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Winter Wonder in the Northland

Explore activities in Northwest Missouri this winter

Sip and Shop at White Iron Ridge

Illustrated booths and stores with illustrated shoppers.

Thursday, February 2
5:30–8:30 pm
Smithville, Mo.
Enjoy Smithville’s beautiful White Iron Ridge event space while shopping with a huge variety of local vendors. Admission is free, so you’ll have an even bigger shopping budget.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Illustrated dragon spreading it's wings.

Saturday, February 4
7 pm
St. Joseph, Mo.

Calling all brave heroes! Enter a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik, and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn, and a majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes; just don’t wake the Dragon…
Tickets for this show at the historic Missouri Theatre in downtown St. Joseph are available now.

Illustrated wine glasses and chocolate pieces.

Wine and Chocolate Tour

Saturday, February 11
4-7 pm
Kearney, Mo.

Kearney Enrichment Council has partnered with Kearney businesses to bring attendees 15 plus small-production boutique wines…with chocolates to match. You will also have the opportunity to buy bottles of your favorite wines right on the spot! Your ticket includes unlimited rides on the trolleys to each stop; a wine glass and wine bag; a punch card to turn in for raffle prizes; wine samples, and chocolate at each stop. Trolley Routes will begin and end at Blue Heron Event Venue, 111 E. Washington Street

Lamp Farm Store Grand Opening

Illustration of cart vendors selling plants and hotdogs.

Saturday, February 11
10–2 pm
20837 Coon Branch Rd,
Lawson, Mo.

After years of selling at local farmers’ markets, Lamp Farm is opening its own store. All products made from their farm will now be available in the farm store. They’ll carry a variety of food items, crafts, body products, jewelry, and much more. This is a great opportunity to check out their many products.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Saturday, February 11
6 pm
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art,
St. Joseph, Mo.

Illustration of wine and a meal with flowers.

You can show love for your sweetheart with a special dinner crafted by Chef Ralph from Luna’s Fine Dining. This prix fixe gourmet meal will include appetizers, three courses, and a glass of bubbly. A take-out option is available (pick up between 5:30 and 6:00 pm on February 12). The cost is $75 a person for cafe seating and $85 per person for gallery seating. Spaces are limited for this exclusive event, so call 816-233-7003 to reserve your table for two or a group. Private rooms are also available.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka sign.

March 3-5
St. Joseph Mo, Robidoux Resident Theatre

Put on by the Robidoux Resident Theatre, the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.

UCP Chili Cookoff

Illustrated bowl of chili.

Sunday, March 5
Civic Arena,
St. Joseph, Mo.

This popular annual chili cookoff benefits United Cerebral Palsy. Come try a wide variety of delicious chilis, listen to live music and bid on some great auction items, all while helping a good cause.

Illustration of wine pouring into a glass from a bottle.

Sippin’ Into Springtime

Saturday, March 25
11–5 pm
Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Celebrate the end of winter and welcome spring by sampling wine throughout the eateries, drinkeries, shops, boutiques, and galleries of Downtown Excelsior Springs. For just $25, you can sample wine at over 20 participating locations. Become a VIP Ticket Holder and receive early check-in and a gourmet brunch at 10:00 am before the event. The exact location is TBD.

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