Plans are in place to bring a new festival to the Four States. The once yearly event will take place in downtown Joplin. Filling the streets with arts and crafts and musical performances. This year several acts from Branson will take the stage on Main Street between 2nd and 7th. Organizers hope the event will draw attention to the buildings downtown and provide an extra boost to local businesses. This years two day event will begin on Friday May 31st. It is free and open to the public.