See visitor accommodations listed in the Town Square Publications.


St. Joe State Park hosts a four-mile First Day Hike starting 10:00 am at the Equestrian Trail parking lot on Pimville Road, New Years Day.

St. Francois Winery is open throughout the year for wine tasting and seasonal events at 1669 Pine Ridge Trail, Park Hills, MO 63601 - Phone/Fax (573) 431-4294

The third weekend of February is Mineral Area College homecoming

Annual Mineral Area College Jazz Festival - early March


Rally at the Mines ORV ride begins on the second weekend of April in St. Joe State Park. Ride the entire trail circuit with guides.

Spring Choral Festival in the Central H.S. fieldhouse, see the CHS Calendar

St. Francois Raceway - dirt track racing starts in May

Annual Blessing of the Bikes in Columbia Park begins at 12:00 pm on the first Sun. of May

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Disc Golf Tournament in Columbia Park beginning at 10:00 am, third Sat. in May

Summer Concert Series at the Columbia Park amphitheater: June through September

Missouri Mines Rock Swap - second weekend of June at the Missouri Mines State Historic Site within St. Joe State Park. sponsored by the Mineral Area Gem and mineral Society, contact: Arthur Hebrink at (573) 431-6226

Annual Firecracker Run - Saturday before July 4th, starting and finishing at Central High School. For information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (573) 431-1051

City Fireworks Display - July 4 at the Sports Complex

The third weekend of July offers an annual Trail Run and Mountain Bike event. The event is hosted by The Missouri Mudders join here for fun on the St. Joe State Park trails or try a city bike route for a more leisurely ride.

St. Francois County Fair - last week of July at the Fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 67

City-wide Yard Sale - second Saturday of August, sale guides available at the Chamber of Commerce

St. Francois County Rodeo - begins 8:00 p.m. on the last Friday of Aug. at the county fairgrounds.

Annual Rebel Homecoming Parade - Mid September to early October. Visit Central's District Calendar for the exact date.

St. Joe Rendezvous - second weekend of September at St. Joe State Park sponsored by St. Francis River Black Powder Club, contact: Kathy Werley at (573) 330-4505 or email William Burgess

Good Ol’ Boys Truck Pull - starts at noon, on the second Saturday of September at the St. Francois County Fairgrounds.


Missouri Western Horse Show: third Sunday of September at the county fairgrounds

Leadbelt Enduro Race - Sept. 18, at St. Joe State Park.


Old Miners Open House at Missouri Mines Historic Site - last Saturday in September at Missouri Mines Museum

St. Francois County Heart Walk - first Saturday in October at St. Joe State Park sponsored by the American Heart Association, contact: Toni Reel at (800) 326 3383

Rebel Invitational Marching Band Competition - Third weekend of October at Central High School

Fall Rocks at the Missouri Mines Museum - third Saturday evening of October

Missouri Muddders ATV Hare Scramble - last weekend of October at St. Joe State Park, contact: Greg Kinkelaur at (636) 639-6373

Forest and tree leaf color changes in the St. Francois Mountains

Downtown Park Hills Assoc. Trunk or Treat - October 31st at the Municipal parking lot on West Main

Annual Christmas Parade 7:00 - on East Main the evening of the 1st Thursday in December, arriving at the Sports Complex to meet Santa

Christmas Tournament - Basketball at Central High School