABOVE 7:00–7:45 PM

Rice Park
Performers
  • Squonk Opera’s Hand to Hand 5:00–5:30 PM

Roaming artists

5:00–8:00 PM

  • Rainbow Party Arts, face painting

  • Chicks on Sticks

Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

Flint Hills World Stage on Washington Street
MCs
  • IBé 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

  • Deanna StandingCloud 2:00–6:00 PM

Performers
  • Dao Lan Dance Studio 10:00–10:30 AM

  • Katha Dance Theater 11:00–11:45 AM

  • Salsa del Soul 12:30–1:15 PM

  • Native Pride Dancers 1:30–2:00 PM

  • Los Alegres Bailadores 2:30–3:15 PM

  • Somali Museum Dance Troupe 3:30–4:15 PM

  • Siama’s Congo Roots 4:30–5:00 PM

SPIRE Credit Union Food Truck Alley in Landmark Plaza
Performers
  • Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli 11:15–11:45 AM

  • Todd n’ Tina 12:45–1:15 PM

  • Unicycling Unicorn 1:30–2:00 PM

  • Women’s Drum Center 2:30–3:00 PM

  • Enso Daiko 4:00–4:30 PM

Rice Park
Performers

Squonk Opera's Hand to Hand

  • 10:30–11:00 AM

  • 12:00–12:30 PM

  • 2:00–2:30 PM

  • 5:00–5:30 PM

Roaming artists

From 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

  • Chit Chat Clowns, balloon art

  • Chicks on Sticks

  • Rainbow Party Arts, face painting

  • Kristoffer Olson, funny magician

  • Silly Miss Tilly

From 10:00 AM–1PM and 2:00–5:00 PM:

  • David Olson, balloon artist

From 11:00 AM–1:00 PM:

  • Unicycling Unicorn