Nearby Major & Annual Events
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

The following listings represent just a small sampling of the many events in the area each year.
For an even more complete schedule of events, visit:
Saint Charles Events Calendar | St. Louis Events Calendar

 

January

Fete de Glace — Festival of Ice

January 27, 2018

This ice festival is the perfect family activity. Ice carvers fill two blocks of North Main Street in St. Charles. You can watch carvers bring the ephemeral art of ice carving to life with chainsaws, chisels, grinders and knives, as well as hot irons and cold spray. Each carver starts with a single block of ice weighing 260 pounds and dissects it and reassembles it into wondrous sparkling creations.

Fete de Glace — Festival of Ice

February

Working Women’s Survival Show

February 22-24, 2019

The Show features the latest and greatest products and services from over 400 exhibitors that arrive in St. Louis from all over the country. As the Show has added features over the years, it has evolved into the Ultimate Girl’s Day Out. Instead of making separate trips to the mall, restaurant, salon, and spas, women can go shopping, grab a bite, and get pampered all in one place with their family and friends.

Working Women’s Survival Show

March

Moolah Shrine Circus

March 22-25, 2018

Run away and join the Shrine Circus. This is your opportunity to experience all the sights and sounds that the circus has to offer. Be amazed at the gravity-defying trapeze artists as they fly through the air in their aerial ballet. Enjoy the crazy antics of the hilarious clowns as they jump and tumble under the “Big Top”.

Moolah Shrine Circus

April

Restaurant Week on the Hill

April 23-29, 2018

Restaurants on The Hill come together to form the annual “Restaurant Week on The Hill.” There are no coupons to carry, or cards to purchase ahead of time. Diners will show up to participating restaurants and be offered the special three course pre-fixed menu.

Restaurant Week on the Hill

Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

April 18-29, 2018

The rolling hills & woods of Augusta, Missouri will be dotted with springtime’s ‘splashes of color’, and one of Mother Nature’s most picturesque settings will again serve as the perfect scene for artists from across the country. Come and witness artists completing their pieces in the tradition of Plein Air (outdoors), capturing the nuances of natural light in their work.

Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

May

Free Family Night at The Magic House

Every third Friday of the month

Some of the best things in life are free! These special nights enable a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge.

Free Family Night at The Magic House

June

Webster Arts Fair

June 7-9, 2019

A one-of-a-kind fine arts fair set amongst the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary in the heart of historic Webster Groves and showcases many varieties of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch musical performances, and unique creative activities for the whole family.

Webster Arts Fair

Lafayette Square Home & Garden Tour

 June 2-3, 2018

The weekend-long celebration will offer tours of 10 Victorian homes and gardens. It will also include an antique fair, vintage base ball festival and Saturday evening concert in historic Lafayette Park. A trolley will run in a loop around the neighborhood, while a horse-drawn carriage will amble through Lafayette Park.

Lafayette Square Home & Garden Tour

Baseball: America’s Game, Art and Objects

June 6 - September 8, 2018

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum presents “Baseball: America’s Game, Art and Objects”. This collection celebrates baseball’s place in the American story—its portrayal, in arts and letters, as the game and the nation have grown up together. Visitors are invited to view George Brace’s photographs of baseball heroes; Jim Dow’s triptychs of major league stadiums; works by iconic photographers Garry Winogrand and Ernest C. Withers; illustrators J.C. Leyendecker and Lonie Bee; and writers Jimmy Breslin, W. P. Kinsella, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Baseball: America’s Game, Art and Objects

July

Fair Saint Louis

July 4, 6, 7, 2018

Fair Saint Louis is a FREE admission event produced each year by St. Louisans for St. Louisans and their guests celebrating our nation’s independence each Fourth of July. The Fair typically hosts hundreds of thousands of attendees listening to fantastic music, playing in the Festival Zone, checking out new products in the Interactive Zone and of course, being “wowed” by the nationally recognized fireworks displays each evening – all for FREE.

Fair Saint Louis

Veiled Prophet Parade

 July 4, 2018

Join St. Louis in celebrating the annual Veiled Prophet Parade, which starts its route on Market at 7th Street and proceeds west to Union Station. This year’s parade will feature 14 high-caliber marching bands from across the region, 21 beautifully designed floats, many huge helium-filled character balloons and dozens of great units that captured the imagination of the community.

Veiled Prophet Parade

Let them Eat Art

Early July

Don’t miss out on the annual Maplewood celebration Let Them Eat Art. The event celebrates local, eclectic creativity. You’re invited to bring the whole family (even your pet) and enjoy inspiring artwork, delicious food and cocktails from local vendors, live music, and an atmosphere full of joy, diversity and local pride.

Let them Eat Art

Kirkwood Peach Festival

July 14, 2018

Family activities, food tastings, and live music will all be featured at the annual peach festival. Put your taste buds to the test in the best locally grown peaches competition and try different seasonal items at the Farmer’s Market.

Kirkwood Peach Festival

St. Louis Cabaret Festival

Late July

Celebrate the annual St. Louis Cabaret Festival, a unique event that spans 6 nights filled with showcases and performances from talents across the country. Each night has its own theme performance with a big final showcase at the end of the week.

St. Louis Cabaret Festival

August

Festival of the Little Hills

August 17-19, 2018

The largest festival of the year, activities include over 300 craft booths, with some demonstrations by crafts people and artisans. Also included are numerous food & beverages booths along with live music and other entertainment and a kids’ corner.

Festival of the Little Hills

Food Truck Event

August 21, 2018

Join the crowd at Frontier Park for this food truck event. Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a variety of delicious food options that will be available from several different food truck vendors. Bring your family and friends out for a relaxing evening in the park!

Food Truck Event

Fringe Festival

August 15-25, 2018

Immerse yourself into the eclectic performing arts scene that local STL artists have to offer. St Lou Fringe builds community by connecting uncensored, unjuried performing arts with accessible and affordable performances for audiences.

Fringe Festival

Race for the Rivers & Festival

August 25, 2018

Whether you’re an avid paddler looking to get in on a competitive river race, or simply in search of laid-back family fun, Race for the Rivers is the event you’ve been searching for! With water education, restoration, and recreation as the focus, paddlers have their choice of two canoe and kayaking races: a 40 mile or a 20 mile. Also included is The Festival, open to any and all who are interested in good food, great music, and more information about how to encourage and enjoy healthy rivers.

Race for the Rivers & Festival

Festival of Nations

August 25-26, 2018

Three stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, there is something for every taste.

Festival of Nations

September

Big Muddy Blues Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2018

The Big Muddy Blue Festival provides a platform for a wide range of artists who represent extensions of the Blues genre, such as, soul, R&B, rockabilly, gospel and jazz. Big Muddy is the region’s largest Blues music event features over 18 hours of music and scores of bands on multiple stages throughout the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, while boasting the Big Muddy (Mississippi River) itself as the iconic river backdrop for the weekend.

Big Muddy Blues Festival

Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race

September 14-15, 2018

The annual balloon race kicks off Friday evening with a balloon glow on Central Field. On Saturday, guests will enjoy the race and an array of planned festivities.

Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race

MOSAICS, Missouri Festival for the Arts

September 14-16, 2018

Several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles will play host to more than 75,000 people at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts. This free arts festival is a family friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment, and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork.

MOSAICS, Missouri Festival for the Arts

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

September 14-16, 2018

The Budweiser Taste of St. Louis is an award-winning celebration of the best food, art, music and culture our great city has to offer. A Grand Tasting Event, 30+ Restaurants, Culinary Competitions, an Art & Wine Walk, the Chef Battle Royale, Amphitheatre Shows (ticketed attraction), Kid City and so much more.

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

Augusta’s Harvest Festival

September 20-23, 2018

Capture 160 years of culture and tradition. The Harvest Festival kicks off with a concert and picnic in the vineyard. Guests will enjoy some activities and then pick up gourmet picnic baskets containing a variety of cheeses, sausage, fruit, spreads, vegetables and dip, bread, jam, and wine. Take your basket, settle down at your picnic location and enjoy live music.

Augusta’s Harvest Festival

Q in the Lou

September 21-23, 2018

Top BBQ chefs from around the country are packing up their grills and smokers and bringing a taste of their hometown to one of the most celebrated barbecue cities in the world: St. Louis. Featuring nine of America’s legendary pitmasters, Q in the Lou is a celebration of great barbecue, with cooking tutorials, a BBQ innovations expo, amateur cooking contests, live local music, and of course, the best barbecue in America.

Q in the Lou

St. Charles Oktoberfest

September 28-30, 2018

For the family: food and gift vendors throughout the grounds, vintage car show, “Wiener Takes All” Dachshund races & fashion show, 5K Run and children’s area. For the adults: 3 entertainment areas with a great selection of German and popular music and of course, cold beverages.

Oktoberfest

Builders Home & Remodeling Show

September 21-23, 2018

The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is the perfect place to go to prepare for those fall and winter home projects. With more than 200 companies filling more than 70,000 square feet on two levels at the St. Charles Convention Center, it is a great way to save time, save money and find what you need for your home. See, learn about and buy the latest home improvement products and services for your home, yard and garden.

Builders Home & Remodeling Show

October

Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival

October 6, 2018

Admission includes: free beer tasting, live music, and commemorative glass. Food is served by Augusta Brewing Company. Music will be by Schmitt & Grin. There will be more than 30 breweries in attendance for your tasting pleasure.

Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival

Grove Fest

October 7, 2018

Grove Fest is the fun, independent, wild, eclectic yearly festival in STL’s Grove neighborhood. This family friendly event will feature a kids zone, street performers, live music, and amazing food and drinks from local Grove businesses. If you’re in the mood to shop there will be no shortage of crafts, fashion, and art for purchase from local artist and vendors. Want to be an artist for the day? Don’t forget to stop by and help paint the 12th annual paint-by-numbers outdoor wall mural, a Grove Fest tradition.

Grove Fest

Food Truck Event

October 16, 2018

Join the crowd at Frontier Park for this food truck event. Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a variety of delicious food options that will be available from several different food truck vendors. Bring your family and friends out for a relaxing evening in the park!

Food Truck Event

November

The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo

November 1-3, 2018

The Silver Dollar and Rare Coin Expo returns, showcasing the best in coins and silver dollars, including a coin auction. There will be several ancient coin dealers at this show including Pegasi Numismatics, Jonathan Kern, Allan Berman, ECIN, James Beach and Richard Horst.

The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo

Lantern Fest

November 3, 2018

At Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

Lantern Fest

Treasure Chest’s Holiday Craft Expo

November 16-18, 2018

There are over 150 booths at the Saint Charles Convention Center, filled with unique, popular, and in demand arts, crafts, gift items, and so much more. Something for everyone on your list! Plus there will be raffles and door prizes throughout the day.

Treasure Chest’s Holiday Craft Expo

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

November 23 - December 24, 2018

Close your eyes and listen to the sound of horses' hooves on the brick street, and the sweet holiday music of the fife. Capture in your mind the essence, that time in America when life was simpler, and Christmas was elegant and magical.

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

December

Candlelight Christmas Walk

December 7, 2018

Over a thousand luminaries light the way as visitors wander through the historic town visiting shops and galleries showcasing unique and distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, local artisans, paintings and jewelry. Food vendors, restaurants, wineries & brewery pull out all the stops to entice the culinary pallet with traditional holiday fare.

Candlelight Christmas Walk