March 16, 2018

YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

ST. JOSEPH SCULPTURE WALK
Downtown, St. Joseph
816-233-0231
stjoearts.org
The Sculpture Walk is an exciting exhibit of outdoor sculptures displayed year-round in downtown St. Joseph. Artists place their sculptures in the program for one year, allowing the public to vote for their favorite. Tour maps available at Allied Arts Council, 118 S. 8th St. or the CVB offices, 911 Frederick.

FIRST SATURDAYS
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Downtown, St. Joseph First Saturdays features different musical and visual artists from our area. While walking around and enjoying these events, please feel free to stop in and shop at the many great local businesses that make downtown so unique. Be sure to participate in the annual wine walk every November, craft beer walk every April, and booze cruise in August.

MARCH

AGENCY ARTIFACT SHOW
First Saturday in March
Agency Community Center
11351 Rt. FF, Agency, MO
816-253-9301
Collectors from around the Midwest gather to show their collections of Native American artifacts.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Third weekend in March
Downtown, St. Joseph along Frederick Ave.
The parade begins at noon at Noyes Boulevard and Frederick Avenue and proceeds west towards downtown. Sponsored by the local Ancient Order of Hibernians. This year the parade will be on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018.

APRIL

CRAFT BEER WALK 
Downtown, St. Joseph
816-233-0231
https://www.facebook.com/events/323819818107094/
The ever-popular Beer Walk for the Arts will take place April 7 from 2-5 p.m. Visit 13 different locations and sample a variety of Craft Beers and delicious snacks, shop local, and stay late for the restaurants and nightlife!  The price is $15 per person. Must be 21 to partake in sampling.

MAY

APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
First Saturday in May
Downtown, St. Joseph along Frederick Ave.
816-233-9192
appleblossomparade.com
Share the spirit of St. Joseph’s annual rite of spring. The city-wide festival includes queen contests and the ever-popular Apple Blossom Parade and Apple Blossom BBQ Competition at Civic Center Park.

APPLE BLOSSOM BARBECUE COMPETITION
May 4-5
Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Ave
Uncommon Character Branding Initiative is hosting St. Joseph’s 2018 Apple Blossom BBQ Competition. This annual event is a Kansas City Barbeque Society [KCBS] sanctioned state championship. Full entertainment and activity schedule will be located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/154974871859263/. Vendor and Team information here: http://bit.ly/AppleBlossomBBQ

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN
First Saturday in May
Downtown, St. Joseph, Felix Street Square
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Watch the Apple Blossom Parade from Felix Street Square, then spend the afternoon shopping from the many local merchants set up in the
park, including food vendors. Live entertainment at the gazebo Saturday afternoon.

JUNE

IMAGINE ELEVEN CONCERT SERIES
Sundays, June-August
Coleman Hawkins Park at
Felix Street Square, 701 Felix St.
imagineeleven.com
Eleven nights of great free live music, tasty value-priced food, and friends- in a beautiful outdoor setting. Proceeds to benefit The Center in St. Joseph. June 3-August 12, Concerts 6-8:30 p.m.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERTS
Every Friday in June & July
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
Enjoy a variety of live music bands, plus food and drink vendors, at Coleman Hawkins Park on Felix Street Square, Fridays in June & July from
6:30-9:30 p.m.

NORTHEND FESTIVAL
First weekend in June
Krug Park, St. Joseph Ave.
Friday night, live music, vendors, crafts, fireworks, children’s activities. Saturday: Parade, live music, Bikers for Babies drive-by, food, children’s activities, vendors. Sunday: Dance performance, vendors, food, children’s activities.

COLEMAN HAWKINS JAZZ FESTIVAL
Second weekend in June
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
colemanhawkins.org
Join in the celebration of St. Joseph’s native son, Coleman Hawkins, with concerts by famed area jazz musicians. Includes art vendors and concessions. Admission is free. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL
Third weekend in June
John Lucas Park, 18th & Charles
816-387-9598
Commemorate the oldest celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Parade, African art, historical reenactments, music, food, health fair, car show & picnic.

ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS RE-RIDE
Last weekend in June
1202 Penn St.
816-232-8206
Annual re-ride by the National Pony Express Association arrives in St. Joseph from California. More than 550 riders cover the 1,966-mile trail in 10 days. The ride will arrive at the Patee House, Saturday, June 30th at 8:30 p.m.

JULY 

OLD FASHIONED AGENCY PICNIC
Last full weekend in July
Agency Ford Museum
11351 State Rt. FF, Agency, MO
816-253-9301 or 816-253-9369
Tractor pull on Friday night. Saturday: parade, Little Mr. & Miss Agency, baby show, musical groups, carnival, mini tractor pull, and lawn dance. Sunday: church service, 11 a.m. An antique tractor/classic car show, noon.

KC CHIEFS SUMMER TRAINING CAMP
Three weeks in July & August
4525 Downs Dr.
816-271-4124
stjomo.com/kcchiefs
The NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs paint the town red with their annual training camp on the Missouri Western campus. Come see the players up close, enjoy the preseason atmosphere and even get autographs. Family fun also includes a Kids’ Zone, concessions, and merchandise.

AUGUST

ST. PATRICK’S FIESTA
Second weekend in August
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church,
1723 S. 12th St.
816-279-2594
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The fiesta begins with a queen coronation and variety show. Lots of Mexican food, Cascarones, carnival rides, music and lots more.

TRAILS WEST!® FESTIVAL
Third weekend in August
Civic Center Park
1100 Frederick Ave.
816-233-0231
trailswest.org
August 17-19. The largest event in Northwest Missouri offers music, dance, fine arts, crafts and interactive experiences for the whole family. As the sun goes down the main stage comes alive to bring the talents of national recording artists from Country, Rock, and Blues to St. Joseph.

SOUND OF SPEED AIRSHOW
4th weekend in August
Rosecrans Memorial Airport
100 NW Rosecrans Rd.
816-233-9192
stjairshow.com
The United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels will display their exceptional flying prowess at the Sound of Speed
Air Show at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. The Blue Angels Team squadron, comprised of Navy and Marine pilots, was formed in 1946 making it the second oldest flying aerobatic team in the world. St. Joseph is fortunate to once again be hosting this exceptional flying team for this two-day spectacular.

SEPTEMBER

JOESTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Labor Day weekend
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
816-676-1112
Three-day music festival over Labor Day. Dozens of international, national, regional, and local musical acts. Free admission. Produced in conjunction with Missouri Music Hall of Fame, St. Joseph Music Foundation, “The Regular Joe” and KFOH 99.3 FM.

COLEMAN HAWKINS BLUES FESTIVAL
Second weekend in September
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
colemanhawkins.org
Join in the celebration of St. Joseph’s native son, Coleman Hawkins, with concerts by famed area blues musicians. Includes art vendors and concessions. Vendors on site and admission is free. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

THE JEWELS OF ST. JOSEPH HOMES TOUR: A SHOWCASE OF ARCHITECTURAL GEMS
Third weekend in September
809 Hall St., The Shakespeare Chateau
816-232-2667
This annual tour showcases the extraordinary historic architecture of St. Joseph. Each year, 6 or more homes are featured, plus one historic church. $20 per person in advance, $25 on tour day if tickets are still available. (This tour has sold out in the past, so advance tickets are
advised). Call for Tickets on or after August 1, 816-232-2667 or stay@shakespearechateau.com.

ST. JOE PRIDE 2018
Third weekend in September
Downtown St. Joseph, Felix Street Square
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This non-profit event, entirely run by volunteers celebrates the contributions of the LGBT community in St. Joseph and the surrounding area, as well as offer support and fellowship for LGBT people and their friends and family. Includes parades, drag shows, concerts, food and merchandise vendors, community resource booths, panel discussions, activities for kids, and much more.

SOUTHSIDE FALL FESTIVAL
Third weekend in September
8th & Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park
816-273-3370
facebook.com/southsidefallfestival
This annual event is dedicated to family entertainment with craft and food booths, kids’ rides and activities, on-going entertainment, fireworks and a parade in an alcohol-free environment. Free admission.

BLUEGRASS BATTLES HUNGER CONCERT
Fourth weekend in September
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
bluegrassbattleshunger.com
Bluegrass Battles Hunger is an annual concert event in support of Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The event is free to attend, and patrons are encouraged to bring cash or nonperishable food donations.

OCTOBER

PUMPKINFEST
Second weekend in October
Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St.
816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930
ponyexpress.org
October 12-14, 2018. Free family arts festival; entertainment, children’s costume parade, festival rides, games, crafters and food. See the lighting of “Great Pumpkin Mountain:” hundreds of carved, electrically lit pumpkins magically come to life.

HAUNTED HARRIS KEMPER WALKING TOUR
Second weekend in October
Harris Kemper Neighborhood
816-244-5628
hauntedhkemper@gmail.com
Halloween-theme tours focus on the architecture of Harris Kemper Neighborhood with costumed tour guides, spooky stories, and refreshments. Ticket price $20. Also includes Psychic Fair, $20 readings.

VOICES OF THE PAST
Third weekend in October
824 Mount Mora Rd.
816-232-8471
mountmora.org
Visitors can stroll Mausoleum Row in Mount Mora, established in 1851, and experience St. Joseph’s past through intriguing stories told by costumed living history characters. The theme is “Mount Mora celebrates its connection to St. Joseph’s 175th anniversary. Featuring Simeon Kemper, one of the city’s earliest residents. Advance tickets only.

NOVEMBER

SUGARPLUM FESTIVAL
Second Weekend in November
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art,
2818 Frederick Ave.
816-233-7003
albrecht-kemper.org
Over 40 artisans offering beautiful holiday gifts and treasures. Preview party on Thursday evening, gourmet luncheon and Festival of Trees Friday and Saturday. Wine tasting Friday evening. Day or Weekend Passes available.

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE
First Saturday in December
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street
Square, 701 Felix St.
816-233-9192
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Usher in the holiday season with an evening of Christmas cheer. Santa and Mrs. Claus, various musicians and carolers, and the lighting of the mayor’s Christmas tree.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
First Saturday in December
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art,
2818 Frederick Ave.
816-233-7003
albrecht-kemper.org
Everyone is invited to join Santa for a pancake breakfast, then you can make a gingerbread masterpiece during the workshops. Call ahead
for ticket price.

HOLIDAY PARK & SOUTH POLE
Opens Friday after Thanksgiving
Krug Park, 3500 St. Joseph Ave. &
Hyde Park, 8th & Hyde Park Ave.
816-271-5500
stjoemo.info
Over 100,000 visitors annually drive through the amazing winter wonderlands, which features holiday displays and thousands of twinkling lights. Largest holiday display in Northwest Missouri. Free admission, donations are appreciated.

MAYOR’S CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Second Saturday in December
Bode Sports Complex,
2500-2600 Southwest Pkwy.
816-271-5500
stjoemo.info
This annual event includes a visit from skating Santa, a short figure skating presentation, a welcome from the Mayor of the City of St. Joseph, free ice skating for all participants, and refreshments at
the Bode ice skating rink.

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