Ste. Genevieve is ready to welcome you back this spring.

Sassafras Creek Originals is hosting Pioneer Days on the weekend of May 22 and May 23. The new event will feature demonstrations by craft vendors in keeping with the store’s colonial-era theme.

Food and refreshments will be available, and live music performances are planned for the weekend.

The French Heritage Festival will feature music and activities celebrating Ste. Genevieve’s pioneer families from the 18th and 19th centuries. That annual event returns — following a one-year hiatus — on Saturday, June 12.

Also that day, the Felix Valle House State Historic Site will be hosting La Veille, an event that recalls the traditions of a French summer social gathering with folktales and dancing.

The following weekend will see a great deal of activity in Ste. Genevieve. Hundreds of cyclists will complete a five-day ride through Southeast Missouri in the Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) event on Friday, June 18. Ste. Genevieve will welcome them with a celebration that includes live music, food, and more.

The following day, Saturday, June 19, will be the date of the annual Spring for Down Syndrome event, which includes a UTV/ATV ride through the county as well as activities, food, and entertainment throughout the day.

The weekend of June 26 and June 27 will see Ste. Genevieve’s first Honey Festival & Market in downtown Ste. Genevieve. Presented by Harold’s Famous Bee Co., the event will feature demonstrations on beekeeping and honey, food trucks, live music, children’s games, and much more.

Events are being organized for the weekend of July 4, including the Freedom Celebration, military history timeline and fireworks in Pere Marquette Park.