What to Expect in Missouri for 2024

St. Louis | Alejandro García Cordero

Renowned for its agricultural contributions and lush outdoor scenery, Missouri offers much more than meets the eye. This year, the state will host a variety of captivating events, attractions, and activities to look forward to. 

Start the Year with Festive Winter Events

Missouri hosts a myriad of wonderful festivities to enjoy before spring arrives. Dance and listen to music at the French-themed King’s Ball on February 3rd in Ste. Genevieve, or indulge in the delights of the Chocolate Wine Trail, scheduled for February 24th and 25th in Hermann. When you’re not ice skating in St. Louis, events in Kansas City such as First Fridays at the Crossroads Arts District or First Friday Weekends at the Historic West Bottoms are excellent ways to savor the final moments of winter. 

Promising Real Estate Market

In December 2023, Redfin reported that Missouri’s real estate market had experienced a 5.2% increase in home prices compared to the previous year. The demand for homes in the state remains robust, with 19.4% of listings being sold at prices above the asking price. This marks a 0.37-point decrease from the previous year. 

Across various Missouri locales, including University City, Ballwin, Liberty, and Raytown, homes are witnessing rapid growth in sale rates. 

Columbia | Mike Gattorna

Vibrant Entertainment

Missouri’s entertainment scene is second to none, offering an array of museums, theaters, fine arts exhibits, and guided tours to appreciate. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Marvel Cave in Branson, visit multiple zoos, or embrace nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, nestled along the Lake of the Ozarks.

Those who prefer the indoors can find enjoyment at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Sunshine Lanes in Springfield, Columbia Mall, and the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

The fun in Missouri doesn’t end when the sun sets. The state has numerous bars, pubs, and live music venues to choose from. Notable nightlife highlights include the Golden Girl Rum Club in Springfield, Misty Nights Bar & Grill in St. Peters, and Club XO in Joplin. 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park | Hannah McBride

Thriving Cities

Among the best Missouri cities to call home are Branson, Columbia, and Lee’s Summit. Let’s explore a little about each below: 

Branson: Branson has earned a reputation as a vibrant community. Its Entertainment District encompasses shopping destinations, live theater shows, and the renowned Silver Dollar City theme park.

Columbia: With lush gardens, state parks, museums, historical sites, and ample seasonal festivities, there is always something to do in Columbia. 

Lee’s Summit: At the heart of Lee’s Summit are enticing attractions such as Diametric Brewing Co. and the facilities at Summit Park, including new lighted tennis courts. This city offers year-round events, a robust arts scene, and Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street.

Silver Dollar City, Branson | David Ballew
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