Springtime in St. Joseph, Missouri, marks the beginning of a season filled with excitement and exploration. As the city awakens with blooming flowers and warmer weather, there’s no shortage of events and attractions to captivate residents of our St. Joseph apartments. At American Electric Lofts, nestled in beautiful St. Joseph, Missouri, we’re passionate about providing our residents with an exceptional living experience that embraces the vibrant culture of our city. That’s why we’ve curated a list of 10 spring events and attractions that you won’t want to miss:


#1.) Apple Blossom Parade

Kick off the season with the lively Apple Blossom Parade, a beloved tradition celebrating the beauty of spring and the rich agricultural heritage of St. Joseph. Typically held in late April or early May, this colorful procession winds its way through the streets of downtown, offering spectators a delightful display of floats, marching bands, and community groups. 

Residents can expect to see elaborate float designs adorned with apple blossoms, live music performances, and special appearances by local dignitaries. It’s a family-friendly event that embodies the spirit of community pride and unity.


#2.) First Fridays Downtown

Dive into the vibrant arts and culture scene of Kansas City during First Fridays. Held on the first Friday of each month throughout the spring and summer, this event transforms the streets into a lively hub of activity. you can explore art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, all while enjoying live music performances, street performers, and food vendors. 

With each First Friday offering a unique lineup of attractions and entertainment, there’s always something new to discover. With Kansas City located only a short drive away, this recurring event is sure to be a grand time for any and all residents of our St. Joseph apartments!


#3.) Missouri Wine Festival

Indulge in the flavors of spring at the Missouri Wine Festival, a celebration of the state’s finest wines set against the backdrop of picturesque vineyards. Held at various locations in and around the state, this annual event showcases a wide selection of wines from local wineries, as well as gourmet food offerings and live entertainment. 

While here, you can sip and savor their way through the festival grounds, enjoying tastings, wine pairings, and educational seminars led by expert vintners. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind, socialize, and experience the best of Missouri’s wine country.


#4.) St. Joseph Garden Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring at the St. Joseph Garden Tour, an annual event that showcases the city’s most stunning gardens and landscapes. Typically held in late spring or early summer, this self-guided tour allows participants to explore a variety of private and public gardens, each offering unique features and landscaping designs. 

While here, you can gather inspiration for your own green spaces, learn gardening tips from local experts, and enjoy the tranquility of nature in bloom. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring and appreciate the artistry of gardening in St. Joseph.


#5.) Robidoux Resident Theatre Productions

Enjoy a night of entertainment at the Robidoux Resident Theatre, featuring captivating performances ranging from classic plays to contemporary productions. It’s the perfect opportunity for our apartment residents to support local talent and experience the vibrant arts scene of St. Joseph.


#6.) St. Joseph Farmers’ Market

Explore the bustling St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, where you can browse fresh produce, artisanal goods, and handmade crafts. It’s a great way to support local vendors and experience the vibrant community spirit of our city.

Beautiful woman buying kale at a farmers market

#7.) Rosecrans Memorial Airport Open House

Take to the skies at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport Open House, where you can tour aircraft, enjoy aerial displays, and learn about the rich aviation history of St. Joseph. It’s an exciting event for those with a passion for aviation and exploration.


#8.) Spring Wildflower Walks

Embark on a guided wildflower walk through St. Joseph’s scenic nature trails, where you can admire the beauty of native wildflowers in bloom. It’s a tranquil experience that offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Though our St. Joseph apartments are centrally located in the heart of the historic downtown, getting out and about and enjoying the fresh air is very important!


#9.) Arts and Crafts Fairs

Discover unique treasures at St. Joseph’s spring arts and crafts fairs, showcasing the talents of local artists and artisans. you can browse handmade pottery, jewelry, and other creative works while supporting the thriving arts community of our city. Many of these items will also be available for purchase, with art and other decorative items that are sure to make a fine addition to your home at our St. Joseph apartment!


#10.) Nature Walks and Hikes

Reconnect with nature on a leisurely nature walk or hike through St. Joseph’s scenic parks and trails. you can enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and recharge amidst tranquil natural surroundings. Because our St. Joseph apartments are pet friendly, we encourage you to take your dog for a walk and meet up with other pet owners. If you’re new to the area, this is a sure fire way to make new friends and foster connections. 


Calling All Urban Dwellers

In the heart of downtown St. Joseph, Missouri, American Electric Lofts has transformed a 19th-century, dry-goods warehouse building for urban dwellers. The original masonry walls, timber structure, and architectural motifs have been carefully preserved to maintain the historic character of the building. Adding modern amenities to the building’s historic backdrop provides stylish downtown loft living.


A newly renovated building offers modern amenities for every-day loft living. American Electric Lofts is a dog-friendly place with conveniences for your four-legged friend, including a dog park and dog wash. Enjoy planning your next party in the club room, or a casual gathering in the community room. And stay fit using the 600 SF yoga room with TRX equipment and Echelon Exercise Bikes.


Contact Our St. Joseph Apartments Today!

At American Electric Lofts, we invite you to experience the best of downtown living in St. Joseph. Schedule a tour today and discover why our St. Joseph apartments are the perfect place to call home.