Minnesota's signature arts festival for children and families features performing artists from Kenya, Peru, Canada and the U.S.A. The Festival takes place in two parts: School Days (June 1-4) and Family Weekend (June 5-6). More than 15,000 children from schools across Minnesota participate in School Days by attending performances, participating in interactive activities and engaging in artist residencies. During Family Weekend, Festival activities fill Rice Park, Landmark Plaza and Hamm Plaza with hands-on activities and art displays. Families experience the same performances that the students enjoy during the week, along with the free activities in the parks including dance and visual art performances, art-making activity tents, Xcel Energy's Butterfly Garden, food, walk-around artists and more. Click here for a complete list of Festival Events.