Experience the Midwest

Events and Festivals in the Midwest

MARCH 30, 2023

Kansas City Royals Home Opener

Kansas City, MO


Kick off the 2023 baseball season with the Kansas City Royals. The home opener is set for Thursday, March 30 vs. the Minnesota Twins at 3:10 pm.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Kansas City, MO (KCY)

MARCH 30, 2023

St. Louis Cardinals Home Opener

St. Louis, MO


Take the entire family to the ball game. The home opener is set for Thursday, March 30 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. Opening Day Pep Rally begins at 10:30; the game begins at 3:10 pm.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)


Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Milwaukee, WI


Get in season with the Wisconsin Brewers baseball team! A visit to American Family Field features a variety of attractions to accommodate and entertain your family, friends, or clients. This beautiful field has intimate proximity to the players, natural grass, and a unique configuration that separates this ballpark from any other in the world. Get your gear on, enjoy some food or drinks, and cheer on our home team at the stadium! Visit Milwaukee for more information about this and other reasons to enjoy Milwaukee’s events.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Milwaukee, WI (MKE)


The Rink

Detroit, MI


The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit is the premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Situated on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit, the Rink offers one of the most beautiful and iconic skating experiences in the country and continues to be a top destination for the entire region and State of Michigan. With the dramatic backdrop of the skyline, the world’s best Olympic and U.S. champion athletes perform and skate here annually.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Detroit, MI (DET)

FEBRUARY 12 - APRIL 9, 2023

Scooby-Doo!™ Mansion Mayhem

Dearborn, MI


For over five decades, the members of Mystery Inc. have shown that through courage, teamwork, and ingenuity, even the toughest mysteries can be solved. They have another mystery on their hands in Scooby-Doo!™ Mansion Mayhem. A jewel-thieving ghost has dodged the police and was last seen in this spooky mansion. Can you meddling kids (and grown-ups, too.) help the gang solve the mystery in this immersive exhibit? Children under four are free and admission starts at $22.50.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Dearborn, MI (DER)

MARCH 1 – APRIL 20, 2023

Butterflies are Blooming

Grand Rapids, MI


The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April. Throughout the exhibition, there is special educational programming and the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers butterfly-themed activities. Admission for non-members starts at $15.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)

APRIL 28 - 30, 2023

Midwest Fiber Festival

Kirkwood, MO


The Midwest Fiber Festival celebrates the education and creation of using various materials for knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, quilting, sewing and other fiber arts. This festival is open to the public and free of charge. It is a weekend of classes, workshops and demonstrations from fiber artisans and instructors for all ages.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Kirkwood, MO (KWD)


Milwaukee Film Festival

Milwaukee, WI


Get tickets and passes at great discounts for the Milwaukee Film Festival! Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences, with a vision to make Milwaukee a center for film culture. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Now is your chance to revisit or experience for the first time! Visit Milwaukee for more information about this and other reasons to enjoy Milwaukee’s events.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

MAY 12 AND 13, 2023

A One Man Performance of Eddie: The Friendship the Changed History

Independence, MO


Learn about a forgotten historical figure in the Truman Library Institute's one man show. The performance tells the story of Eddie Jacobson, an Army buddy, former business partner and lifelong friend of President Harry S. Truman, who was instrumental in helping convince Truman to support a United Nations resolution establishing the state of Israel in 1948.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Independence, MO (IDP)

MAY 13, 2023

Spring Celebration at the Market

Lee's Summit, MO


Celebrate spring with Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market. Enjoy live music and activities for the kids while you shop for fresh produce, plants, baked goods and more.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Lee's Summit, MO (LEE)

MAY 19 - 21, 2023

42nd Annual Art Fair and Wine Fest

Washington, MO


Art Fair & Winefest will be held in historic downtown Washington May 19 - 21, 2023. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting with over 50 wine options or buy a bottle and browse the Art Fair. There will be live music and delicious food all weekend long.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Washington, MO (WAH)

MAY 19 - 21, 2023


Hermann, MO


Celebrate spring and Hermann’s German heritage through music, dancing, food and parades with the old-fashioned celebration, Maifest. Add maypoles, children’s games, heritage tours, beer gardens and an outdoor market for shopping, and you have an amazing small-town celebration for locals and visitors alike.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Hermann, MO (HEM)

MAY 20 - 21, 2023

Museum of Missouri Militatry History Open House Weekend

Jefferson City, MO


The Museum of Missouri Military History is hosting its annual Open House Weekend. Come see re-enactors from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War exhibiting uniforms, gear, weapons, food and more from each of their time periods. A weapons demonstration will be held on Saturday at 2 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Jefferson City, MO (JEF)

MAY 31 - JUNE 3, 2023

The Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival

Sedalia, MO


More than 20 musicians will be performing at the festival dedicated to preserving the importance of ragtime music. This will include Scott Joplin's contribution ​and Sedalia’s role in its history.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Sedalia, MO (SED)

STARTING JUNE 1 – 3, 2023

Pridefest Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI


Come celebrate Pridefest Milwaukee which will kick off at Henry Maier Festival Park. This is Wisconsin’s largest LGBTQ festival since 1987. Milwaukee Pride president Wes Shaver said the expectation for this year’s festival is to surpass 40,000 people over the three days! Visit Milwaukee for more information about this and other reasons to enjoy Milwaukee’s events.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

JUNE 10, 2023

Old Drum Festival

Warrensburg, MO


The annual Old Drum Dog Fest is a celebration of Warrensburg as the "Home of Man's Best Friend," in memory of a local canine legend, Old Drum. Dogs are welcome at this festival with live music, delicious carnival food, activities for the kiddos, and more.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Warrensburg, MO (WAR)


Milwaukee, WI Water Lantern Festival

Milwaukee, WI


The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event hosted at Veterans Park that's all about connections and a beautiful experience that you will never forget. It was voted the "#1 Best Cultural Festival" by USA TODAY two years in a row. Spend a magical night with your family, friends, or significant other in your city and enjoy delicious food, games, vendors, and music while you float your own lantern on the water! Visit Milwaukee for more information about this and other reasons to enjoy Milwaukee’s events.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Milwaukee, WI (MKE)


Miniature Moments: A Journey Through Hallmark® Keepsake Ornaments

Dearborn, MI


Explore our extensive collection of nearly 7,000 Hallmark ornaments made between 1973 and 2009. Relive holiday memories, remember special people and events, and find new inspiration for your own holiday traditions as you experience the artistry and creativity that went into creating each Keepsake ornament.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Dearborn, MI (DER)