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March has arrived and with it comes hopes of springtime, longer days, warmer temperatures, and fun events around town. It’s time to say goodbye to the winter blues and see what St. Louis has to offer – here are some events that may interest you.
43rd Annual Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show
When: March 5th – March 8th
This is no ordinary home and garden show. The Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show combines six shows into one. Peruse products and services for your lawn and garden, your kitchen and bath, and your interior design, among plenty of other items. Over 400 companies will be represented in the 340,000 square feet of America’s Center. Experts will be available to lend some advice, answer questions, and share ideas to make your DIY projects come to life. Shop ‘til you drop, or simply wander the grand hall looking for inspiration at this massive annual springtime event.
Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball Presented by Ciao St. Louis
When: March 7th
Ciao St Louis’ Third Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball will be held in the River Casino’s Grand Ballroom. This is a formal event – black tie optional – and masquerade masks are encouraged. Enjoy a night of fabulous food, Venetian-styled performances, music and dancing, along with a few other surprises. Tickets are $125 and include a cocktail and appetizer hour. Be sure to save some room for the dinner and dessert courses, offering up selections such as beef tenderloin, jumbo shrimp, tiramisu, and much, much more. There will be a full open bar with signature cocktails, beer, wine, and of course, limoncello. Spend a night in Venice in your hometown of St. Louis.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 14th
Put on your festive green attire and come on out for the 51st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. Rain or shine, the parade will begin at 20th and Market and proceed east to Broadway and Clark. The parade is one of the largest in the country with over 120 participants including marching bands, cartoon character balloons, Irish dancers, floats, and more. Come on out and celebrate the luck of the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day Recovery Brunch
When: March 15th
If you happen to celebrate a bit too much on St. Patty’s Day, the Gateway Arch Riverboats are offering up a recovery brunch to chase that hangover away. The buffet brunch features Irish favorites and American classics such as Irish bangers, brisket, corned beef hash, Guinness beef stew, eggs, and more. Guests will receive a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary from the cash bar as well as a souvenir.
Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival
When: March 20th & 21st
The Schlafly Brewery will be hosting their Stout and Oyster Festival with over 80,000 oysters and fifteen stouts on tap. Both the east and west coast oysters will be represented – east coast varieties will be Blue Point, Paramour, and Baie Blue, and the west coast varieties will be Sunset Beach, Midnight Bay, and Dabob Bay. Not a fan of raw oysters? No problem. They’ll also be offering Oysters Rockefeller, roasted oysters, oyster chowder, as well as their regular menu. With eight bands scheduled to play, you can’t go wrong with a day or evening of live music, oysters, and beer.
Gateway Outdoor Expo and Summit
When: March 27th & 28th
After a cold winter, are you itching to get back to outdoor activities? The Gateway Outdoor Expo and Summit kicks off the spring with over 200 exhibitors highlighting outdoor activities such as kayaking, running, hiking, biking, and camping. Some of the special features of the expo are a terrain basecamp, a rock climbing wall, and a bicycle demo course. This expo is sure to have everything to meet your outdoor activity needs.
Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring by celebrating some of the events St. Louis has to offer.