Thursday, August 30, 2018



The 46th Annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, Missouri, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion in the 1800's by adventurous pioneers. Today, it celebrates family and fun! More than 300,000 festival-goers spend Labor Day weekend at the region’s oldest and largest 4-day festival.


Labor Day Weekend

August 31st - September 3rd, 2018

Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050

(Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut Streets)

Hours
Friday, August 31st    noon-11 pm
Saturday, Sept. 1st     10 am-11 pm
Sunday, Sept 2nd    10 am-11pm
Monday, Sept 3rd    10 am-5 pm

The Carnival opens on Thursday night! 
Hours and prices are listed on the Entertainment page!


PARKING:

Parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot located at 1001 W. Walnut

The auditorium has four entrances: west, east, south, and north
The west entrance is the main parking area (off Crysler Street) of the auditorium.

Parking is FREE- Shuttle is $1/person (12 and older) to festival grounds
Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes.
Handicap accessible shuttles are available
Shuttle is $1/person (12 and older) return to parking lot

The SantaCaliGon Days® Festival Includes:


485 Fantastic! Arts, Crafts, Food and Commercial vendor booths

FREE entertainment at BOTH Community Stage and Main Stage

A HUGE Ferris wheel, NEW carnival rides, and games, provided by Wade Shows

                                                                                            

 ATTRACTIONS :

 Be sure to visit the NEW  Independence Uptown Market at Truman and Liberty 


Main Street 1849 Experience: at Lexington and Main

Sponsored by the Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department


Authentic Blacksmiths

 Pan for Gold!  

Old-time Photo booth 

One Room Schoolhouse 

Games and Toys 

Crafts, Rope-making, and Quilting

 Pop-Up Museum


        Community Stage Contests on Sunday

Root Beer Chugging 

Ice-Cream Eating



Antique Fire Trucks 


1969 "Huey" - Vietnam Era Helicopter 

Veteran Pinning ceremony on Monday at the Community Stage