Festivals and Events

Missouri Spring Festivals

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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 »

History Heats Up Winter in St. Joseph

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While the weather in January and February in St. Joseph might keep many at home on a cold winter’s night, The Pony Express National Museum is preparing its 16th year of sponsoring Tuesday Night Talks. The program has become an incredibly popular and educational. Last year the museum had record-breaking numbers in attendance, and one Tuesday Talk drew 255 people. ... Read More »

Enjoy Nature During Eagle Days

Enjoy eagle sightings all over the state of Missouri during December through February.

From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. Because of its big rivers, many lakes and wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for bald eagle viewing. Each fall, thousands of these great birds migrate ... Read More »

Enjoy a ‘Christmas Castle’ in Independence

The holiday kitchen inside the Vaile Mansion.

Maybe you don’t have the time or money to travel to Disneyworld to see the famous Sleeping Beauty castle or even King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein fantasy palace in Germany, the inspiration for the famous Orlando symbol of Mickey’s kingdom. Happily, I’ve been lucky enough to do both in my lifetime. But the next best thing to be found in Missouri is, ... Read More »

Missouri Winter Events

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Across Missouri, seasonal celebrations take place in large cities and small towns, offering visitors an array of choices, from parades and drive-through light parks to live music and regional cuisine. Here’s a look at Missouri winter events designed to get you in the mood for this splendid season.   Read More »