• Historic Independence Square 210 W. Truman Road Independence, MO 64050 in Independence, MO

The five-day event begins at the end of August and commemorates the pioneer days of the historic community. The California Trail, the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail all began here before venturing out west. Visit hundreds of vendors, enjoy dancing and music, and a carnival along with traditional contests that include root beer chugging and watermelon seed spitting.

Held at the Mizumoto Stroll Garden in the community, the event welcomes visitors to explore the Japanese culture during the first weekend in September. Watch authentic Japanese dance presented by costumed performers and gaze in awe at the martial arts demonstrations. Take in the laid back Oriental atmosphere that includes beautiful scenery and traditional food.

  • St. Louis, Missouri in Saint louis, MO

Touted as being 500 acres larger than New York's Central Park, Forest Park provides the perfect location for this annual September event that brings together hot air balloon enthusiasts from across the country. See the colorful balloons race across the sky and watch a skydiving exhibition.

  • Siver Dollar City Branson, MO 65616 in BRANSON, MO

Bring the entire family to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season from November through December. See the five-story tall tree decorated in all of its glory and the millions of twinkling lights displayed in the park. Stroll through the recreated Victorian village complete with a performance of A Christmas Carol. Celebrate the season with traditional carols, food, fun and crafts.

Main cities in Missouri

Counties in Missouri

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