Festivals and Events

In the Saddle

There are a lot of events happening around Missouri this weekend, but probably the largest is the Pony Express Sesquicentennial happening in St. Joseph. This is a very special event for St. Joseph and northwest Missouri. Events began Thursday, continue today and into Saturday, which is when the Johnny Fry re-enactment ride will happen. That special ride is set for ... Read More »

Around Missouri This Weekend

It’s a little bit later than usual (blame it on a hectic week) but here’s a look at some of the events set for this weekend around Missouri. All of these events are posted on www.VisitMO.com if you’d like to find more information. Here’s what’s happening: Ansel Adams: Masterworks Exhibit, (today-June 27), Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau: This exhibit features photographs ... Read More »

Planning your weekend

If you’re going to be in Missouri this weekend, there are plenty of activities to take in, no matter which part of the state you’re visiting. If you’re interested in St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, please see the blog entry from KatiesTrail (below) which puts the spotlight on Irish heritage. Don’t forget to check out our Calendar on www.VisitMO.com ... Read More »

Missouri celebrates all things Irish

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2009, Rolla

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” George Bernard Shaw Over the years, there is no day that makes me think of family and good ... Read More »

Let’s all think July!

A view from Lover's Leap

“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d all have frozen to death.”  Mark Twain Here in Hannibal, we just got some exciting news that has gotten me thinking about summer, which is a welcome reprieve from trying not to bust my rump stumbling over mounds of snow and ice.  Our National Tom Sawyer Days Celebration, held annually ... Read More »

Missouri Has Film Festivals, Too

I am preparing for departure from my three days at the annual Sundance Film Festival.  In addition to enjoying the premier of “Winter’s Bone” (see story at http://News.Visitmo.com/DivisionNews/Detail/Missouri-Offers-Ideal-Locations-for-Filmmakers), we have been able to meet with film office staff, economic development specialists, lawyers, tax advisors, producers, site-selection officials, and tourism officials to promote the film, entertainment, tour and travel industries in Missouri.  ... Read More »

Friendly folks at the fair

Had a good time working Wednesday at the Division of Tourism’s booth, which is located in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair. Lots of people stopped by to pick up Vacation Planners, information on other attractions around the state or to say ‘hi’ and visit for a minute. It was nice to meet so many people. There were ... Read More »

Salute to America

The City of Jefferson hosted an amazing Salute to America celebration July 3-4. My sister surprised us by showing up with her three little ones, so it made our time extra special. With four kids in tow, ages six months, two two-year-olds and an eight-year-old, we made our way to downtown Jefferson City. July 3 started with a parade featuring ... Read More »

School Buses and Airplanes

My two-year-old has been asking to ride a school bus since he was able to say the words. This weekend he will finally get to do just that. We are going to attend, weather permitting, the Salute to Veteran’s Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Mo. I have attended this show many years in the past and ... Read More »