Trails West!® Festival is an annual arts and music festival celebrating the unique cultural heritage of St. Joseph. The festival began in 1993 to celebrate St. Joseph’s sesquicentennial. It continues to bring the best in visual and performing arts to St. Joseph.
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.
Saint Joseph Visitors Center
502 N. Woodbine Road
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.