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Choose from Dinosaurs, Tigers, Water Park, Golf, Wildlife Parks, Tours, Festivals, Hiking, Cycling, Dog Park and More – playing BIG has never been more fun in Ste. Geneviève! I double-dog dare you to not have a good time.

outdoor recreation

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Hawn State Park

Just 25 minutes west of Ste. Geneviève, Hawn State Park is one of the best wilderness experiences that nature has to offer.

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Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Lamotte sandstone formed box canyons here from the sandy beaches of a shallow ocean that existed 500 million years ago.

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Kaskaskia Island Birding

Kaskaskia Island’s sloughs and ponds are a Mecca for water birds. Birders flock to this area.

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Pere Marquette City Park

This scenic city park provides a perfect spot for that leisurely picnic or open space for the kids to play.

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Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs has been designated a Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

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River Rapids Waterpark

Hot summer days end in cool water fun. This amazing facility includes several tubular tall water slides.

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Ste. Geneviève – Modoc Ferry

Locally referred to as The French Connection, the Ste. Geneviève – Modoc Ferry is a quick connection between Ste. Geneviève, Missouri, and southern Illinois.

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Ste. Geneviève Golf Course

After playing a round of golf enjoy a sandwich or burger in the Clubhouse.

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Ste. Geneviève Levee Wildlife Refuge

Embark on a walk on top of the levee. Kiosks along the way tell of the history of the area.

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Ste. Geneviève Muny Band Concerts

Ste. Geneviève’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week

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Hawn State Park

Just 25 minutes west of Ste. Geneviève, Hawn State Park is one of the best wilderness experiences that nature has to offer.

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Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Lamotte sandstone formed box canyons here from the sandy beaches of a shallow ocean that existed 500 million years ago.

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Kaskaskia Island Birding

Kaskaskia Island’s sloughs and ponds are a Mecca for water birds. Birders flock to this area.

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Pere Marquette City Park

This scenic city park provides a perfect spot for that leisurely picnic or open space for the kids to play.

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Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs has been designated a Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

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River Rapids Waterpark

Hot summer days end in cool water fun. This amazing facility includes several tubular tall water slides.

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Ste. Geneviève – Modoc Ferry

Locally referred to as The French Connection, the Ste. Geneviève – Modoc Ferry is a quick connection between Ste. Geneviève, Missouri, and southern Illinois.

From Ste. Geneviève, the ferry offers a…

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Ste. Geneviève Golf Course

After playing a round of golf enjoy a sandwich or burger in the Clubhouse.

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Ste. Geneviève Levee Wildlife Refuge

Embark on a walk on top of the levee. Kiosks along the way tell of the history of the area.

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Ste. Geneviève Muny Band Concerts

Ste. Geneviève’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week

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The Perfume of Flowers…

The Perfume of Flowers…

“Flat-boatmen drifting down the river at night could know when they are passing Ste. Geneviève by the perfume of the flowers wafted across the river.” ~New York Times Aug 22, 1935 Page 14 Staying true to their past, the sweet smells of perfume still waft in Ste. Geneviève. Enjoy the colonial gardens at the Felix Valle, J. B. Valle, and the Bolduc houses, as well as several mini-gardens located around town. Also, the Master Gardeners of Ste. Geneviève hosts garden walks and tours each year. An enduring symbol of Ste. Geneviève’s French culture, the fleur de lis, is based on the lily, the official town flower. Fleur de Lis can be seen all over Ste. Geneviève.
John James Audubon…

John James Audubon…

Following Nature In Her Walks “During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.”~ John James Audubon That “tendency” inspired the naturalist and ornithologist, John James Audubon to follow Nature when he came to Ste. Geneviève in 1812. After a brief stint as a storekeeper with his business partner Ferdinand Rozier, Audubon soon abandoned that venture for the work that would define his life. Visitors can learn more about this visionary in the lobby of the hotel named after him. Hikers can “follow Nature in her walks” in the same scenic areas Audubon did – Hawn State Park, Pickle Springs, Hickory Canyon, and Magnolia Hollow. And closer to town, visit the Ste. Geneviève Levee Wildlife Refuge and Lake Audubon in Ste. Geneviève.

museums

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Beauvais-Amoureux House

Built around 1792 by Jean-Baptiste St. Gemme Beauvais, the Beauvais-Amoureux Historic House overlooks Ste. Geneviève’s communal agricultural fields, le Grand Champ.

Its upright cedar log walls are…

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Guibourd-Vallé House

The Guibourd-Vallé House was constructed for Jacques Guibourd in 1806 in the “poteaux-sur-sole” style with vertical, hand-hewn log walls and a double-pitched roof. This important National Register site is…

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Ste. Geneviève Art Center & Museum

The Ste. Geneviève Art Center features displays on the county’s rich art history and art by local artists. The center, home to the Ste. Geneviève Art Guild, offers…

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The Sainte Geneviève Museum Learning Center

The Sainte Geneviève Museum Learning Center has opened some of its galleries, including examples of Guy Darrough’s impressive dinosaur replicas. See the progress on the Missouri dinosaur currently…

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Beauvais-Amoureux House

Built around 1792 by Jean-Baptiste St. Gemme Beauvais, the Beauvais-Amoureux Historic House overlooks Ste. Geneviève’s communal agricultural fields, le Grand Champ.

Its upright cedar log walls are…

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Guibourd-Vallé House

The Guibourd-Vallé House was constructed for Jacques Guibourd in 1806 in the “poteaux-sur-sole” style with vertical, hand-hewn log walls and a double-pitched roof. This important National Register site is…

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Ste. Geneviève Art Center & Museum

The Ste. Geneviève Art Center features displays on the county’s rich art history and art by local artists. The center, home to the Ste. Geneviève Art Guild, offers…

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The Sainte Geneviève Museum Learning Center

The Sainte Geneviève Museum Learning Center has opened some of its galleries, including examples of Guy Darrough’s impressive dinosaur replicas. See the progress on the Missouri dinosaur currently…

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fairs & festivals

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“Saving St. Louis” Exhibit Opens At Centre For French Colonial Life

“Saving St. Louis,” an exhibit explaining the role of the 60 militiamen who traveled upstream and were instrumental in thwarting the British attack on May 26, 1780.

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1090 Market

Enjoy restaurants, shops, antique mall, wineries, hiking, biking only 3 min from downtown.

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1810 House

The 1801 House is a newly renovated historic home that has kept its unique style and charm throughout while boasting a modern kitchen and appliances.

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4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Nov)

Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Geneviève.

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American Custard Co.

Are you looking for a sweet treat to cap off a perfect meal? From pizza to burgers to frozen custard, they are the perfect place to take your family.

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Annual Ste. Geneviève Militia Encampment

History comes alive in Ste. Genevieve with the annual Encampment, an 18th-century re-enactment event.

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Anvil Saloon & Restaurant

Famous for its onion rings, fried chicken, pork tenderloin, and homemade desserts.

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Art Colony…

LIST OF ARTISTS ART COLONY Post Marked! A wall in the local post office was the canvas for a special mural commissioned by the federal government. As post offices were…

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ASL Pewter Foundry

ASL Pewter Foundry makes high-quality, lead-free pewter products that are functional and works of art.  

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Audubon’s of Ste. Geneviève

Open for lunch and dinner, our menu is the perfect balance between healthy and comfort food.

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Audubon’s Walk

Audubon’s Walk is a naturalist lead hike atop the Ste. Geneviève Urban Levee.

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Audubons

Cellar 56 Experience the history of Audubon’s by hosting your next event in Cellar 56. Our casual “speakeasy” atmosphere still displays the charred stone walls from one of the building’s…

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Baetje Farms Events

A one-of-a-kind wine and cheese tasting experience.

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Baetje Farms Lodging

Welcome to the Luxury Tiny Homes at Baetje Farms, where comfort meets countryside.

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Baetje Farms Shop

A one-of-a-kind wine and cheese tasting experience.

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Bauman’s Deep Woods Escape

Deep Woods Escape is like being at your own private luxury resort that is surrounded by nature but only 7 miles from town!

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Bauman’s Hillside Hideaway

The Bauman’s Hillside Hideaway is a spacious, amenity-rich, rustic home in a private/wooded setting in Ste. Geneviève County.

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Beauvais-Amoureux House

Built around 1792 by Jean-Baptiste St. Gemme Beauvais, the Beauvais-Amoureux Historic House overlooks Ste. Geneviève’s communal agricultural fields, le Grand Champ.

Its upright cedar log walls are…

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Belle Ever After Boutique

Clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more for women of all sizes and ages

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Bequette-Ribault House

Built in 1808, the Bequette-Ribault House, located across from Le Grand Champ or the “Big Field,” is an excellent example of “poteaux-en-terre” or “posts-in-the-earth” architecture.
Ste. Geneviève is home to…

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Blue Cottage

Explore the streets of Ste. Geneviève right outside of this 2-bed, 1-bath cottage!

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Bolduc & LeMeilleur Houses

The Bolduc House is a National Historic Landmark and is restored back to the way it was in the 1790s. The Colonial furnishings in this vertical log structure demonstrate how…

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Brewhouse

Within walking distance of Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. sits Crown Country’s two-story, split-level accommodation, the Brewhouse. It is one of the four properties of Crown Country Lodging.

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Brix Urban Winery & Market

Relax under the shade of the grape arbor or in a wine-related gift shop.

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Café Genevieve

American and local specialties. Lunch and dinner daily with breakfast served on weekends.

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Cave Vineyard

Cave Vineyard573-543-5384www.cavevineyard.com.com/

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Cave Vinyard

Family-owned Cave Vineyard and Winery is a must-stop destination on your tour of Ste. Geneviève’s Wine Country!

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Centre for French Colonial Life

The Centre for French Colonial Life is the headquarters for the French Colonial America museum campus. This building houses temporary and long-term exhibits, the campus gift shop, and…

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Charleville Vineyard, Winery & Microbrewery

Winery and tasting room. Reopening Fall of 2022.

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Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

Award-winning wines may be experienced in the eloquent tasting room that houses the winery’s own Grapevine Grill.

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Chaumette Winery

Chaumette Winery573-474-1000www.chaumette.com

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China King Restaurant

Chinese and Asian specialties.

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Chocolate Walk 2023

Do you love eating chocolate and shopping? Then this event is for you!

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Christmas Store and Collectibles

Because the Christmas Store and Collectibles is open year-round, get your Christmas fix any weekend by dropping by to see what has been donated. Christmas decor and special items are…

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Civil War Interpretive Event

A family-friendly, living history event! Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire.

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Coffman House

Coffman House is an early 1900s renovated country store with an enchanting view of the Coffman countryside.

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Common Grounds

A unique Coffee House that serves various coffees and hot beverages as well as pastries, salads, and light sandwiches.

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Cookie Crumb Trail

Follow the Cookie Crumb Trail! Sample cookies and collect recipes to get started on your own Christmas baking!

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Cozy Haven

Cozy Haven is a cottage with one bedroom that can sleep up to four people. Pets up to 20 pounds are welcome as well.

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Crown Country Lodging

Four different types of accommodations are available through Crown Country Lodging.

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Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Learn where the animals were rescued from, their personalities, and how you can help these amazing big cats as well as their wild relatives.

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Crown Ridge Tigers Lodging

Have you ever wanted to spend a night in tiger territory? Now you can!

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Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling

Featuring handcrafted beer, vodka, gin, hard cider, Fizzy Izzy Root Beer, and Missouri Moonshine.

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Crown Valley Winery

Winery with private tasting, gourmet snacks and gift shop.

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Dairy Queen

Soft serve ice cream, burgers and fries.

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Deb Says Sew

Custom designed t-shirts and other items with screen printing or embroidery.

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Déjà vu Spirit Reunion

Tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face-to-face” with friendly spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time.

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Dew Drop Inn

Serving traditional Americana cuisine for lunch and dinner

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Did you know?

Ste. Geneviève Architecture A Poteaux-sur-sol or Poteaux-en-terreQ What are two examples of timber construction methods in Ste. Geneviève used for French colonial structures? Ste. Geneviève is one of the few…

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Dove’s Nest

Dove’s Nest is just a short walking distance from downtown shopping, wineries, restaurants, and bars.

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French Heritage Festival

Celebrates 300 years of French culture and traditions! Experience living history, live traditional music and more!

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Holiday Christmas Festival

Experience a wonderland of festivities during the annual Holiday Christmas Festival.

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Jour de Fête

Southeast Missouri’s largest outdoor Crafts Fair.

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Rural Heritage Day

Experience a celebration of history, reverie, and reminiscence dedicated to the hard-working founders of Ste. Geneviève.

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Ste. Geneviève County Fair

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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events

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4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Nov)

Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Geneviève.

Read More

Audubon’s Walk

Audubon’s Walk is a naturalist lead hike atop the Ste. Geneviève Urban Levee.

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Baetje Farms Events

A one-of-a-kind wine and cheese tasting experience.

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Civil War Interpretive Event

A family-friendly, living history event! Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire.

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Cookie Crumb Trail

Follow the Cookie Crumb Trail! Sample cookies and collect recipes to get started on your own Christmas baking!

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Ecole du Soldat

Curious about how people in the past lived in this area? Ecole du Soldat features artisans and craftspeople of the colonial era demonstrating their crafts.

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French Christmas – Felix Valle House

This annual holiday celebration at the Felix Valle State Historic Site highlights the music, customs, and crafts of early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Geneviève. The celebration, known as…

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History Conference

Annual history conference at which presentations are made on the history of Ste. Geneviève and the surrounding area.

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La Guiannée (La Guignolèe)

Founded by French merchants and fur traders, Ste. Geneviève remained a French-speaking enclave for many years in the newly Americanized Midwest. Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are..

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Moonlight Madness (July)

Christmas-in-July-themed shopping extravaganza on the second Wednesday in July

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Small Shop Saturday (Nov)

So shop local and support small business owners!

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Ste. Geneviève County Fair

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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Ste. Geneviève Muny Band Concerts

Ste. Geneviève’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week

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Small Shop Saturday (Nov)

So shop local and support small business owners!

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Ste. Geneviève County Fair

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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Ste. Geneviève Muny Band Concerts

Ste. Geneviève’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week

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