Celebrate 50 years of the SantaCaligon Days Festival!
The long-standing Independence tradition, the SantaCaliGon® Days Festival, has a lot to celebrate! The festival hosted by the Independence Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Xfinity will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2022. The annual SantaCaliGon® Days Festival, held Labor Day Weekend, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails in Independence during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The first SantaCaliGon Days Festival was held in 1940 to celebrate the unique heritage of the City of Independence as the starting point of the three trails. A second celebration was held after World War II in 1947. The festival was not held again until 1973.
In 50 years, the festival has evolved into one of the regions premier festivals, drawing more than 300,000 people to celebrate the end-of-summer over Labor Day weekend in Independence. The region’s oldest and largest FREE festival features entertainment, delicious food, handcrafted arts and crafts, a world-class carnival and two stages throughout the fun-filled weekend.
Witness history, enjoy great entertainment by talented performers, check out products created by artists, entrepreneurs, and craftsmen. It’s a big community party where there is truly something for everyone! For more information about the festival visit SantaCaliGon.com, like it on Facebook or follow it on Twitter and Instagram.