The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will host a festival 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.
Trails West!® Festival was 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 with the goal of bringing the best in visual and performing arts to St. Joseph.