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Upcoming Events in St. Joseph Missouri


March

17 Missouri State Championship Chili Challenge - Amateurs and professionals from the region cook up some of the tastiest chili around. Enjoy free samples while roaming the flea market and enjoying live musical performances.

Address: St. Joseph Civic Arena , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-364-3836 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

May

20 Apple Blossom Festival - Share the spirit of St. Joseph's annual rite of spring. Highlights of this citywide festival include concerts, dances and the ever popular parade.

Address: Citywide , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 800-785-0360 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

June

24 - 26 Art in the Park - Visual Art Show & Sale - Enjoy viewing the work of artists from all over the region. Also see art demonstrations and meet your hometown artists. The show also features food and music. Sponsored by the Midwest Artists Association. Annually the second weekend.

Address: Civic Center Park , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-279-3199 (Always call and confirm events)

31 - 2 Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival - Join in the celebration of St. Joseph's native son, Coleman Hawkins. Annually the third weekend.

Address: Felix Street Square , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-271-8570 (Always call and confirm events)

7 - 9 Juneteenth Festival - Come and celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The festival features a parade, African art, historical reenactments, horseback rides, music and food. Annually the third weekend.

Address: John Lucas St. Complex , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-387-9598 (Always call and confirm events)

8 - 9 Sacred Hills Encampment - Visit the rugged days of yesteryear and learn about the region's Native American heritage at this encampment with living history, storytelling and music. Annually the fourth weekend.

Address: Krug Park , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-232-1240 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Donations

August

20 - 21 St. Patrick's Fiesta - The Fiesta begins with a queen coronation dance. Festivities continue throughout the weekend with a midway and booths featuring American and authentic Mexican food. Annually the first weekend.

Address: St. Patrick's Catholic Church , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-279-2594 (Always call and confirm events)

2 - 4 Trails West - One of the largest art festivals in Northwest Missouri. Celebrate St. Jo's unique cultural heritage. More than 150 years of history condensed into three days of events for all ages. Fine art, folk art, dramatic stage performances, historical reenactments, musical entertainment and delicious food. Annually the third weekend of August.

Address: Civic Center Park - 10th and Frederick , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 800-216-7080 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.stjoearts.org
Fee: Free

September

30 - 1 Southside Fall Festival and Rodeo - Bust loose at the Southside Fall Festival and Rodeo! Food booths, crafts, entertainment and a great parade. Annually the third weekend.

Address: Hyde Park and Alabama , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-238-3515 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

October

20 - 22 Pumpkinfest - Family arts festival celebrating the fall harvest. Activities include live entertainment, children's art and games tent, carnival rides, craft and food vendors, costume parade, and the highlight of the weekend is the Lighting of the Great Pumpkin Mountain. Over 800 carved and electrically lit pumpkins all wired to light up on cue the first night of PumpkinFest! Annually the second weekend.

Address: Pony Express Museum , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 800-530-5930 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

November

2 City Lights Festival - Victorian themed holiday festival featuring horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, an appearance by Father Christmas, lighted Christmas parade and a downtown lighting ceremony. Annually the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Address: Felix St. Square , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-233-9192 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

December

1 - 31 Winterfest - Experience the sights and sounds of the holidays in traditional St. Joseph style.

Address: Citywide , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 800-785-0360 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

16 - 26 Annual Candlelight Tours - Tour this historic museum decorated for the holidays in the warm ambience of candlelight. Each room decorated by a different local florist or designer.

Address: Robidoux Row Museum, 3rd & Poulin , St. Joseph, Missouri
Ph: 816-232-5861 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

National Military Heritage Museum

Housed in the Harvey Ellis designed brick building that formerly served as the city'

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Hall Street Historic Homes District

A small intact 1860-1905 residential neighborhood built during St. Joseph's "Golden Age."

St. Joseph, MO Historic Homes

Missouri Theatre

1927 renovated Vaudeville palace that seats 1,200

St. Joseph, MO Theatres

Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area

Four-mile-long hiking trail (loop)

St. Joseph, MO Trails

Robidoux Row Museum

A series of connected houses built in the 1840

St. Joseph, MO Museums

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