Office of the Mayor
On behalf of our community, I am pleased to welcome you. Whether you are a citizen of Festus needing information, a future 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! Our friendly town extends a hello and welcome to all—new residents and visitors.
Festus is located in Jefferson County approximately 30 miles south of downtown St. Louis and is the 40th largest city in the metropolitan area. The City covers approximately 5 square miles. Interstate 55 intersects the City, physically dividing Festus into east and west sections. This highway provides excellent access to the St. Louis metropolitan area as well as other parts of Missouri. The City is traveled by Missouri Highway 61/67 which runs north and south.
The City’s principal economic activities are retailing and service enterprises. In recent years there has been significant growth in the City along the Interstate 55 corridor including the development of a shopping center, hotels and several food establishments.
The City owns and operates seven parks covering approximately 218 acres. Facilities are available at City parks for tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball, softball, horseshoeing, racquetball, disc golf, fishing and picnicking. The largest park, West City Park, covering 178 acres, includes two lakes.
We are excited to show you around our always friendly and ever expanding community. This website will direct you to the City resources that will help make an easier transition for you as you become acquainted with our beautiful town. We hope you will enjoy sharing your journey with us as a part of our community. Email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mayor Mike Cage