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.
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.
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.
The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow will not be held in 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The celebration will offer tours of 10 Victorian homes and gardens. It will also include an antique fair, vintage baseball 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the crowd at Blanchette 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 24-26, 2021
/ 2022 dates to be announced
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.
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.
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.
September 24-26, 2021
/ 2022 dates to be announced
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.