Flint Hills International Children’s Festival–Go Early to miss the Rain

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Every year we go to the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival we are never disappointed.

Well, I take that back.

We are always disappointed but not by the festival.  The festival is amazing with tents and activities galore, and you don’t have to spend a cent!  What we’ve been disappointed in is missing some of the acts due to rain or arriving later than expected.  The rain has never lasted very long so we can enjoy the rest of the activities, but it has prevented us from seeing some of the most anticipated outdoor free shows.

We have gone for the past 3 years.  We have always parked in the RiverCentre Ramp.  The first year it cost $5, the second year $10, and the third year $5.  I am keeping track of this for you.  I am unsure why the discrepancy of the event pricing, but I would always have $2o in my pocket for the unknown parking fee.  $20 and some water bottles.

Each year, they seem to have additional food trucks parked around Rice Park, too.

We have enjoyed Rosenschnoz Puppets Monkey Mind Pirates



And Loveworks Academy Drum and Drill Team


IMG_1089[1]We have watched Storytellers in the Xcel Energy Storytime Garden

And participated in as many different activities as we could whether it be arts and crafts, face painting, exploring the natural world,  or active play.

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Since the Festival is in early June, I recommend that you arrive early before the afternoon showers hit and watch as many performances as you can outside.  In the afternoon hit the indoor $5 shows or hang out in the activity tents!


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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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