Spring Into 2017 Festival Season In The Show-Me State

With gentle breezes, mild days and nature filled with a riot of blooming dogwoods and redbuds, Missouri in spring is a little slice of heaven. A heaven filled with fantastic things to eat and drink, every genre of music and entertainment imaginable, glorious art and creative crafts, and celebrations of a time of renewal. Get ready to travel: it’s the spring festival season in the Show-Me State.

  • April
  • May 
Date Festival name City Location
March 30-April 1 Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing Osage Beach Main Street Music Hall
March 31-April 1 Wild West Vintage, Antiques & Garden Show Kansas City American Royal Complex
March 31-April 1 Pioneers in the Park Dexter
April 1 Prairie Day East Prairie Family Life Center and downtown
April 1 Spring Craft Show Linn Creek Camden County Museum
April 1 First Saturday St. Joseph Downtown
April 5-9 Kansas City Film Fest Kansas City
April 8 Spring Craft & Vendor Show Vienna Knights of Columbus Hall
April 8 Old Drum Dog Fest Warrensburg Main Street
April 8 Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza Webb City Downtown
April 8-9 Annual Show-Me Gourd Art Festival Springfield Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
April 11 Fountain Day Kansas City City-wide
April 13 Hollister Night with the Springfield Cardinals Springfield, Hammons Field
April 14 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
April 14-15 Civil War Days Doniphan Pioneer Heritage Homestead
April 14-15 Step Back in Time Farm Toy and Classic Tractor Show Jamesport Jamesport Community Association
April 19-23 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Ridgedale Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Courses
April 20-22 67th Annual Dogwood Festival Camdenton Camdenton school campus
April 20-23 49th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival Charleston
April 21-22 17th Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival Springfield Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
April 21-23 Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest Washington Downtown
April 21-23 Grace’s Place Vintage Market Washington Downtown
April 22 City-Wide Garage Sale Carrollton
April 22 Cherry Blossom Kite and Pinata Festival Springfield Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
April 22 Jour de la Terre (Earth Day) on the Route du Vin Wine Trail Ste. Genevieve Route du Vin
April 22-23 Clarksville Spring Market & Garden Show Clarksville Apple Shed
April 22-23 Ecole du Soldat (School of the Soldier) Ste. Genevieve Jour de Fete Grounds & Welcome Center
April 22-23 Washington Art Walk Washington Downtown and riverfront
April 22-23 Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge Hermann City Park
April 22-23 St. Louis Earth Day Festival St. Louis Forest Park – the Muny Grounds
April 22-23 Chinese Culture Days St. Louis Missouri Botanical Gardens
April 22-23 Girlfriends’ Weekend Washington
April 28 Hat-Titude Ball Hollister College of the Ozarks Keeter Center
April 28-29 Pig and Swig Kansas City Power & Light District
April 28-29 Planet Comicon Kansas City Convention Center
April 28-30 All-American Barbecue & Brew Festival Kansas City Worlds of Fun
April 28-30 Hannibal’s Great Girlfriend Getaway Hannibal
April 29 Chalk Walk and Chocolate Crawl Chillicothe Downtown
April 29 Fifth Annual Morels and Microbrews Festival Fulton Historic Brick District/Court Street
April 29 Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair Dixon 16490 Cracklin Drive
April 29 Crawfish Boil & Music Festival Sikeston Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds
Date Festival name City Location
May 4 First Saturday St. Joseph Downtown
May 4-6 INK’s Middle of the Map Fest Kansas City
May 4-6 37th Annual Mushroom Festival Richmond
May 4-6 Apple Blossom Festival St. Joseph Frederick Avenue downtown
May 4-7 Shelbyfest Jefferson City High Street – downtown
May 4-7 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Lake Ozark Bagnell Dam Strip
May 5-7 Fredericktown Azalea Festival Fredericktown
May 5-7 Brookside Art Annual Kansas City
May 5-7 and May 12-14 All-American Barbecue & Brew Festival Kansas City Worlds of Fun
May 6 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop Camdenton Lake wide
May 6 Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival Gainesville Square
May 6 Truman Day Lamar
May 6 Sip N Savor St. James
May 6 Cinco de Mayo St. Louis
May 6-7 Wild Bacon Trail Hermann
May 6-7 Artsfest on Walnut Street Springfield Historic Walnut Street.
May 11-14 Gatsby Days Excelsior Springs
May 12 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
May 12 Hot Summer Nights “Cruisin’ Through the Years” Lake Ozark Bagnell Dam Strip
May 12-13 Spring Fever Days Ellington
May 12-13 Step Back in Time May Days Festival Jamesport Jamesport Community Association
May 12-13 Perryville Mayfest Perryville Downtown Courthouse Square
May 12-14 Art Fair at Laumeier St. Louis Laumeier Sculpture Park
May 13 22nd Annual Loafers Car Show Hannibal Main Street
May 13 2nd Annual Greater Ozarks Blues Bash West Plains West Plains Civic Center Grounds
May 19 Wine Walk and Concert Chillicothe
May 19-21 Arcadia Vallen Spring Mountain Music Festival Ironton Iron County Courthouse Square
May 19-21 Art Fair and Winefest Washington Downtown
May 20 Berries, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Anderson Town Hole Park
May 20 Beer Walk for the Arts St. Joseph Historic Museum Hill
May 20-21 Maifest Hermann
May 20-21 Master Gardeners’ Garden Walk Ste. Genevieve Historic downtown
May 25-28 Callaway Plein Air Fulton
May 26-27 Arcadia Valley Chalk Festival (The Chalk Train) Arcadia Arcadia Academy
May 26-28 Schlafly Art Outside Festival St. Louis Schlafly Bottleworks
May 26-29 Saint Louis County Greek Fest St. Louis Assumption Green Orthodox Church
May 26-29 Mid America Freedom Rally Waynesville 26920 Shrines Road
May 27-28 Pedaler’s Jamboree Columbia


Flat Branch Park

Kemper Park

May 27-28 Twain on Main Festival Hannibal Downtown
May 27-28 10th Annual For the People Pow Wow Jefferson City Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
May 27-29 29th Annual Salute to Veterans Celebration Columbia Regional Airport & downtown
May 27-29 St. Louis African Arts Festival St. Louis Forest Park –  World’s Fair Pavilion
May 28 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Kansas City Union Station
May 29 Memorial Day at Fort D Cape Girardeau Fort D
May 29 Gypsy Caravan St. Louis The Family Arena
May 31-June 4 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival Sedalia Downtown

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