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  • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
    All day
    August 19, 2021-August 29, 2021

    The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Hannibal
    All day
    August 19, 2021-September 30, 2021

    Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    August 19, 2021-July 21, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    August 19, 2021-July 18, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    August 19, 2021-August 17, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    August 19, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • Downtown Joplin Third Thursday
    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    August 19, 2021

    Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. From March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street, and throughout downtown, gather on the Third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food. Third Thursday began as an indoor art walk in 2007 and has grown and evolved into the monthly street festival which draws 5000-8000 visitors each month to Main Street. This event celebrates all that makes Joplin including artists, musicians, food, businesses, organizations and our historic core. Each month has a different theme and we anticipate partnering with area organizations that have bicentennial themed activities during 2021. The event is free and open to the public and is sponosored by the Downtown Joplin Alliance.

  • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: “PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space”
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    August 19, 2021

    To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

    Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

  • More events
    • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
      All day
      August 19, 2021-August 29, 2021

      The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Hannibal
      All day
      August 19, 2021-September 30, 2021

      Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      August 19, 2021-July 21, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      August 19, 2021-July 18, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      August 19, 2021-August 17, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      August 19, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    • Downtown Joplin Third Thursday
      5:30 PM-8:30 PM
      August 19, 2021

      Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. From March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street, and throughout downtown, gather on the Third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food. Third Thursday began as an indoor art walk in 2007 and has grown and evolved into the monthly street festival which draws 5000-8000 visitors each month to Main Street. This event celebrates all that makes Joplin including artists, musicians, food, businesses, organizations and our historic core. Each month has a different theme and we anticipate partnering with area organizations that have bicentennial themed activities during 2021. The event is free and open to the public and is sponosored by the Downtown Joplin Alliance.

    • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: "PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space"
      8:00 PM-11:00 PM
      August 19, 2021

      To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

      Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

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  • Parkville Days 2021
    All day
    August 20, 2021-August 22, 2021

    Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

  • Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM
    All day
    August 20, 2021-August 21, 2021

    The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.

  • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
    All day
    August 20, 2021-August 30, 2021

    The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Hannibal
    All day
    August 20, 2021-October 1, 2021

    Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    August 20, 2021-July 22, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    August 20, 2021-July 19, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    August 20, 2021-August 18, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    August 20, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: “PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space”
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    August 20, 2021

    To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

    Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

  • More events
    • Parkville Days 2021
      All day
      August 20, 2021-August 22, 2021

      Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

    • Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM
      All day
      August 20, 2021-August 21, 2021

      The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.

    • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
      All day
      August 20, 2021-August 30, 2021

      The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Hannibal
      All day
      August 20, 2021-October 1, 2021

      Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      August 20, 2021-July 22, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      August 20, 2021-July 19, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      August 20, 2021-August 18, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      August 20, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: "PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space"
      8:00 PM-11:00 PM
      August 20, 2021

      To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

      Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

21
  • Carthage Route 66 Festival
    All day
    August 21, 2021-August 23, 2021

    Join us August 21-23, 2021 in Carthage, Missouri for our Route 66 Festival. There will be a couple’s golf tournament, car show, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, live music, amusement rides and much more. Carthage events bring all of our people together to for food, music, and other cultural experiences from each group. This event is also a highlight of the unique history of the Mother Road in Missouri.

  • Parkville Days 2021
    All day
    August 21, 2021-August 23, 2021

    Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

  • Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM
    All day
    August 21, 2021-August 22, 2021

    The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.

  • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
    All day
    August 21, 2021-August 31, 2021

    The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Hannibal
    All day
    August 21, 2021-October 2, 2021

    Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    August 21, 2021-July 23, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    August 21, 2021-July 20, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    August 21, 2021-August 19, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    August 21, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: “PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space”
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    August 21, 2021

    To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

    Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

  • More events
    • Carthage Route 66 Festival
      All day
      August 21, 2021-August 23, 2021

      Join us August 21-23, 2021 in Carthage, Missouri for our Route 66 Festival. There will be a couple’s golf tournament, car show, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, live music, amusement rides and much more. Carthage events bring all of our people together to for food, music, and other cultural experiences from each group. This event is also a highlight of the unique history of the Mother Road in Missouri.

    • Parkville Days 2021
      All day
      August 21, 2021-August 23, 2021

      Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

    • Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM
      All day
      August 21, 2021-August 22, 2021

      The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.

    • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
      All day
      August 21, 2021-August 31, 2021

      The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Hannibal
      All day
      August 21, 2021-October 2, 2021

      Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      August 21, 2021-July 23, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      August 21, 2021-July 20, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      August 21, 2021-August 19, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      August 21, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: "PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space"
      8:00 PM-11:00 PM
      August 21, 2021

      To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

      Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

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  • Carthage Route 66 Festival
    All day
    August 22, 2021-August 24, 2021

    Join us August 21-23, 2021 in Carthage, Missouri for our Route 66 Festival. There will be a couple’s golf tournament, car show, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, live music, amusement rides and much more. Carthage events bring all of our people together to for food, music, and other cultural experiences from each group. This event is also a highlight of the unique history of the Mother Road in Missouri.

  • Parkville Days 2021
    All day
    August 22, 2021-August 24, 2021

    Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

  • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
    All day
    August 22, 2021-September 1, 2021

    The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Hannibal
    All day
    August 22, 2021-October 3, 2021

    Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    August 22, 2021-July 24, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    August 22, 2021-July 21, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    August 22, 2021-August 20, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    August 22, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: “PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space”
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    August 22, 2021

    To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

    Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

  • More events
    • Carthage Route 66 Festival
      All day
      August 22, 2021-August 24, 2021

      Join us August 21-23, 2021 in Carthage, Missouri for our Route 66 Festival. There will be a couple’s golf tournament, car show, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, live music, amusement rides and much more. Carthage events bring all of our people together to for food, music, and other cultural experiences from each group. This event is also a highlight of the unique history of the Mother Road in Missouri.

    • Parkville Days 2021
      All day
      August 22, 2021-August 24, 2021

      Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival sponsored by Main Street Parkville.  This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!

    • Missouri State Fair 2021 (TENTATIVE DATES)
      All day
      August 22, 2021-September 1, 2021

      The Missouri State Fairgrounds is located at 2503 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, at the intersection of Highway 65 and 16th Street.

    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Hannibal
      All day
      August 22, 2021-October 3, 2021

      Join us July 24 – September 4, 2021, at Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      August 22, 2021-July 24, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      August 22, 2021-July 21, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      August 22, 2021-August 20, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      August 22, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    • Show Me to the Stage at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre: "PLAN 9!: The Musical from Outer Space"
      8:00 PM-11:00 PM
      August 22, 2021

      To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce three plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The three shows selected showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. The season continues with “PLAN 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5. Box office opens at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and up. Visit MaplewoodBarn.com for more info.

      Written by local actors from Columbia, Missouri, PLAN 9! is a loving homage to the works of Z-list filmmaker Ed Wood and his magnum opus “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” widely regarded as the worst movie ever made. This cult classic has been reimagined as a rock and roll stage musical, replacing the unintentional comedy of the original with very intentional laughs. After their first 8 plans, each more ridiculous than the last, have failed, three inept aliens have hit upon the ultimate weapon: an “army of the dead” consisting of a paltry three zombies. Can our hapless Earthling heroes survive the onslaught?

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