Festivals and Events

The Toughest Race in America: MR340

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Believed to be the longest continuous canoe marathon in the world, we are a day away from the 10th Annual Missouri American Water MR340, a 340-mile endurance race across Missouri via the Missouri River. The MR 340 starts in Kansas City and ends in St. Charles, and this year’s competition is expected to bring paddlers from across the U.S. (at ... Read More »

Ozark Empire Fair: Summer’s Biggest Party

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For 79 years, the Ozark Empire Fair has been a time for community celebration, and 2015 promises to carry on the tradition. With opening day slated for Thursday, July 30, the ten day run of the Ozark Empire Fair is packed full of FREE thrilling entertainment ranging from musical performers, to fast racing pigs – yes, pigs, to a shark ... Read More »

Follow the Music to Saint Charles this Summer

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“Les Petites Cotes” are alive with the sound of music! Saint Charles is a vibrant community anytime of the year, but the summer months bring festivals and music nearly every day of the week. From big (jazz) band concerts in Frontier Park to Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers at concerts on Beale in the Streets of St. Charles to coffee ... Read More »

Top 10 Things to Do at Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to America Celebration

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What better way to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave than a star spangled Fourth of July celebration? We know what you’re thinking – another crowded fireworks show at the local park that lasts maybe ten minutes at most. Not even close. We’re talking about a full-fledged patriotic celebration. Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to ... Read More »

Platte County Summer Festivals: International Flair with a Country Twist

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The aroma of Italian cooking fills the air with fresh made chicken spedini, meatball sandwiches and Italian cookies tempting the appetites of every passerby. The following weekend it’s the aroma of golabki, bigos and kielbasa. The following month it’s funnel cakes, kraut burgers and fried oreos! Ah – summer festivals in Platte County – transporting visitors, and their appetites, to ... Read More »

Get Ready for Missouri Summer Festivals 2015

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It’s time for summer festivals in Missouri, where we celebrate everything from music and the arts to food, fireworks and film. From mid-June through early September, activities aplenty help make your Missouri summer fun and memorable. Here’s a quick rundown of summer festivals on tap in the Show-Me State for 2015 - and yes, we realize that not all fireworks shows ... Read More »

Enjoy the Landscape at the 6th Annual Prairie BioBlitz

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6th Annual Prairie BioBlitz June 6 & 7, 2015 Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a weekend on an original American landscape—the tallgrass prairie—at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s La Petite Gemme Prairie near Bolivar. At this free event, adults and children with enthusiasm for the outdoors team with biologists to explore and document plants and animals from ... Read More »

7 Water Events at Lake of the Ozarks

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Whether you bring your own boat or rent one, there is always plenty to do on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, with 1,150 miles of shoreline, covering 92 miles and 54,000 acres. I think it is safe to say you will not be bored, but just in case you may run out of things to do between ... Read More »

National Travel and Tourism Week in Missouri

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Your next visit to an Official Missouri Welcome Center might net you a sweet treat, a quick bite for lunch and possibly a prize to show off your Show-Me State spirit. In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week 2015, Missouri’s nine Official Welcome Centers are hosting a variety of special activities designed to highlight the importance – and fun ... Read More »

Go Green in Rolla for St. Pats Day

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Get your green on! Join us for the 107th Best Ever St. Pat’s Celebration in Rolla; a celebration that pays homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers. St. Pat’s in Rolla is a festival of music, games and off-the-wall activities. The streets are painted green, a royal court is crowned and university students flaunt the creations of homemade ... Read More »