July 2023 Events

June 29, 2023
Pulaski County USA Signature Events listed in red

Please contact the event planner for additional details or event updates!

July 4th: Independence Day Celebration Be there for all the fun and celebration! Games, live music, car show, and one of the largest fireworks displays in Central Missouri at Gammon Field. This free event begins at 4pm, no personal coolers allowed, but concessions are available for purchase. Get an earlier start to your holiday and do the 5k Fun Run beginning at 9 am at Davidson Fitness Center. Both events on Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473 and may require post access.

July 7th & 8th: Rodeo presented by Boll Weevil Livestock & Ozark Rodeo Association  Friday at 7 pm & Sunday at 6 pm . Events for all ages as well as bareback, ranch & saddlebronc. Entry fee required, rodeo at Dixon Saddle Club 16059 N Hwy 133, in Dixon, MO 65459

July 22nd: 5th Annual Leathernecks MC Car & Bike Show 10 am - 5 pm Annual car and bike show raising funds for different veteran organizations, this year raising funds for Woofs for Vets. American Legion Post 331 William C Anderson Jr. Memorial at 484 Saint Robert Outer Road in Saint Robert, Missouri 65584

July 29th & 30th: Old Settlers Days  Don’t miss this great event with living history demonstrations, craft and food vendors, live music, and period costumes. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm at Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583

Additional Noteworthy Events

June 30th & July 1st: Fourth of July at Ruby’s Landing  A family friendly celebration including karaoke, corn hole and foam party on Friday and water slides, live bands and *fireworks on Saturday. Ruby’s Landing River Resort at 22474 Restful Lane in Waynesville, MO 65583  *Fireworks show cancelled due to extremely dry conditions.

June 30th thru July 2nd: 4X4X48 for the Fourth 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours. Come for a mile or two or stay for the whole challenge! This is a fundraiser for One Sole Purpose and is bring your own supplies event and you can sleep at the track. Begins on Friday night 7 pm and ends on Sunday afternoon at Waynesville High School Track. 200 GW Lane in Waynesville, MO 65583

July 1st: Buckhorn Blast Family fun day, music, kids’ games, hotdogs and ending with a light show. 12 pm - 11 pm at Pulaski County Shrine Club 26920 Shrine Road in Waynesville, MO 65583

July 15th: 7th Annual Ultra Sweaty Santa 6 am - 12 pm Come celebrate Christmas in July with a 6-hour endurance race! Come for 30 minutes, 3 hours or stay for the whole 6 hours! Get your steps in on a shaded 6-mile crushed gravel loop or a 3-mile loop option that runs alongside the Big Piney River, just off Old Route 66. Be sure to stay after your run to cool off in the Big Piney River. This race is free, but donations or shoe boxes can be left for Operation Christmas Child. Event at 21050 Teardrop Road in Devils Elbow, MO 65457

July 29th: 9th Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk by the Army Engineer Association in conjunction with Old Settler's Days on begins at 8 am in Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583    

July 29th: Christmas in July 5K Walk / Run / Obstacle Course Help support Spearhead’s Christmas Morning Project helping families in need at Christmas! Begins at 8 am at 25785 Red Oak Rd. in Waynesville, MO 65583         

July 29th: 33rd Annual Duck Race 10:30 am – 1 pm  A "Fun"  Raiser to support the Armed Services YMCA come see the ducks strut their stuff and go for ‘Best Dressed’, then speed their way down the Roubidoux to be crowned the ‘Speediest Duck’ event at Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, MO 65583


Every Saturday: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum 10 am - 4 pm  The oldest building in Pulaski County built by W.W. McDonald in the mid 1850's and contains 10 rooms of history that have been restored to a different significant period in building's past. Special Event: In conjunction with Old Settlers Day on July 29th only - A special presentation of Civil War medicine and practices by Dave Chuber 106 Lynn Street in Waynesville, MO 65583 Busses, groups, and other visitors are welcome by appointment. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

Every Saturday: 1903 Pulaski County Courthouse Museum 11 am - 4 pm NOTE: the museum will NOT be open on Saturday, July 29th. Local Pulaski County History Museum containing local history exhibits, original courtroom, displays of Trail of Tears, Civil War, WWI, WWII, collection of cameras, quilts and antiques. 303 Historic Route 66 E. in Waynesville, MO 65583 Entrance is free, but donations are appreciated.

Every 3rd Saturday, July 15th: Frisco Depot Museum 10 am - 2 pm Displays representing the history of the Frisco Railroad and featuring local collections of railroad memorabilia. Open for groups by special arrangement. 109 10th Street in Crocker, MO 65452 Free Admittance


Farmers Markets and Other Reoccurring Events

Every Saturday: Pulaski County Farmers Market* 8 am - 12 pm  This weekly, year round market features fresh produce, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, tea, live plants, crafts, pet items, kid vendors and other home-made goods. Local authors, special vendors & food trucks vary by season. 8 am - noon at the Farmers Market Pavilion, near the Roubidoux Spring Campground in Waynesville, MO 65583 *Vendors and product availability dependent on weather and other factors.

July 1st: First Saturdays Art Show 9 am – 2 pm A monthly art show and event featuring a unique collection of artists showcasing their works of Route 66 inspired pieces. Many different types of work from a wide variety of art styles and from artists of all ages!  Route 66 Community Art Gallery located at 26062 Hwy 17 in Waynesville, MO 65583

July 1st: Buckhorn Route 66 Swap Meet Set up & shopping begins at 6:30 am and swap meet runs until vendors are done selling. A unique swap and shop environment, you never know what you’ll find, vendors vary each swap meet! Located near the Interstate Plaza, off of I-44 exit 163 and Route 66 in Waynesville, Mo 65583

July 15th & 29th: Crocker Farmers Market *9 am - 1 pm This farmers market features only handmade, homegrown or up-cycled items with food and beverage vendors on site and food trucks on occasion. Open every other Saturday, under the Blue Pavilion, at Crocker Community Park in Crocker, MO 65452 *Vendors and product availability dependent on weather and other factors.

Mark Your Calendar for August!

August 4th & 5th: Route 66  100 Mile Yard Sale Calling all thrifters, pickers, and resellers or just someone looking for a bargain while exploring Pulaski’s 33 miles of Route 66. If you love Route 66 and enjoy yard sale hopping this event is for you! Enjoy this beautiful section in Pulaski County (and the other 67 miles) in this 100-mile yard sale covering great deals, bargains or treasures and fun along the way. Come get your kicks and bring your wallet because deals are bound to be found! Come for the day or spend the weekend. Sales locations are located throughout three counties with maps and sales locations in Pulaski County.

August 1st: National Night Out Local vendors as well as Law Enforcement, State Conservation, Fire Department, Local Civic Groups, Churches and Businesses as well as farmer market vendors for this community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. 6 pm - 9:30 pm at Pulaski County Farmers Market Pavilion in Waynesville, MO 65583


*Check out the Pulaski County event calendar for additional happenings like: Annual Fourth of July Bash, Pulaski County Staycation Giveaway, Summer Fest on Ft. Leonard Wood, Lion’s Club Fundraiser, Community Basement Sale, nightlife activities, bingo and much, much more! New events are added weekly. Be sure to visit and plan your adventure today!

*We love sharing Pulaski County events, but unfortunately, event information can change suddenly so be sure to contact the event planner with questions and for updated or additional event details.

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