Riverboat Jazz Cruise
Mark Twain Riverboat dinner cruises feature a live jazz band every Saturday. Daily hour-long cruises also. www.marktwainriverboat.com
Annual National Tom Sawyer Days
July 4 weekend , Hannibal
Wholesome family fun, including the National Fence Painting Championships, a frog jumping competition, Tom and Becky Contest, Tomboy Sawyer Competition, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display and more. www.hannibaljaycees.org
Greater St, Louis Renaissance Faire
Travel back in time to a 16th century French village. www.stlrenfaire.com
34th Annual Gypsy Caravan
Late May, Downtown St. Louis
Flea market, antique and crafts fair.
Festival of Nations
Late August, Tower Grove Park, St. Louis
A celebration of urban cultural diversity.
St. Louis Jazz & Heritage Festival
May-June, Shaw Park, Clayton
Annual Veiled Prophet Parade & Fair St. Louis
July 4 weekend, Downtown St. Louis
Annual Soulard Bastille Days Festival
July 14, Historic Soulard Neighborhood,
Missouri State Fair
Enjoy concerts, carnival rides, compeititions and exhibits. www.mostatefair.com
Northwest Missouri State Fair
Late August/Early September, Bethany
Early June, Pittsfield 217-285-6995
Blues in the District
Regional and local blues bands provide free outdoor evening performances in Washington Park.
Midsummer Arts Faire
Festival celebrating fine arts, held in
Washington Park. www.quincylifeisgood.com
Quincy Area Blues Fest
National, regional and local Blues musicians give outstanding performances in Washington Park. 217-224-7256
Adams County Fair
Late July, Mendon
Fair features two music concerts, bull riding, rodeo, truck and tractor pull, and demolition derby.
Entertainment, fine arts, crafts and folk art.
Burlington Steamboat Days
A music festival on the Mississippi Riverfront offers different types of music for everyone.
Rollin’ On The River Blues Festival
August , Victory Park, Keokuk
An end-of-the-summer blues festival.
Montrose Watermelon Festival
Late August, Montrose
Free watermelon, crafts, flea market, food, parade and entertainment.