Upcoming Fairs and Festivals Around St. Louis

Upcoming Fairs and Festivals Around St. Louis

Summer means fairs and festivals, especially here in the St. Louis area. Here are a few upcoming fairs that you might be interested in. Washington Town & Country Fair August 2-6 Washington, MO Jour de Fete Ste. Genevieve August 12-13 Ste.  Genevieve, MO St. Lou Fringe August 17-26 St. Louis, MO Festival of the Little Hills August 18-20 St. Charles, MO St. Louis World’s Fare: Heritage Festival and Games August 18-20 St. Louis, MO Bonne Terre Aire Festival August 19-21 Bonne Terre, MO Celebrate Wildwood August 25-26 Wildwood, MO Midwest Salute to the Arts August 25-27 Fairview Heights, IL Festival … Continue Reading →
Things To Do and Resources in Missouri

Things To Do and Resources in Missouri

Instead of just St. Louis area things to do this week, I thought I would give you all some resources for all across the wonderful state of Missouri. Missouri Department of Conservation Magazines This is an amazing FREE resource for those of you in Missouri. I grew up with my dad getting the Missouri Conservationist Magazine and once I moved out on my own it was one of the first things I made sure to sign up for on my own. The main magazine is amazing and covers a wide range of topics from flora and fauna in the state, … Continue Reading →
Things To Do in St. Louis, Missouri Area This Week

Things To Do in St. Louis, Missouri Area This Week

For those of my readers in the St. Louis, Missouri area, here are a few happenings coming up this week that you might like! Dinner with the Doctor: The Thyroid Breakthrough June 20 – free! If you are like me and have a thyroid issue, this might be an interesting event to attend in Richmond Heights. Details/Free tickets Route 66 Coloring Night June 20 – free! At the Missouri History Museum, MacDermott Grand Hall, have fun coloring with Ann Kargus, author of the St. Louis Splendor and Route 66 adult coloring books.  Details. Film Screening “Show Me 66” June 20 … Continue Reading →
Upcoming St. Louis Activities

Upcoming St. Louis Activities

It’s been too long since I’ve put together a list of things to do in the St. Louis area. Sorry about that for my local readers. Here are some great events I found, of all types, that are coming up in the next month or so. St. Louis WordPress Meetup Are you in the area and use WordPress? The St. Louis WordPress Meetup group is very active. The next get together is on September 21. Find out more about them on Meetup and join in! St. Louis Post Dispatch VIP Oktoberfest Ticket Giveaway Stop by the St. Louis Post Dispatch … Continue Reading →
Chanukah Events Around St. Louis, Missouri

Chanukah Events Around St. Louis, Missouri

  While I am not Jewish, I do have friends that are so I wanted to include a list of Chanukah (Hanukkah) events in the St. Louis area. Even if you aren’t Jewish, taking part and learning about the history of other religions can be very interesting. Chanukah: Festival of Lights Missouri Botanical Gardens Ridgeway Visitor Center at Monsanto Hall December 6 from noon – 4pm A traditional Jewish holiday celebration that includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting ceremony and Chanukah merchandise provided by local vendors and the Garden Gate Shop Chabad Show Me Chanukah #1 Lazaroff Chabad … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Sunday: After Hour Halloween Celebrations at Grant’s Farm

St. Louis Sunday: After Hour Halloween Celebrations at Grant’s Farm

Looking for something fun and spooky, but still family friendly, to do during the Halloween season? Grant’s Farm is bringing back their after hour Halloween celebrations. Normally Grant’s Farm is only open during daytime hours, but on special days in October they will be open at night with special activities. Haunted ride through the Deer Park Halloween themed animal shows in the Tier Garten DJ for kids playing festive Halloween tunes in the Bauernhof courtyard Goat feeding Carousel rides The Halloween bash will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 9-10, 15-18, 22-25 and 29-30. Cost: $5 per … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Sunday: Oktoberfest Events

St. Louis Sunday: Oktoberfest Events

Fall is here and it is time to hit the Oktoberfest festivals! The St. Louis area has a rich German heritage, I’m half German myself, and so there is no lack of Oktoberfests to attend. I’m actually a little late in posting about these and have realized that many of them already occurred – in September – what’s up with that? Soulard Oktoberfest October 9-11 St. Louis, MO $5 general admission – but admission is free if you wear lederhosen! Lots of music throughout the event, plenty of beer and food, plus some fun competitions like a brat eating content, … Continue Reading →
Forest Park Forever! Upcoming Events in St. Louis

Forest Park Forever! Upcoming Events in St. Louis

For those in St. Louis you know that Forest Park is a huge part of our city that plays a vital role. If you are not in St. Louis you should know that Forest Park is one of the largest parks in an urban area in the US at 1,300 acres which is 500 acres larger than New York’s Central Park even. Forest Park Forever is a private, nonprofit organization to restore and maintain this glorious destination. This one magnificent area is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, The … Continue Reading →
Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

This week I thought I would share a few of the fun places in and around St. Louis where you can take the kids to get up close and personal with the animals. I was very lucky growing up to have family who took me to so many of these wonderful places and I have great memories of all of them. As my son was growing up I continued the tradition and took him to interact with the animals too, T’s favorite on this list was the Butterfly House. Grant’s Farm I grew up going to Grant’s Farm at least … Continue Reading →
Where to Watch Fireworks Around St. Louis 2015

Where to Watch Fireworks Around St. Louis 2015

4th of July is almost here and it is time to ooohhhh and aaahhhh over the firework displays. Going to see a display is much safer, and cheaper, than shooting them off yourself. Most of the events for Independence Day around St. Louis have both fireworks and other activities. Some are just one evening, others will last the entire weekend. St. Charles, MO St. Charles Riverfest July 2-4 Frontier Park July 2 open 5pm July 3 open noon, fireworks 9:20pm July 4 open 10am, fireworks 9:20pm South St. Louis County, MO JB Blast July 3 Jefferson Barracks Park Free. Live … Continue Reading →