Explore the Events of
Metropolitan Saint Louis


The Metropolitan St. Louis is the Middle Mississippi River Valley area’s most populous region and hosts a large variety of memorable events. The Mardi Gras celebrations in St. Louis are second only to New Orleans in popularity. Featured events at the Missouri Botanical Garden include Chinese Culture Days, Japanese Festival, and the Best of Missouri Market. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is a free popular early summer event held in a glen in Forest Park. Fair Saint Louis is the Middle Mississippi River Valley biggest 4th of July celebration with activities, nationally known musical acts, and fireworks on the Mississippi River by the Arch. Art Fair At Laumeier in Kirkwood and the Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton are just two of a number of nationally known art fairs held throughout the year in the St. Louis area. Music lovers will delight in the Big Muddy Blues Festival in Laclede’s Landing along the banks of the Mississippi. Unique events include the Saint Louis County Greek Fest and the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race. Get up close to nature at Owloween at the World Bird Sanctuary. Bald Eagles take up winter residence in the St. Louis area and are the featured attraction of Eagle Days at the Chain of Rocks Bridge and an Eagle Walk at Fort Bellefontaine.

There are three ways to look for events. Art Exhibits and Ongoing Events are listed on their own pages. For all other events you can go directly to the calendar and look for events in a standard calendar format organized by date. Or you can use the sorted lists below. Because every event has been tagged by city, county, type of event and features you can use the sorted list you see below.

We regularly update our calendars and 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.


Art Exhibits
Metropolitan St. Louis is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. The venues range from small galleries operated by local organizations to larger museums maintained by universities and communities.

Ongoing Events and Exhibits
Metropolitan St. Louis is home to a number of venues including the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum, and the World Chess Hall of Fame that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. During the winter there are a number of holiday light shows that are located throughout the region.

Explore Metropolitan Saint Louis