On behalf of the businesses and residents of Festus, I am pleased to welcome you. Whether you are seeking information as a visitor to our community or a business looking for a place that is dedicated to your success, we are here to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Excitement is everywhere as we welcome you to Festus!


Festus is located in Jefferson County approximately 30 miles south of downtown St. Louis, covering approximately 5 square miles. I-55 intersects the City and provides excellent access to the St. Louis metropolitan area as well as other parts of Missouri. US 61/67 runs north and south from the City, making Festus a true cross-roads for business and commerce. You can begin to see why we like to say, Festus - "In the Center of it All!".

Retailing & Service Enterprises

The City's principal economic activities are retailing and service enterprises. There is significant growth along the I-55 corridor including shopping centers, hotels and food establishments. Meanwhile, our historic downtown has been experiencing a business and cultural renaissance with boutiques, a brewery, cafes, and specialty shops. 


Festus is the home to seven parks covering approximately 218 acres. The largest, Larry G. Crites Memorial Park, covers 178 acres, and includes two lakes. Recreation facilities include; 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoeing
  • Pickleball
  • Picnicking
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

GROWing Community

Here you can find the City resources that will help you become better acquainted with our vibrant community. With so much happening in and around town, you will begin to see why Festus is "In the Center of it All!". Thank you for stopping by - if you have any questions you can always email me, Mayor Sam Richards. Have a wonderful day!

Mayor Sam Richards