Family Festival School Days

Festival School Days: May 29–June 1, 2018

Join the Ordway for the 2018 Flint Hills Family Festival. Plan a day of excitement with your students, featuring the best international performing artists from around the globe for only $4.00 a ticket!

Make a day of it!

After attending a performance head to the festival grounds in Rice Park and Landmark Plaza to eat lunch, experience free live performances and demonstrations by Minnesota artists on our outdoor stages, and enjoy make-and-take art activities.


Announcing the 2018 FREE Outdoor Spectacle Intrude

Three Large Scale White LIght up Bunnies up to 27 feet Tall

Giant Bunnies will be invading Festival grounds in downtown Saint Paul for this larger-than-life outdoor visual art spectacle!

Intrude, an installation comprised of five light-up, enormous nylon inflatable rabbits will be placed in throughout the Festival grounds. This  imaginative piece was created by Australian artist Amanda Parer in 2014 and has since been seen on four continents, in over 50 cities by over a million people.

The title of Intrude is a reference to Australia’s struggle with rabbits, introduced by settlers in 1788 and overrunning many of the country’s native flora and fauna. Standing at about 23 feet high, Parer’s rabbits dominate the landscapes where they’re shown calling attention to how big on an impact humans can have on their environment.

Tickets for school days on sale September 1st at 7:00am by phone only at 651.282.3115.

Indoor Performances

Talented artists from around the world descend upon the Ordway stages to perform works grounded in cultural traditions, awe-inspiring wonder, and flights of pure fantasy.

Electroluminescent mouse puppet on a Electroluminescent space ship Flying in front of the moon and stars
May 30 - June 1

School Performance: Moon Mouse: a Space Odyssey

Ordway Music Theater

50-60 minutes

Grades K-6

May 29 - June 1

School Performance: Moona Luna

Ordway Concert Hall

50-60 Minutes

Grades Pk-8

May 29 - June 1

School Performance: Tetris

Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre

50-60 minutes

Grades 2-8

May 29 - June 1

School Performance: Panda’s Home

Drake Room, Ordway

50-60 Minutes

Grades PK-3