As we inch closer to the summer season, it’s never too early to start planning. Thanks to its rich culture, great foods and beautiful scenery, Missouri is a top summer destination offering a lot for locals and visitors. It’s a great place to visit for music lovers, kayaking enthusiasts, avid shoppers, and hikers among others.
Late spring and early summer can be hot and humid in Missouri making it ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. You can enjoy summer kayaking, attending a music concert, hiking, or attending a beer tasting event in the state. Either way, you have diverse options to enjoy everything Missouri has to offer in June.
FUN THINGS TO DO IN MISSOURI IN JUNE
Here are 10 great events and festivals you should attend in Missouri in June:
Blue After Brunch in St. Louis- June 1
The Blue After Brunch is an open mic poetry event whose ticket prices range from $0 to $50. You can book a seat at the Blue Dine and Lounge in the month of June. The brunch will feature good food, poetic performances, and a happy hour session.
Day Shelter Inside Wollman Aquatic Center in Leavenworth – June 1
The City of Leavenworth Parks and Recreation presents a day shelter inside the Wollman Aquatic Center. Ticket prices range from $25 to $30 while the event will run from 1 PM to 7:30 PM. The Wollman Aquatic Center features a shelter area that’s available for rent.
You and your guests get to enjoy an exclusive space that includes five picnic tables when you rent the shelter. Non-residents pay $30 while residents pay $25 a day to access the space.
Notable amenities include a zero-depth entry pool, two diving boards, and a personalized reservation sign. Others include restrooms, lounge chairs, shade structures, and parking lots.
One Team Scavenger Hunt in St. Louis – June 1
Tickets for the One Team Scavenger Hunt go for $19.99. It will encompass an informative self-guided tour, an adventure race, and a scavenger hunt. Each adventure features a series of locations that you must unlock by solving puzzles or answering questions. All you need to participate in the scavenger hunt is an internet-connected mobile device.
The event is open for individuals, friends, or families who want to participate individually, as a couple, or in a group. All activities are stroller and wheelchair friendly. They are also informative, entertaining, and appealing to all ages.
Jacob’s Cave Summer Swapping Days in Versailles – June 3-6
The Jacob’s Cave Summer Swapping Days is on of the best things to do in Missouri in June! It will take place at Jacob’s Cave Meadowlands in Versailles, MO. It will run from 7 AM to 10 PM on 3rd, 4th, and 5th June and 7 AM to 10 PM on 6th June.
As one of Missouri’s largest swap meet, the event will feature fishing tackles, guns, and antiques. Other highlights of the event include flea market items, fowl, small animals, and crafts.
Guided Bison-Tennial Hike in Mindenmines – June 5
The Guided Bison-Tennial Hike offers hiking enthusiasts a unique chance to explore birds and wildflowers. It begins at 10 AM on 5th June (and ends at noon) and will cover a 2-mile distance. The organizers encourage you to wear sturdy shoes and carry sunscreen, a hat, snacks, and water. You may also want to bring binoculars to the hike for enhanced visibility.
The event caters to up to 25 participants. Unless it’s a service animal prescribed for a disability, you shouldn’t bring any pet to the park. The event organizers aim to preserve the unique and rare biodiversity at the Prairie State Park.
50 Years of Kenny Rogers in Branson – June 5-8
The 50 Years of Kenny Rogers concert will take place at the God and Country Theatre in Branson, MO. You can catch the 10 AM shows on 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th June. The 8 PM shows will take place on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th June. Tickets go for $35.29 per person.
The concert will feature performances from the Band of Gamblers, Heather Gentry and Shane and Dave of Brother South. Each set will cover the decades of amazing music performed by the legendary Kenny Rogers. Expect the headliners to perform songs such as Islands in the Stream, Lady, The Gambler, Lucille, and Coward of the Country among many others.
2021 KC Brew Fest in Kansas City, Mo – June 12
The 2021 KC Brew Fest will take place on 12th June at the Arrowhead Stadium. Its main highlights include delicious foods, lawn games, and beer tasting. KC brew Fest brings together international, local, and craft breweries. The General Admission package includes access to a food truck alley. It also included unlimited beer samples from more than 45 breweries.
The early admission package features all the benefits of the general admission package. It also includes an additional hour of special beers poured during the first tasting hour. The event is strictly open to adults only.
Warrensburg Old Drum Days Festival – June 12
The Warrensburg Old Drum Days Festival is a fun-filled event featuring games, food trucks, and vendors. Profits from the festival will benefit the Johnson County Missouri Historical Society. They will also help support the |Warrensburg Animal Rescue. The festival will start at 11 AM and end at 8 PM.
National Pony Express Association Rides in St. Joseph – June 26
The 2021 Pony Express rides will start from Sacramento, CA, and end in St. Joseph, MO. If you’re traveling to Missouri this June, you can catch the ride on the 26th of June. The Kansas/Missouri Line will start at 7 PM CDT and arrive at St. Joseph at 7:30 PM CDT.
Kayaking Ellis Bay in West Alton – June 26
Tickets for the Kayaking Ellis Bay event go for $25 while the group size limit is 7 people. The boat rides will take place at the Audubon Center, Riverlands, West Alton. In the 90-minute class, paddlers will get informative content from expert kayakers. The organizers will provide paddles, life jackets, and kayaks.
The event will cover three sessions (9 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM) in one day. You’ll first attend a class that runs for 90 minutes. Once the class is over, guides will help you and your friends launch boats and paddle around Ellis Bay. There will be a Riverlands environmental educator present to highlight and interpret the diverse wildlife and scenery along the Mississippi River.