It’s almost time for one of the Kansas City area’s biggest and best festivals! Santa-Cali-Gon Days will be held on Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 2, 2019, on the historic Independence Square. Admission is FREE.
The SantaCaliGon Days festival commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails traveled by adventurous pioneers during the country’s westward expansion in the 1800’s. Today, this four-day festival of family and fun includes a carnival ($), live entertainment on two stages, hundreds of craft/food vendors, a beer garden, kids’ activities, contests, and more.
Live entertainment – music performances on the main and community stages Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss Wynonna & the Big Noise at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (main stage). This performance includes material from Wynonna Judd’s first full-length studio album of original material since 2003.
Antique fire trucks on display – parked on Main Street
1969 “Huey” Vietnam-era Helicopter – sit inside the cockpit
Main Street Experience
- Authentic Blacksmiths
- Pan for Gold
- Old-time Photo booth
- One Room Schoolhouse
- Games and Toys
- Crafts, Rope-making, and Quilting
- Pop-Up Museum
- Root Beer and KettlecornLearn about pioneer life from historical interpreters
Friday, Aug. 30: noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 2: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ride an unlimited number of carnival rides for just $20 per person, per day when you purchase online before Aug. 28, 2019. Armbands are available for $24.00 at the event.
Looking for more things to do over Labor Day Weekend? Check out our post: Kansas City Labor Day Weekend events, discounts and freebies
Like old-fashioned festival fun? Don’t miss our post: Kansas City Fall Festivals 2019.