The warm weather has arrived and so has the fun. There are several events to choose from this month. From festivities surrounding Opening Day for the Cardinals to local art fairs, there is something for everyone. Grab the family and enjoy one if not all of these activities. There are events both indoors and outdoors so don’t let the curse of April Showers keep you from enjoying the fun.
This is an unofficial holiday here in St. Louis. The first St. Louis Cardinal’s home game will take place on Monday, April 2 at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Chicago Cubs at 7:35 p.m.
National exhibit and sale of fine arts and crafts will take place March 31 – April 2 at Greensfelder Recreation Center at Queeny Park. The lineup is composed of 135 juried artists from 20 or more states, representing the following media: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, printmaking, digital art, glass, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, wood and more.
The circus is coming to St. Charles March 30 – April 2. The Moolah Shrine Circus is an event for the whole family with colorful clowns, high flying trapeze artists and plenty of lions, tigers and elephants. Tickets start at $18.
Wizard World Comic Con returns to America’s Center April 7-9. Celebrate the best of pop culture. This event brings it all – movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, graphic novels, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles, anime, manga & more.
The 2016 GO! St. Louis Marathon is scheduled for April 8-9. This race continues to attract over 25,000 participants internationally. The Family Fitness Weekend features events and races for people of all ages and fitness abilities including a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run/walk, children’s fun runs, mature mile and fitness expo. Marathoners start downtown and run past St. Louis landmarks including Busch Stadium, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Forest Park, Clayton and University City.
This month marks the Opening Day at Six Flags St. Louis. It will be open on weekends only in April. Come out and enjoy the fun. Hurricane Harbor will not be open quite yet.
For anyone who’s putting off those home improvement projects, get inspired at the St. Charles Home and Garden Show April 7-9. Browse through more than 300 booths of the latest ideas for decorating and landscaping. Admission and parking are free.
April 15th is opening day for Grant’s Farm. They offer activities such as camel rides, goat feedings, and animal shows. Guest 21 and older can enjoy a complimentary sample of an Anheuser Busch product. There is no fee to enter the farm but there is a $12 fee to park.
The main purpose of ThurtenE Carnival is to bring together the Washington University and Greater St. Louis communities for three days of exhilarating rides, live performances, and tasty food. It is the largest and oldest student-run carnival in the nation, organized by members of ThurtenE Honorary at Washington University.
On April 20- 22, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival will feature Jazz Trumpet Artist Terrell Stafford and Jazz Trombone Artist Wycliffe Gordon appearing with the University of Missouri – St. Louis Jazz Ensemble, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dizzy Gillespie with Legendary Trumpeter Jon Faddis and Friends.
Visit the 27th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival themed “Think Global, Act STL” on April 22nd – 23rd from 11am to 5pm on the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. The annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the Earth while learning about resources, products and services that enable practicing Earth Day every day. Enjoy three stages of entertainment, local food, 200+ booths, and hands-on activities for the whole family.
The annual robotics competition will return to the Dome at America’s Center April 26-29. Watch some of the brightest minds from around the world compete for the top honors in design excellence, competitive play and sportsmanship. The event includes the FIRST ® Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST ® LEGO® League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Expo. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
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What are you looking forward to this month?