The annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival honors the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails in Independence, where brave pioneers began their westward journey in the 1800s. Every year, more than 300,000 attendees visit the Queen City of the Trails to spend Labor Day Weekend at the region’s longest-standing four-day festival—and there’s no question why they do! SantaCaliGon Days is more than just a premier festival in Independence, MO—it’s a celebration of family-friendly fun, heritage, and history.

Enjoy a weekend of live music, shopping, food and drink, and entertainment at the 2021 festival, scheduled for Sept. 3 to Sept. 6. Browse more than 500 craft and vendor booths for handmade gifts. Step back in time on Main Street 1849, complete with pioneer actors and old-fashioned activities, and then discover what it feels like to sit inside the cockpit of a Vietnam War-era helicopter.

Be sure to catch country band Sawyer Brown on the main stage on Saturday, Sept. 4. Check the SantaCaliGon Days schedule for more information on the festival’s entertainment lineup, filled with high-energy acts throughout the weekend.

Start planning your Independence getaway to attend the SantaCaliGon Days Festival this Labor Day Weekend!