The SantaCaliGon Days Festival honors the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails in Independence, where brave pioneers began their journey west 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 2020 festival, scheduled for Sept. 4 to Sept. 7. Browse more than 500 craft and vendor booths, and then experience thrills at the Wade Shows carnival. 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 energetic tunes from cover band Just What I Needed – A Tribute to The Cars on the main stage on Sunday, Sept. 6. Check the SantaCaliGon Days schedule for more information on the festival’s entertainment lineup.

Start planning your Independence getaway to attend the 48th Annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival this Labor Day Weekend!