- Rowling Park 403 North Main Street Charleston, MO 63834 in Charleston, MO
Celebrate spring by visiting the Charleston community when the beautiful azalea and dogwoods are in full bloom. The weekend April festivities include a variety of events that include a gala parade, arts and crafts show, candlelight tours and live entertainment.
- 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.