Cowboy Up

Over the past seven decades, the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has become a must-see showcase. As a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Top 40 rodeo, it draws some of the most star-studded names in rodeo and music.


Have a Ball

At the Grrridiron Girls Camp at William Woods University, boys and girls have the opportunity to learn flag football fundamentals. Grrridiron Girls founder and football trailblazer Dr. Jen Welter says the program's aim is to help kids build confidence.


When a Hero Comes Along

Whether you're into superheroes, sci-fi, or fantasy, Heroes for Kids Comic Con is your chance to both see and be a hero. Come dressed as your favorite character and meet up with well-known novelists, comic-book authors, and actors.


Making the Arts a Family Affair

The Saint Louis Art Museum knows a thing or two about making fine art more accessible to youngsters. Its Family Sunday series combines famous works with fun activities designed to get families thinking creatively together.


Art on the Fringe

For a taste of the avant-garde, you don't want to miss the KC Fringe Festival. The sixteen-day showcase features a range of art exhibits, film screenings, and theatrical performances from local, regional, and national talent.


Diving Dogs, Duck Calls, and So Much More

Waterfowl enthusiasts won't want to miss Squadfest, an extravaganza of all things outdoors. From dock-diving dogs to duck call competitions to a vendor fair featuring an extensive array of products, it's the perfect way to spend the day.


‘Margaritaville’ Offers a Buffett-inspired Escape

Lyceum Theatre's production of Escape to Margaritaville is a tropical rom-com romp of a musical. Featuring the tunes of quintessential beach bum Jimmy Buffett, audience members are sure to be tapping their toes. Flip-flops and board shorts optional.


Fireworks, Music, and More at Jefferson City’s Salute to America

A beloved tradition for 20+ years, Salute to America is an all-day Independence Day extravaganza that brings the booms to Jefferson City. Enjoy food, drink, a parade, live music, and—once it gets dark—a dazzling fireworks display.


Pop Stars

Hosted by the iconic Independence soda company Polly's Pop, PopFest is a celebration of all things pop: soda pop, popcorn, pop music, pop quizzes ... you get the idea. Come for the sweet treats, stay for the surprises that are sure to pop up.


Racing Down the Osage

Novice and experienced kayakers are invited to compete in the Riverfront Day Kayak Race. The route takes racers down a historic shipping route from Roscoe to Osceola and offers boatloads of fun for paddlers and spectators alike.