Family Entertainment and Education at Our Festivals


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Festival , Festivals , outdoors , art and culture , art (fine art) , Art and Artisan Galleries , Art Galleries
Step Into Another World
Author: H&L Partners
As the winter thaws, it’s time to get outdoors and experience spring festivals. We have festivals for all ages and interests in our great state – even some with international flair. Enjoy the music, art, food, fun and entertainment of the Show-Me State.

Soon, the rolling hills and woods of Augusta will (we hope) be dotted with springtime “splashes of color.” One of Mother Nature's most picturesque settings serves as the perfect canvas for artists from across the country during the Plein Air Art Festival. Watch more than 100 artists complete their works in the plein air (outdoors in natural light). Enjoy Augusta’s outstanding wineries and food during the festival, April 24-May 4, 2014.

University of Missouri-St. Louis is home to the 2014 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, one of the most significant jazz festivals in the Midwest. Experience the stuff legends are made of, with performances by Arturo Sandoval, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Reggie Thomas, Rodney Whitaker and other notable musicians. The festival runs April 24-26, 2014, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Learn about the French Colonial period in Ste. Genevieve when you attend École de Soldat (School of the Soldier). Reenactors transform the festival site into a village from the past as they discuss and demonstrate life of the French Colonial period. Attend the public auction on Saturday to own a piece of history. Ste. Genevieve has the greatest concentration of original French Colonial buildings in North America; it is the only surviving French Colonial village in the United States. This annual festival is April 26-27, 2014.

 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
Experience springtime in Augusta and watch the rich colors burst forth in nature ... and on canvas. The ...

 Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
The Touhill showcases national, international and local talent in opera, dance, classical music, contemporary ...

 Ecole de Soldat
The 27th Annual Ecole de Soldat is held in the Historic District of Ste. Genevieve. Enjoy lectures on ...