Festivals and Events

Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

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Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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Summertime Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

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Ahh, my friends, it is that time of year again when the trees are green, winter is a distant memory, kids are out of school and we turn our attention to summer time fun at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area’s summer kicked into full gear with Memorial Day weekend and all of its activities. Of course the …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2016

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The festivals in Missouri this summer are as diverse as the state itself. From early June through Labor Day, you find special events in Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, which hosts the 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on June 11, and Kansas City, where the Boulevardia celebration runs June 17-19.  Springfield has the Birthplace of Route 66 …

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Everything You Need to Know for Legends of Golf 2016

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From ExploreBranson.com; Photos provided by the Missouri Division of Tourism.  The Missouri Ozarks and Table Rock Lake combine to provide a beautiful backdrop for one of the sporting world’s truly unique events: The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.   The third-year Branson area event runs April 20-24, 2016, and features two exciting courses, the jaw-dropping …

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Missouri Spring Festivals 2016

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Spring’s arrival means warmer weather, more outdoor fun and, of course, an abundance of fun festivals to enjoy in Missouri. The lineup of spring festivals in Missouri is diverse, with celebrations focused on everything from history and community heritage to music and the arts. Of course, no matter what idea festivals revolve around, virtually all of them offer great good …

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Be In The Know for True/False Film Festival 2016

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It’s almost time for one of our favorite festivals – the True/False Film Fest in Columbia. With less than one month to go [March 3-6], we are busy working on our lists of must-see docs and trying to figure out how to fit as much into that weekend as possible. Whether you’ve never been to True/False or you attend every …

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Let Us Entertain You: Special Events in Missouri Wine Country

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Beat the winter blues at a Missouri winery! There are more than 125 wineries across the “Show Me” State, and each offers something unique and exciting to discover. In addition to delicious, award-winning wines, you’ll often find exciting events going on at Missouri wineries. If live music is your thing, you’re in luck! Tons of wineries have live music on …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northeast Region

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The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Missouri Winter Events 2015-16

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“Christmas… Christmastime is here. Time for toys and time for cheer.” (Admit it, you were singing along.) And when you put the Show-Me State on your holiday travel itinerary, you’ll find activities to make every day a time for cheer. We have music and lights, theatre and ballet (yes, of course you’ll find the Nutcracker), parades and arts and craft …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Southwest Region

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The holidays are coming. My inner child is making plans and she’s starting early. Who doesn’t love a parade? So she’s kicking off the season November 14 with the 3rd Annual “Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade” at Branson Landing, dedicated to Mr. Christmas, Andy Williams. But why limit myself to just one? The Carthage Christmas Parade steps off December …

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