Category Archives: St. Louis Events

Why We Love St. Louis – November 2015

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The 24th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Thursday, November 5, 2015 until

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Various Venues


This film festival showcases the very best in

cutting-edge features and shorts from around the globe.



Breakfast with Clifford the Big Red Dog

Friday, November 6, 2015 until

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House


Join Clifford the Big Red Dog for brunch! You’ll be munching on a smorgasbord of all of Clifford’s favorite foods. Guests will meet live caterpillars and butterflies, listen to readings of Clifford stories and explore our interactive Bug Stations. This special day will be captured by a souvenir photo with Clifford! Reservations required.

Space is limited.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.



12th Annual ARTstravaganza

Monday, November 9, 2015 until

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

St. Louis Artists’ Guild


An art festival showcasing fine art and fine craft by The Best of Missouri Hands artist members. Twenty five artists from all over the state will present an array of work in clay,

jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, naturals, wearables, and more. Artists will also be demonstrating their craft. Acoustic bluegrass rock music will be provided by Pik’n Lik’n for the

weekend and enjoy wine tasting on Saturday.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (9)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (10)



Holiday Wreath Auction 


Friday November 20, 2015 until

Saturday January 2, 2016

Missouri Botanical Garden

This exhibit features unique creations by some of the area’s finest floral designers. All wreaths are sold by silent auction bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden Horticulture Division. Included with Garden admission.


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Closed Christmas Day.

(314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842


Red Key Pumpkin Pie Pick-Up


Tuesday November 20, 2015

Red Key Office 

As a thank you to our clients, Red Key will give out free pumpkin pies to make the holiday a little easier!

The party will start at 5PM.


Contact your Red Key Agent for more information and to reserve your pie!



30th Annual Winter Wonderland


Wednesday  November 25, 2015 until

Saturday January 2, 2016

Tilles County Park

Slowly meander one mile through over a million twinkling holiday lights fashioned into display areas of favorite

characters and festive scenes as well as a canopy of lights

glistening throughout 75 acres of forest in Tilles Park in St. Louis County Sunday through Friday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Horse-drawn

carriage rides are available every night. Saturday nights are

reserved for carriage rides only. Closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 

Call (314) 615-7275 or

(314) 534-1111

for Carriage Ride tickets





Why We Love St. Louis – October 2015

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10th Annual Open Studio STL

Friday, October 2, 2015 until

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Various Venues

More than 150 St. Louis artist studios and art spaces open to the public for one weekend. Explore on your own, take guided tours, enjoy special events and get to know St. Louis artists.


Historic Shaw Art Fair

Saturday, October 3, 2015 until

Sunday, October 4, 2015

4100 and 4200 Flora Place

Located on the three-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. Around 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event. The fair showcases a number of different art mediums including photography, clay, glass, textiles, jewelry, painting, woodwork, mixed media, and sculpture. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of live music, a food court, and a children’s art area. This event is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market which is located directly across Tower Grove Avenue.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (3); 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (4)


Soulard Oktoberfest

Friday, October 9, 2015 until

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Soulard Neighborhood

Be German for the weekend and head to historic Soulard neighborhood. The three-day authentic German festival located across 7th Street from Soulard Farmer’s Market will feature German Folk Dancers, German foods and German beers along with a selection of popular local and domestic beers, and a full carnival. 

4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (9);

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (10);

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (11) 


Party In The Patch

Friday, October 16, 2015

Enterprise Holdings Pavilion in Shaw Park

Celebrate fall with a candy hunt, hay rides, inflatables and crafts! Hot dog dinner included in child’s registration. Adults may purchase additional hot dog meals at concessions. 

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Kids 14 and under

$7 Preregistration by calling (314) 290-8500

$10 Day of Event


Harvest Festival Presented by Sauce Magazine

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Celebrate the changing seasons with fall foods and beverages from St. Louis’ top restaurants, a farmers market, locally made art and crafts, live music and more. Rain or shine.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Not-So-Haunted House

Friday, October 30, 2015 until 

Sunday. November 1, 2015

The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

It’s the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most “boo-tiful” Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters. Each child attending this “spooktacular” event will receive a trick-or-treat bag and  an autograph book for the not-so-spooky characters to sign ass they trick-or-treat throughout four levels of the more than 100-year-old Not-So-Haunted House.

Why We Love St. Louis – September 2015

Check out what’s going on around town this September!

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Friday, September 4, 2015 until
Monday, September 7, 2015
Lafayette Square Neighborhood
Four days of racing in four unique St. Louis neighborhoods over Labor Day weekend. Pro-am cyclists compete for cash and prizes and others compete for medals. The first race is the Tour de Lafayette on Friday, September 4 under the lights on a flat, wide-open 0.9-mile course with four 90-degree turns. The second leg is the Tour de Francis Park on Saturday, September 5. The third stop is the Giro Della Montagna on Sunday, September 6. The fourth and final leg is the Benton Park Classic and it gets under way Monday, September 7. There will also be two recreational rides for people of all ages and riding abilities, a 5K run, and races each day for kids.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 until
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Historic Laclede’s Landing
Feel the rhythm and find your groove at the annual Big Muddy, one of the country’s best blues music festivals. Enjoy 20 hours of fabulous music on two stages from renowned artists like Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, David Dee and the Hot Tracks, Impala Deluxe, Carolyn Wonderland, The Blue Shadows, Hadden Sayers and more. Tickets:

Friday, September 11, 2015 until
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Downtown Clayton
Visual artists from across the nation exhibit an unprecedented selection of the highest quality, original works of art along with three stages of entertainment, educational handson activities for children, culinary treats from St. Louis’ finest restaurants and much more.
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (11)
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (12)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (13)
(314) 863-0278

Friday, September 18, 2015
Shaw Park in Clayton
Come join RedKey as we enjoy a night under the stars! We’ll have an inflatable screen set up showing the movie Toy Story! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and we’ll provide the popcorn and cider! Contact your RedKey Agent for more information!

Friday, September 18, 2015 until
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Central Field in Forest Park
Festivities begin with a balloon glow on September 18 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. followed by fireworks. Race day activities include a children’s entertainment area, skydivers, and a photo contest
prior to the launch of the hare and hound balloons 4:30-4:45 p.m. on September 19. Rain date is September 20. (314) 993-2901

Saturday, September 26, 2015 until
Sunday, September 27, 2015
St. Louis Union Station
Shop from 200 hand-picked crafters, artists, designers, and vintage curators on all three floors of St. Louis Union Station Mall. The vendors are next-wave small businesses from St. Louis and beyond. There will also be live music on the 3rd floor, and food trucks and vendors will be set up in the South parking lot.
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (26)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (27)

Why We Love St. Louis – July 2015


Check out what’s going on around town this July!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 until
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Webster Groves Memorial Park
An old-fashioned event featuring a carnival, BBQ, a parade on July 4 at 10:00 a.m., and fireworks on July 3 and 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Festival hours are:
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (1-2);
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (3);
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (4), (314) 963-5600

Thursday, July 2, 2015 until
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Art Hill in Forest Park
This Independence Day Celebration offers local and national entertainment, family entertainment in the Ameren/ Purina Family Festival Zone including the new STEAM exhibit, zip line rides along
Lagoon Drive and other activities. Appearing on the Budweiser Main Stage is Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Parmalee, and Chris Young on Thursday, July 2; Noah Guthrie, The Mowgli’s, American Authors, Blondie, and Melissa Etheridge on Friday, July 3; and Kbeeta, Dirty Muggs, MC Lyte, Tony! Toni! Toné, Morris Day and the Time, and Kool & the Gang on Saturday, July 4. Each evening concludes with a Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Edward Jones spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. The Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run kicks-off on the morning of July 4 at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 137th annual VP Parade stepping off 9:45 a.m., (314) 434-3434

Friday, July 10, 2015
Historic Downtown Maplewood
Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day offers guests a self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood with live music, live art demonstrations, and entertainment, (314) 645-3600

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Market Street from N Jefferson Ave. to N 20th Street
Embrace your inner child and get ready for the slide of your life! Slide the City is bringing the biggest water party of the summer to St. Louis. Grab your swimsuit and speed down this one of a kind 1000ft slip and slide. There will be music, dancing, food, drinks, and even some swag for sale so you can soak up the sun in style. Part of the proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Friday, July 24, 2015
The Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park
Bring the whole family for a free concert by Pennsylvania Slim on the outdoor stage in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo. There will also be animal-related kids activities focusing on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (314) 781-0900

Friday, July 31, 2015
Art Hill in Forest Park
Come enjoy the outdoors, fantastic food, great live music, and some of your favorite movies at Saint Louis Art Museum’s third annual Outdoor Film Series. Relax and picnic at the base of art hill and indulge in offerings by My Big Fat Greek Truck and Completely Sauced as the featured film, “Sound of Music” plays on an enormous screen for all to see. The food trucks and music start at 6:00 pm. Films begin promptly at 9:00 pm. You are welcome to arrive any time to claim your spot on Art Hill. FREE.

Why We Love St. Louis – June 2015

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