On Friday, Aug 31 through Monday, Sept 3, 2012, the Independence Chamber of Commerce will present the 40th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days® Festival on the historic Independence Square in Independence, MO. The City of Independence and the Missouri Lottery are major sponsors for this year’s festival.
Santa-Cali-Gon Days® celebrates Independence as the starting point of the three trails, the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trail that took pioneers to the West during the 1800s. The festival is a free, fun, four day family event. The festival features one of the Midwest’s top arts and crafts shows, over 300 commercial vendors, and a carnival for kids of all ages.
In addition, the majority of food booths and parking lots are operated by not-for-profit organizations, who in turn use the money for their local projects and causes. The festival draws about 225,000 visitors each year. The festival offers three stages for entertainment, including the Main Stage, Gospel Stage and the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Community Stage.
As the Kansas City metropolitan area’s most established Labor Day weekend event, Santa-Cali-Gon Days® hosts approximately 225,000 visitors each year. For a complete entertainment schedule visit the festival web site at www.santacaligon.comor contact the Independence Chamber of Commerce at 816-252-4745. Have fun!!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 – 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM