10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Missouri

Looking for ways to embrace the Thanksgiving spirit this November? Missouri has plenty of traditional and unique options to explore. Try any of these top Thanksgiving activities in Missouri.

Thanks-for-Giving Parade, St. Louis, MO

You don’t need to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade because you can see a great parade live in St. Louis. The annual Ameren’s Thanks-for-Giving Parade is in its 38th year and it’s a tradition that always makes it feel like Thanksgiving.

Kansas City Turkey Trot, Kansas City, MO

Partake in a beloved Kansas City tradition with the Kansas City Turkey Trot. This 5K and 8K is a great way to have a fun and active Thanksgiving morning…and to turn off enough calories that you won’t feel guilty about that Thanksgiving feast.

Keeter Center Thanksgiving Brunch, Point Lookout, MO

Who says Thanksgiving dinner is the only festive feast? Indulge in a fabulous Thanksgiving brunch at the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks. Reservations are required so be sure to book in advance.

Annual Pie Giveaway, Springfield, MO

No Thanksgiving is complete without a delicious pie, and there’s no better place to get one than the annual Pie Giveaway by Graddy Real Estate. Check out this event for a free pie as well as activities for kids.

Top of the Rock, Branson, MO

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with a view by dining at the “top of the rock” at the Big Cedar Lodge. This area of the lodge has several restaurants and bars so you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast without all the work of cooking it yourself.

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, Maplewood, MO

Trying to find a great wine to serve on Thanksgiving Day? Find your selection at the Thanksgiving Wine Tasting hosted by Vom Fass featuring Ionia Atlantic Wines.

Thanksgiving Day Pie Run, Jefferson City, MO

Run off that Thanksgiving pie with the Thanksgiving Day Pie Run in Jefferson City. This fantastic event features a 5K walk/run and a 10K run. You can also donate food to the Samaritan Center through this event.

Thanksgiving Dinner and Bake/Craft Sale, Lawson, MO

Get the Thanksgiving festivities started early with the Thanksgiving Dinner and Bake/Craft Sale at Old Union Church. This Lawson event takes place after the church’s worship service and it’s a fantastic way to support local vendors.

Thanksgiving Buffet, Marthasville, MO

Who says you have to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great Thanksgiving smorgasbord? You could head to the popular Thanksgiving buffet at Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Marthasville. It’s a fabulous meal every year that never disappoints.

Thanksgiving Farmers Market, Columbia, MO

You’ll have everyone raving about your Thanksgiving dinner when you cook it with fresh ingredients from local farms. Stock up at the Thanksgiving Farmers Market the week of the holiday.

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