Festivals and Events

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 »

Step Into Fall Fun in Springfield

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The air is turning brisk, the leaves are transitioning to beautiful shades of red and gold, the scents of bonfires and pumpkin pie fill the air and fall festivals are plentiful. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. It is a wonderful time for fall fun in Springfield. It is also a great time to draw closer together and enjoy ... Read More »

Enjoy the Art on Missouri Day

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The Eagleville Missouri Welcome Center will be celebrating Missouri Day on Wednesday, October 16. Missouri Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This year we will be promoting art in Missouri, by welcoming local artists Peggy and Dennis Hansen. Peggy specializes in jewelry and glass work, and Dennis creates pottery. They will be arriving between 9 ... Read More »

Fall Festivals of Missouri

Fischer Farms, Jefferson City

Autumn: crisp weather, colorful leaves, fall festivals.  Lots of fall festivals.  If you were to throw a dart at the state of Missouri, just about wherever it landed, you’d likely find a celebration of some kind.  But don’t let yourself be misled by a picture in your head: Show-Me State fall festivals come in all shapes, sizes, themes and flavors. ... Read More »

It’s a Celebration of Nations

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Preparations are under way for Rolla’s fourth annual Celebration of Nations, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Downtown Rolla comes alive for this area’s largest multicultural event, featuring live music and dance; ethnic foods, arts, crafts and displays; and plenty of fun for the kids! Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students a chance to ... Read More »

Soulful Music and Food in the Heart of Missouri

It's that time of year again to get excited for the Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival in Columbia.

Roots n Blues n BBQ  is an outstanding annual festival featuring 27 internationally renowned musical “stars,” performing a variety of blues, country, bluegrass, gospel, folk and soul music on two main stages in Stephens Lake Park, the weekend of September 20-22. Plus, there is a half-marathon, a 10k run, scrumptious barbecue and other food items, a full service bar, and a ... Read More »

Tunes and Tales in Cape Girardeau

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Mark your calendars for Tunes and Tales on Friday, Sept. 6, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. Michael Reno Harrell and the Reverend Robert Jones will present good ‘ol “Appalachian grit and wit” meets gutsy Detroit folk and blues for an evening of spirited storytelling paired with American roots music. Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning ... Read More »

Join the Fun at Festival of the Little Hills

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The Fete des Petite Cotes, or Festival of the Little Hills, was founded in 1969 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the City of St. Charles.  The original festival featured summer picnics and community-wide, family friendly contests, covering a mere four-block area of South Main Street in the St. Charles historic district. Today, Festival of the Little Hills encompasses Main ... Read More »

We’re Dry and Ready for the Fourth of July!

Sounds of the Saint Charles Municipal Band billow through Missouri’s largest and oldest historic district.

Here in St. Charles, we’re all about events, especially given we played host in 2012 for more than 130 event days. By our last count, that breakdown comprised 18 parades, nine festivals, 29 sporting events and another 17 special events and activities of various shapes, sizes and duration. Recently we’ve been worried, as many folks have across the Midwest, about ... Read More »

Art Walks Showcase Missouri’s Best

Carthage is just one Missouri city to find an art walk. (Photo by Koral Martin, courtesy Missouri Arts Council)

It’s a balmy spring evening on Main Street, Missouri. Every storefront window is alight. As you stroll along, you see through the glass bright flashes of color from displays of paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture — and crowds of people admiring and talking about them. The door to a restaurant swings open to the sounds of conversation and laughter. On one ... Read More »