Celebrate Spring at Missouri Festivals

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The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom and the temperature is slowly rising. You know what that means – spring is here! Celebrate the arrival of this beautiful season at a festival in Missouri. Whether you’re looking for live music, delicious food or activities for kids, you’re sure to find it in the Show-Me State. So, grab your calendar and get ready to plan your next adventure.

Here’s sampling of events you can experience this spring in Missouri:

Art in Bloom, March 3-5, St. Louis. Fine art and flowers are the perfect way to kick off spring. The Saint Louis Art Museum showcases gorgeous floral arrangements inspired by the artwork in the museum. The festival also features family activities as well as dining and shopping opportunities.

Kickin’ It Route 66 BBQ Challenge, March 24-25, St. Robert. Watch pitmasters at work as they compete in a battle for the best barbecue. This event is a foodie’s dream with barbecue and baking contests for adults and children along with a local band, drive-in movie for kids and silent auction.

Fault Line Film Festival, March 24-25, Cape Girardeau. Get the full film festival experience right here in the Show-Me State. Southeast Missouri State University hosts this annual short film competition for talented university and high school students. Films span a range of genres and styles.

Shepherd of the Hills SpringFest, April 1-9, Branson. Embrace your inner child at Shepherd of the Hills Springfest. Farm-inspired activities include Easter egg hunts, cow milking station, petting zoo and hayrides. Thrill seekers will want to get the Super Spring Adventure Ticket, which includes a ride on the Copperhead Mountain Coaster, High-Ropes Course and a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower.

Parkville Microbrew Fest, April 22, Parkville. Sample some of the region’s best beer at this festival held in English Landing Park right on the Missouri River. Delicious bites and great music pair perfectly with a cold glass of handcrafted beer. Every participant will receive a commemorative tasting glass.

More events to explore:


Chocolate Extravaganza, Hannibal – March 10-12

Taco & Margarita Festival, St. Louis – March 25

Wurstfest, Hermann – March 25-26

Quilters and Crafters Vendor Fair, Hannibal – April 1

Gateway Blues Festival, St. Louis – April 7

Big River Comic Con, Hannibal – April 14-15

St. Louis Earth Day Festival, St. Louis – April 22-23

WashMO BBQ & Bluesfest, Washington – April 28-30

Wing Ding, Hannibal – April 29

Augusta Plein Air Art Festival, Augusta – April 29

Concert in the Park, Union – May 5

St. Louis Microfest, St. Louis – May 6

Laumeier Art Fair, St. Louis – May 12-14

Maifest, Hermann – May 19-20

Taste of Maplewood, Maplewood – May 19-20

Art Fair & Winefest, Washington – May 19-21

Wentzville Days Fair & Music Festival, Wentzville – May 21

Sunset on the Riverfront, Washington – May 25

St. Louis African Arts Festival, St. Louis – May 27-29

Twain on Main Festival, Hannibal – May 27-28

Missouri River Irish Fest, St. Charles – May 28


Weston Testicle Festival, Weston – May 6

Polish Pottery Festival, Weston – May 13

KC Brew Fest, Kansas City – Feb. 25

Planet Comicon, Kansas City – March 17-19

Sippin’ Into Spring, Excelsior Springs – March 25

Kansas City FilmFest International, Kansas City – March 26-29

Worlds of Fun 50h Anniversary, Kansas City – beginning April 8

NFL Draft, Kansas City – April 27-29

Celebration at the Station, Kansas City – May 28


True/False Film Festival, Columbia – March 2-5

Taste of Pulaski County, multiple locations – March 6-April 15

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, Sedalia – March 18

The Mozark: Missouri Music Festival, Sedalia – March 18

Quilt Walk, Clinton – March 31-April 1

Roubidoux Bridge Century of Service Celebration, Waynesville – April 1

Unbound Book Festival, Columbia – April 20-23

Spring In-Water Boat Show, Osage Beach – April 21

4th Street Theater Annual Cabaret, Moberly – April 21-22

Columbia Area Earth Day Festival, Columbia – April 22-23

Spring Harbor Hop, Lake of the Ozarks – May 6

Morels and Microbrews, Fulton – May 6

Superhero Fest, Waynesville – May 6

Thursday Night Live, Jefferson City – May 18

Museum of Missouri Military History Annual Open House, Jefferson City – May 20-21


Brewfest, West Plains – March 11  

St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Sikeston – March 11

Dogwood-Azalea Festival, Charleston – April 13-16

OzCon, West Plains – April 28-30  

Sassafras Creek Pioneer Days, Ste. Genevieve – May 6-7

Mayfest, Perryville – May 12-13

Sikeston Jaycee Crawfish Boil, Sikeston – May 20

Old Timer’s Day, Perryville – May 20-21


Ozarks Beerfest, Springfield – April 1

Street Fest, Branson – April 6-30

Art in Bloom, Springfield – April 28-30

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, Branson – May 4-29

Artfest, Springfield – May 6-7

Missouri Beef Days, Bolivar – May 6-13

Carden International Circus, Lebanon – May 30