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

Ice Age on Ice

January 5-8, 2017

Ice Age On Ice, based on the blockbuster multi-billion dollar animated movie franchise; features Scrat, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the prehistoric pack as they bring an avalanche of adventure to the ice for the first time ever in North America. Scrat gets the wakeup call of his life when he buries his prized acorn in a once-dormant volcano that rumbles back to life. With an eruption threatening our sub-zero heroes’ way of life, they must find the magical Frostberry to stop a tidal wave of lava and save themselves from certain extinction.

Ice Age on Ice

February

Working Women’s Survival Show

February 24-26, 2017

The Working Women’s Survival Show, now in its 30th year, is a weekend of food, fashion, fitness, and fun unlike any other. The Show features the latest and greatest products and services from nearly 400 exhibitors that arrive in St. Louis from all over the country. The Show also features a non-stop lineup of live entertainment, including celebrity speakers, fashion shows, and fitness demonstrations.

Working Women’s Survival Show

March

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

June 25, 2016 - July 16, 2017

Known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: A St. Louis Street the local history of this world-famous highway is explored.

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

April

The Illusionists

March 31 - April 2, 2017

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to St. Louis. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.

The Illusionists

Restaurant Week on the Hill

Late April

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

Late April

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 2-4, 2017

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

Early June

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

Green Homes Festival

Early June

The Festival features and highlights local foods and spirits, live music and sustainable and handmade shopping at a Green Marketplace. Children and families can enjoy activities such as recycled art projects and games, solar car races and solar oven s’mores. Presentations and demonstrations throughout the day share the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our living Earth.

Green Homes Festival

July

Fair Saint Louis

Early July

Enjoy three nights of food and drinks, music and fireworks. Each day you can enjoy Anheuser-Busch’s Bud and Burgers sampling, zip lining, Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club demonstrations in the Grand Basin, the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone and a variety of musical guests.

Fair Saint Louis

Veiled Prophet Parade

Early July

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. The parade features 17 spectacular themed floats, a band competition featuring local marching bands and eight giant helium balloons that will make their way down the route.

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

Mid-July

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

Food Truck Event

August 16, 2016

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

Festival of the Little Hills

August 19-21, 2016

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

Fringe Festival

August 19-27, 2016

Immerse yourself into the eclectic performing arts scene that local STL artists have to offer. During this five day festival, you have the opportunity to experience an extremely diverse range of performance art, ranging from drama all the way to circus arts.

Fringe Festival

National Park Service Centennial Ceremony and Birthday Party

August 25, 2016

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is celebrating this historic milestone with a commemoration ceremony and community picnic (featuring food trucks and FREE cupcakes), live jazz concert and more.

National Park Service Centennial Ceremony and Birthday Party

Race for the Rivers & Festival

August 27, 2016

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

Science Uncorked at the Saint Louis Science Center

August 27, 2016

Science Uncorked features 70+ Wines and Spirits, small plates (cooked with wine & spirits), science demonstrations, lectures, and live music.

Science Uncorked at the Saint Louis Science Center

Festival of Nations

August 27-28, 2016

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

Ernst Haas: Color Brought to Life

July 20 - October 8, 2016

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum presents “Ernst Haas: Color Brought to Life”. The exhibition consists of 43 color prints spanning Haas’ 40 year career in photography. As one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Ernst Haas is considered a pioneer of color photography.

Ernst Haas: Color Brought to Life

September

Big Muddy Blues Festival

September 3-4, 2016

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

Flags of Valor

September 6-11, 2016

America’s Heartland Remembers will pay tribute to the fallen by filling Art Hill — the iconic St. Louis destination in Forest Park — with nearly 7,000 American flags. Each flag will not only represent one U.S casualty but will also symbolize respect for those who have served and are currently serving our country. Visitors will be able to walk through the massive display and interact with each flag.

Flags of Valor

Augusta’s Harvest Festival

September 16-17, 2016

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

Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race

September 16-17, 2016

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

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

September 16-18, 2016

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

MOSAICS, Missouri Festival for the Arts

September 16-18, 2016

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

Faust Heritage Festival

September 16-18, 2016

An old fashioned festival held in The Historic Village. The 19th century homes will be lively with period dressed staff and traditional arts and crafts such as blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated and available for purchase. There will also be food vendors and hands on activities for children including rope making, historic games and butter churning.

Faust Heritage Festival

Q in the Lou

September 23-25, 2016

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

Oktoberfest

September 23-25, 2016

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 23-25, 2016

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

Love Life Women’s Conference

September 29 - October 1, 2016

Celebrate the Power of Hope. Join thousands of ladies from around the world as they celebrate the 34th anniversary of the Women’s Conference with Joyce Meyer and guests.

Love Life Women’s Conference

October

Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival

October 1, 2016

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 1, 2016

Grove Fest – St. Louis’ highly anticipated and outrageously eclectic street festival returns! Presented by the Grove Community Improvement District.

Grove Fest

Wolf Fest

October 8, 2016

Come join the Endangered Wolf Center for its annual Open House event! You will get a full look at their facility and learn about their animals from informative docents. There will also be games for kids and food! Admittance is $25 a carload.

Wolf Fest

The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo

October 13-15, 2016

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

Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm

October 15-16, 2016

Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm demonstrates age old education, local Missouri history and the simple fun of seeing our forefathers come alive! This fun family experience is held once a year on the historic Luxenhaus Farm, three miles northeast of Marthasville, one hour west of St. Louis and four hours east of Kansas City on Interstate 70.

Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm

Missouri Day Celebration

October 19, 2016

Come celebrate all that is Missouri at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site! Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. Students and chaperones, as well as the general public, are welcome to come wander through the open house format of fun displays, demonstrations, guest speakers, live animals and hands-on interactive exhibits

Missouri Day Celebration

November

Lantern Fest

November 5, 2016

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 5, 2016

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 25 - December 23, 2016

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 2 & 9, 2016

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

Las Posadas

December 2 & 9, 2016

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

Sounds of the Season

December 11, 2016

Come in out of the cold, sip a cup of hot apple cider, enjoy free musical performances at the Saint Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park. See our free holiday train display through January 31st! The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary commemorative ornament to remember the special occasion.

Sounds of the Season