Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Festival located?
Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050. (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
What are the Festival hours of operation?
Friday, September 4th - 12:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, September 5th - 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday, September 6th - 10:00am-11:00pm
Monday, September 7th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Is there a cost to get into the Festival?
SantaCaliGon prides itself on being a free festival so there is no admission fee. You'll have full access to all the vendor booths and entertainment on both the main stage and community stage.
Who is the organizer of the Festival?
SantaCaliGon is presented annually by the Independence Chamber of Commerce. In addition to staff, over 200 volunteers work to make the successful an incredible experience for all attendees.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot located at 1001 W. Walnut. The auditorium has four entrances: west, east, south, and north. The west entrance is the main parking area (off Crysler Street) of the auditorium. Shuttles are available for $1 per person for shuttle ride to the festival grounds, Shuttles run every 15 minutes. Handicap accessible shuttles are available.
Are there any restrictions we should be aware of during the festival?
For the safety of all our guests, we ask that festival attendees be aware of the following things which are prohibited.
NO smoking on festival grounds
NO weapons allowed on the festival grounds
NO animals allowed on the festival grounds.
NO open containers outside of the designated beer garden and wine garden
NO cycling, skateboarding, or other recreational transportation allowed on festival grounds.
How can I search for vendors and products?
An interactive map is available and can be accessed from your phone or desktop web browser. Just use the search feature to find your favorite food, merchandise or specific vendor.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 816.252.4745 for additional information. The Chamber offices are located at 210 W. Truman Road and serves as the central headquarters during the event.