15 Fun Things To Do In Missouri In January

Last updated on January 26th, 2022 at 12:58 pm.

All around the world, January is a month for parties, festivals, and winter celebrations, and cities all over Missouri are in on the action. Here are 15 fun events that you can only experience in Missouri in January 2022, so don’t miss out!

15 Fun Things to do in Missouri in January

best Things To Do in Missouri in January 2022

Below are our favorite things to do throughout Missouri in January.

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1. First Day Hike at Table Rock State Park in Branson – January 1

river hike in Ozarks

Celebrate the first day of the year with a guided 2.9-mile hike in Branson’s state park. Registration is required for First Day Hike at Table Rock, and don’t forget to bring water bottles and sturdy shoes.

The hike takes place Saturday, January 1st from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Location: Table Rock State Park. 5272 State Highway 165, Branson, MO

2. Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Springfield – January 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

It may not be prime growing season, but you can still buy sustainable produce and local art in Springfield. The Farmers Market of the Ozarks an open-air and admission is free.

The market is open every Saturday in January from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Farmers Park Pavilion, 2144 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804

3. Annual New Years Stampede Rodeo in Kansas City – January 1-2

Stampede Rodeo

Kick off the new year with the family-friendly and affordable Stampede Rodeo featuring standard rodeo activities as well as arts and crafts, music, and a variety of food vendors. Tickets are $10-$20 and the rodeo hours are 9:00am – 11:00pm.

Location: 1701 American Royal Drive, Kansas City, MO 64102

4. Rock Star Granny Quilt Class in Hermann – January 5

quilting class

Whether you’re an experienced quilter or an enthusiastic beginner, enjoy learning a pattern using a fabric print by a local designer at the Rock Star Granny Quilt Class. The class is $120 per person with a 10% discount on fabric. The event is from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 5th.

Location: Quilting Bee Fabrics, 119 Bavarian Hills Plaza Suite D, Hermann, MO

5. 39th Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival in Eureka – January 7-8

2022 Winter Bluesgrass Festival in Eureka, MO

The Winter Bluesgrass Festival is indoors and a perfect way to get a music fix in January. Friday night is a fiddle/banjo contest, Saturday music from 12:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. and Sunday gospel.

Special Guitar Workshop on Sat at 11 AM with Kenny Smith.

A weekend pass is $30, and children under 18 enter free with a paying adult, which makes this a fun and affordable event for the whole family. Stay at the Holiday Inn Six Flags and get a reduced rate for attending the festival.

 Friday, January 7, 8:00pm through Saturday, January 8, 11:00pm

Location: Holiday Inn Six Flags, 4901 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO

6. Second Saturday Gallery Night in Hannibal – January 8

View work by local artists in a variety of mediums while enjoying food, drinks, and conversation with other art lovers at the Second Saturday Gallery Night. Admission is FREE!

Saturday, January 8th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Alliance Art Gallery, 112 North Main Street, Hannibal, MO 63401

7. Football Sunday at the Weston Wine Company in Weston – January 9

What better way to watch the Chiefs than while tasting delicious local wines? Enjoy food and drink specials as you watch the Chiefs vs. Broncos game on Weston Wine Company’s big-screen TV.

Sunday, January 9th, 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Kick off is at 3:25pm.

Location: 540 Main Street, Weston, MO, 64098

8. St. Louis Auto Show in St. Louis – January 14-17

See over 500 new vehicles at the largest auto event in the St. Louis area. Preview a supercar while the kiddos enjoy the bouncy house, and then gather to watch expert drifters do their stuff. Admission for the 2022 STL Louis Auto Show is $12 for adults, and kids 12 and under enter FREE.

Friday, January 14, 1200pm through Monday, January 17th

Location: America’s Center and The Dome, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 63101

9. Freedom Scholarship Fundraiser in Warrensburg – January 18

Support scholarships for UCM students and enjoy student art and performances from local artists at the Freedom Scholarship Fundraiser. Tickets are $100 for individuals, $50 for Students and Retirees. Event starts at 5:30pm.

Location: UCM Elliot Student Union Ballroom, 511 S Holden St, Warrensburg, MO 64093

10. Annual Chili Cook-Off in Camdenton – January 20

chili cook off

Enter your killer chili, or enjoy all the chili you can eat and vote for the winners. Admission for the 2022 Chili Cook-Off is $10 for anyone over 14, and that includes drinks, dessert, and of course chili.

The event takes place from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Location: The Exchange Venue, 57 Court Circle S.W., Camdenton, MO 65020

11. Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour in Maplewood – Januaryy 22

A family event that focuses on what’s important — homemade sweets! Restaurants and shops will be handing out samples all afternoon throughout the historic downtown of Maplewood. Get your $21 tickets soon as sales end on Jan 20 and will not be sold at the Sweet Tooth Tour event. The event runs from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Location: Historic Downtown Maplewood, MO

12. Drag2Nite: Angels & Demons in Lake Ozark – January 22

Celebrate local drag performers and support Nnclusion Plus, a local organization creating safe and welcoming spaces for lgtbq+ folks. Seats will go fast for Drag2Nite: Angels & Demons, so get your $20 tickets soon. Event is from 8:30pm – 11:30pm

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

13. Family Winter Carnival in St. Louis – January 22

This family-friendly annual event is FREE! Hosted by St. Louis community members and first-responders, the Winter Carnival has a Mardi Gras vibe with plenty of activities for kiddos. Be sure to have your masks on and your faces painted for the parade, which starts at 3:30.

12 – 3 p.m. Family Winter Carnival at Soulard Market Park Tent (9th Street & Lafayette Avenue)

3:30 p.m. Parade Begins

Parade route:

  • Soulard Market Park Tent to 9th Street.
  • 9th Street left to Allen
  • Allen left to 8th Street
  • 8th Street to Lafayette
  • Parade ends @ Soulard Market Park)

14. 2022 KC Brew Fest in Kansas City – January 29

KC Brew Fest beer taster

In a city famous for its excellent craft beer, Brew Fest is a huge annual event. Admission is pricey at $50 for general admission (1-4pm or 5-8pm) and $65 for early admission, but your ticket covers beer samples.

Over 45 breweries will be present, and there will be plenty of food trucks to keep you from sampling on an empty stomach. Also, you can enjoy the historic Union Station, a Kansas City must-see all its own.

The event takes place from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

Location: Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, MO 64108

15. Super Science Saturday – St. Joseph

Get your kiddos excited about science and math with a day full of hands-on activities at this event sponsored by St. Joseph Museums and Missouri Western State University. Tickets for Super Science Saturday are $3 for anyone over 5, and free parking is available. Event hours are 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Location: Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr, St. Joseph, MO 64507

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

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