Opening Day:

Opening Day in St. Louis is a right of passage and an unofficial holiday or “sick” day for most. If you are lucky enough to snag a ticket the game you will get to see those famous Clydesdales and some of baseball’s greatest circle the field. However, even if you do not go to the game there is definitely no shortage of events and watch parties to enjoy this Thursday, April 4th. Check out some of the following happenings if you want to join the “Sea of Red” cheering on the best team in baseball:

GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend:

So it may be a little late to train for the full 26.2 mile marathon or half marathon, but there are plenty of fitness activities that the entire family can enjoy. More details from a children fun run to a mature mile can be found here

Fizz. Pop. Shop:

Just like it sounds, fizzy drinks, poppy music, and lots of shopping! For just $10 you and some friends can enjoy a few hours on a Sunday afternoon checking out several of St. Louis’ local vendors with a champagne cocktail in hand.

Earth Day Celebrations:

St. Louis usually has quite the selection of Earth Day activities to keep the environmentally conscious busy. This years’ events fall on the last weekend of the month, April 27th & 28th. The Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival is held in Forest Park and you can find more information

If you are looking for something a little smaller size and maybe with a better parking situation then look no further then the South County municipality of Sunset Hills. They will have some entertainment for the kids and some good recycling opportunities for those that did their spring cleaning. Sunset Hills Earth Day Celebration takes place Saturday, April 13th and you can find more details here

Adult Easter Egg Hunts:

Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Let the competition live on in those of us “big kids” too! St. Louis has no shortage of Adult Easter Egg Hunts. There are several in our highlighted South County areas such as Shrewsbury, Sunset Hills, and Mehlville. And also some that take place in two of the cities’ most beautiful parks, Forest Park and Tower Grove Park. Links to the hunts can be found below.

Melville Hunt:

Sunset Hills Hunt:

Shrewsbury Hunt: Takes place Friday, April 12th at 8:30 pm at Wehner Park in Shrewsbury. More information on page 16 of the community brochure

Forest Park Hunt:

Tower Grove Park Hunt:

Crawfish Boil:

Checkout Urban Chestnut’s 5th Annual Crawfish Boil on Saturday, April 27th. This is a ticketed event but it is all you can eat and of course there will be discounted UCBC draughts. Get your tickets at