Sainte Genevieve Signature Events

4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Nov)

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

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Audubon’s Walk

Saturday of French Festival (June 10, 2017) Atop Urban Levee Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 573-883-7097 800-373-7007 The famed ornithologist John James Audubon lived for a short time in Ste. Genevieve. Audubon’s Walk is a naturalist lead hike atop the Ste. Genevieve Urban Levee. Come see what shows up: cliff swallows,…

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Chocolate Walk (Feb)

Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 Do you love chocolate and shopping? Then chocolate lovers, this event is for you! Sample a luscious chocolate treat at each participating downtown establishment and shop Ste. Genevieve’s unique downtown shops. Tickets : $10.00 Must have a ticket to sample. Follow the Balloons for…

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Civil War Interpretive Event

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

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Cookie Crumb Trail (Nov)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 Attention shoppers: Follow the Cookie Crumb Trail! Sample cookies and collect the recipes to get started on your Christmas baking! Participating downtown shops will feature a different cookie recipe and have sample cookies for you to taste. Proceeds will go to a local…

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Deja vu Spirit Reunion

Fourth Saturday in October Would you like to hear the story of a US Senator who has been buried three different times? A Civil War colonel who died at the battle of Shiloh? Meet up with a modern-day spirit of Missouri’s first US Representative? Or “meet” one portraying the well-to-do,…

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Ecole du Soldat

When: Please see the Events Calendar for specifics Where: Historic District Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 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.[toggle]On Saturday, attend…

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Freedom Celebration

Ste. Genevieve’s Independence Day public gathering with music, speeches and fireworks. Admission is FREE! At noon there is a traditional celebration with church bell ringing, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic speeches, and music, as well as an honor salute by various local organizations. That evening the local Muny Band will perform…

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French Christmas – Felix Valle House

Le Reveillon French Christmas Felix Valle State Historic Site Merchant and 2nd Streets Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 573-883-7102 FelixValleStateHistoricSite.com 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…

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French Heritage Festival

Second Weekend in June Celebrating 300 years of French culture and traditions! Living history, live traditional music, La Veillee folk dancing at the Felix Valle State Historic Site, French foods, re-enactors in period dress, historic home tours, street dance with wine & beer tent, promenades (parades), children’s activities, walking tours,…

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French Veillée

Second Weekend in June Felix Valle State Historic Site Merchant and Second Streets Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 573-883-7102 Enjoy an evening in the garden of the Felix Valle House at this recreation of a La Veillee, a traditional French Colonial summer social gathering. Featured will be French folk dancing, folk…

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History Conference

Where: Ste. Genevieve County Community Center Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts an annual history conference at which presentations are made on the history of Ste. Genevieve and the surrounding area. Presentations are on a variety of subjects from pre-European settlement to…

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Holiday Christmas Festival

When: First full weekend in DecemberTimes: All day Saturday and SundayLocation: Historic DistrictAdmission: Free800-373-7007573-883-7097 Experience a wonderland of festivities during the annual Holiday Christmas Festival. A cultural celebration of 500 years of holiday themed music performed by renowned musicians from across the region is featured at free performances in historic…

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Jour de Fête

Second Full Weekend in August 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…

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La Guiannée (La Guignolèe)

New Years Eve Founded by French merchants and fur traders, Ste. Genevieve remained a French speaking enclave for many years in the newly Americanized Midwest. Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are disappearing, but cherished traditions like La Guiannée still remain. This ancient tradition, analogous to the English…

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Master Gardener’s 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 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…

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Moonlight Madness (July)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 Enjoy a Christmas-in-July themed shopping extravaganza on the second Wednesday in July. Participating shops in the Historic District will be open from 6pm- 9pm and offering discounts or running specials. Sponsored by Downtown Ste. Gen

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Plein Air Event Show (Sep)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve Cost: $40 for Participating Artists; free for observers! 573.576.0023 573.535.9833 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…

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Rural Heritage Day

Fourth Saturday in October Rural Heritage Day is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence dedicated to the hard working founders of Ste. Genevieve. Come see how it used to be done – whether it’s farming, cooking, spinning, lace making, leather working, soap making, wood carving, gardening or good old-fashioned…

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Small Shop Saturday (Nov)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 Shop Small Saturday is a nationwide event created by American Express and sponsored locally by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project and The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce. This event’s purpose is to encourage sales for local small businesses. So shop local and…

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Spirit Reunion in Memorial Cemetery

When: 5:00-8:00 pm 4th Saturday in October Where: Memorial Cemetery Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 800-373-7007 573-883-7097 The spirits will again emerge from the crypts and tombs of historic old Ste. Genevieve’s Memorial Cemetery as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual Déjà vu Spirit Reunion. Visitors will…

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Spring Garden Walk

Weekend Following Mother’s Day The Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk, held in the downtown historic district 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. Other activities include…

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Ste. Genevieve County Fair

Mid weekend in JulyCounty Fairgrounds, North Main St.Ste. Genevieve, MO 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…

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Ste. Genevieve Kings Ball

First Saturday in February VFW Hall, Memorial Drive The King’s Ball, originally held to celebrate twelfth-night, is another early French settler tradition that dates back over 250 years. Attendees are encouraged to dress in French Colonial attire and participate in traditional music and dance. Some guests dress their tables with…

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Ste. Genevieve Muny Band Concerts

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

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Traditional Artisans Showcase

ASL Pewter Foundry Third Weekend in July 183 South Third Street Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 573-883-2095 ASLPewter.com 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…

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