15 Fantastic Things To Do in Missouri in April 2024

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 10:22 am.

Spring in Missouri is beautiful with blooming flowers, warming weather, and enjoyable days for outdoor activities. If you are looking for fun things to do in Missouri in April, we’ve got the lowdown with 15 fun things to do throughout the state during the month.

April is a perfect time to travel in Missouri, so take a moment to check out our handpicked events and festivals below and start planning your Missouri travels and day trips for April.

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April is warm and can be wet in Missouri, but the days are wonderfully warm at an average of 62°F.

Here are our picks for the best things to do in Missouri during the month of April. We also have lists for the best things to do in Kansas City in April and the most fun things to do in St. Louis in April.

1. St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day – April 4, 2024

St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day

St. Louis Cardinals’ opening day is a city tradition and it is back in a major way this March. Everyone who knows anything about St. Louis understands that it is a major sports town and kick-off to baseball season is always a major event in the city.

So, grab your baseball cap and visit Busch Stadium and/or Ballpark Village to enjoy a day full of Cardinals Baseball themed festivities. The main event happens at 3:15 p.m. when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins to launch the 2024 baseball season in St. Louis. Tickets start at $44.

Location: St. Louis Busch Stadium; 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102

2. First Friday Art Walk in Springfield – April 5, 2024

Come to downtown Springfield 6-10 p.m. on the First Friday of each month for First Friday Art Walk. This is a feast for the senses that includes 24+ locations.

This FREE, self-guided tour of gallery and art venues features original artworks, live art demonstrations, live music, local history, international culture, plus all the dining, shopping, and entertainment that the heart of the city is known for.

Location: 411 N Sherman Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65802

3. KC Mystic Fair in Independence – April 5-7, 2024

KC Mystic Fair in Missouri

This is a three-day event featuring everything spiritual and metaphysical. The KC Mystic Fair features Reiki Master teachers, get Tarot & Oracle readings and find information on intuitive channeling & soul guidance. Other experts in enneagram & astrology will be at the event as well as business coaches and energy experts.

Additional readers, healers, food vendors and artists will be at the event.

$8 Single Day Admission | $15 Two Day Pass | $20 Weekend Pass

Location: Stoney Creek Hotel Kansas City; 18011 Bass Pro Dr Independence, MO 64055

4. Bass Pro Shops Kevin VanDam Big Bass Classic in Branson – April 5-7, 2024

The Big Bass Tour in Branson, MO
Photo Credit: The Big Bass Tour

Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Big Bass Tour powered by Mercury. The Big Bass Tour is the nation’s premier big bass tournament series. The Tablerock tour stop is the Kevin Van Dam Big Bass Classic Presented by Visit Branson and will have $150,000 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts.

Location: Long Creek Marina. 1368 Long Creek Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739

5. Farmer’s Table Wine Trail in Hermann – April 6, 2024

Farmer's Table Wine Trail in Hermann

Meet the local farmers behind the food as you taste your way through seven delectable wine and food pairings along the Hermann Wine Trail. The Farmer’s Table Wine Trail takes place from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tickets: $35 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass.

2024 Participating wineries:

  • Curling Vine Winery, located on I-70 at the Highway 19 exit, (485 Booneslick Rd, New Florence, MO 63363)
  • G. Husmann Wine Co., located in The Hofgarten, (302 E 1st St., Hermann, MO 65041)
  • Adam Puchta Winery (1947 Frene Creek Rd, Hermann, MO 65041)
  • Reserve Cellars (34 Reserve Cellars Lane, Hermann, MO 65041)
  • Hermannhof Winery (330 E 1st St, Hermann, MO 65041)
  • Röbller Winery (275 Robller Vineyard Rd, New Haven, MO 63068)

6. Missouri AAG Pageant in Lake Ozark – April 6, 2024

Come out and find out who will be crowned 2024 Missouri All American Goddess & Gent. This is an official preliminary to National AAG in Louisville, Kentucky. This is an Nclusion Plus event hosted by reigning All American Goddess, Kamaree Williams and All American Gent Jovan Cardin IV. Don’t miss the Missouri All American pageant if you attend the event.

Location: Regalia Hotel and Conference Center, 250 Racquet Club Dr, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

7. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS in Kansas city, Rolla or Springfield – April 6, 8, or 10, 2024

Harlem Globetrotters
Photo Credit: Harlem Globetrotters Instagram

The Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour is presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs and is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time.

Join the Globetrotters in Kansas City on April 6th, Springfield on April 8th and Rolla April 10th. They will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team!

Make it extra special and add on the Pre-Game Magic Pass, warm-up with the Celebrity Court Pass or get the exclusive Behind-the-Court Meet & Greet.

8. Hermann Wedding Trail – April 7, 2024

Thinking of a wine country wedding in Missouri? The Hermann Wedding Trail, is a great chance for engaged couples and their families to have an opportunity to tour wedding and reception venues at their own pace. Along the way, you can meet with wedding vendors and explore lodging options and learn about the fun things to experience in Hermann!

This event is free and takes place on April 2nd from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

9. Spring Artisan Fair in Holt – April 13, 2024

The Kearney Enrichment Council’s Spring Artisan Fair is sure to be a fun day out whether you are looking for that special gift for Mother’s Day or just looking for something new for yourself.

There will be a wide variety of vendors, as well as food trucks. Don’t forget to check out the new businesses in downtown Holt while enjoying your day at the Spring Artisan Fair.

Location: Main St, Holt, MO 64048

10. Dogwood‑Azalea Festival and Parade in Charleston – April 18 – 21, 2024

Dogwood-Azalea

Fodor’s Travel selected Charleston’s Dogwood-Azalea Festival to be amongst America’s Best Spring Flower Festivals in America. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Charleston” and will be the 55th year celebrating the Dogwood-Azalea festival in Charleston.

The stars of the festival appear on a 6-mile Dogwood-Azalea Trail. In addition, there is a seemingly endless list of events and activities taking place during the festival.

Kids will love the parade and carnival, but other events include home and candlelight tours, an arts and crafts bazaar, an old-fashioned ice cream social, and an art show. Piano concerts feature 16 pianists. Carriage rides provide a perfect view of the festival and tour guides are available by reservation for groups. There is even a 5K run. 

Location: 6-mile Dogwood-Azalea Trail. The tail is a loop with no true beginning or end. It includes Main Street, Commercial Street, and Cypress Street.

11. Unbound Book Festival in Columbia – Apr 18-21, 2024

Unbound is a book festival in Columbia, Missouri, which celebrates literature of all kinds. Nationally-recognized and bestselling authors across many different genres will come to Columbia to discuss their work and participate in a variety of events and talks.

Emily St. John Manden is the 2024 Unbound keynote author. Manden is the bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Glass Hotel, Station Eleven, and Sea of Tranquility.

Her novel Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and was adapted into a limited series for HBO.

This is one of the most fun things to do in Columbia, MO in April.

Location: Missouri Theatre; 203 S 9th St Columbia, MO 65201

12. Parkville Microbrew Festival – April 27, 2024

Parkville Microbrew Fest
Photo courtesy of Parkville Microbrew Fest

Spring is right around the corner, and so is the 20th annual Parkville Brewfest! Come on down to celebrate with handcrafted ales, live music, and great food.

The Parkville Microbrew Fest is one of KC’s largest beer festivals. Festival admission includes a commemorative logo tasting glass, live music, and all the beer you care to sample from 1-5pm!

Over 300 beers, 75 breweries, and 12 homebrew clubs come together to make this one of the most memorable beer festivals in Missouri.

List of breweries should be announced soon!

This event will be outdoors and will take place rain or shine.

Location: English Landing Park; 8701 McAfee St, Parkville, MO 64152

13. 3rd Annual Taco & Tequila Crawl in St. Louis – April 27, 2024

The spring Taco & Tequila Crawl is here! Come stroll through Soulard eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margaritas, tequila, and beer specials. The event starts at noon and runs until 5pm.

Location: Various Soulard Bars

14. Bigfoot Search in Weston – April 27, 2024

He’s back! Bring the family for the 3rd Annual Weston, Missouri Bigfoot Search. Join in on the fun on Saturday, April 27 in downtown Weston.

The event is from 11am to 2pm. Adults $5 and kids under 12 are free. 

Location: Market and Main St in Weston, MO.

15. Wildflowers in St. Louis – Throughout the Month

Wildflowers in March in Missouri

The Meramec Greenway has some of the most beautiful views in the River Ring. Beyond the soaring limestone bluffs, the wildflowers in springtime will appear on the forest floor and along the banks of creeks and streams.

daffodil field

Come see honeysuckle, bluebells, Dutchman’s Breeches, Blue-eyed Mary, and other “spring ephemeral”  wildflowers. The best stretch to find the Missouri wildflowers are from Sherman Beach in southwest St. Louis County along the river to Glencoe and Rock Hollow.

For more information visit greatriversgreenway.org

Missouri Events for Every Month

There are plenty of activities in Missouri every month and we have lists of the best things to do in Missouri for every month of the year! Just click any month to plan your next MO adventure! January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

If you know of other fun things to do in Missouri in April, please share in the comments! We’d also love to know what you are looking forward to in May.

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