Free to attend

Outdoor performances

Crowd at Koo Koo Kanga Roo's Flint Hills Family Festival performance. Photo by Laura Alpizar.

On Saturday, the parks surrounding the Ordway bustle with free, kid-friendly acts! Bring your whole family for award-winning musicians, funny clowns, modern and traditional dance from around the world, and more! Performances are great for all ages, and take place across multiple stages.

Flint Hills World Music Stage


DJ Digie

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Siama’s Congo Roots

9:15–9:45 AM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Hmong Cultural Center Qeej Ensemble

10:00–10:20 AM Flint Hills World Music Stage

ETC Productions

11:00–11:30 AM Flint Hills World Music Stage


12:00–12:45 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Twin Cities Lion Link

12:50 PM, 2:50 PM Traveling pop-up performance

Two Tap Trio

1:15–1:45 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage


2:15–2:45 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Salsa del Soul

3:15–4:00 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

World Dance Stage


Silly Miss Tilly

9:00 AM–4:00 PM World Dance Stage

Ragamala Dance Company

9:15–9:45 AM World Dance Stage

Lalo's Lunchbox

10:15–10:45 AM World Dance Stage

Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group

11:15–11:45 AM World Dance Stage

Ballet Co. Laboratory

12:45–1:15 PM World Dance Stage

Los Alegres Bailadores

1:45–2:15 PM World Dance Stage

MN Funkstyles

2:45–3:15 PM World Dance Stage

Free to enjoy


Child at the Flint Hills Family Festival. Photo by Laura Alpizar.

Learn and create at the Festival! During the Flint Hills Family Festival weekend, Rice Park—just across from the Ordway—bustles with fun, free art-making activities, educational games, and more.


Wings for Wishes

Rice Park

Write your wish on a butterfly or dragonfly and decorate it with markers and doo-dads. Then put your Winged Wish on the blue sky wall and let your hope sail skywards.

Ballet Co. Laboratory

Landmark Plaza

Play a game of toss the tutu, complete a ballet dancer-themed craft, and find out how to play bingo during the live BCL performance.

Bell Museum

Rice Park

Hands-on nature-themed art activities and specimens for participants to observe.

Children's Performing Arts

Landmark Plaza

Create your own Cat-in-the-Hat headband and embody characters from the whimsical world of Whoville and all things Dr. Seuss!

Children's Theatre Company

Rice Park

Make your own monster mask! Kids can use crayons, paper plates, and tactile multi-media materials to make a monster face.

Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends

Landmark Plaza

Learn the creation process of Qinghua, a porcelain medallion with transferred/brushed decals to turn into a necklace to cherish for years to come.

Chit Chat Clowns

Landmark Plaza

Community Action Head Start

Landmark Plaza

Make a bookmark: decorate a bookmark to pair with a mini Scholastic book covering a wide range of topics!

Flint Hills Resources

Rice Park

Design and color a drawstring bag and show off your unique artistic skills and then use it to hold the other arts and crafts collected throughout the festival.

Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group

Rice Park

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, design a Vietnamese conical hat/nón lá, and craft a colorful dragon puppet.

India Association of Minnesota

Rice Park

Experience India’s art with Henna, Saree draping, Rangoli/Mandala, and lamp painting.

MathHappens Foundation

Rice Park

Come help us build the 3D Shape Museum by designing, assembling, and naming your own three-dimensional shape.

Minnesota History Center

Rice Park

Stay cool and decorate a Minnesota-shaped fan with the things you love about our state!

Minnesota Zoo

Rice Park

Animals need to play, too! Learn about the animals at the Zoo and try your hand at creating a unique creation that will keep them engaged, happy, and healthy!

Mounds Park Academy

Rice Park

Create your own button and have a masterpiece to wear and take home!

Nritya Kalakshetra Academy of Performing Arts

Rice Park

Learn for yourself aspects of Indian culture with Henna for hands, practicing kolam arts, using Mudras to share a story, and rhythmic syllables through counting.

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The Ordway

Rice Park

Create underwater creatures and seashells, color a Disney’s The Little Mermaid coloring sheet, and learn more about all the “under the sea” fun coming to the Ordway in December 2024.

Ragamala Dance Company

Landmark Plaza

Get hands-on learning in visual art activities rooted in South Asian cultures with kolam and pathakam.

Face painting and balloon art with

Rainbow Party Arts

Rice Park & Landmark Plaza

Fun and fast face painting by award-winning artists.

Stages Theatre Company

Landmark Plaza

Color and design with us! You can decorate your own wearable crown and a fish to go under the sea.

Trần Thị Minh Phước

Rice Park

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, design a Vietnamese conical hat/nón lá, and craft a colorful dragon puppet.