Festival Friday 4.24.12

Afternoon, folks of Missouri! It’s time for another edition of Festival Friday, where I give you a whole slew of things to do, leaving you no excuses for weekend boredom.

Jefferson City:

Tonight, Jeff City is hosting their 6th Annual Gallery Crawl featuring 9 or 10 different galleries. The Crawl is totally free, just call 573.635.8355 for more info or visit visitjeffersoncity.com under the event calendar and see the list of venues.

Tomorrow, and every last Saturday in the month from now until September, head to the Downtown District for the Cruisin’ for MDA car show. This event is from 5-9:30, is FREE, and has food vendors and music.

Springfield:

On Saturday, from noon-11pm, visit the Commercial Street Historic District for the 1st Annual Rhythm on the Rails, celebrating the year of 1870, when the railroad came to town. This event will keep you entertained with art, merchants, food, and dance. Of course, this event is FREE. At the same location, visit C-Street Market every Saturday from 8am-1pm for what they claim is an “intimate” market experience with local farmers, bakers and crafters. 417.864.7015 and itsalldowntown.com/cstreet’

Kansas City:

Visit the Concourse in Kessler Park (200 S Benton Blvd) on Saturday and Sunday for the 5th Annual Chalk Walk, where the sidewalks will be transformed into wonderful chalk art creations! Event is free.

St Louis:

Head to the Map Room (1901 Withnell Ave., St Louis, MO, 63118, 314.776.3515) for the French Flea Market where you can indulge in your parisian side with french food, wine, music, and 30 booths to peruse! This event will go from 9a-3p.

Ste Geneveive:

6p-9p tonight, stroll through downtown to view local artists at their best. Local galleries will be open, some providing refreshments. You can pick up a map at any of the galleries highlighting the other galleries/businesses that will be open. http://stegenartwalk.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoy your weekend, Missouri! Come back on Monday and let me know what you did, saw, played on…….you get the point. Pan, The Gravel-Roadin’ Guru