15 Fun Things to do in Missouri in March

Last updated on February 17th, 2022 at 09:42 am.

There are so many things to do in Missouri in March. This month brings Spring into our lives, and the cold weather is mostly over for now. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 50s and 60s, and if it snows, it usually melts away during the day.

Nights can be very cool, but the promise of Spring is in the air. Besides special St. Patrick’s Day activities, there are lots of other fun things to do in Missouri.

Here are some exciting things to do in Missouri in March.

Best Things to do in Missouri in March

Things to do in Missouri in March

There is plenty of stuff to do if you plan to be a tourist in your own state this month and below are some of our favorites.

If you are traveling to Missouri, we hope this list gives you a small taste of the wide range of activities available in the “Show Me State”!

1. Morpho Mardi Gras In Saint Louis – March 1

blue morpho butterflies

Visit the beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden the first day of March. You can see gorgeous Morpho Blue butterflies that might land on your hand or arm. This is an exciting and memorable event for the entire family.

Admission is free for members. 13 and up is $14 per person and Seniors are $6 if they are Saint Louis city residents.

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

2. Korn Rock Festival In Springfield – March 4

KoRn rock concert at JQH Arena

A special concert that rock fans have been waiting for! If you love heavy metal, you won’t want to miss KoRn at JQH Arena. The show is presented by Q102 and special guests are Chevelle and Code Orange.

Address: 685 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65807

3. Unkorked: KC Wine Festival In Kansas City –march 5

Uncorked KC Wine Festival in Kansas City

Uncorked KC Wine Festival will be held at Union Station features over 100 wines from all across the globe. In addition to the great variety of wine there will be local food trucks, a live dj, photo booth, and more. This event benefits the local nonprofit for KC Jazz.

International Wine of the Month Club

This event has three ticket options. All attendees MUST be 21 or older.

The fun begins at 1:00 pm and continues until 9 pm.

Location: Union Station, 30 Pershing Rd in Kansas City, MO

4. Raspberry Spring Expo In Lee’s Summit – March 11 And 12

The Raspberry Spring Expo will be held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and admission is free. Browse through baked goods, metal and fabric art, books, pottery, jewelry, and more.

Location: 520 Northwest Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

5. Saint Patrick’s Day Parade In Saint Louis – March 12

st patricks day parade

The 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 12. This is the largest event in downtown St. Louis attracting over 250,000 spectators. Watch floats, marching bands, character balloons, clowns and everything else fun in a parade.

Be sure to wear your green!

Location: The parade will begin at 20th and Market Streets and travel east, ending at Broadway and Clark streets.

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13

6. KC Spirit & Paranormal Convention in Independence – March 18-20

Come to the KC Spirit and Paranormal Convention and get an aura photo taken or a printed multipage report on your chakras and energies. Astrology ~ Numerology ~ Mediums ~ Tarot ~ Oracle ~ Akashic Records and so much more!

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Independence 19677 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO

7. Cherry Blossoms In Saint Louis – March 20 Through March 31

cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring. The blossoms are at their peak for 10-14 days before the blossoms start to fall.

There are more than 14 acres, 40 weeping Higan cherry trees, and over 40 specimens of Yoshino cherry throughout the Japanese and other gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

You don’t have to travel to Japan to see the gorgeous cherry blossoms when we have them here in Missouri!

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

8. Aqs Quiltweek In Branson – March 23 – 26

AQS Quiltweek in Branson, MO

The AQS Quiltweek is several days of quilt classes, lectures, and special events from the best names in quilting. The event showcase the beautiful handiwork of quilters, and other crafts. There will be awards for quilt contest, quilt exhibits, workshops, lectures, and merchant mall.

Location: Branson Convention Center @ 200 S Sycamore St, Branson, MO 65616

9. Saint Joseph Symphony Presents Tales From Russia In Saint Joseph –march 26

Celebrating two famous, Russian composers, Tales from Russia shares the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev. Music includes the age-old tale of Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov) and the tale of Peter and the Wolf (S. Prokofiev).

The Saint Joseph Symphony will welcome Mayor Bill McMurray as a special guest narrator for Peter and the Wolf. Tickets are available online. The show takes place at the Missouri Theater from 7:30-9:30pm.

Location: 717 Edmond Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501

10. Wurstfest In Hermann – March 26 And 27

Wurstfest in the Midwest in Hermann

“The Wurstfest in the Midwest” is a celebration of all things sausage and a Missouri festival you do not want to miss.

The Wurstfest in Hermann event celebrates the traditional art of German sausage making, so of come hungry and sample sausages from professionals and amateurs. Other events include a Kraut-making class, German dancing, and live music. There is also a Weiner Dog Derby for fun for the whole family.

Events take place at various locations.

Additional Events In Missouri in March

11. Visit Cave Spring Park In Kansas City (Raytown)

Missouri is the cave state and Cave Spring Park has a real cave for your family to explore. Although it isn’t very big, you can still say that you explored a cave!

There is also a waterfall, and the park has many signs to help you find your way to it and other areas. Missouri has over 47 varieties of Spring plants, and you are sure to find some while hiking in Cave Spring Park. The Japanese apricot and Iris actually begin to grow in late February, so keep your eyes open on the trails!

Address: 8701 E. Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133

12. Weston Red Barn Farm In Weston – Dates Throughout March

This is a fun and educational outing for the entire family. Kids who live in cities rarely see a real, working farm, but here they will see farm animals, farm equipment, and you will be able to buy a homemade treat from the gift shop. Bring your camera to snap a picture of the kids petting the farm animals.

During spring months, the barnyard and country store are open, so call for March hours at (816) 386-5437. As of memorial day, the full farm is open.

Address: 16300 Wilkerson Road Weston, Missouri 64098

13. Wonders Of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium In Springfield – Dates Throughout March

The Johnny Morris’ Wonders Of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium was voted America’s best aquarium by USA Today. There are darling penguins and many interesting animals and fish to view. The museum and aquarium have over 35,000 live animals.

This museum and aquarium are a great place to take the family, or to browse peacefully by yourself or with your loved one. It is full of many live animals in authentic displays.

Address: 500 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807

14. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater In Branson – Various Dates in March

Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents a murder to solve for 2022 “Murder at the Audition” and gives Branson another hilariously live dinner theater experience!

Location: The Majestic Theatre; 2849 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO 65616

15. Best Place To See Flowers Bloom In Missouri in March

March is a great month to seek out winter wildflowers in Missouri such as Spring Beauties (claytonia virginica) and Rue Anemones.

Below are our five favorite spots to see Wildflowers in Missouri in March.

Rue Anemones wildflower patch

Rue anemone is a woodland perennial that grows about 9 inches tall. The flower is pink or white blossoms.

Spring Beauties wildflower patch

Spring beauty is a perennial wildflower that grows to between 3-6″ tall. They bloom in early spring in large patches and are typically white, but can vary from white to pink to almost crimson.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton

Camdenton is one of Missouri’s small towns where you can find the dogwood tree; the state’s official tree in abundance.

Ha Ha Tonka is one of Missouri’s best state parks. If you are looking for adventure; Ha Ha Tonka has sinkholes, caves, a huge natural bridge, bluffs, Missouri’s twelfth largest spring and wildflowers.

In March, forest flowers like Spring Beauties and Dutchman’s Breeches begin to bloom. Hiking the 15 miles of trails and Ha Ha Tonka will take you by fields of these beauties.

Location: 1491 State Road D, Camdenton

Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area near Columbia

For early spring blooms, explore the forests of Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area near Rucker, at the junction of Boone, Howard, and Randolph counties. 75 percent of the 3,575 acres is forested. A highlight is the 12.5 mile Moniteau Wilderness Trail.

The conservation area is about 25 miles from Columbia, Missouri, and is located on County Road 2930 West.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center near Winona is known for it’s pristine native wildflower gardens. The center offers native plant programs in the spring and summer months.

The native gardens at Twin Pines feature a nicet variety of plants native to Shannon County and surrounding areas of the Ozarks.

Address: 20086 Hwy 60, Winona, MO 65588

Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Located within Cape Girardeau’s North County, there are two miles of nature trails that wind through rolling river hills with sinkholes, ravines, and deep hollows and native wildflowers along the hiking trails. There are wildlife-viewing areas and throughout you can see native plants and flowers.

Address: 2289 County Park Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Prairie State Park in Mindenmines

According to the park’s website, tallgrass prairies once covered more than a third of Missouri, and today, less than 1% remains. This last 1% is mostly located at Prairie State Park.

The park is a great place to spot Spring Beauties in March.

Location: 128 N.W. 150th Lane, Mindenmines

Still wondering what to do in Missouri? Check out our list for February or what’s coming up in April.

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