August 30, 2018

SEPTEMBER

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/642116976175525
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, or purchase online: www.Shakespearechateau.com/meetings

ST. JOE PRIDE 2018
Third weekend in September
Downtown St. Joseph, Felix Street Square
facebook.com/LGBTPRIDEJOEMO
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
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 non-perishable food donations.

FREE MUSEUM DAY IN ST. JOSEPH
Forth Saturday in September
816-233-6688, stjomo.com/museums (to view participating museums)
The whole family can enjoy a St. Joseph “daycation” as participating museums from the Museum Association of St. Joseph join in the annual Museum Day, created by Smithsonian Magazine. Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge. Many museums in the Museum Association of St. Joseph feature special exhibits, programs, and activities on Museum Day and the hours they are open vary.

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 $25. Also includes Psychic Fair, $20 readings.

VOICES OF THE PAST
Third weekend in October
824 Mount Mora Rd.
816-232-8471
mountmora.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/194131478072847
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.

Looking ahead towards winter?

NOVEMBER

ART & WINE WALK THROUGHOUT HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
First Saturday in November
www.facebook.com/downtownstj
Enjoy wine and art as you wander through shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown St. Joseph! Tickets are available online. Check out our FB page, Downtown First, for details and full schedule. 2-6 pm.

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.

BRASS TRANSIT – THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO
Third Saturday in November
Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St.
7:30 p.m., 816-279-1225, Saintjosephperformingarts.org
This Chicago tribute band has world-class horns, a rocking rhythm and vocals that will transport you back to the 70’s when the band Chicago ruled the airwaves.

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.

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE
First Saturday in December
Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 701 Felix St.
816-233-9192, facebook.com/downtownstj
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.

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.

ROBIDOUX RESIDENT THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL: The Musical
Second weekend in December
Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St.
7:30 p.m. (Fri./Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.)
816-232-1778, Rrtstjoe.org
Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,Disney’s The Little MermaidLittle Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, SeussicalOnce on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.  Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.

VIENNESE HOLIDAY
Third Saturday in December
Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St.
7:00 p.m.
Join the Saint Joseph Symphony for an elegant party and a rollicking ride! Enjoy Mozart father- &- son sleigh rides, waltzes of Johann Strauss II, and a side trip to Hungary for a mirthful March of Liszt. Polkas, gallops, and a rousing sing-along will send you on your Merry Christmas way! 816-233-7701, info@saintjosephsymphony.org, saintjosephsymphony.org

THE HAYGOODS 2018 CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Last Friday in December
Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St.
7:00 p.m.
Branson’s most popular show will bring their Legendary Christmas Spectacular show to town! The Haygoods bring the house down with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments!Last Friday in December. Tickets available at https://www.itickets.com/events/402247 or call 1-800-965-9324.

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