Join your friends and neighbors in a celebration of St. Joseph. It has been a long hard year but come August the community will gather to celebrate the best of St. Joseph. The Allied Arts Council and the City of St. Joseph invite you to St. Joseph 2021: from steam to S.T.E.A.M., St. Joseph’s commemoration of Missouri’s Bicentennial, and celebration of St. Joseph highlighting our journey from frontier town to a City of Innovation. This free event scheduled for August 20 & 21, 2021 explores all that is wonderful about St. Joseph- past- present- future.


T-Shirts are HERE! Place your order NOW before they’re gone!

Buy a piece of St. Joseph History. The festival logo and artwork have been reproduced in a classic fit tee-shirt in heather gray that is a 50/50 cotton polyester blend that won’t shrink or fade.  They are available in adult sizes small, medium, large, extra-large, 2 XL, and 3 XL.  All sizes $15 each.



Music Stage

Friday, August 20, 2021

  • 5:15 p.m. – Maria the Mexican

  • 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – SOCA Jukebox

Saturday, August 21, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m. – Mid-City Excellence St. Joe Stixx

  • 11:00 a.m. – St. Joseph Arts Academy

  • 1:00 p.m. – Phil Vandel

  • 3:00 p.m. – St. Joe Big Band

  • 4:00 p.m. – Mid-City Excellence St. Joseph Gospel

  • 5:00 p.m. – Fresh Cut Grass

  • 5:45 p.m. – Missouri Music Hall of Fame

  • 6:00 p.m. – Penni Lawrence Band

Innovation Zone

St. Joseph is full of Makers- from the woodworkers to the manufacturers of equipment used around the world St. Joseph innovates and creates. 

Check back here to learn details of what you can see and do in the Innovation Zone.






S.T.E.A.M Innovation & Activity Zone Application ]   [ Call ]




Living History Activities

Sponsored by the St. Joseph Historical Society

Friday 5 PM – 9 PM

  • Learn the game of  Cricket with Dr. Tom Melville

  • Stick Horse Racing,  and other activities provided by the Pony Express  and Andrew County Museums

Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM

    • Displays of furs and knots by Missouri Conservation Department throughout the day

    • Step back in time and meet early settlers as they go about their everyday lives.

    • Before there was Nintendo- before there was electricity – children played outdoor games. Let the little ones discover the job of simple games.

      •  Potato sack races

      • Three-legged races,

      • Hopscotch,

      • Marbles

      • Jump rope

    • Pioneer Story Reading at  12  PM, 2 PM & 4 PM

    • Western wagons will be on display

Chautauqua Tent

Chautauqua” is an Iroquois word with a few meanings— “a bag tied in the middle” or “two moccasins tied together,” and describes the shape of Chautauqua Lake, located in southwest New York. This area was the setting for the first educational assembly (Chautauqua Institution) and so provided the name of the movement.

Today, chautauqua is experiencing a renaissance. People are discovering that lifelong learning is one of the keys to living a happy, fulfilling life.

Friday 5:30 PM – 7  PM

  • Jump through history as dance reflects the times- Dance Arts Center

Saturday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • 10:30 a.m. “Over a Barrel” – Gary Wilkinson

  • 11:30 a.m. “Walter & Eliza’s Excellent Adventure” -East Buchanan Students

  • 12:30 p.m. “Baseball in St. Joseph” – Bob Slater/Chuck Kempf

  • 1:30 p.m. “The Ioway” – Lance Foster

  • 2:30 p.m. “Walter & Eliza’s Excellent Adventure – East Buchanan Students

    3:30 p.m. Story Teller, Will Stuck

    4:30 p.m. Missouri Fables – Anthony Glise

Visual Artists






[Call for Artists]


[Visual Artist Application]


Food Vendors


[Call for Food Vendors]


[Food Vendor Application]


Saturday 8:00 PM 

A musical salute to the Citizens of St. Joseph with selections from “I am St. Joseph”

Saint Joseph Symphony Band
The St. Joseph Community Chorus
The St. Joseph Youth Chorale


Activities for the family

  • Check out a book at the Rolling Hills Library

  • Take your turn at a sewing machine

  • Participate in a community  3-D chalk art project

  • Use colored sand to create a keepsake

  • Create a paper plate flag

  • Plant some seeds

  • Build a wooden car or a spinning top




The festival is a celebration of all that is unique about St. Joseph. And let’s face it-

🎉 We need a reason to celebrate. 🎉

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