Welcome to the Metro Area Children’s Water Festival

Click here to go to the 2020 Virtual Water Festival!

Teachers and students are invited to attend the 23rd annual Metro Area Children’s Water Festival whenever it is convenient. The in-person festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds was canceled due to concerns with COVID-19, but teachers and 4th grade students may participate in many of the same learning stations in various formats including recorded live online classes (closed-captioned), pre-recorded videos, and lesson plans. Check out the virtual festival page for more information.

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


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.