Flint Hills Family Festival Returns to The Ordway: A Weekend of Fun and Entertainment for All Ages

Get ready for a weekend full of excitement and entertainment as the 24th annual Flint Hills Family Festival returns to downtown Saint Paul from May 31 to June 1! This beloved event, a result of a long-standing partnership between The Ordway and Flint Hills Resources, promises a delightful array of performances and activities that the whole family can enjoy. With a mix of affordable indoor shows and free outdoor festivities, this festival is a must-attend for families in the Twin Cities.

Free Friday Fun – May 31, 6-9 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with a fantastic Friday evening in Rice Park. From 6 to 9 p.m., the park will be buzzing with an array of free activities designed to entertain children and adults alike. Enjoy face painting, balloon artists, and instrument-making stations where kids can unleash their creativity. Get into the rhythm with drum circles, and don’t miss the petting zoo for some adorable animal interactions. A magician will be on hand to amaze and delight, while DJ dance parties keep the energy high. Throughout the night, groove to the lively tunes of the Jack Brass Band and dance along with a local DJ.

Sensational Saturday Shows – June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday promises a day full of fun and adventure from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rice Park. Families can explore interactive art activities and enjoy free stage performances throughout the day. At noon, don’t miss a special concert by the dynamic duo B2wins, known for their infectious energy and unique sound. The day concludes with a vibrant performance by Salsa del Soul at 3:15 p.m., ensuring a festive and joyful atmosphere for all.

World-Class Shows at Affordable Prices

One of the highlights of the Flint Hills Family Festival is the opportunity to experience world-class performances at incredibly affordable prices. On Friday night, Davina & the Vagabonds will light up the stage with their powerful blend of jazz, blues, and soul at 7 p.m. On Saturday, start your morning with NOOMA, an enchanting opera designed especially for babies, at 9:15 a.m. Cirque Kalabante will dazzle audiences with their acrobatic feats in two shows at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Additionally, Grammy Award-winning 123 Andrés will captivate families with two performances at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

A Festival for Everyone

Since its inception in 2001, the Flint Hills Family Festival has been dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to all, thanks to the vision and support of The Ordway and Flint Hills Resources. This festival is more than just a series of performances; it is a celebration of community, creativity, and culture. The variety of activities and shows ensures that there is something for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents.

Plan Your Visit

With a full schedule of events and activities, the Flint Hills Family Festival is the perfect way to kick off your summer. Be sure to book your tickets in advance for the indoor performances, as they are likely to sell out quickly given the low prices and high demand. And don’t forget to explore all the free outdoor fun in Rice Park and Landmark Plaza.

Join us next weekend in downtown Saint Paul for a memorable experience filled with music, art, and family fun at the Flint Hills Family Festival. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

My name is Jason Mayhew, and I am the owner of OFF On The Go. When not traveling with the website, I own my own marketing and PR company, J Mayhew Marketing. I have the best job where I get to travel the world and showcase the most amazing and unique experiences!

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My name is Jason Mayhew, and I am the owner of OFF On The Go. When not traveling with the website, I own my own marketing and PR company, J Mayhew Marketing. I have the best job where I get to travel the world and showcase the most amazing and unique experiences!

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