Festivals and Events

Traditional Artisans Showcase
ASL Pewter Foundry

Third Weekend in July
183 South Third Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2095
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This traditional art show and sale features artisans from the Midwest who have been selected by Early American Life Magazine as the best in their fields. These artists and fine crafters display and sell their work and happily educate the public on the traditional way what they do is made and used.  Above all, Guest artists have included

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include Mike Ochonicky, Scrimshaw; Doug and Julie Dawson, Tin cookie cutters and other tinware; Vernon DePauw, woodcarving; Suzette Krummel, Penny Rugs; Tom Wintczak, redware pottery and fracture; Kandye Mahurin, painted game boards on antique bread and cutting boards.

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Ste. Genevieve County Fair

Mid weekend in July
County Fairgrounds, North Main St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County Fair
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The Ste. Genevieve County Fair includes a parade, livestock shows, demolition derby, horse show, truck pulls, tractor pulls, queen contest, 4H and FFA exhibits and live entertainment most nights. There is a lot to see and do for adults and children all weekend with plenty of good food and entertainment.

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Le Reveillon
French Christmas

Felix Valle State Historic Site

Merchant and 2nd Streets
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7102
FelixValleStateHistoricSite.com
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This annual holiday celebration highlights the music, customs, and crafts of early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve.  The celebration, known as Le Reveillon, features costumed guides who explain the early 19th century customs of Christmas.  Traditional foods and music of the period are featured on the first Saturday in December.

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4th Friday Art Walk

Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.  During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many

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businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours from 6 to 9pm during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.

Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries. The 4th Friday Art Walk is sponsored by the Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve.  Art Walks are on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November.  Refreshments may be served at various locations and there are five restaurants with regular evening hours in the historic district.

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Plein Air Event Show (Sept)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
Cost: $40 for Participating Artists; free for observers!

573.576.0023
573.535.9833

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Follow the European tradition of capturing the atmosphere of the outdoors!  Contemporary artists are invited to join the realms of the famous regionalist artists of the 1930s and paint outdoors in the scenic Sainte Genevieve area. Also among the highlights are multiple paint outs & competitions, generous prizes, social events.

Holiday Christmas Festival

First full weekend in December
Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
Cost: Free
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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Join us for a Christmas parade, carriage rides, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and over thirty free musical programs performed throughout the historic district during the weekend. Enjoy carolers in the streets and holiday refreshments as you shop for treasures in the charming shops and art galleries throughout downtown.

 

 

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Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Walk

Weekend after Mother’s Day in May
Tickets are available at:
Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
66 Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

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Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk is held in the downtown historic district of America’s oldest French Colonial village. This is a unique opportunity to tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. The Master Gardeners’ plant

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sale begins at 9am and extends through Sunday. Other weekend activities: Private vendors, discounts at participating downtown merchants, art exhibits, and the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning.

 

 

Muny Band Concerts

8:00 Thurs Evenings, June and July
Valle School Parking Lot
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

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Ste. Genevieve’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week polkas, marches, show tunes, kids’ tunes, and popular melodies.  Sit in your car or bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy one of the few municipal bands still around, a Ste. Genevieve tradition for over 70 years!

Ecole du Soldat

When: Please see the Events Calendar for specifics
Where: Historic District
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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A family-friendly, living history event! Come explore the traditions of the “School of the Soldier.” This is a fully packed weekend of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of events to see.

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On Saturday, attend a public heritage auction of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accouterments’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’.  In addition, Ste Genevieve has the greatest concentration of original French colonial buildings in North America. Plus is the only surviving French colonial village in the United States. At Ecole du Soldat activities of that early era are reenacted.