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The 2019 Flint Hills Family Festival

Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home.

Friday, May 31, 2019
5:00pm–9:00pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00am–8:00pm

Flint Hills Family Festival 2018 activity tent. Photo by Laura Alpizar.Planning your day

With three exciting indoor performances, two outdoor stages, and free activities in Rice Park, Landmark Plaza, and the Ordway, there’s hundreds of ways to play at the Flint Hills Family Festival! If you want to try a little bit of everything, start by picking out one (or two, or all three!) of the featured shows. These ticketed performances take place on indoor stages several times each throughout the Festival, and tickets are only $8–$10. They’re a perfect way to share a magical live performance with kids of all ages—and to take a break from the summer sun!

Once you’ve picked out your big shows, check out our full event schedule and make a wish list to plan a perfect Festival day of activities. In Rice Park, the Landmark Plaza, and the surrounding areas, you and your family can learn a new kind of dance, hear music from all over the world, get your faces painted, or make a new balloon animal friend, all for free. The park is open for all hours of the Festival, so if you want to be spontaneous, you can also take a stroll through the grounds and see what adventures you find.

The Festival takes place in the Ordway, Rice Park, and Landmark Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul. There are several places to park nearby, and you can find directions and parking ideas online to plan your trip ahead of time.

Check back this spring for more information, including a full schedule of performers and activities, a Festival grounds map, and more!

Featured shows

Jaw-dropping acrobats, inspiring puppetry, and heartfelt hip hop: our indoor stages feature extraordinary performers from around the world in performances perfect for the whole family! Tickets are just $8-$10, and select performances also offer Pay What You Wish pricing.

The 2018 Flint Hills Family Festival

With outdoor performances and free activities yet to be announced, there’s lots more news still to come about the 2019 Flint Hills Family Festival! Get a sneak peek of the excitement to come by reliving the magic of the 2018 Festival with this teaser video.