French Heritage Festival

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Join in the fun at the 2024 French Heritage Festival to celebrate the unique traditions, architecture and music of Ste. Genevieve’s French and Creole heritage in Missouri and the Mississippi River Valley. Experience the Opening Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 8 at the Church of Ste. Genevieve and activities in Lions Club Park and each of the historic tour homes, National Park sites and museums.

Explore the beauty of Ste. Genevieve’s historic homes, gardens, and art centers, sample delicious food and live music in the National Historic Landmark District. Enjoy story-telling, dancing, street performers, re-enactor skill demonstrations and immerse yourself in the music, food, shopping and history of Missouri’s oldest town.  Stay overnight for more live music on North Main Street Saturday night and join the guided Audubon’s Nature Walk at the levee wildlife refuge early Sunday morning. Then take a trolley on a driving tour of the Creole Corridor.

Other than some of the historic sites’ admission fees, the activities throughout the Ste. Genevieve French Heritage Festival are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve and the City of Ste. Genevieve. Learn more at and


Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
1 N. Fourth St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission