With its rolling hills and plentiful waterways, Missouri is a state filled with natural beauty and tempting environments. As the Gateway to the West, Missouri is also home to a rich history born from its position as an outpost of the American frontier. Travelers can find plenty of activities and adventures to keep them occupied, from festivals and events to museums, parks and more.
- St. Louis, Missouri in Saint louis, MO
The downtown area comes alive from January 6 well into the middle of February every year with a host of activities that celebrate Mardi Gras. Enjoy beer, whiskey and wine tasting events, Cajun cook-offs, parades and a number of family orientated competitions.
- Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park St. Louis, MO 63011 in Saint Louis, MO
Over 150 artisans from across country converge in the park to showcase their talents and products. See live demonstrations, shops for crafts and enjoy the food and live entertainment during the last weekend in August.
- Branson, Missouri in Branson, MO
Starting during the second week in May and extending to the end of the month, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional music stylings of celebrity and local up-and-coming musicians while feasting on the down home food of an authentic BBQ.
- 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.
- Kansas City, Missouri in Kansas City, MO
Over 200 artists attend this annual September weekend event that commemorates the visual arts. Explore the many genres of art and sample foods prepared by local restaurants. Kids also have the chance to participate in various hands-on activities.