Street Festivals, Local Shops, Farmers' Market
Entertainment for Everyone
Parks, Trails, Cycling, Playgrounds, etc.
Arts & Culture
Performances, Visual Arts, and Galleries
Bands, Special Events, and Entertainment
SUNSET ON THE RIVERFRONT
Rennick Riverfront Park - Fourth Thursday, April - October
Live music on the beautiful Missouri River. Great food & drink. Free admission.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET
Farmers’ Market, Downtown - Second Thursday, May - October
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.
FAKE PADDY'S DAY PUB CRAWL
Downtown Washington - Saturday before St. Patrick's Day
Get decked out in green and celebrate St. Patrick's Day a week early! Enjoy drink specials at your favorite local bars and restaurants.
BBQ & BLUESFEST
Downtown Washington - Fourth Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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.
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.
Farmers’ Market - Fourth Friday in June
Sit back, relax, and enjoy authentic Cajun-style music and food! Admission is free. Food and drinks available for purchase.
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 Wednesday-Sunday 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 Saturday in September
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
Downtown Washington - Fourth weekend in September
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 - Saturday before Halloween
State sanctioned giant pumpkin weigh-in, pumpkin roll, seed spitting, trick-or-treating for youngsters. Family & individual costume contests.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Downtown Washington - Saturday after Thanksgiving
Kicks off the holiday shopping season.
HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
Downtown Washington - Friday after Thanksgiving
Highlight of the downtown Christmas season.
SANTA ON THE AMTRAK
Washington Train Depot - First Friday in December
Join us at the Amtrak station to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride the Amtrak train into Washington.
OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Washington Farmers’ Market - Sunday after Thanksgiving
Carolers, carriage rides, refreshments, and crafts. All free to the public. (3-5pm)
CRAWLIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Downtown Washington- First Saturday in December
Christmas-style Pub Crawl in Downtown Washington! Participating bars and restaurants have drink specials for attendees.
SANTA AT THE MARKET &
KID'S DOWNTOWN SHOPPING
Farmers' Market - Second Saturday in December
Santa & Mrs. Claus make an appearance at the Farmers' Market for pictures. Downtown merchants also set up for kids to shop for loved ones!
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON HOLIDAY TOUR
Downtown Washington - Second Sunday in December
The Downtown Washington Holiday Tour offers an exclusive sneak peek of historic homes and public spaces decorated for Christmas.