Ste. Genevieve Summer Showcase

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  Saturday, August 15th, 2020 • 10:00am-9:00pm • Visit Website  

The Ste. Genevieve Summer Showcase will show off what Ste. Genevieve has to offer — from the new national historical park to children’s activities downtown to an outdoor movie experience and night-time swimming at the state-of-the-art River Rapids Waterpark. The Summer Showcase includes participation from each of the organizations related to historic attractions downtown as well as the Ste. Genevieve County Library and the River Rapids Waterpark at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.

The library is planning to show its first movie with outdoor theater equipment on Friday, August 14. “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at Challenger Baseball Field off Progress Parkway.

The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Concert Series will conclude on Friday, August 14, with Chattahoochee, a tribute to country music star Alan Jackson. The performance at the Orris Theatre begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can purchased through the chamber’s website (    

Also on Friday, the Guibourd-Valle House (1N. Fourth St.) will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, which owns and operates the house, will offer free tea and lemonade in the garden on Saturday.

Free themed walking tours of the downtown — offered by the National Park Service, Missouri State Parks, Foundation for Restoration, and French Colonial America — will be offered throughout the weekend, including evenings that Friday and Saturday.    

On Saturday, the National Park Service, working with Missouri State Parks, will host a luau in the yard of the Jean-Baptist Valle House (99 S. Main St.), from 2 to 6 p.m. The event will include crafts stations as well as hula and limbo lessons. Luna’s Shaved Ice will be on site from 4 to 6 p.m.

French Colonial America will have a tomahawk-throwing competition on Saturday. Entry is included with $2 admission to the Linden Hands-On History House (150 S. Main St.). Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in various divisions. Activities on the French Colonial America campus also will include outdoor games from the colonial period in the yards of the Bolduc and LeMeilleur houses.

The Ste. Genevieve Milice will be stationed in downtown for a living history exhibit.

Ste. Genevieve’s German Band, a division of the Municipal Band, will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the corner of Main and Merchant streets as part of the Saturdays in Ste. Genevieve series.  

The River Rapids Waterpark on Progress Parkway will help cap the day with a rare night-time swimming event. The water park, which opened in July of 2019, will stay open until 9 p.m. and will offer twilight rates after 4 p.m.

The Ste. Genevieve Racing Series will have its bi-weekly racing event on Saturday, August 15, at the Ste. Genevieve County Fair grounds. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Shops and restaurants in downtown Ste. Genevieve will be offering deals and discounts, with more information released closer to the event and posted on the VisitSteGen Facebook page.

Event Listed By Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center

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