Welcome to the Metro Area Children’s Water Festival

The 2021 festival will be virtual. Stay tuned for more information on new virtual water content!

If you have thoughts and ideas for the 2021 festival, please fill out this survey.

Videos, lesson plans, and recordings of live sessions are available for the 2020 virtual festival. The in-person festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds was canceled due to COVID-19. Check out the virtual festival page for more information.


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 4th 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 addend 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.