My family is making a big move to Kirkwood, Missouri. Okay, it’s really just 20 minutes and about 1.5 suburbs away. We’re looking forward to taking advantage of all the FREE family-fun activities that Kirkwood offers. Some of these below are on our bucket list.

Kirkwood Festivals

Kirkwood Route 66 Festival

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

The City of Kirkwood will host its Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival on June 11, 2022, in downtown Kirkwood. The festival’s theme of “Cars and Guitars” speaks to the rich transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event. Most of Downtown Kirkwood’s numerous stores, locally owned boutiques, and restaurants will be open during the event. Festival activities will be located on North Kirkwood Road and on the two blocks of Jefferson that intersect Kirkwood Road. (more info)

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market Peach Festival

Activities will be bountiful during the Downtown Kirkwood Sidewalk Sale and Kirkwood Farmers’ Market Peach Festival on Saturday, July 16. Visitors to Downtown Kirkwood will enjoy peach samples from local farmers as well as peach related treats and menu items at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. Music by Back Page Agenda throughout the day.

Saturday, July 16th

  • 8:00 a.m. – Farmers’ Market Opens
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. – Walk Away Waffles on site
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./ Bargain Hunting: Downtown Kirkwood Sidewalk Sale
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. / Peach Tasting and Samples
  • 10:00 a.m.-Noon / Peachy Samples at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market

Kirkwood Freedom Festival & Fireworks

Kirkwood’s annual July 4th celebration, known as the Freedom Festival, takes place on July 4th every year in Kirkwood Park. Food trucks and music with a culmination of a fireworks display at dark (more info)

Kirkwood Greentree Festival

This popular annual event takes place at Kirkwood Park. Includes parade, over 40 artisans demonstrating in the Folklife Festival area, arts & crafts booths, food, and more. (more info)

  • Friday, September 16: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (no arts & crafts booths)
  • Saturday, September 17: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m.)
  • Sunday, September 18: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kirkwood Free Concerts

Kirkwood Making Music Concert Series

Enjoy a free concert from local bands select Saturdays, June – August, at the Lions Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park. Concerts are from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. (more info)

  • June 18 – Joanna Serenko
  • June 25 – STL Wind Symphony
  • July 9 – Riverbend
  • July 23 – Serapis
  • Aug. 13 – Ross Bell Band
  • Aug. 27 – Southside Creole Playboys

Downtown Kirkwood – Concerts at Station Plaza

Thursdays in June from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Station Plaza. (more info)

  • June 2 – Rock Opera
  • June 9 – Matt Jordan
  • June 16 – Power Play
  • June 23 – School of Rock Kirkwood House Band
  • June 30 – Hulapoppers

Tunes @ Ten at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market

Bands play every other weekend at the Kirkwood Farmers” Market. Music is performed at the east end. (more info)

  • May 7 – Rewind
  • May 28 – Salt of the Earth
  • June 4 – Mississippi Crossing
  • June 18 – Salt of the Earth
  • July 2 – Mississippi Crossing
  • July 16 – Back Page Agenda
  • July 30 – Rewind
  • August 13 – Sadie Hawkins Day Band
  • August 27 – Southside Creole Playboys
  • September 10 – Fox Creek Band

Other Free Fun in Kirkwood

Family Nights at the Magic House

The Magic House hosts Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month. These special nights enable a family (up to two adults and four children) to visit the Museum at no cost. Reservations are required. Due to capacity regulations, space is limited. (more info)

Kirkwood Library

The Kirkwood Public Library has a ton of free programming for all ages. From bubble-making, to family game nights, to improv classes. Check out their extensive event calendar.

Power Valley Conservation Nature Center Summer Programs

Free summer programs offer close encounters with nature and fun hands-on activities at  11715 Cragwold Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122. Programs run June through August and are approximately 45 minutes. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. (more info)


Want to know more about Kirkwood? Check out our Kirkwood Neighborhood Guide or contact me if you are considering moving here.