We are thrilled to experience wonder together with your students! At the annual Flint Hills Family Festival, indoor performance tickets are low-cost—as low as $4 per person—and bus reimbursement is available for every school. And located just outside the Ordway's doors in Rice Park, the Festival grounds offer students more great performances, plus opportunities to explore their own creativity through art-making activities, dance to a live DJ, eat lunch, and more.
School Week FAQs
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Extend your day with a trip to the Festival Park! Free activities and performances fill Rice Park all week long. Look forward to local and student performances on outdoor stages, make and take art activities, a DJ led dance party in front of the Ordway, and space for students to eat their lunches.
The Festival Park is located directly in front of the Ordway’s main doors, in Rice Park. Additional outdoor seating is located in Landmark Plaza.
The Festival Park is open 10:00 AM-2:00 PM each day during the school week.
No, you do not need a ticket to experience the Festival Park! All Festival park activities are free, and open to all schools attending a performance.
When the upcoming Family Festival outdoor artists and activity partners are confirmed, all the details will be added to our website. Stay tuned to this page full schedule and a downloadable map!
Yes, you can! Upon arrival, head to the lunch tent, located in the Festival Park. Plan to keep your lunches grouped together by school, using the Festival class check-in lunch label. Refrigeration is not provided, so please plan to store lunches in coolers if needed.
Festival Class Lunch Check-in label
School busses drop off and pick up students on 5th street, in between the Ordway and the Traveler’s building
Bus attendants will help your group to and from your buses. They will provide pickup instructions to your driver and walking instructions to your group leaders.
Bus reimbursement is available for all schools attending a student matinee. For details, visit the Ordway’s school performance FAQs.