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Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival @ Historic Independence Square
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 11:00 pm
Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival @ Historic Independence Square  | Independence | Missouri | United States

The 45th Annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival in Independence, Missouri, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. More than 300,000 attendees spend Labor Day weekend at the region’s oldest and largest festival.

2017 Festival Hours

Friday, September 1: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, September 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, September 3: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday, September 4: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Festival Location

Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050. (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)


All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.

Restrictions during all hours of and entire festival grounds:

No smoking on festival grounds
No weapons allowed on the festival grounds
No animals allowed on the festival grounds.
No open containers outside of the designated beer garden and wine garden
No cycling, skate boarding, or other recreational transportation allowed on festival grounds.

Handicapped Accessibility:

Sanitary Units – Osage between Lexington and Maple, SW corner of Lynn and Lexington and in parking lot at Truman and Main.
Parking – Kansas & Lynn and Truman Roads. Free handicapped accessible shuttles provided.

Carnival Information

Carnival Midway
Provided by Wade Shows


T-Shirt Sales – Pictures and Prices coming soon!
5th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual  Independence Uncorked Wine Festival @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate  | Independence | Missouri | United States
Independence Uncorked Wine Festival
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 1:00pm-6:00pm
Historic Bingham Waggoner Estate; 313 W Pacific Independence, MO 64050
Independence Uncorked will be one of the largest Missouri wine festivals in the state featuring 25 Missouri wineries sampling several of their wines, a guest spirits distiller, and over 2500 attendees.   The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes.  The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence and presented by Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal.   The cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door and includes a wine glass and 4 bottle wine bag (for 1st 2000 people). Bring your lawn chairs and spend the afternoon.  No outside food or drink allowed, but food will be available for sale.
The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is an 1852 mansion and estate once owned by George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri artist. Proceeds from the events will go towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary. Beneficiaries include the McCoy Park all-inclusive Play Ground, Great Plains SPCA, Community Services League, Independence School District Character Plus Program, Special Olympics, Shoes for Orphan Soles, Shelter Box, JobOne, CAPA, Hope House,  Rotary Youth Camp and the Rotary Foundation to name just a few.
For more information go to
Twitter @IndepUncorked
Museum Day Live!
Sep 23 all-day
Museum Day Live! @ Independence | Missouri | United States

Don’t miss America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity promoting STEM initiatives.  Museum Day Live! Is a nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission on September 23, 2017 to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket.  The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!?
Let us know @MuseumDay  #BoundlessCuriosity  #MuseumDayLive
Visit  for a listing of all participating museums and to purchase tickets.