Annual Events

Texas Hold'em Tournament

Hosted by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce. An event for all you card sharks out there, or for those who just enjoy a friendly game to socialize. Go "All In" with the Chamber of Commerce in their Texas Hold'em tournament.

Old Drum Dog Festival

Taking place on the 2nd Saturday in April. A festival for dogs and their best friends in the Home of Man's Best Friend! Enjoy a day out with your dog at this festival with live music, delicious carnival food, activities for the kiddos, and more!

Go Big or Go Home 5K Race

Hosted by the Blaine Whitworth Foundation. Read more information.


Taking place on Warrensburg Main Street. Ladies Only! Enjoy this annual event, with cocktails, food, prizes, and fun! Did we mention you will have your own male waiter for your table, that will wait on you hand and foot?! Tips encouraged!

So ladies, get your friends together and enjoy some much needed girl time!

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Taking place one Warrensburg Main Street. Enjoy local artists as they play free shows all summer long. Bring your lawn chairs, friends, family and neighbors!

Johnson County Fair

Hosted by the Johnson County Fair Association. This annual county event held every July is a rootin' tootin' good time! Complete with a BBQ contest, pro bull riding, tractor pull, delicious food, and more!

Freedom Fest

This is a day filled with 4th of July Fun! The day starts out with the Freedom Fest 5K, followed by the Patriotic Children's Parade in Warrensburg's historic downtown. The fun continues in the afternoon with the Star Spangled Swim at Nassif Aquatic Center with Freedom Spectacular at Grover Park Baptist Church concluding the fun-filled day.

Todd Hamann Memorial Golf Tournament

Hosted by the The Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation. View more about the event.

Show Me Shootout

Hosted in July, Show Me Pullers Production brings you a sanctioned Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association elite grand national event, part of a summer long schedule in the chase for a championship. Spectators will be able to view the machines up close. The event is nationally televised.

Burg Fest

Taking place last full weekend in September. Hosted in the streets of downtown Warrensburg, this two day festival features a variety of activities. Lots of activities for the kids, including a bounce zone with new and exciting additions this year, are sure to entertain. There will also be a performance stage with live music and entertainment, car show, street vendors and much more. And for the adults, a beer garden for some nightlife entertainment.

Run The Burg

A combination 1/2 marathon, 10K and 5K will take you through the streets of Warrensburg, the University of Central Missouri campus and surrounding countryside. Enjoy this big city event in the serenity of our small town atmosphere.  

Burg Fest

UCM Homecoming

Taking place in October, Homecoming is our largest campus and community party of the year. Alumni get excited, coming back to Warrensburg with their families and friends to reconnect with classmates and professors and to see how the university and city have changed. Students get excited, putting the spirit into one of the university’s longest-standing traditions through week-long competitions, the pep rally and parade.

Eclectic Cafe Concert Series

This unique concert series takes place at the original Johnson County, Missouri, Courthouse. The acoustics of the 175 year old building allows us to present concerts without amplification and the intimacy is enhanced by lighting the venue with candles and mirrors.

Dickens Christmas, First Saturday in December

Sponsored by Warrensburg Main Street, the store fronts of Downtown Warrensburg will be brought to life by local artists during Dickens Christmas! This day long event will include horse and wagon rides, carolers strolling down the streets, live music in local businesses, chestnut roasting on an open fire, a tree lighting ceremony and much more.

Eclectic Cafe