GW Festivals and Events

Traditional Artisans Showcase
ASL Pewter Foundry

Third Weekend in July
183 South Third Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
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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


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.

Holiday Christmas Festival

When: First full weekend in December
Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO
Admission: FREE!

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Experience a wonderland of Christmas festivities in Ste. Genevieve during the annual Holiday Christmas Festival. A cultural celebration of 500 years of holiday music, performed by renowned musicians from across the region, is featured at free performances in historic churches and other downtown venues throughout the weekend. A Christmas parade, caroling, colonial


decorations, free pictures with Santa for the little ones, and so much more make this a truly memorable event. In addition, Ste. Genevieve Art Guild hosts an Art Show & Sale, downtown shops offer refreshments, some historic site offer open houses, and you can delight in an old-fashioned Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Saturday evening at the Welcome Center – a truly marvelous event!


4th Friday Art Walk

Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve

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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


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.


Route du Vin’s Splendid Citrus Wine Trail (Feb)

Location: Ste. Genevieve’s Route du Vin
Cost: $25
Route du Vin Wine Trail

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Citrus is the sunniest part of winter, and so come brighten up your winter blues as you travel along the Route Du Vin Wine Trail which includes six distinctive wineries from Ste. Genevieve to Farmington.  Each winery will prepare a dish that features citrus fruits, and we’ll pair it with our award winning wine.  What a perfect way to brighten up a winter day!