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Neighborhood Events

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri is host to numerous fairs, festivals, and town events all throughout the year. Our town offers something for all interests! These events take place in the Historic Downtown District and located right in the heart of it all, Audubon’s Hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting! 

Yearly Events in Historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri:

La Guiannée

New Years Eve

A 250-year-old tradition, locals come together and share in this long-standing event by taking to the streets of our Historic Downtown District, visiting restaurants and pubs, to sing and play songs of the season. Don’t miss out!

Chocolate Walk


Organized by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. With the purchase of a ticket, you can sample a delectable chocolate treat at each participating downtown business! Enjoy a unique shopping experience and delicious chocolate treats, while strolling our beautiful historic downtown! For tickets and more information please go to

Spring Garden Walk

Weekend after Mother's Day

Come tour the private and public gardens of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic Downtown during the annual Spring Garden Walk. Many of these gardens are part of our town’s historic homes and represent the 18th Century time period. Activities include a plant sale, private vendors, discounts at local merchants, art exhibits and a Farmers Market on Saturday. 

French Heritage Festival

Second Weekend in June

Come celebrate over 300 years of French culture and traditions in Ste. Genevieve’s Historic Downtown District. You’ll experience period re-enactors, live music, folk dancing, historic home tours, tea with “Marie Antoinette”, children’s activities, French foods, wine, beer and more!

Freedom Celebration

July Fourth in Pere Marquette Park

Come experience our country’s birthday in the oldest settlement in Missouri. Enjoy live music, honor salutes, patriotic speeches and fireworks! Admission is free!

Jour de Fete

Second Full Weekend in August

Stay with us and experience a weekend browsing through Southeast Missouri’s largest craft fair! Visitors can enjoy arts and crafts, live music, living history and much more at this family friendly event.



Enjoy our beautiful historic district as we transform the streets into a German style Bierhaus and fill the street with vendors. There are German Games, Food, Drinks, and wiener dog races.  Even a Volkswagen parade to kick the event off.  Join us in September for the fun. For updates, please go to

Rural Heritage Day


For those who want to experience what life was like in our founding days, Ste. Genevieve’s Rural Heritage Day offers demonstrations in farming, cooking, spinning, lace making, leather working, soap making, wood carving and much more! Later that evening, check out the “Spirit Reunion” where costumed ‘spirits’ tell stories of the early settlers at the Memorial Cemetery

Cookie Crumb


Travel from merchant to merchant in the historic district collecting cookies from recipes in your one-of-a-kind recipe book!  The money raised for this event stays local in Ste. Genevieve to help those in need during the holiday season. This event is organized by Downtown Ste. Genevieve Organization.  For tickets and more information please go to

Holiday Christmas Festival

Second Full Weekend in December

Get in the holiday spirit by enjoying a wonderland of festivities at Ste. Genevieve’s Holiday Christmas Festival. Free Holiday music is performed by regionally renowned musicians at the churches and other Downtown venues, and other activities include a Christmas parade, caroling, picture with Santa, the Art Guild Art Show and Sale, shop refreshments, an old-fashioned Christmas Tree lighting, and much more. 

For more information on our Historic Town’s events, contact the Ste. Genevieve Visitors Center at 573.883.7097.

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