Trails West Festival in St. Joseph (Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Avenue, adjacent to City Hall in St. Joseph). About 45,000 people are expected at this event, billed as northwest Missouri’s largest arts festival. How many of them are coming to see Uncle Kracker? Find out after you’ve experienced the fine arts, the crafts and the food, and maybe watched some of the historical re-enactors and other entertainment. Admission comes with the purchase of a Trails West button or T-shirt ($7 in advance or $10 at the gate); children 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult, get in free. Hours are 5–11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday and, on Sunday, from noon till the end of the mainstage concert. See stjoearts.org for more information.