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
Learn about the cultures of various countries around the planet while watching live entertainment or participating in any number of events. Try belly dancing, hula dancing, or join in on one of the traditional Highland Scottish games during this annual August weekend event that includes a vast selection of foods and fun for all.
- 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.
- Soldiers Memorial - Downtown St. Louis, MO 63103 in Saint Louis, MO
Guests of all ages enjoy this September weekend event that provides all with the chance to sample the many cuisine options found in St. Louis. Watch the Master Chef Competition and enjoy live musical entertainment in addition to a large arts and crafts fair.
- 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.
Step back in time and visit medieval England anytime on a weekend from Labor Day through Columbus Day. Each weekend features a different theme and features the character recreations of hundreds of costumed participants. See live shows, meet the royal family, watch knights joust and enjoy a variety of traditional and modern day cuisine samplings along with a unique marketplace filled with craftsman.
- Branson, Mo. in Branson, MO
Join the residents of Branson in giving thanks to active duty and retired veterans through this seven day event that occurs during the first week every November. Guests enjoy a spectacular parade and dozens of activities along with special dinners and live entertainment.