Saturday, June 3

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

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.

Free to attend

Outdoor performances

Outdoor performance at the 2019 Flint Hills Family Festival. 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. No tickets or advanced registration are required for outdoor presentations. ASL interpretation is available for all outdoor performances.

Festival MC

DJ Huh?What??

9:00 AM–12:00 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Jarrelle Barton

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


10:00–10:30 AM Flint Hills World Music Stage

ETC Productions

10:45–11:30 AM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Festival MC

DJ Digie

12:00–4:00 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage

Alma Andina

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

Enso Daiko

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

Siama’s Congo Roots

2:00–2:45 PM Flint Hills World Music Stage


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

Chit Chat Clowns

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Landmark Plaza

Arti Chandak

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Rice Park

David Olson Balloons

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Rice Park

Face painting with

Rainbow Party Arts

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Rice Park

Hijinks Stilts

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Roaming


Wishes for Fishes

9:00 AM–4:00 PM Washington Street

Silly Miss Tilly

9:00 AM–4:00 PM World Dance Stage

Native Arts Collaborative

9:00–9:45 AM World Dance Stage


10:15–10:45 AM World Dance Stage

Los Alegres Bailadores

11:15 AM–12:00 PM World Dance Stage

Nritya Kalakshetra

12:45–1:15 PM World Dance Stage

Ballet Co. Laboratory

1:45–2:30 PM World Dance Stage

Sansei Yonsei Kai

2:45–3:15 PM World Dance Stage


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.

All activities are located in Rice Park across from the Ordway, and are available for the duration of Family Arts & Culture Day (9:00 AM–4:00 PM).


Use fabulous, funky, and repurposed materials to create your own headpiece.

Ballet Co. Laboratory

Play a game of toss the tutu, color your own dancer, and play Bingo during Ballet Co. Laboratory live performance.

Bell Museum

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

Children's Performing Arts

Join for interactive fairytales, nursery rhymes, and hand puppet creation.

Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends

Design your own blue and white floral Qinghua pattern and create a porcelain medallion necklace.

Flint Hills Resources

Watch wildflowers grow as you attach seed paper to a decorated craft stick label for planting in your home garden.


Enjoy sensory-friendly creations, including discovery bottles, beaded fidget bracelets, and pin art boards.

Help Me Grow

Parents – Learn about child development and speak with Parent Connectors. Kids – Make your own musical instrument.

Hoang Anh Dance Group

Participate in craft projects, coloring sheets, and educational games to learn about culture in a hands-on way.

India Association of Minnesota

Experience India’s art with Henna, floor coasters, nail painting, face painting, clay lamp painting, Saree draping, hula hooping, and more.

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Visit the Minnesota GoMobile hybrid vehicle and color a canvas using washable chalk markers.

Minnesota History Center

Decorate your own Minnesota-shaped headpiece with your favorite state symbols.

The Ordway

Come design your own crocodile and fairy, color a Peter Pan coloring sheet, and learn more about all the high-flying fun coming to the Ordway in December 2023.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music

Build your own maraca or simple shaker and experience an instrument petting zoo.

Saint Paul Public Library

Enjoy playful stories and songs, create your own wearable masterpiece out of withdrawn materials, and paint the library entrance.

Saint Paul Public School Nutrition

Decorate your own cape, tour a food truck, and discover which foods can help you become a superhero.

Science Museum of Minnesota

Enjoy live science demonstrations, inspiring scientists, hands-on activities, and the new Exquisite Creatures exhibition inside the museum.

Stages Theatre Company

Learn about this summer’s musical, Descendants, and create your own crown or button to wear.


Trần Thị Minh Phước

Participate in craft projects, coloring sheets, and educational games to learn about culture in a hands-on way.