10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Missouri!

Looking for ways to embrace the Thanksgiving spirit this November? Missouri has plenty of traditional and special options to explore. Try any of these top 10 Thanksgiving activities in the Show-Me State.

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

November 23, 2023 at 9:00am

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 39th year, and it's a tradition that always makes it feel like Thanksgiving.

Kansas City Turkey Trot, Kansas City, MO

November 23, 2023 at 5:00pm

Partake in a beloved Kansas City tradition with the Kansas City Turkey Trot. This 5k 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.

6th Annual Pie Giveaway, Springfield, MO

November 21, 2023

No Thanksgiving is complete without a delectable 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, Ridgedale, MO

November 23, 2023 at 10:30am to 7:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with your loved ones at the Grandview Conference Center. Big Cedar Lodge's Grandview Ballroom provides everything you need for a memorable time, from a delectable buffet of traditional favorites like roasted turkey and hand-carved prime rib to festive build-your-own candy bags. Create cherished memories amongst the cozy ambiance this season.

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, Maplewood, MO

November 16, 2023 at 7:00pm

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

Thanksgiving Day Pie Run, Jefferson City, MO

November 23, 2023 at 8:15am

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

November 20, 2023 at 9:30pam

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 Grand Buffet, Marthasville, MO

November 23, 2023 at 11:00am to 3:30pm
Gather around the lake at Innsbrook for a Thanksgiving feast that won't soon be forgotten. The Grand Buffet promises a cozy atmosphere to celebrate with family and friends, but be sure to get your reservations early as space is limited. Make your holiday extra special this year with a memorable dining affair.

Thanksgiving Farmers Market, Columbia, MO

November 18, 2023 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

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.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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