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

St. Louis Food and Wine

January 25-27, 2019

With hundreds of wine and craft beer to taste and culinary delights around every corner, this is the can’t-miss event of the year! Plus, it benefits the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Be a part of the largest international food and wine show in the Midwest – now in St. Louis Union Station!

St. Louis Food and Wine

Fete de Glace — Festival of Ice

January 26, 2019

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

St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show

January 31 - February 3, 2019

The St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show is one of the largest, public, recreational vehicle consumer shows in the country, consuming over 260,000 square feet of the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis. Attendees will see 300 RV’s highlighting the latest in state-of-the-art RV technology, streamline designs, parts and accessories as well as travel destination including campgrounds and resorts.

St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show

Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show

February 2 - March 24, 2019

Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with vibrant blooming orchids at the the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show, a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive living collection. Peer through lush foliage, bubbling fountains, and trailing vines as you are transported to an exotic hideaway within the Orthwein Floral Display Hall.

Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

February 7-10, 2019

Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, this is your show! The annual 4-day event turns America’s Center & The Dome into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun— the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! See nearly one thousand boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget.

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

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

Soulard Mardi Gras Parade

March 2, 2019

The Mardi Gras Parade is the crown jewel of the Soulard Mardi Gras season and is the biggest parade outside of the Big Easy. It begins at Busch Stadium and proceeds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the place where your beer was born: Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Soulard Mardi Gras Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2019

Regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade is comprised of over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 spectators regularly attend, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Moolah Shrine Circus

March 21-24, 2019

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

Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

April 24 - May 5, 2019

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

July

Veiled Prophet Parade

 July 4, 2019

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

July 12, 2019

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

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 16-18, 2019

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 20, 2019

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

Mid-August

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

Late August

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 24-25, 2019

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

Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race

September 20-21, 2019

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

Builders Home & Remodeling Show

September 20-22, 2019

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

Q in the Lou

September 27-29, 2019

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 27-29, 2019

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

October

Grove Fest

October 6, 2019

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 15, 2019

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 7-9, 2019

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

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

November 29 - December 24, 2019

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

Las Posadas

Early December

Join a re-enactment of the Spanish Tradition of Las Posadas. The procession begins at Boone’s Lick and South Main and proceeds to Frontier Park. Participants carry candles while following Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter prior to arriving at Bethlehem. The journey ends at a live nativity scene on the riverfront. A celebration follows with Christmas carols around the Yule Log bonfire.

Las Posadas