August 18-21, 2017
Missouri's Largest Arts Festival
Hours of Operations
Neighbor Park Policy and Rules
Guest Services & Handicap Access
T-shirts, and Souvenirs
Hours of Operation
Friday, August 19
5:00 p.m. - end of concert
Saturday, August 20
10:00 a.m. -
end of concert
Sunday, August 21
||12 p.m. - end
located at Civic Center Park, is adjacent to City Hall, 1100
Frederick Ave. Downtown St. Joseph has several free parking
garages and parking lots. The garage closest to the festival
is at 9th and Felix.
for a map of the downtown parking options.
The festival located at Civic Center Park, is
adjacent to City Hall, 1100 Frederick Ave. If
you're coming from out of town, take Interstate 29 or US 36
to Interstate 229 to downtown St. Joseph. If you are on I-229
South, exit at Felix Street, follow Felix to 10th street, turn
3 blocks north and you're there. If you are on I-229 North,
exit at Edmond Street, follow Edmond to 10th street, turn 3
blocks north and you're there! If you should happen to miss
the I-229 exits off Interstate 29, you can also exit
Interstate 29 at Frederick Boulevard and go west on Frederick
to 11th Street to the festival.
From Kansas City, MO:
Downtown St. Joseph has several
free parking garages and parking lots. The garage closest to
the festival is at 9th and Felix.
Downtown St. Joseph parking map.
A wide variety of accommodations
are available in St. Joseph. To compare current rates, and a
list of motel and hotel accommodations please visit
Neighbor Park Policy and Rules
takes place in scenic Civic Center Park, immediately adjacent
to City Hall at 1100 Frederick in downtown St. Joseph. To
lessen the impact of over 30,000 festival goers, and to
provide a comfortable experience for everyone, the Festival is
asking for cooperation with the following:
Pets and animals are not allowed in the
Due to obvious hazards, glass, rollerblades,
skateboards, scooters, and bicycles are prohibited.
No large bags
allowed in the festival. All bags are
subject to search.
Please do not bring food or drink on to the grounds -
food vendors on the grounds offer a wide variety of
tasty options. If you wish to bring your own food, a
picnic area is available for your use on the grounds of
Pony Express Monument between Frederick and Francis.
Blankets and chairs must be removed each evening of the
Following each night's closing act, Festival staff
removes all blankets, chairs, etc., from the park. These
items are turned in to the lost & found located in the
Just a tip- BRING YOUR BAG CHAIRS! Seating is limited,
and there are so many different venues to see, you'll
want the mobility that having your own chair will bring.
allowed on festival grounds. A valid
concealed carry permit does
authorize you to carry a concealed weapon onto the
One last request - when packing for the Festival, drop
in your own trash bag, and help us to leave the festival
grounds in great shape! Please don't drop trash on the
ground or in our neighbors' streets!
Seating at the festival is NOT reserved. Be aware that
arriving early for the headline entertainment doesn't
guarantee a front row seat. Also note that most audience
members prefer to stand during the concert.
guests who purchase alcohol must wear a festival-supplied
Cans or bottles may not be brought into the
ordinances prohibit guests from leaving the park (or any
liquor-by-the-drink establishment) with an open container of
Services & Handicap Access
Our goal is to provide access to all our guests for all
of Trails West!®.
Here are some of the ways we work to
make your visit enjoyable.
All entrances are handicapped accessible.
Handicapped parking is located in the City Hall parking
lot near the 12th and Jules entrance, in the
Dome Parking lot near the 12th and Francis
entrance and on Francis between 9th and 10th
Street near the 10th and Francis entrance.
Large-print and Braille festival schedules are
available at the Volunteer Check IN.
American Sign Language interpreters will be available
for virtually all performances on Saturday.
is located on the south west portion of the grounds.
ADA accessible portable rest rooms
are located in each of the two porta-potty locations.
picnic area has been established for guests
wishing to bring a picnic lunch. The green space at the
Pony Express statue at 10th and Frederick will have
picnic tables set up for your use. Food baskets and
coolers are not permitted on the grounds of Civic Center
has provided affordable family
entertainment for twenty two years. The purchase of
a Trails West!® button or
t-shirt is required for
admission. Children 10 and younger are free when
accompanied by an adult.
Since the festival is held regardless of
weather conditions there are no refunds on buttons or