47th Annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival
The 47th Annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, Missouri, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion in the 1800's by adventurous pioneers. Today, it celebrates family and fun! More than 300,000 festival-goers spend Labor Day weekend at the region’s oldest and largest 4-day festival.
Labor Day Weekend
August 30th - September 2nd, 2019
Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
(Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut Streets)
Friday, August 30th noon-11 pm
Saturday, August 31st 10 am-11 pm
Sunday, Sept 1st 10 am-11pm
Monday, Sept 2nd 10 am-5 pm
The Carnival opens on Thursday night!
Hours and prices are listed on the Entertainment page!
Parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot located at 1001 W. Walnut
The auditorium has four entrances: west, east, south, and north
The west entrance is the main parking area (off Crysler Street) of the auditorium.
Parking is FREE- Shuttle is $1/person (12 and older) to festival grounds
Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes.
Handicap accessible shuttles are available
Shuttle is $1/person (12 and older) return to parking lot
The SantaCaliGon Days® Festival Includes:
Be sure to visit the NEW Independence Uptown Market at Truman and Liberty
Main Street 1849 Experience: at Lexington and Main
Sponsored by the Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
Pan for Gold!
Old-time Photo booth
One Room Schoolhouse
Games and Toys
Crafts, Rope-making, and Quilting
Community Stage Contests on Sunday
Root Beer Chugging
Antique Fire Trucks
1969 "Huey" - Vietnam Era Helicopter
Veteran Pinning ceremony on Monday at the Community Stage
SantaCaliGon Days Festival
Friday, August 30th noon-11 pm Saturday, August 31st 10 am-11 pm Sunday, Sept 1st 10 am-11pm Monday, Sept 2nd 10 am-5 pm
All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.