Mardi Gras Parties: Mardi Gras parties in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis will take place all day on Saturday, March 2nd. There are several ticketed parties if you want to avoid the “hot mess” of a crowd filling the streets as if it were NYE in Times Square. Check out for your Mardi Gra party happenings.

Bud Light Mardi Gras Parade: Before hitting the Mardi Gras parties be sure to go to the largest Mardi Gras Parade outside of the Big Easy. The parade is on Saturday, March 2nd at 11am and runs from Busch Stadium to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Check here for more details

Monster Jam: For the monster truck enthusiast look no further than Monster Jam at the Dome at America’s Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd. For tickets and more information head to

Arch Madness: The Missouri Valley Mens College Basketball Championship takes place in St. Louis at the Enterprise Center the week of March 7th-10th. Ten teams from the MVC seek to battle it out for the coveted championship trophy, but more importantly an automatic ticket into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Check here for tickets and other tournament details

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (downtown): This year marks the 50th year of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis. The date is Saturday, March 16th and the start time is Noon, rain or shine! More information can be found here

Michelob Ultra St. Patricks Day Race: Irish runners be sure to sign up for the St. Patrick’s Day Run downtown before the parade. This is a 5 mile timed run with over 8,000 participants. The run begins at 9 am and you can register for the race here

St. Patricks Day Bar Crawl: If you have the luck of the Irish or just the drinking habits of the Irish you might be interested in guzzling your way through several bars in downtown. Just be sure to wear your green! Event date is Saturday, March 16th. Tickets can be purchased at

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Dogtown): Brought to you by the St. Louis Hibernians is the parade that always, no matter the day of the week, takes place ON St. Patricks Day. This year, St. Pat’s Day falls on a Sunday (March 17th) so there will be much less people playing hooky to be at true Irish event. The parade starts at 11am at the intersection of Tamm and Oakland and moves south down Tamm avenue through the heart of “Dogtown” the Irish neighborhood of the Lou.

Maplewood Coffee Crawl: Caffeine addicts unite! The city of Maplewood is hosting its 10th annual coffee crawl on Saturday, March 23rd and there are two sessions to choose from. The “wake-up call” session goes from 8am-12:30pm and the “afternoon buzz” session is from 12:30pm-5:00pm. Both sessions cost $11. Purchase tickets here

Mac & Cheese Throwdown STL: If Mac & Cheese is more your style then get ready to make your taste buds happy. Saturday, March 23rd marks the 3rd annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown in StL featuring some of the areas top chefs showcasing their cheese melting skills. This event takes place at Union Station from 11:30am-3:00pm. Get your tickets here

Ales for Tales: It wouldn’t be St. Louis if there wasn’t at least one beer related event on the list. At least this one is for a good cause! This fundraising event for Tenth Life Cat Rescue and Needy Paws Dog Rescue takes place at Urban Chestnut Brewery on Saturday, March 23rd from 1pm-5pm. This event will have unlimited beer samples from local home brewers, live music, and “The Meow Market” featuring a variety of local business. You can buy tickets here

Concerts: Some big names in music will be in St. Louis this March. A few being Garth Brooks (3/9), Mariah Carey (3/16), Michael Buble (3/22), Justin Timberlake (3/28).