Welcome to the Metro Area Children’s Water Festival

With the uncertainty of the coming months due to COVID-19, the Metro Area Children’s Water Festival planning committee has canceled the in-person 2020 festival. Instead, the committee is working on a virtual water festival for the 23rd annual festival. Please check the 23rd Annual Festival (Virtual) page this summer for more information. We look forward to returning in-person for the 2021 festival on September 29th, 2021.

You can also sign up to receive a notification when the virtual festival becomes live – click here to sign up!


Welcome to the Metro Area Children’s Water Festival! The annual festival is produced for children in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the State of Minnesota, USA. The purpose of the festival is to educate fourth-grade students about water resources and to present ways they can help ensure a future where both the quantity and quality of water resources are protected and managed wisely. 

This website is designed to tell you about the Children’s Water Festival, the participants, and the people and organizations that make it possible. This website also contains a form schools should use to register (for the selection process) to attend the festival, a form to become a sponsor, and information on how to volunteer. You can experience a previous water festival through the photo albums on the site or by visiting our Facebook photo albums. Learn more about past festivals here.

We hope you enjoy browsing around the website. If you have any comments or questions about the festival or website, please send us a message via the Contact Us tab. 

The Metro Area Children’s Water Festival is a program of the Metro Conservation Districts.