Things to do this summer in Jefferson City.

Photo—Salute to America

This article is presented in partnership with Visit Jefferson City.

Summer is upon us, and it’s time to start planning adventures. Whether you’re in the mood for an outdoor concert, a weekend chock full of festivities to celebrate America, or a test of your athleticism, Jefferson City has the perfect event to round out your summer experience.

Enjoy a concert under the stars in the heart of Missouri. Photo—Notley Hawkins

Capital Region MU Healthcare Amphitheater Concert Series
Gather your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and all your favorite people for a night of music at the CRMU Healthcare Amphitheater. This summer’s concerts include Ricky Skaggs, Bluegrass Happening, and Buckcherry. More concerts to be announced throughout the upcoming months!

Rock out to musical entertainment on the Capitol Main Stage. Photo—Salute to America

Salute to America, July 3-4
When it comes to celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave, there’s no place like JCMO! Featuring the largest fireworks display in central Missouri, this festival is not to be missed. Prepare yourself for a weekend full of entertainment as downtown fills with food, crafts, and loads of fun for all ages. 

Sample various beers for a good cause. Photo—Unsplash, Engin Akyurt

Battle of the Brews, July 23
Sip, sip, hooray! The Battle of the Brews is back for another round. Enjoy food trucks and samples from multiple commercial and home brewers, all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Get muddy during your prison escape. Photo—Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Prison Break/Catch Me If You Can, August 27

Test your athletic skills as you face hurdles to make your breakout of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. Runners will set out on a 3+ mile trail and face myriad obstacles as they conquer the course. 

If the kiddos want to join the fun, sign them up for the adventure-filled Catch Me If You Can! 

Looking for even more excitement in JCMO? Check out for more events and explore all that the Capital City has to offer! 

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