Festivals and Events

Marian Days in Carthage is a Sight to See

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Marian Days brings an opportunity to share culture, faith and prosperity with thousands who pilgrimage to Carthage. Each year the community expands from a population of 14,500 to an estimated crowd of 60-80,000 new residents in the first weeks of August. Hotels become hubs of activity, neighboring lawns fill with campers and residents enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival atmosphere. What ... Read More »

Fun is Heating Up This Summer in Sikeston

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Looking for something unique and different? Explore the Sikeston area. It offers a convenient location, just 2 hours south of St. Louis on I-55, providing fun-filled activities throughout the year. The largest event of the season, the Sikeston JC Bootheel Rodeo, is being held August 6-9. One of Missouri’s leading rodeos, its events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronco ... Read More »

Springfield Summer Events

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Summertime in Springfield can only mean one thing, the Summer’s Biggest Party! July 24 – August 2 is the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair! The largest annual event in the Ozarks, in its 78th year, will bring your favorite food and fun with new attractions and amazing acts for countless hours of family fun! Love the tilt-a-whirl?  How about a slow ride on ... Read More »

A Missouri Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and there’s plenty to see and do in the Show-Me State. In Cape Girardeau, a ceremony fitting of the Memorial Day observance takes place Friday-Sunday at Fort D Historic Site, when local re-enactors offer a living history encampment. During the weekend, the re-enactors pay tribute to America’s fallen soldiers with rifle ... Read More »

Missouri Spring Festivals

Jiggle Jame Festival

It’s Spring! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy warmer weather in Missouri. Communities all over the state are celebrating music, art and delicious (and sometimes adventurous) foods. Below is a list of spring festivals happening in May and June in Missouri. Keep in mind, we weren’t able to list everything, but these festivals should be more than enough to ... Read More »

Dogwood-Azalea Festival Shows Southern Charm

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One could debate whether Charleston (located on Interstate 57 about two and half hours south of St. Louis), Missouri, is part of the South, but there’s no dispute that each spring it embodies a distinctly Southern charm, appearance, and hospitality during the annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. In its 46th year, the festival will be held April 10–13, 2014, in Charleston, which ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Ways to Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Birthday

Illuminating STL heart at Burnin' Love Festival

St. Louis is now 250 years old and they’re celebrating in a grand fashion. They are illuminating and lighting fire to enormous hearts, placing giant birthday cakes around the St. Louis area and showcasing the best of the City’s history throughout the year. The Burnin’ Love Festival has come and gone, but it was an amazing experience. A giant illuminating ... Read More »

WIN VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes

The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run

Did you know Wright City, in northeast Missouri, is home to the only permanent mud run and obstacle course in the Midwest? The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake is its name and its fourth bi-annual military-style mud run is coming up, for those who are physically and mentally prepared for the challenge.  The course includes more than 30 military-themed obstacles (think ... Read More »

St. Pat’s Day Celebrations in Rolla

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Get your green on! Join us for a century-old tradition; a celebration that pays homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers. St. Pat’s celebrations 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 wooden shillelaghs; it’s a celebration ... Read More »

PGA Champions Tour Coming to Southwest Missouri

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The PGA Champions Tour event that will be held this summer at Big Cedar Lodge’s Top of the Rock golf course is expected to introduce the scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities of Southwest Missouri to a worldwide audience. Gov. Jay Nixon joined PGA TOUR officials at a news conference broadcast live on the Golf Channel to announce that the ... Read More »