Family Weekend Performances & Activities, May 31 – June 1
Family Weekend Indoor Performances
Inside the Ordway, performing artists from around the world take to the stage for two full days of shows for only $5 a person!
Learn about the art before you arrive!
Download the 2014 Festival Family Study Guide (PDF)
Family Weekend Outdoor Performances & Activities
Also during the Family Weekend, downtown Saint Paul comes alive with family-friendly events! Between 10:00am and 5:00pm on May 31 and June 1, the parks around the Ordway fill with free arts activities, art exhibits and performances! The Ordway proudly presents a vast array of performances on the Festival’s two outdoor stages – the World Stage and Wells Fargo Stage – and in the surrounding parks… all for free.
Cirque Mechanics’ Gantry Bike
Don’t miss this year’s amazing outdoor spectacle, Cirque Mechanics’ Gantry Bike, as it rolls through the Festival! The Gantry Bike is a giant, pedal-powered self-contained circus spectacular. Designed to amaze and powered by bicycles, the gantry is Cirque Mechanics’ defining mechanical gizmo: a 20 foot, baroque lattice on which aerialists, contortionists and acrobats put on awe-inspiring performances for the crowd, all while two drivers drive the whole magnificent machine through the Festival grounds!
Saturday, May 31: 10:30AM, 12:15PM and 2:45PM
Sunday, June 1: 10:30AM, 12:15PM and 2:30PM