The temperature is rising … and dropping and rising … and it won’t be long until flowers are blooming and all of the signs of spring surround us. If you’re ready to shake off the winter blues, you can join one of the many communities in Missouri at a spring festival. We promise that it will put you in the warm-weather spirit – even if the thermometer hasn’t caught up yet.
Wine Oh! Spring Wine Festival, March 19, Kansas City. Wine connoisseurs won’t want to miss the opportunity to sample flavorful wines from across the globe and delicious treats from the appetizer bar. A live abstract art show and a silent auction will take place during the event, and a cover band and dj will set the mood.
Fault Line Film Festival, April 21-23, Cape Girardeau. Support up-and-coming filmmakers at Southeast Missouri State’s Fault Line Film Festival. You’ll get the chance to view narrative short films from university and high school students from across the Midwest and vote on your favorite for the Audience Choice Award.
World’s Fishing Fair, March 30-April 3, Springfield. Browse more than 200 exhibits to learn about the latest innovations in outdoor sporting goods, watch fishing seminars from top anglers, and meet America’s top outdoor pros and celebrities at this fishing extravaganza. A special concert to support conservation will feature some of the biggest country music stars.
Missouri Beef Days, May 16-20, Bolivar. The inaugural Missouri Beef Days event promises to be a week packed with fun activities. A parade, rodeo, concert, farm tours and special speakers will entertain and educate attendees during this festival dedicated to all things beef.
Twain on Main Festival, May 28-29, Hannibal. Every year, the Hannibal community gathers to celebrate their town’s most iconic citizen, Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. The theme for this year’s Twain on Main Festival is “Cowboy Up,” based on Twain’s book, “Roughin’ It.” The festival has a lineup of unique entertainers and is free to the public.
This is only the beginning of the fantastic festivities Missourians will be enjoying as they welcome springtime. Check out the list below to find more events in each region of the Show-Me State.
Wine & Dine Trolley Tour, Excelsior Springs – March 19
KC Summer Beer Fest, Kansas City – May 7
Powell Gardens Painted Garden, Kingsville – April 21-May 15
Panic Fest, Kansas City – April 29-May 8
NKC Spring Fling Beer Fest, North Kansas City – April 2
St. Joseph St. Patrick’s Day Parade, St. Joseph – March 12
Easter at the Mansion, St. Joseph – April 16
Weston Testicle Festival, Weston – April 16
Renditions Annual Polish Pottery Festival, Weston – May 14
Augusta Plein Air Art Festival, Augusta – April 20-30
Clayton Art and Wine Festival, Clayton – April 23-24
Chocolate Extravaganza, Hannibal – March 11-13
Big River Comic Con, Hannibal – May 28-19
Wurstfest, Hermann – March 26-27
Riverside Short Film Festival, New Haven – April 1-3
Midwest Maifest, St. Charles – May 15
Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Festival, St. Louis – March 17
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, St. Louis – April 22-23
Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair, St. Louis – May 6-8
BBQ & Bluesfest, Washington – April 22-24
Art Fair & Winefest, Washington – May 20-22
EGGstravaganza, Wentzville – April 9
Easter Hat Contest and Egg Walk, Arrow Rock – April 24
Birds + Bees Festival, Arrow Rock – May 7
Garden Market and Vintage Bazaar, Arrow Rock – May 7
Quilt Walk, Clinton – April 1-2
Historic Art Walk, Clinton – May TBD
Dixon Spring Fling, Dixon – April 9
Lake of the Ozarks Spring Harbor Hop, Entire Lake Area – May 7
Capital City Sailing Association Spring Race Series: Crabtree Regatta, Jefferson City – April 30
For the People Pow Wow, Jefferson City – May 28-29
Big Piney River Bluegrass Festival, Saint Robert – May 27-28
Mid-America Freedom Rally, Waynesville – May 27-30
Mother Earth Wholistic Fair, Cape Girardeau – March 19
Living History Demonstration, Cape Girardeau – May 28-30
Ozark Mountain Days, Eminence – May 7
Spring Craft Fair, Saint Robert – April 23
Shop Hop, Ste. Genevieve – March 26
StG Gravel Classic, Ste. Genevieve – April 9
Ecole du Soldat, Ste. Genevieve – April 22-24
Street Fest at Silver Dollar City, Branson – April 14-May 1
Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City, Branson – May 4-30
Dogwood Festival, Camdenton – April 23
Nixa Sucker Days, Nixa – May 20-22
Ozark Spring Roundup, Springfield – March 25-27
Show-Me Gourd Art Festival, Springfield – April 1-3
Kite and Piñata Festival, Springfield – April 2
Ozarks BBQ Fest, Springfield – April 22-23
Springfield Missouri Indian Artifact Show, Springfield – May 6-7
Corn Dog Kickoff, Springfield – May 7
Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street, Springfield – May 7-8