Festivals and Events

Civil War Interpretive Event

When: September 8, 2018
Where: South Gabouri and Front Streets in the Ste. Genevieve Historic District
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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A family-friendly, living history event! Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire.  Learn about Ste. Genevieve citizens who fought in the war, some on each side.  At 1:00 gather at the corner of Main and Merchant streets to observe a re-enactment of the 1861 bank raid by Federal Troops.

Traditional Artisans Showcase and Sale

July 22-23, 2017
ASL Pewter Foundry
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

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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.

Summer Music Series

Friday Evenings
June 1st thru July 27th
The Orris Theater
265 Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3686 SG Chamber
800-373-7007 SG Tourism

Summertime entertainment at its best! The line-up of performers this year is sure to please. They’ll keep your nights filled with music! For more information and tickets, please select Events » Summer Music Series from the Main Menu above.
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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.

Route du Vin
Wine Trail

Location: Ste. Genevieve County
314-616-1098
573-883-2800
RouteDuVinWineTrail.com
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The Route Du Vin is one of several wine trails in Missouri which includes six distinctive wineries from Ste Genevieve to Farmington, Missouri. Each winery offers seating with beautiful scenery to view while savoring the award winning wines grown in this region.
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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.

ArtWalk

4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Oct)

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 Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project.  Art Walks are on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November.  Check the Facebook page for Ste Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project for monthly themes.  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 (Dec)

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!

Jour de Fete Arts & Crafts Festival

When: Second full weekend in August
Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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The annual Jour de Fête is southeast Missouri’s largest outdoor Crafts Fair. Held in the heart of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic District, visitors can browse through arts and crafts booths. Shop till you drop and enjoy live music, foods, living history demonstrations and other activities at this family-friendly event.

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.