Calendar of Events
for St. Louis & St. Louis County
    We regularly update this calendar to provide you with up to date information on a variety of events that take place in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend.
   
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BLACK ANGELS

St. Louis, MO
  Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:30 pm
Link Auction Galleries, 5000 Washington Place
The Saint Louis Arts Alliance presents an evening inspired by the avant-garde as members evoke their creative collaborations in a historic chapel architecturally designed by Theodore Link.  The evening will highlight members of the St. Louis Symphony as they share the wonders of George Crumb’s “Black Angels” and fashion designer Michael Drummond cultivates costuming for professional dance works choreographed by Brandon Fink with music selections from Meredith Monk’s “Gotham Lullaby.
TICKETS: $10 suggested donation, $25 VIP Tickets which includes preferred seating during live performances and two glasses of wine.
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or more information call 405-570-8565
  or visit the organization's website

LIVING HISTORY HAYRIDES

St. Louis, MO
  November 1 - November 2, 2014
Saturday: 10 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Fort Belle Fontaine County Park, 13002 Bellefontaine Road
Experience late fall at historic Fort Belle Fontaine on a hay wagon as costumed reenactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment. This a must-do experience for the history buff and nature lover. Dress for the weather.
Admission; Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
For more information call 314-544-5714
  or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com

ANNUAL ST. LOUIS
JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  November 2 - November 16, 2014
Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
Enjoy fifteen days of literary wit and wisdom with Theodore Bikel as the keynote speaker. Other authors include Barbara Isenberg, Judith Fein, Cynthia Frohlichstein, David Greene, Mitchell Bard, Mathew Klickstein among others. Other events scheduled are a special St. Louis Ballet event, fiction panels, a Comedy Night program, Sports Night, a Special Women's Event.
Admission, festival pass available
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or more information call 314-442-3299
  or visit the event's website
 

ART EXHIBITS
St. Louis, MO
  Friday, November 7, 2014
Discover Grand Center, located in the heart of St. Louis, and its remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues within walking distance of each other. Participating venues include Bruno David Gallery, Craft Alliance, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Portfolio Gallery, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, The Sheldon Art Galleries and on the Saint Louis University campus The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The museums and galleries are free and open until 9 pm. An eclectic choice of restaurants enhances the vitality of this cosmopolitan neighborhood.
Free
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or more information call 314-533-1884
  or visit www.grandcenter.org

FIRST FRIDAYS
AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
  Friday, November 7, 2014
Event begins a 6 pm
St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue
Geek out on the first Friday of every month! Learn the real science behind science fiction at the Science Center’s First Fridays events! Each month has a different theme, features free hands-on activities and culminates with a free 10 pm screening of a classic science fiction move in the OMNIMAX® Theater. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event. November’s theme is the Science of Sherlock Holmes.
Free, tickets to the movie are on a first come first served basis.

For more information call 314-289-4400
  Learn more …

TWISTED TALES AT TWO RIVERS

St. Louis County, MO
  Friday, November 7, 2014
6:30 pm - 9 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road. Meet at the Confluence parking lot “N”.
Travel a twisted trail and take an unusual glimpse into the natural world after dark. Our storytelling stroll will untwist the myths behind some of Missouri’s feared creatures. After the true natures of our animals are revealed, ride a hay wagon back to the Confluence and enjoy the moonlight over our two rivers. Additional sessions start at 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50 and 8:10. Walking surface is paved and flat. Accessible hay ride is at 8:10.
Free. For required reservations call 314-877-6014 from October 17 through November 5.
For more information call 314-877-6014

TWISTED TALES AT TWO RIVERS

St. Louis County, MO
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
6 pm - 8:30 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road. Meet at the Confluence parking lot “N”.
Travel a twisted trail and take an unusual glimpse into the natural world after dark. Our storytelling stroll will untwist the myths behind some of Missouri’s feared creatures. After the true natures of our animals are revealed, ride a hay wagon back to the Confluence and enjoy the moonlight over our two rivers. Additional sessions start at 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, and 7:40. Walking surface is paved and flat. Accessible hay ride is at 7:40.
Free. For required reservations call 314-877-6014 from October 17 through November 5.
For more information call 314-877-6014

ARTstravaganza

Clayton, MO
  November 8 - November 9, 2014
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

St. Louis Artists’ Guild, #2 Oak Knoll Park
Do you want to treat yourself with a bit of artful extravagance without spending too much money? Come join the fun at this art festival where fine, folk and fun artwork by The Best of Missouri Hands artist members ARTstravaganza is a juried showcase of both general and juried members of The Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH). Twenty five BOMH Artists from all over the state will present a spectacular array of work in clay, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, naturals, mixed media and more. Artists will be demonstrating their art and are always happy to talk about their work and answer your questions.
Free
For more information call 1-866-699-2664
  or visit the organization's events webpage

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
St. Louis, MO
  Saturday, November 22, 2014
All Day
Saint Louis Union Station and Aloe Plaza, 1820 Market Street

Historically, the Festival of Lights has helped to kickoff the Christmas season in St. Louis with a talent and music festival culminating with the Mayor turning on the holiday lights and a fireworks display. Featured will be talent performances, a variety of children activities, and appearances by a variety of mascots continuing in the tradition of providing a family friendly event. The Salvation Army will display their Tree of Lights across the street from Union Station in Aloe Plaza and the mayor will light the majestic tree along with the fireworks display at dusk. There will also be food trucks around the plaza and there will be an appearance by Santa who is arriving by train.
Free
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or more information visit the event's webpage

ANNUAL FAIR TRADE MARKET
Manchester, MO
  November 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30, 2014
9 am - 3 pm each day
Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road

Explore 2,500 square feet of items to purchase at this annual Fair Trade Market. Items for purchase include home décor, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, toys, food, and much more. This year’s theme is “Fair Trade Matters!” and shoppers will find product demos, food tastings, giveaways, kids’ activities, movies, and education about Fair Trade.  Every fair trade purchase helps someone earn a living wage and they pass it on by helping others.
Free
For more information call 314-289-4400
 
or
visit the event's webpage

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
  Thursday, November 27, 2014
8:45 am
Downtown St. Louis

Ameren Missouri sponsors this annual parade that features colorful floats, bands, storybook characters, carriages, equestrian units and Santa Claus as it winds through downtown St. Louis to kick off the holiday season. The parade begins at North 4th Street and Washington Avenue, proceeds south on North 4th Street to Market Street, continues west on Market Street and ends at 14th Street.
Free
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or more information visit the event's website
   
The following websites have additional information on the events metropolitan St. Louis has to offer.
explorestlouis.com - The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission website lists many of the area's popular annual events as well as exhibits, show, concerts, etc.
St. Louis Front Page - lists a variety of the events in the St. Louis region.
stlcity.com - lists many of the area's popular annual events as well as exhibits, show, concerts, etc.

trailnet.org - lists a variety of bicycle riding events for the metropolitan St. Louis area.

St. Louis Cardinals - official site of the St. Louis Cardinals for tickets and other information.

St. Louis Rams - official site of the St. Louis Rams for tickets and other information.

St. Louis Blues - official site of the St. Louis Blues for tickets and other information.
     
   

GARDEN GLOW
St. Louis, MO
  December 3 - December 7, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. Hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations including the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis and Tower Grove House. Walkways will be transformed into an explosion of visual magic, while more traditional displays will delight crowds of all ages.
Admission
For more information call 314-577-5100 or 800-642-8842
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website

ART EXHIBITS
St. Louis, MO
  Friday, December 5, 2014
Discover Grand Center, located in the heart of St. Louis, and its remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues within walking distance of each other. Participating venues include Bruno David Gallery, Craft Alliance, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Portfolio Gallery, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, The Sheldon Art Galleries and on the Saint Louis University campus The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The museums and galleries are free and open until 9 pm. An eclectic choice of restaurants enhances the vitality of this cosmopolitan neighborhood.
Free
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or more information call 314-533-1884
  or visit www.grandcenter.org

FIRST FRIDAYS
AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
  Friday, December 5, 2014
Event begins a 6 pm
St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue
Geek out on the first Friday of every month! Learn the real science behind science fiction at the Science Center’s First Fridays events! Each month has a different theme, features free hands-on activities and culminates with a free 10 pm screening of a classic science fiction move in the OMNIMAX® Theater. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event. December’s theme is Battlestar Galactica – So Say We All.
Free, tickets to the movie are on a first come first served basis.

For more information call 314-289-4400
  Learn more …

CHANUKAH:
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
  Sunday, December 6, 2014
Noon - 4 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
This event is a traditional Jewish holiday celebration that includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting, and Chanukah merchandise.
Admission
For more information call 314-577-5100 or 800-642-8842
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website
 

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

St. Louis, MO
  Thursday, December 11, 2014
3 pm - 8 pm
Various venues
Get in the spirit of the holidays in high style by visiting five of St. Louis’ finest historic homes and buildings. For one night only, get the chance to experience the the Campbell House Museum, Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum, Chatillon-DeMenil House, Samuel Cupples House at St. Louis University and Old Courthouse. Each stop along the way will feature light holiday refreshments and entertainment. Many locations also have gift shops to help you with your holiday shopping!
Tickets required. Participants can tour the locations on continuously running charter buses that will shuttle them from stop to stop or may opt to take a self-guided tour.
For more information call 314-421-0325
  or visit the event's website

LAFAYETTE SQUARE
HOLIDAY PARLOUR TOUR

St. Louis, MO
  Sunday, December 14, 2014
10 am - 6 pm
2023 Lafayette Avenue
When St. Louis was 100 years old, the Victorian era was in high gear. Christmas celebrations established the holiday traditions which visitors will find in the 2014 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlour Tour. The Parlour Tour invites visitors to 10 Lafayette Square mansions to enjoy the sights and sounds and scents of Victorian Christmas with lighted windows, decorated trees and the Victorian-era neighborhood in its entire splendor.
Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 on the weekend of the tour and may be purchased by calling 314 772-5724 or online. Groups sales available.
For more information visit www.lafayettesquare.org

KWANZAA AT THE GARDEN

St. Louis, MO
  Tuesday, December 29, 2014
Noon - 4 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
The Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates Kwanzaa, a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and is a contemporary African-American holiday that centers on the feast table of the harvest. A Kwanzaa ceremony highlights a day of storytelling, craft and jewelry displays, and authentic African drumming and musical performances.
Admission
For more information call 314-577-5100 or 800-642-8842
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website

HOLIDAY NOON
CONCERT SERIES

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2014

Noon - 1 pm
Old Courthouse, Broadway & Market Street, downtown St. Louis
To celebrate the holiday season the National Park Service will host holiday concerts at noon in the rotunda of the Old Courthouse three Wednesdays in December. Please come and enjoy the traditional holiday music and gaze at the authentic Victorian era decorations that adorn the Old Courthouse rotunda.
Free
For more information call 314-368-8852

INTRO TO GEOCACHING

St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2014

1 pm - 3 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road
Bring the whole family to Columbia Bottom to be modern day pirates through the outdoor sport of geocaching! This adventurous outdoor activity ties both technology and nature together for all ages. Join the Columbia Bottom staff for a brief introduction on the basics of geocaching and then try your hand at hunting for hidden treasures on the area. GPS units will be provided. (Reservations begin November 23).
Free
For more information call 314-877-6014

HISTORIC HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2014

Noon - 4 pm
Old Courthouse, Broadway & Market Street, downtown St. Louis
Visitors to the Historic Holiday Traditions - 1812 Missouri Frontier Holiday will enjoy cookies and hot cider while experiencing a holiday snapshot in time. Music will be provided by La Pettis Chanteurs Concert from noon - 1 pm, and The Boone's Lick Strings, Deborah Hyland Dance Mistress, and cooking with Suzanne Corbet, food historian from 1 pm - 4 pm.
Free
For more information call 314-655-1614

NEW YEAR’S EVE WALK
St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2014

6:30 pm - 8 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road
Meet at parking lot “M” about 4 miles from the main entrance.

What better way to get refreshed for the New Year than a quiet stroll in the crisp, moonless night at Columbia Bottom? Be enlightened as we listen for our night time denizens and learn about the adaptations which enable them to conduct their activities in the dark at this cold time of the year. There will be a few minutes spent at the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers before heading back. Dress warmly for the weather. (Ages 10 and up - Reservations begin December 15.)
Free
For more information call 314-877-6014
 

SOULARD MARDI GRAS
St. Louis, MO
  January 8 - February 17, 2015
Historic Soulard Neighborhood
The Gateway City celebrates its French heritage with fun filled activities throughout St. Louis and the historic Soulard neighborhood. Events include Twelfth Night (Jan 8), a Snowman Softball Tournament (Jan. 17 - 18), a Family Winter Carnival (Jan. 25) Wine, Whiskey & Beer Taste (Jan. 30), Crystal Cajun Cook-Off (Jan. 31), Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard (Feb. 7-8), Beggin' Barkus Pet Parade and PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby (Feb. 8), Bud Light Grand Parade (Feb. 14), and Fat Tuesday Parade (Feb. 17).
Admission to some events
For more information call 314-771-5110
  or visit the event's website

EAGLE DAYS

St. Louis County, MO
Madison County, IL
  January 17 - January 18, 2015
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
9 am - 3 pm both days
It's time again to bundle up your family and join the excitement of viewing eagles along the Mississippi River from the historic Chain of Rocks Bridge. Viewing scopes will be stationed on the bridge to allow close-ups of eagles. Live eagle presentations every 20 minutes. Get your photo taken in the eagle's nest! Bring your own binoculars and dress to stay warm.
Event is Free
Free and Paid parking available

For information call 314-877-1309

ST. LOUIS RV VACATION
& TRAVEL SHOW

St. Louis, MO
  January 29 - February 1, 2015
Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm
Friday: 11 am - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza
This event is one of the largest public RV shows in the country.  The event attracts an average annual attendance of around 19,000 interested, excited visitors. Visitors to the show can view over 300 units, including motorhomes, sport trailers, 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers, folding camping trailers, and more.
Admission
For more information visit the event's website

HAWTHORN TRAIL HIKE
Babler State Park
Wildwood
, MO
 
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

2 pm
Babler State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive, Hawthorn Trail Trailhead
Start your new year off right with a guided hike at Babler State Park! Hawthorne Trail is a ridge-top trail that has a glade-like appearance on the southwestern slope with thicker plant life on the northeastern side of the trail. The trail is the shortest and easiest of the park’s trails, but offers a great view of the Wildhorse Creek Valley. Trailhead is located across from the Alta Shelter parking lot on western end of park.
Free
For more information call 636-458-3813 
 
1764 TWELFTH AFTERNOON BALL
St. Louis, MO
 
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

Event begins at Noon
Old Courthouse National Historic Site, Broadway & Market Street
As part of the Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse music and dancing from 250 years ago will be featured. At noon Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole will perform and Deborath Hyland will teach the most popular dances of the mid-18th century. Food historian Suzanne Corbett will present treats common to St. Louis dinner tables during the 1764 holiday season. King's cake will also be served, and the King and Queen of Mardi Gras will be crowned
.

For more information call 877-982-1410
 

THE LOOP ICE CARNIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

Saturday activities: 10 am - 6 pm
Delmar Loop Neighborhood
The Loop Ice Carnival is held every year in mid-January. The Ice Carnival kicks off with the Snow Ball on Friday night. Then, it's a full day of fun on Saturday featuring the Frozen Buns Runs, putt putt pub crawl, temporary tattoo scavenger hunt, ice slides, s'mores roast, live artists, performance groups and more!
Admission to Snow Ball and Frozen Buns Runs. Other activities may charge a small fee.
For more information call 314-727-8000
  or visit the event's website

EYES ON RAPTORS
St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

10 am - 2 pm both days
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strotdtman Road
Birds of prey come in numerous shapes and sizes and exhibit a variety of hunting techniques. From the helicopter-like antics of the American kestrel to the “hand-fishing” feats of the Bald Eagle, one thing is common. All are enjoyable to watch. Its a great time of year to visit Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, where a variety of raptors are known to occur this time of year. Scopes will be set up at the Confluence Platform, near parking lot “N”, where America’s favorite raptor usually hangs out. Be sure to keep your eyes open on the way in too. Our Northern harriers like to scope out their prey just above the open fields of Columbia Bottom.
Free. No reservations required.
For more information call 314-877-6014
  or visit the Conservation Departments events website

REGAL EAGLES
St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

1 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strotdtman Road
Winter has come to Missouri and so have the eagles! Did you know the bald eagle became our national emblem in 1782? Let’s learn about eagles and the adaptations that make these magnificent birds so special. The Missouri conservation story about how these once endangered birds have made a tremendous come back is inspiring! The MDC staff will also help you discover nature by sharing some of the best spots where you can go for eagle viewing.
Free. Reservations begin January 5.
For more information call 314-877-6014
  or visit the Conservation Departments events website

AMAZING OWLS
Kirkwood, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road
Whooo’s in the forest this time of year? Some of Missouri's owls stick around all year, and are especially vocal in the winter months. The staff will discuss some of their amazing adaptations, dissect some pellets to see what they’re eating, and take a hike to see what they’re saying! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a flashlight.

Free. For ages 7 and up. Reservations begin January 10.
For more information call 314-301-1500

EAGLE WATCH & TRAIL WALK
St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

11 am - 2 pm
Fort Belle Fontaine Park, 13002 Bellefontaine Road
Spend a day with the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park observing the bald eagles along the Missouri River. A live eagle, several birds of prey, and a naturalist from the World Bird Sanctuary will be on site from noon until 2 pm. A guided hike will be provided along the three-mile trail. Hikers and bikers are welcome to take the trek on their own throughout the day. Refreshments will be served. Be sure to dress for the weather and meet at the Grand Staircase.
Free
For more information call 314-869-8251

AN EVENING WITH RAPTORS
Kirkwood, MO
 
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2015

7 pm - 9 pm
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road
This is a fun evening for all ages as the staff welcomes back the Missouri falconers and their hunting partners! Falconry is a sport reported as far back as 700 BCE and is still practiced today. Learn what falconry is and how to become a falconer. The evening will begin in the auditorium with a presentation on raptors and the art of falconry. Following the presentation you will have an opportunity to “meet and greet” the birds and their hunting partners, and see some of the equipment used in the sport of falconry. Be sure to bring your cameras.

Free, reservations required
For more information call 314-301-1500

ANNUAL CENTENNIAL BEER FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  February 26 - February 28, 2015
Moulin Events & Meetings, 2017 Chouteau Avenue
Over 200 beers from across the metro St. Louis area, the United States, and the world are available for tasting. The festival begins with a Brewmaster Dinner on Thursday featuring 4 Hands Brewing Company from 6 pm - 9 pm. Beer tasting sessions take place Friday and Saturday from 6 pm - 9 pm with an additional beer tasting from 2 pm - 5 pm on Saturday. A VIP Experience is also available for the Saturday tasting sessions offering rare and limited release beers plus cellared and vintage selections.
Admission
For more information call 314-621-1996
  or visit the event's website

ORCHID SHOW
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2015

10 am - 5 pm both days
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. The 2014 Orchid Show celebrates the orchids of South America. Delight in the sights and sounds of a tropical garden inspired by the works of Roberto Burle Marx and explore the Garden's world-renowned orchid collection.
Admission
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or more information call 314-577-5100

ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTS SHOW
St. Louis, MO
  March 4 - March 8, 2015
Wednesday: 5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday: 2 pm - 9 pm
Friday: Noon - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza

The St. Louis Boat & Sport Show features fishing boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, and more, plus related accessories and equipment.
Admission
For more information call 314-342-5000
  or visit the event's website

ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & RUN

St. Louis, MO
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Run starts at 9 am, parade starts at Noon
Downtown St. Louis

Elaborate floats, marching bands, and giant helium-filled balloons fill the streets of St. Louis for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade steps off at noon from 18th and Market streets and proceeds east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. The 9 am five-mile run precedes the parade which begins on Broadway outside of Busch Stadium, just north of Spruce Street and ends with a 500-meter downhill sprint to the finish in front of the Old Courthouse.
Free, registration fee for the run
For more information call 314-241-7287 (parade) or 314-231-2598 (run)
  or visit the event's website

WORLD EAGLE DAY
Valley Park, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2015

10 am - 4 pm
World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park
Celebrate eagles from around the world! Lean more about these majestic creatures as well as fun raptor facts with presentations from our Naturalists throughout the day. Live eagle shows presented in our amphitheater. Photo opportunity with Bald Eagle. Concession stands. Free fun kids craft center. Tours of the wildlife hospital. Eagle gifts and souvenirs. Bring your camera!
Free
For more information call 636-225-4390 ext 0
  or visit www.worldbirdsanctuary.org

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2015

6 pm - 9 pm
Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion, 11 North 4th Street
Meet historic characters and hear their tales of settling the American West. Enjoy hands on children's activities. Make your own branding iron, take part in Buffalo Chip Races, learn Keel Boat cordelling, explore a Tipi, and more. Hot dog dinner with chips and a drink included in ticket price.
Admission. All kids will receive one free child's ticket for a future Gateway Arch Riverboat sightseeing cruise. Reservations required.
For more information call 877-982-1410
  or visit www.gatewayarch.com

ENERGY FOR LIFE:
ST. LOUIS WALKATHON

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2015

Registration 8 am, Walk 10:30 am - 2 pm
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue
Please join the St. Louis Metro Area Mito Group of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation for the Annual Energy For Life: St. Louis Walkathon as we unite in support of those individuals and families affected by mitochondrial disease. The Energy For Life: St. Louis Walkathon offers all participants a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, mitochondrial disease resources, and much more! Start a corporate, school or family team today!
Registration Fee
For more visit the event's website

FAUST VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Faust Park is home to many local structures rescued from destruction by real estate development. On selected dates the buildings will be open to park guests. Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.
Free
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or more information call 314-615-8328

THE ART FAIR
AT QUEENY PARK
Ballwin, MO
  April 10 - April 12, 2015
Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road and 1675 S. Mason Road
Friday: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

This annual fine art and craft show is held by the Greater St. Louis Art Association and features over 140 national artists that exhibit their art in the following disciplines: clay/ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and wood.

Admission
For more information call 314-889-0433
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  Sunday, April 26, 2015
11 am - 6 pm
The Muny Grounds of Forest Park
This event features an Earth Day Cafe that highlights the tastes of St. Louis restaurants and food vendors with a performance stage, Earth Day Bazaar featuring trendy fashions and accessories made from recycled materials, Earth Day Way featuring organizations and companies making a difference by focusing time and energy on environmental issues, Earth Day Exhibit showcasing Green Models, Eco-Life and Art and Nature through demonstrations and hands-on activities and much more.
Free, Suggested donation of $5
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or more information call 314-961-5838
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  April 30 - May 2, 2015
Various locations throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area
During this annual festival more than 60 professional storytellers and their audiences gather during this three-day event for the telling of many delightful tales. The Festival is coordinated by Continuing Education, and the College of Arts & Sciences, Special Programs, at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, in partnership with various organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
Free
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or more information call 314-516-5961
  or visit the event's website

ANNUAL POW WOW

University City, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

10 am - 10 pm
Washington University Athletic Complex Field House, 330 North Big Bend Blvd.

This annual event, hosted by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School, allows visitors and participants to enjoy dancing, singing, drumming, arts, crafts and food at a traditional social gathering for Native Americans from all different tribal backgrounds. Grand entries take place at noon and 6 pm. Traditional arts and crafts booths and community information booths open at 10 am.
Free
For more information call 314-935-4510
  or visit the event's website

WETLANDS BY MOONLIGHT

St. Louis County, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

6:30 pm - 8 pm
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strotdtman Road
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eet at the Visitor Center to car pool to the hike site.

Take an evening walk through the wetlands at Columbia Bottom and discover nature through the sights and sounds abounding there. Migrating waterfowl use these wetlands for food and rest on their long journeys in fall and spring. Several species of toads and frogs use these wetlands at breeding time, and their choruses fill the night air. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy on this up to 3 mile walk.
Free. Reservations begin March 28.
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or more information call 314-877-6014

WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

9 am - 4 pm each day
Jefferson Barracks County Park, 251 Cye Road
Stroll through military camps and talk with re-enactors representing the troops of the United States, Britain, Canada, the Soviet Union, and Germany from World War II. Battles will be held on Saturday at 10 am and 30 pm. and on Sunday at 12 pm. There will also be military vehicle displays, weapons demonstrations and a canteen dance.
Free
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or more information call 314-961-5838

FAUST VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Faust Park is home to many local structures rescued from destruction by real estate development. On selected dates the buildings will be open to park guests. Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.
Free
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or more information call 314-615-8328

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

11:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Muny Grounds of Forest Park
St. Louis is the oldest region affiliated with the Horseless Carriage Club of America. In 1962 the Easter Concours d'Elegance was born. Ever since, no other antique car show in the Greater St. Louis area has held such appeal to the public for so many decades. It is a legendary tradition. This impressive car show will feature up to 600 classic and collector cars from the early 1900s to the late 1800s.
Free
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or more information call 314-991-4665
  or visit the event's website

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON
St. Louis, MO
  May 22 - 24, 2015
Friday: 3 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 7pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza
This event celebrates graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. Also featured are celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premiers, gaming tournaments, panels and costume contests.
Admission
For more visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS
MICROFEST BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  May 1 - May 2, 2015
Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm & 6 pm - 10 pm
Upper Muny Parking Lot in Forest Park

This St. Louis annual premiere craft beer tasting festival features beers from dozens of North American craft breweries and international beers, as well as great food from area restaurants. The event features over 80 craft beers and 50 international beers along with live music, homebrew competition, brewers’ Olympics and more.
Admission
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or more information call 314-588-0007
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS FINE PRINT, RARE BOOK & PAPER ARTS FAIR

St. Louis, MO
  May 2 - May 3, 2015
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
J.C. Penny Building, 1 University Blvd., University of Missouri St. Louis

This annual fair features local and national print and rare book dealers offering first editions and illustrated books, fine art prints, drawings, photographs and ephemera. The Fair has something to offer both experienced and new collectors, including everything from Old Master and European prints to botanicals, ornithology, sporting scenes, maps, and Works Progress Administration-era treasures. Proceeds from the fair will support the Library’s acquisition and conservation funds. Artist’s demonstrations and lectures will also be featured throughout the weekend.
Admission
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or more information call 314-516-6740
  or visit the event's webpage
 

ART FAIR AT LAUMEIER
Kirkwood, MO
  May 8 - May 10, 2015
Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road
Art Fair at Laumeier is a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park, one of the world’s premier open-air museums. A highly competitive juried show, the art fair receives over 1,000 applications, of which 150 nationally recognized artists representing clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood are selected to participate. In addition to the artwork, food and drink from a variety of vendors is available and two stages provide exciting adult and children’s entertainment. Creation Location provides hands-on art activities for children and demonstrations by both performing and visual artists.
Admission
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or more information call 314-821-1209

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CHINESE CULTURE DAYS
St. Louis, MO
  May 16 - 17, 2015
10 am - 5 pm both days
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
A 70-foot dragon and lion dancers open this springtime celebration that includes a Grand Parade and acrobatics, theater, martial arts, Chinese calligraphy, painting and authentic regional cuisine. Enjoy t'ai chi and tea tasting in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden, where special tours focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. No trams will be running during the festival.
Admission
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or more information call 314-577-5100

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
  May 22 - June 14, 2015
Green show 6:30 pm; Performance 8 pm (except Tuesdays)
Shakespeare Glen near the Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park

See Antony and Cleopatra, a play focusing on the tumultuous relationships between rulers and lovers, under the stars at the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in Shakespeare Glen in beautiful Forest Park. Bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating and bring your own picnic or enjoy a box dinner from the on-site caterer. Come early for the traditional Green Show where dancers, musicians, jugglers and other entertainers interact with the audience. Thursday performances are signed for the hearing impaired. The site is wheelchair accessible.
Free, admission for premium seating, donations welcome
For more information call 314-531-9800
  or the
event's website

ANNUAL GYPSY CARAVAN

St. Louis, MO
  Monday, May 25, 2015
7 am - 5 pm
University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, 1 University Drive
Since 1973, the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association has presented one of the largest antique, craft and flea markets in the Midwest, raising more than $3.5 million in support of the Saint Louis Symphony. Gypsy Caravan vendors come from 20 states and sell something for everyone: antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, imports, yard art and more! There is ample parking and easy MetroLink light rail access is available.
Admission, early bird prices from 7 am to 9 am
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or more information call 314-286-4452
  or visit the event's website

MIDTOWN TASTE & ART FAIR
St. Louis, MO
  May 30 - May 31, 2015
Saturday: 10 am - Midnight (Some artist booths will close at 6 pm)
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Midtown St. Louis between Compton Avenue East to T.E. Huntleigh Avenue
Just east of the Fox Theatre on Locust Avenue.

Midtown St. Louis comes alive for the Midtown Taste & Art Fair. With fine artists from around the country, great restaurants, and main stage entertainment, this is a great event for the art lover, the music lover, and the food lover! The event will also have a children’s fun area, a living well pavilion, and main stage entertainment.
Free, some activities charge a fee
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or more information call 314-367-3146
  or visit the event's website
 

CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

11 am - 9 pm
2720 Cherokee Street

A celebration of the rich Hispanic culture within the Cherokee neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area. This annual festival features live music on three separate stages, an assortment of authentic Mexican refreshments and other ethnic food and drinks. There will also be live art demonstrations, street performers, and a People's Joy Parade at 1:11 pm. The festival expands on the eastern corner of Cherokee Street and Iowa Street with the addition of a fourth stage.
Free
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or more information call 314-632-6498
  or visit the event's website

FLORISSANT VALLEY OF FLOWERS FESTIVAL

Florissant
, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Various locations throughout Florissant
Celebrated since 1963, this three day weekend Festival truly has activities for everyone. Carnival games and exciting rides are featured at the Knights of Columbus Fairgrounds. From a flower and plant sale to culturally diverse musical performances, baseball games, craft and flea market sales, children’s activities and the “Hispanic Festival” you can find a little of everything at the Eagan Center. Good food abounds at all Festival locations. The Tot Wheels Parade for our youngest participants and the official “Big Parade” beginning at the Eagan Center highlight the weekend.
Free, some activities involve a fee
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or more information call 314-837-0033
  or visit the event's website

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY
BIRD DAY

Valley Park, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

9 am - 1 pm
World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road
Learn which birds migrate and why. Find out why it is important to protect migratory birds and their migratory fly ways. Meet naturalists to learn bird watching and identification tips, watch bird-banding demonstrations, attend keeper talks about the birds that call the sanctuary home, and engage in fun, free children’s activities with prizes!
Free
For more information call 636-225-4390
  or visit the venue's website

MOTHER’S DAY BICYCLE RIDE

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Registration: 8 am - 10 am
West side of Juniata Street at Grand Blvd.
Be part of the global movement that empowers women in cycling. Moms ride free on this Bicycle Fun Club ride through impressive St. Louis neighborhoods. A street festival features food for purchase, booths, and activities designed for women, families, and anyone who finds joy on their bike. All levels of riders welcome. Free helmet fittings and bike safety checks.
Registration fee, Moms ride free!
For more information visit www.trailnet.org

CHEROKEE-LEMP HISTORY FAIR

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Celebrate National Preservation Week with tours, exhibits, food and drink and entertainment in the charming Cherokee-Lemp Historic District. Just minutes South of Downtown Saint Louis, Historic Cherokee Antique Row is a perfect afternoon getaway offering six blocks of independently owned and operated antique, collectible and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafés!
Free
For more visit the venue's website

NIGHT SKY OVER BABLER
Babler State Park
Wildwood
, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

7 pm - 10 pm
Babler State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive, River Hills Visitor Center
Come out to the park for a fun evening under the stars. The evening will kick off with a “virtual tour” of Earth’s orbit with a fun, interpretive program at the visitor center. Then, head outside, where St. Louis Astronomical Society members will have telescopes available for viewing the night sky. Please bring your binoculars, lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights! Fun crafts and door prize drawings will occur throughout the evening at the visitor center, so make sure to stop by to warm up and before you leave to claim your goodies!
Free
For more information call 636-458-3813

THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
Thornhill Mansion at Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd.
Visit the home of Missouri's second governor, Frederick Bates, and learn about his role in forming the state into what it is today. The house is partially furnished. Also open to tour are the 1820s and 1860s barns, the smokehouse, ice house, peach orchard and blacksmith shop. The estate also includes the family cemetery, burial site of the governor, his wife, Nancy, and two of their four children.
Free
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or more information call 314-615-8328

ANNIE MALONE
MAY DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

1 pm
Market Street, downtown St. Louis
Spectators of this annual parade are awed by the intricate dance routines of marching bands, the wail and throb of drum and bugle corps, and the fancy steps of majorettes and drum majors. They are also treated to a distinguished part of African-American heritage. Floats range from simple crepe streamers draped over family sedans to elaborate moving works of art. While the May Day Parade has evolved through the years, one thing remains constant: the festivities, anchored by the parade, become bigger and better each year.
Free
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or more information call 314-531-0120
  or visit the event's website

SAINT LOUIS BLUESWEEK FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

11 am - 11 pm both days
Soldier's Memorial, 1315 Chestnut Street, downtown St. Louis
This Blues festival celebrates the rich Blues history of St. Louis with a weekend packed full of music, food, and good times. This year's event features the BBQ Battle Royale with 30 teams competing to win cash, prizes and of course, big-time bragging rights. Musical acts feature a number of famous headlining blues musicians.
Entrance to the Bluesweek Festival Zone and Bunge BBQ Blast is FREE
Admission to the amphitheater shows

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or more information visit the event's website

SAINT LOUIS GREEK FEST
Town & Country, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

11 am - 9 pm every day
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1755 Des Peres Road
Whether you’re of Greek descent or just love ethnic cuisine, this GreekFest is a lively environment in which to experience the Greek community’s deeply rooted traditions and heritage. The festival features authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing, Agora Marketplace, church tours, a kid’s corner and more.
Free
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or more information call 314-966-2255
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS
AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm
Monday: 10 am - 6 pm

World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park
The annual African Arts Festival includes an African marketplace, children's activities, hands-on activities, performing artists, African and African-American artifacts, jewelry & textiles, guided art tours, cultural demonstrations and more.
Free
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or more information call 314-935-9676
  or visit the event's website

ANNUAL CWEA
HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Portland Place neighborhood, Central West End
The 2014 tour features five homes and multiple gardens along the exclusive enclave of Portland Place...one of the most recognized "private places" in the country...host to Kings, Queens, Ambassadors and U.S. Presidents. The Central West End House & Garden Tour is one of the city's oldest and most distinctive tours. The annual event, a self-guided tour, showcases the private streets and mansions in the Central West End, a National Register Historic District
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Tickets begin at $22
Click here to order tickets online, or stop by any Pulaski Bank location.

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or more information visit the venue's website

ART&AIR
Webster Groves, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Eden Theological Seminary, 475 East Lockwood Avenue
Art&Air, a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, is set amongst the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary. Each year, over 110 juried artists participate at Art&Air, which is often noted as one of the best art fairs in the Midwest. The Emerging Artists Gallery highlights local artists at both the professional and student level. There will be musical entertainment by great local bands, featuring various styles from children’s songs to jazz, bluegrass to classical, as well as student ensembles. Locally known restaurants will be showcasing a selection of delicacies to tempt the fairgoer’s palate. For kids and adults alike there is Camp Creativity where you can experience the “art of making art!”

Free
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or more information visit
the event's website

HIKING SOCIETY'S
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

9 am - 1 pm
World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road
Enjoy the outdoors at this family-friendly event, with three different length trails to suit your pace! Naturalists with live animals will be at interpretation stations along the trails. There will be free children’s activities with prizes and snack foods will be on sale! Sponsored by Ameren Missouri with giveaways from Whole Foods Market.
Free
For more information call 636-225-4390
  or visit the venue's website

LAFAYETTE SQUARE
HOME & GARDEN TOUR
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

10 am - 5 pm
Lafayette Square neighborhood
Experience the elegance and gentility of the 1800’s in one of St. Louis’ most historic Victorian neighborhoods at this self-guided walking tour featuring ten homes and eight gardens. The tour also features antique vendors around Lafayette Park, food and beverage vendors, carriage rides and a vintage baseball festival.
Ticket purchase required
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or more information call 314-772-5724
  or visit the event's website

ANNUAL BIG TRUCK DAY

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

10 am - 3 pm
Sachs Plaza of the Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road
A beacon for entertainment and free family fun, Big Truck Day is an annual sensation in the Chesterfield community and an essential part of the summer experience. Each year, thousands converge on the museum’s 14,000 square-foot plaza to enjoy great live music, big trucks and entertainment for all ages. Watch excitement build as more than 40 trucks, representing the top emergency, construction, military, new and antique fire trucks, tractors, monster trucks, hummers in St. Louis, fill the site and invite visitors on board for pictures and peeks around the cabin and a try at the horn. Please bring a nonperishable food item to support a great cause, Operation Food Search!
Free
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or more information call 636-537-1718

FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

10 am - 1 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
This special event is for kids aged 2 to 12. Activities include blacksmith demonstrations, rope making, cornhusk doll making, candle dipping, face painting, historic crafts, old time baseball, historic schoolhouse activities, hayrides and rides on the historic St. Louis Carousel.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.  Advance registration is suggested. Parents are free with paid child.
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or more information call 314-615-8332 or 314-615-8344
 

ST. LOUIS BREWERS
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

6 pm - 10 pm
Central Fields in Forest Park

Celebrate the pre-prohibition era of brewing in St. Louis. The St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival brings together big and small brewers from the St. Louis area. Brewers include Schlafly Beer, Allandale Brewery, August Brewery, Square One Brewery, Trailhead Brewery, Anheuser-Busch, and the O'Fallon Brewery. Featured are 80 different local styles of beer, St. Louis brewing history exhibits, food from local restaurants, and live music.
Admission
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or more information call 314-577-1884
  or visit the event's webpage

ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Huntleigh, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema, 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd #210
This annual program of the Jewish Community Center’s Cultural Arts Department showcases national and international cinema that explores universal issues through traditional Jewish values, opposing viewpoints and new perspectives. The festival presents a wide variety of films produced all over the world including features, documentaries, dramas and shorts.
Admission
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or more information call 314-442-3179
  or visit the event's website

FATHER'S DAY
AT THE KEMP AUTO MUSEUM

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

10 am - 3 pm
Sachs Plaza of the Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road
In celebration of Father's Day, Dads and Granddads will receive free admission (when accompanied by a child) to the Kemp Auto Museum. A viewing of all special and permanent collections will be arranged for the occasion, as will complimentary gallery tours, afternoon refreshments and take home crafts for children. Gallery tours run from 10 am to 3 pm and provide highlights on the museum's history, permanent and visiting collections, and ongoing restorative projects.
Admission, Dads and Granddads will receive free admission (when accompanied by a child)
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or more information call 636-537-1718

FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

Florissant, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 9 pm
Knights of Columbus Park, corner of Lindbergh Blvd. and Washington Street

This celebration features non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Venezuela and Mexico. There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas. Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, an exotic petting zoo with pony rides, inflatable rides, and information booths from several cultural organizations to acquaint the public with their programs and services.
Free
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or more information call 314-837-6100
  or visit the event's website

FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

10 am - 1 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
This special event is for kids aged 2 to 12. Activities include blacksmith demonstrations, rope making, cornhusk doll making, candle dipping, face painting, historic crafts, old time baseball, historic schoolhouse activities, hayrides and rides on the historic St. Louis Carousel.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.  Advance registration is suggested. Parents are free with paid child.
For more information call 314-615-8332 or 314-615-8344

FAUST VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Faust Park is home to many local structures rescued from destruction by real estate development. On selected dates the buildings will be open to park guests. Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.
Free
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or more information call 314-615-8328

BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH

St. Louis, MO
Madison County, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

Registration: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, 10950 Riverview Drive
Celebrate the birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge with a scenic Bicycle Fun Club ride on both sides of the mighty Mississippi River. Return to the bridge for the Birthday Bash featuring brews, tunes, and ice cream & cake (while they last).
Registration fee
For more information visit www.trailnet.org

FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June - September, 2015

5 pm - 8 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Food trucks are as hot as ever in St. Louis, and now the mobile-dining trend is taking St. Louis County by storm through a series of summer and fall festivals. On the second Thursday evenings from June to September, food trucks and musicians will gather at Faust Park to bring you a variety of great eats and tunes. There will be about 14 food trucks at each event. Each will serve up their signature specialties. Sponsored by Feast Magazine and St. Louis County Parks.
Free, charge for meals
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or more information call 314-615-8328

LET THEM EAT ART
Maplewood, MO
  Friday, July 10, 2015
6 pm - 11 pm
Historic Downtown Maplewood

Maplewood's whimsical tribute to Bastille Day is somewhere between Mardi Gras and the Christmas Tree walk. A self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood offers something for everyone. Featuring the Night of a Thousand Cupcakes that takes "Let them eat cake" to a new level by giving away one thousand cupcakes. There will be live demonstrations by regional artists and artisans, live music and great food and drink specials by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants including wine tastings and chocolate tastings! Also featured will be belly dancing, hoop dance performances, and kids’ activities.
Free
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or more information call 314-645-3600
  or visit the event's website
 

FAIR SAINT LOUIS
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

Thursday: 4 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday: Noon - 10:30 pm
Saturday: Noon - 10:30 pm
Art Hill in Forest Park
Fair Saint Louis will celebrate the 34th annual Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park in 2014 and “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” will be centered on Art Hill. The event will include traditional Fair Saint Louis favorites, such as headlining concerts, spectacular fireworks and a Kids Zone. In addition, the Fair will introduce several new and exciting programming elements.
Free
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or more information call 314-434-3434
  or visit the event's website

FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

10 am - 1 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
This special event is for kids aged 2 to 12. Activities include blacksmith demonstrations, rope making, cornhusk doll making, candle dipping, petting zoo & pony rides (up to 80 lbs.), face painting, historic schoolhouse activities, hayrides and rides on the historic St. Louis Carousel.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.  Advance registration is suggested. Parents are free with paid child
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or more information call 314-615-8328
BLUEGRASS ON THE FARM
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

7 pm - 9:30 pm
Suson Park, 6073 Wells Road
Bluegrass on the Farm features National "Open" Fiddle Champion George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass, Country singer Brenda Cook, and a Jr. Fiddle Jam. Sponsored by South County Parks.
Admission

For more information call 618-632-1384

FAUST VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Faust Park is home to many local structures rescued from destruction by real estate development. On selected dates the buildings will be open to park guests. Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.
Free
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or more information call 314-615-8328
BABLER BUG DAY
Babler State Park
Wildwood
, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

10 am - 2 pm
Babler State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive
Join the staff of Babler State Park in celebrating the world of insects and their amazing adaptations! Check out larger-than-life “bugs” at the “Extreme Makeover Bug Edition” at 10 am and 1 pm. Other activities available will include crafts, games, exhibits on bugs, butterflies, and even fossilized bugs. There will also be a bug hike and LIVE insects!
Free
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or more information call 636-458-3813

BACONFEST

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

11 am - 9 pm
Soldiers' Memorial area of downtown, 1315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis is celebrating the most important and best food item in the entire universe: Bacon. And they don’t mean just fried bacon on tasteless white bread ... oh no. The festival features food vendors creating bacon-inspired dishes, bacon infused drinks and other bacon goodies; plus bacon merchandise, bacon art and bacon activities for the family. Live music accompanies the festivities. Admission is free; there is a charge for most food and drink items. The centerpiece of BaconFest is the World’s Largest Hog Log, going for a world record of 1,000 pounds. After it is judged (for the record) BaconFest goers can purchase a piece and dig in with proceeds supporting the USO.
Free
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or more information call 314-308-2149
  or visit the event's website

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

Saturday: 10 pm - 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Tower Grove Park, corner of Arsenal and Grand
Visitors will be treated to four stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. Taste cultural treats from over 30 food booths and browse among the folk art gift booths. A Children's Area features ethnic storytelling, mask-making and other hands-on activities. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the park
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Free, food and gifts are affordably priced.
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or more information call 314-773-9090 ext. 169
  or visit the event's website

FAUST VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

1 pm - 5 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Faust Park is home to many local structures rescued from destruction by real estate development. On selected dates the buildings will be open to park guests. Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.
Free
F
or more information call 314-615-8328

ANNUAL SUNSET HILLS TRIATHLON

Sunset Hills, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

The race kicks off at 6:30 am
Watson Trail Park, 12450 West Watson Road
Join the Annual Sunset Hills Triathlon presented by Swim Bike Run. This challenging sprint distance course consists of a 400 yard swim, 11.8 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run. Swimming takes place at the Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility, while the bike course circles part of Sunset Hills passing along the Laumeier Sculpture Park. The new run course takes runners through beautiful Watson Trail Park.
Registration fee
F
or more information call 314-842-7265
  or visit the event’s webpage

KIRCHWEIHFEST

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

11 am - 7 pm
German Cultural Society 3652 South Jefferson Avenue
The German Cultural Society hosts their annual Kirchweihfest (Church Blessing) to commemorate their migration to the St. Louis area in the 1800s. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated in German beginning at 11am complete with a Damenchor leading everyone in song. Traditional Hungarian and German dinners will be available for purchase beginning at 12:30 pm until to 5 pm. Music will be provided by the Deutschmeister Brass Band and everyone will be treated to a dance performance by the German Cultural Society's Folk Dancing groups. Also featured will be an exhibition of articles made by the Society’s Arts & Crafts Group.
Free
F
or more information visit www.germanstl.org

ST. LOUIS AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIFACT FESTIVAL & BAZAAR

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

10 am - 7 pm
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, 2658 Delmar Blvd.
This cultural arts festival is family-oriented event celebrating the rich heritage of people of African descent. The festival will cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent. The mission will be accomplished by showcasing and sharing African American artifacts, art, music, food, dance and literature with the people in the Saint Louis region. This event is supported by the historic site along with the St. Louis Art Museum, The Griot Museum, The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Frederick A. Douglass Museum of African-American Vernacular Images.
Free
F
or more information call 314-340-5790

THE ART FAIR
AT QUEENY PARK
Ballwin, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road and 1675 S. Mason Road
Friday: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

This annual fine art and craft show is held by the Greater St. Louis Art Association and features over 140 national artists that exhibit their art in the following disciplines: clay/ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and wood.
Admission
F
or more information call 314-889-0433
  or visit the event's website

BIG MUDDY
BLUES FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

Noon to 11 pm each day
Historic Laclede's Landing
Feel the rhythm and find your groove on Labor Day Weekend at the annual Big Muddy, one of the country's best blues music festivals. The festival features nearly three dozen groups -- national, regional and local -- on five stages.
Admission
F
or more information call 314-241-5875
  or visit the event's website

JAPANESE FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  September 5 - September 7, 2015
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm
Monday: 10 am - 5 pm

Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts this annual festival in honor of Japanese culture. Highlights include tours of the Japanese garden, special art exhibitions, traditional processions, tea ceremonies, kimono demonstrations, traditional music and dancing, Japanese marketplace, arts and crafts, Ikebana, Bonsai, martial arts, karaoke, Japanese theatrical performances, cooking demonstrations, food booths and many more fun family activities.
Admission, reduced fee for members
F
or more information call 314-577-5100
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website

SCHLAFLY ART OUTSIDE
Maplewood, MO
 
  September 11 - September 13, 2015
Friday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue (at Manchester)

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day-long juried alternative art fair featuring art from over 50 artists based here in the St. Louis area. Come and show your support for local art and local beer. Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features quality art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer. Hosted at the brewery’s Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000 visitors each year.
Free
F
or more information call 314-241-2337 x2
  or visit the event's website
 
 

LOUFEST
St. Louis, MO
  September 12 - September 13, 2015
Gates open at Noon each day
Central Fields in Forest Park

This annual 2 day event features local, regional and national acts, with an aesthetic range from funk and indie-rock to alt-country and soul. LouFest features three stages with alternating performances throughout the weekend. The festival grounds include a children’s stage and village filled with music, magic, kid-friendly food and more. There is also an environmentally friendly vendor area, and a food court featuring restaurants from St. Louis neighborhoods.
Admission
F
or more information visit the event's website
 

GREENTREE FESTIVAL
Kirkwood, MO
  September 18 - September 20, 2015
Friday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Kirkwood Park, located at the corner of Geyer Road and Adams Avenue
This annual September festival began in 1961 in response to an epidemic of Dutch elm disease. Residents were encouraged to plant trees to replace those being lost with trees sold at the fair for $1. Today many of those trees are mature and grace the lawns and streets of Kirkwood. The festival features food, games, information booths, dog show, canine frisbee competition, parade, wine garden, book fair; folklife artisans, classic car show, sailboat regatta, and live entertainment.

Free
For more information visit the event's website
 

ST. NICHOLAS GREEK FESTIVAL
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 9 pm
Monday: 11 am - 8 pm

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Avenue
It's easy to "go Greek" over Labor Day weekend at the St. Nicholas Greek Festival in the Central West End. Food is one of the big draws at the St. Nicholas Greek Festival. There is a large menu featuring dozens of Greek favorites In addition to the food, the festival features performances by groups of Greek dancers several times a day, a gift shop with jewelry, art and other imported items, and a raffle for the chance to win a brand new car. St. Nicholas is a beautiful church filled with paintings, art and religious icons. You can learn more about the church building and Greek Orthodox Christianity by taking a church tour during the festival.
Free
F
or more information call 314-361-6924
  or visit the event's website

INTERNATIONAL VULTURE
AWARENESS DAY

Valley Park, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

10 am - 3 pm
World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road
Join the World Bird Sanctuary as they celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups from around the world. Meet vultures from North America and Africa, as well as a live Andean Condor. There will be free-flight shows featuring live flying vultures. A fun kid’s activity center will include games and a Vulture ‘Scavenger’ Hunt. Gifts and souvenirs will be on sale. All activities are free. Sponsored by Ameren Missouri with giveaways from Whole Foods Market.
Free
For more information call 636-225-4390
  or visit the venue's website

SAINT LOUIS ART FAIR
Clayton, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Friday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Downtown Clayton

Nearly 200 visual artists from across the country exhibit an unprecedented selection of the highest quality, original works of art at this annual celebration put on by Cultural Festivals. Three entertainment stages provide the platform for dozens of different performing groups. Also featured are educational hands-on activities for children, culinary treats from St. Louis’ finest restaurants and much more.
Free
F
or more information call 314-863-0278
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FARE
HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND GAMES

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Friday: 4 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm

Art Hill and Grand Basin in Forest Park
Experience this unique celebration of St. Louis history, present, and future as the magical energy of the 1904 World's Fair is rekindled. This all "Green" free event will take you on a journey from 1904 historic exhibits, educational displays and reenactments, to live musical performances of current national and local recording artists, to a look into future technologies and innovations of regional national businesses
.

Free
For more information or visit the event's website

GREAT FOREST PARK
BALLOON GLOW AND
BALLOON RACE
St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Friday: Glow 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: Race Noon - 6:30 pm
Central Fields in Forest Park
Festivities begin with a balloon glow on Friday night beneath the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Race day activities include a parachute team exhibition, children's entertainment area, an all British car show and a photo contest prior to the launch of the hare and hound balloons at 4:30 pm.

Free
F
or more information call 314-993-2901
  or visit the event's website

BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST. LOUIS

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Friday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday: 11 am- 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 9 pm

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield Central Park
Voted St. Louis’ Best Food event by St. Louis Magazine's A-List Readers’ Choice Poll, the annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis is The Ultimate Food Experience. Featured are 30 plus restaurants, an Art and Wine Walk, all new Amphitheater Shows with national culinary celebrities, the Chef Battle Royale, Kid City, and much more!

Free, tickets required for amphitheater events
F
or more information call 314-614-5653
  or visit the event's website

SOULARD ART FAIR

St. Louis, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Located just east of Soulard Market at South 7th Street & Geyer Avenue

The Soulard Art Fair is a fair like no other, so you don’t want to miss this one! A variety of artists will be manning their booths and exhibiting and selling their artistic efforts in mediums such as clay, digital art, drawing/print, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, water media, and wood. Also featured will be street performers, magicians and sketch artists to give the event a Montmartre Parisian feel. Taste of Soulard foods from local restaurants will be available for sampling along with a wine garden to relax while listening to live music. For the kids there are clowns, balloons and face painting.
Free
F
or more information call 314-800-3613
  or visit the event's website

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Chesterfield, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

10 am - 5 pm each day
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
2008 was the beginning of a new tradition in Faust Park as the Tilles Fall Fine Arts Festival moved to the St. Louis Carousel area in Faust Park. The Historic Village continued to feature demonstrations of blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing and other crafts with historical significance, along with games and activities for children. All structures will be open for viewing.

Admission
F
or more information call 314-615-8328
RIDE THE RIVERS CENTURY
Grafton, IL
St. Louis & St. Louis County, MO
  Sunday, September 21, 2014
Registration: 6 am - 8 am
Pere Marquette State Park, 14200 IL-100 (Great River Road), Park in the marina parking lot on the left (river side).
Preregistration is recommended for your choice of a metric or a traditional Century – they are two of the best rides in the Midwest. The traditional Century takes in two states, six counties, five trails, three rivers, two bridges, two ferries, and one arch. Registration fee includes Century socks or patch, a filling lunch, and food and beverages at all rest stops. Stay for music, food, and drink available for purchase after the ride.
For more on Pere Marquette State Park
.
Registration fee
For more information visit www.trailnet.org

FALL PORSCHE AUTO SHOW

Chesterfield, MO
  Sunday, September 21, 2014
10 am - 3 pm
Sachs Plaza of the Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road
The ambassadors of swift return to Kemp Auto Museum in September for the bi-annual Porsche Auto Show. Right at home with the museum’s predominantly Benz display, Porsche is another chapter in the tale of exciting German torque and design. Visitors to the event will see some 60 great hallmarks from the marque, including celebrated Carreras, both new and vintage, 911’s, Boxster Spyders and may more fine variants.
Free
F
or more information call 636-537-1718

ST. LOUIS SCOTTISH GAMES
& CULTURAL FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  September 26 - September 27, 2014
Friday: 5 pm - 10:30 p.m
Saturday: 8:45 am - 6 pm

Forest Park, Near the Tennis Courts on the South Side of the Missouri History Museum

The event kicks off Friday with the Torchlight Calling of the Clans and a folk concert. Events continue Saturday with highland athletics, bagpipes, folk music, food, drink, crafts, goods, highland dancing, kids activities, sheepdog trials, sword fighting, and birds of prey.
Admission
F
or more information call 314- 821-1286
  or visit the event's website

GREATER ST. LOUIS
HISPANIC FESTIVAL

Florissant, MO
  September 26 - September 28, 2014
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm
Kiener Plaza, Market and 7th Streets, downtown St. Louis

This annual event is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St Louis Area and features Hispanic folk dancers, over 50 booths, and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with Dora the Explorer & Diego. Take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with 7 live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage. Traditional folk dancers from Mexico, Peru and Venezuela will be performing as well as offering dances lessons. The Cultural Village is host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America. Other attractions include folk arts & crafts and information booths from several cultural organizations.
Free
F
or more information call 314-837-6100
  or visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS
FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  September 26 - September 28, 2014
Various times
Grand Center District, on Grand between Lindell and Delmar

This St. Louis premier folk festival weekend features national and regional artists for a blend of old-time, bluegrass, country and folk music. There will be Friday and Saturday night concerts at The Sheldon, Friday and Saturday night late night shows at The Stage at KDHX,  Saturday daytime workshops, and a Sunday  Old-Time Fiddle Contest at Stauss Park.
Admission
F
or more information visit the event's website

ST. LOUIS HILLS
ART IN THE PARK

St. Louis, MO
  Sunday, September 28, 2014
10 am - 6 pm
Francis Park, Childress & Nottingham
This art fair features artists showcasing their creative wares from jewelry, pottery, glass and textiles to mixed media, wood, sculpture, painting and photography amidst live music, tasty eats and kids’ activities.
Free
F
or more information visit the event's website

OKTOBERFEST
AT UNION STATION

St. Louis, MO
  October 3 - October 4, 2014
Friday: 3:30 pm - 11 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm

Saint Louis Union Station, 1820 Market Street
This is a new entry to the St. Louis Oktoberfest scene. There will be live music on the Main Stage while “live displays of various facets of Germany’s rich culture” will take place on the German Cultural Stage. The Spaten Bier School will have an actual brew master providing participants with education on the different styles of German beer. The Rhineland Wineland Garden will feature a wide-variety of German wines. The Kenrick’s das Abendessen and the G & W Wurst Market will have a variety of German cuisine dishes available.  The German Market will feature German craftsmanship in a variety of mediums. Explore Bavaria right here in the heart of St. Louis!

Admission
F
or more information visit the event's website

GROVE FEST
St. Louis, MO
  Saturday, October 4, 2014
Manchester Road (Between Vandeventer And Kingshighway)
Dance, eat and party on the streets of the Grove at the Annual Grove Fest. An eclectic street festival praised for diversity. You won't want to miss the diverse set of live music, live and interactive art, fashion shows, street performers, and of course, local food, drinks and wares of the Grove’s and St. Louis’ finest establishments
.

Free
F
or more information call 314- 535-5311
  or
visit the event's website

BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET
St. Louis, MO
  October 4 - October 5, 2014
9 am - 5 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
The three-day Best of Missouri Market is a Missouri Botanical Garden signature event. More than 120 Missouri food producers and crafters offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Enjoy music and attendance prize drawings, too! The event is held outdoors under tents, rain or shine.
Admission, reduced fee for members
F
or more information call 314-577-5100
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website

HISTORIC SHAW ART FAIR

St. Louis, MO
  October 4 - October 5, 2014
Saturday: 9 pm - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Shaw neighborhood, between Kingshighway Boulevard and Grand Avenue
This annual event features quality artists from around the country who work in a large variety of media and styles. their work will be displayed on the grassy parkway of the 4100 and 4200 blocks of Flora Place.
Admission, children under 14 free with an adult
For more information call 314-640-6477
 or visit www.shawartfair.org

HOT METAL JEWELRY SHOW

Richmond Heights, MO
  October 10 - October 11, 2014
Friday: 3 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

The Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road (lower level). Parking and entry is at the rear of the building.
The original work of 25 local metal artists and jewelers is showcased in this annual event hosted by the Society for Midwest Metalmsiths (SMM). For some of the artists who sell their work on Etsy.com, this is the only time they exhibit in the St. Louis area, giving clients an opportunity for private consultations or commissions. SMM members incorporate a broad range of styles and materials in their work, with pieces ranging from elaborate, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry to whimsical sculpture at various price points. All work is original, hand-crafted and distinctively conceived.

Free
F
or more information call 314-821-5060
  or visit the event's webpage

HISTORY HAYRIDES
AT FAUST PARK

Chesterfield, MO
  October 10 - October 11, 2014
6, 7, and 8 pm
St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street
Join in the fun after dark for a hayride around Faust Park. Then wander through candlelit historic homes, where refreshments and storytellers await. Warm up with a bonfire and live music.
$10 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 314-615-8328
F
or more information call 314-615-8328

SOULARD OKTOBERFEST

St. Louis, MO
  October 10 - October 12, 2014
Friday: 4 pm - Midnight
Saturday: 11 am - Midnight
Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm

Soulard Neighborhood, 3rd Street & Lafayette

Be German for the weekend and head to historic Soulard neighborhood to take part in the annual Oktoberfest festivities. The three-day authentic German festival features German Folk Dancers, German foods and German beers along with a selection of popular local and domestic beers. The event also features a carnival, just like the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich.
Admission
F
or more information visit the event's website

COLUMBUS DAY FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
  Sunday October 12, 2014
Noon - 6 pm
Berra Park, corner of Shaw and Macklind Avenues
This festival features food from your favorite Italian restaurants, live music, a car show, a Miss Italian St. Louis beauty contest, the famous “Meatball Eating Contest,” games and prizes for children and adults, bocce, football throw, soccer kick, raffles, and more. The parade starts at Kingshighway & Southwest at noon.
Free
F
or more information call 314-574-4223 or 314-574-7533

ST. PIUS V OKTOBERFEST

St. Louis, MO
  Friday October 17, 2014
4 pm - 9 pm
St. Pius V Catholic Church, 3310 South Grand Blvd.
St. Pius V’s Oktoberfest features its famous homemade Fish Fry sides with all the fixins as well as G&W Meats "Original, Grant's Farm" Brats. Full meals and half meals are available; dine in and take out. The BierGartent serving a variety of fall craft beers opens at 4 pm with live music beginning at 6 pm.
There is a charge for meals and refreshments.
F
or more information call 314-772-1525

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

Valley Park, MO
  October 18 - October 19, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road
Learn all about World Bird Sanctuary and the work that they do to save threatened bird species and their habitats! Go on behind-the-scenes tours of the breeding barn, animal and behavioral training center and wildlife hospital, which are normally closed to the public. See education programs featuring live animals presented in the amphitheater twice daily and children’s programs presented at Kid’s Corners twice daily. Free children’s activities and craft center. Sponsored by Ameren Missouri with giveaways from Whole Foods Market.
Free
For more information call 636-225-4390
  or visit the venue's website

FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

St. Louis, MO
  October 18 - October 19, 2014
Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road
Sponsored by the Lindbergh Lacrosse Club, this annual event brings together over 120 artist-exhibitors with an eclectic mix of unique hand crafts and original art.
Free
F
or more information call 314-913-2489
   

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