Fun Festivals that
bring History Alive

Living History Re-enactments & Native American Pow Wows

SUMMER LONG

Friday Night Live

Fridays May – September

Salina, KS
www.SalinaArts.com

Sunset on the Riverfront

Fourth Thursdays April-September

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Music at the Market

Second Thursdays May-October

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

First Friday in North Arts District

First Fridays each month May – September

Columbia, MO
www.VisitColumbiaMO.com

Local Life 3rd Friday

Third Friday of each month

Overland Park, KS
www.VisitOverlandPark.com

World’s Largest Dinosaur Exhibit

From February 11 – September 4

Museum at Prairiefire
Overland Park, KS
www.VisitOverlandPark.com

Farmers Market

Every Saturday April-October

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Historic trolley tours

Thursdays in June & July
Sundays in May-October

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

JULY

Haunted Trolley Tours

July 1

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Riverfest 2017

July 1 – 4

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

Flint Hills Day Lily Bloom Sow

July 1

Manhattan, KS
www.ManhattanCVB.org

Hometown Celebration

July 1

Metropolis, IL
www.MetropolisTourism.com

Salute to America
“A Capitol Celebration”

July 1

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

4th of July Celebration

July 4

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Tour de Jeff City
Moonlight Bicycle Ride

July 9

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Wyandotte County Fair

July 11 – 17

Kansas City, KS
www.VisitKansasCityKS.com

Amelia Earhart Festival

July 14 – 15

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Lake Fest

July 14

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Music on the Main

July 19

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

St. Charles County Fair

July 25 – 29

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

Downtown Jefferson City
Sidewalk Sale

July 26 – 30

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Kaw Valley Rodeo

July 27

Manhattan, KS
www.ManhattanCVB.org

KKOA Leadsled Spectacular

July 27 – 30

Salina, KS
www.KustomKempsOfAmerica.com

Show Me State Games

July 28 – 29

Columbia, MO
www.VisitColumbiaMO.com

National Day of the Cowboy

July 29

Manhattan, KS
www.ManhattanCVB.org

AUGUST

“Stars under the Stars”
Capitol Lawn Movie

August 4

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Haunted Trolley Tours

August 5

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Emancipation Day Celebration

August 5 – 7

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Washington Town & Country Fair

August 2- 6

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMo.com

Missouri State Criterium

August 6

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Missouri American Water
MR340
Float trip down the Missouri River

August 8 – 11

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

28th Annual International
Antique Lamp Show & Sale

August 11 – 12

Columbia, MO
www.VisitColumbiaMO.com

Music on the Main

August 16

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

Festival of the Little Hills

August 18 – 20

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

Manhattan Rail Joiners
Model Train Show

August 19 – 20

Manhattan, KS
www.ManhattanCVB.org

Jefferson City Capitol
Eclipse Celebration

August 19 – 21

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Rocheport’s Total Eclipse Festival

August 19 – 21

Columbia, MO
www.VisitColumbiaMO.com

Solar Eclipse 2017

August 21

Kansas City, KS
www.VisitKansasCityKS.com

Total Solar Eclipse

August 21

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Great American Solar Eclipse

August 21

Metropolis, IL
www.MetropolisTourism.com

Total Eclipse of the
Katy Bicycle Ride

August 21

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Atchison County Fair

August 8 – 12

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Missouri River Festival of the Arts

August 24 – 17

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

SEPTEMBER

6th Annual Prison Break Race

September 2

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Haunted Season Begins

September 2

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

September 3

Kansas City, KS
www.VisitKansasCityKS.com

Boonslick Folk Festival

September 5

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Evening at the Amphitheater
Artist Showcase

September 8

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

“Back to the Farm”
Steam Engine Show

September 8 – 11

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Washington Brewfest

September 9

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Arts Live Weekend: Jefferson
City Labor Day Parade 2017

September 9

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Arts Live Weekend: Capitol
Jazzfest & Capitol Street Art Fair

September 9

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Family Day at Flint Hills
Discovery Center

September 10

Manhattan, KS
www.ManhattanCVB.org

Kiwanis Flea Market

September 10

Atchison, KS
913.367.5222

Augusta Harvest Festival

September 15 – 16

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Funky Junk Flea Market

September 16

Atchison, KS
Susant@cityofatchison.com

Muddy River Music Festival

September 16

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Music on the Main

September 20

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

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September 22

St. Charles, MO
www.HistoricStCharles.com

So Long Summer Music Fest

September 22-23

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Smokey Hill Museum
Street Fair

September 23

Salina, KS
www.SalinaArts.com

Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts

September 23 – 24

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Katy Bridge Wine Walk

September 24

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Atchison Catfish Chasers Tournament

September 24

Atchison, KS
www.catfishchasers.com

International Girls in Aviation Day

September 24

Atchison, KS
Annual Vintage Fly In
VisitAtchison.com

A Taste of Atchison

September 28

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Roots N Blues BBQ Festival

September 29 – 30

www.VisitColumbiaMO.com

Angiepalooza Street Party

September 30

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

OCTOBER

Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival

October 7

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Oktoberfest

October 7

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Germanfest

October 14

Atchison, KS
913.367.0577

Botanical Brewfest

October 14

Overland Park, KS
www.VisitOverlandPark.com

10th Annual Chestnut Roast Festival

October 15

Boonville, MO
www.GoBoonville.com

Witches Night Out

October 19

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

Fort Massac Encampment

October 21 – 22

Ft. Massac, Metropolis, IL
www.MetropolisTourism.com

4th Annual River City Fall Festival

October 21

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

NASCAR Spring Cup Series

October 21 – 22

Kansas City, KS
www.VisitKansasCityKS.com

Thursday Night Live’s ZombieNightLive

October 26

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Pumpkin Palooza

October 28

Washington, MO
www.VisitWashMO.com

Halloween Parade

October 28

Atchison, KS
www.VisitAtchison.com

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Downtown Jefferson City’s
Holiday Open House

November 4

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

Luminary Walk

November 24 – 25,
December 3 – 4 and 8 – 9

Overland Park Arboretum &
Botanical Gardens
Overland Park, KS
www.VisitOverlandPark.com

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting

November 30

Jefferson City, MO
www.VisitJeffersonCity.com

This program is sponsored and funded in part by the National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; Illinois: the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Friends of Fort Massac, the City of Vandalia, and Illinois Ohio River Scenic Byway; Missouri: Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Boonville; Kansas: the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, the Kansas City Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Salina Chamber of Commerce, the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Overland Park and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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