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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Flint Hills International Children's Festival in St. Paul, MN

I just got this information about the following festival that is happening in the Twin Cities:

An Unforgettable Family Experience – Right Here in Saint Paul

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is underway in downtown Saint Paul, with the upcoming family weekend (June 4-5) being its grand finale. 

Not only is this one of the top children’s festivals in the world; it is also unique to Minnesota and something that inspires young people to be creative and dream big.  Families from across the state converge on Saint Paul for this event, adding up to more than 380,000 people who attended during the festival’s first 10 years.

Lawson building becomes vertical dance floor
The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival features a wide array of performances by some of the world’s best artists at little or no cost.  One of the most anticipated features this year is Project Bandaloop, which turns the outside of the Lawson Commons building into a vertical dance floor for aerial artists.  They are performing at noon Wednesday through Friday plus four times this weekend.  You can check out one of the 20-minute shows for free from Hamm Plaza, Landmark Plaza, or Rice Park.  Bandaloop is just one of the many outdoor events and activities that kids and families can enjoy.

Indoor stages
Indoors at the Ordway and Landmark Center, four sets of artists will perform multiple times on Saturday and Sunday.  There is a magical puppet performance showing how one person can change the world and a glow-in-the-dark adventure featuring a pet dinosaur and his animal friends.  There also is a colorful dance fusion with influences from West Africa, Cuba, and Haiti and a Canadian music duo who encourage kids to follow their dreams.  Each show is only $5 per ticket.

Please join us this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for an unforgettable family experience.

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