SUNSET ON THE RIVERFRONT
Rennick Riverfront Park - Fourth Thurs, April - Oct
Live music on the beautiful Missouri River. Great food & drink. Free admission.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET
Farmers’ Market, Downtown - Second Thurs, May - Oct
Live music in the historic Washington Farmers’ Market. Great food and drink. Free admission.
Main Street - Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., April - October
The Washington Farmers’ Market offers something for everyone – local plants and produce, jams & jellies, and oh heavens, the baked goods. Crafters selling their handmade items have also found a home at the market, offering charming and unique items.
BBQ, BIKES & BLUES FESTIVAL
Downtown Washington - Fourth Fri, Sat and Sun in April
Sanctioned BBQ competition. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society. Live Blues Music & Food Court. People’s Choice Tasting on Saturday.
GRACE'S PLACE VINTAGE MARKET
Downtown Washington - Fourth Fri, Sat and Sun in April.
This is an outdoor event, held in conjunction with the BBQ, Bikes & Blues Festival. Will highlight vendors with vintage inspired items for sale.
ART FAIR & WINEFEST
Farmers’ Market and Downtown Washington - Third weekend in May
Sample wines at the only “All Missouri Wineries” tasting as you view the work of artists from many regions, all along the beautiful Missouri River.
WASHINGTON TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR KICK-OFF PARTY
Kick off the "best five days of summer", the Washington Town & Country Fair, with a free party at Main & Elm Sts., with live music and food/drink vendors.
WASHINGTON TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR PARADE
Streets of Washington - Sunday before the Fair
Over 150 entries wind through the beautiful streets of Washington.
WASHINGTON TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR
Washington Fairgrounds - First Wed thru Sun in August
The third largest fair in Missouri, featuring big name entertainers, motor sport events, home economics, fine arts, livestock exhibits, and a midway. Fun for all ages. One price for all entertainment.
Farmers’ Market Downtown - Second Sat in Sept
Sample microbrew beers at the “All Missouri Brewfest” tasting as you listen to live music, all along the beautiful Missouri River.
FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS & CRAFTS/STRASSENFEST
Downtown Washington - Fourth weekend in Sept
Shop the many arts and crafts booths, then sit back and enjoy a
bite to eat while listening to live entertainment. Get in touch with your German Heritage.
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON’S CHILI COOK-OFF
Farmers' Market, Downtown - Fri before Halloween
This popular event gets everyone in the spirit for colder weather and Halloween.
Downtown Washington - Sat before Halloween
State sanctioned giant pumpkin weigh-in, pumpkin roll, seed spitting, trick-or-treating for youngsters. Family & individual costume contests.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING OPEN HOUSE
Downtown Washington - Third weekend in Nov
Kicks off the holiday shopping season.
HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
Downtown Washington - Fri after Thanksgiving
Highlight of the downtown Christmas season.
OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Washington Farmers’ Market - Sun after Thanksgiving
Carolers, carriage rides, refreshments, and crafts. All free to the public. (3-5pm)