Events in Northwest Missouri

Chocolate, Caramels and Wine, Oh My!

Saturday, February 3
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Nothing says February quite like chocolate! Visit downtown Excelsior Springs for the 18th Annual Chocolate Tour! For just $25, you can sample scrumptious sweet treats at over 25 participating locations and have all-day access to the trolley courtesy of the Downtown Excelsior Partnership, Inc. Or you can elevate your experience and become a VIP ticket holder for $50 and enjoy a three-course wine flight and chocolate pairing hosted by Ventana Gourmet Grill.

Super Science Saturday

Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Joseph, Missouri
Visit Missouri Western State University for the family favorite Super Science Saturday. Science lovers of all ages can spend the day participating in interactive science experiments about weather, chemistry, physics, and more. Tickets are $5, and children ages five and under can attend for free.

Smooches for Pooches

Saturday, February 10
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kearney, Missouri
Sponsored by Stay & Play Doggie Day Care at Long Veterinary Clinic, this event is $10 per dog. It includes a Valentine’s Day themed “Kissing Booth” for photos with your dog and family, in addition to a photo booth with some of Liberty Animal Shelter’s adoptable dogs. Find out more about the shelter and their available dogs, and take a picture with an adoptable pet. All proceeds raised will go to Long Veterinary Clinic’s K9 Unit fund.

Wine and Chocolate Tour

Saturday, February 10
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kearney, Missouri
The Kearney Enrichment Council’s Wine and Chocolate Tour begins and ends at the Firehouse Community Center. Visit 16 stops around town and try a variety of wine and chocolate. General admission tickets include a stemmed wine glass. VIP tickets include a stemless logo wine glass, a wine bag filled with goodies, and a trolley to travel around town in style. There are a limited number of VIP tickets.

UCP Heart of America Chili Challenge

Sunday, March 3
St. Joseph, Missouri
For 37 years and counting, the St. Joseph Civic Arena has been packed with chili cookoff contestants and a supportive public crowd. The Chili Challenge is the organization’s only fundraising event, and so far, it has raised more than 2 million dollars to help children and adults with disabilities. Admission includes dozens of chili samples, live music, and a chance to shop with a variety of unique vendors and bid in the silent auction. Visit ucpnwmo.org/chili-challenge/ to find out more or enter the contest.

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