Don’t think that just because it’s getting cooler outside, that the St. Louis area is shutting down for the winter. No way! We always have the indoor venues that keep the concerts and shows going year round.
BUT – in addition to those, we still have a full calendar of seasonal events that are being held all around the area! Since the next holiday is Halloween, some of these are costume or pumpkin oriented, but not all.
The world-class St Louis Zoo is holding their Boo at the Zoo Spooky Saturday on October 26, 9-4. Free admission. This is a family-friendly event, so there are some restrictions on costumes. Please see www.stlzoo.org for details. Boo at the Zoo Nights is also happening each evening, 5:30-8:30 thru October 30. Parking is free, but there is a small admission fee. Again, please see the details and all the activities on the Zoo’s website.
The Magic House is hosting a Not-So-Haunted House Fri-Sun, Oct 25, 26, 27. Attendees may wear costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the House. They have lots of fun things planned. Participation is free with the regular admission. See www.magichouse.org for details.
Kimmswick’s Apple Butter Festival is going on Saturday/Sunday Oct 26-27, 10am-5pm. Thousands of people descend upon this town to visit hundreds of craft and food vendors and enjoy the hospitality offered by this historic town. Oh, and also take home some fresh apple butter! www.visitkimmswick.com/apple_butter_festival
If you are near Washington, MO on October 26, make sure you visit their Pumpkin Palooza (10am-4pm) in beautiful downtown. They have a full day of activities planned – something for everyone! www.downtownwashmo.org/pumpkin-palooza
O’Fallon, MO will be hosting Marion Nichols’ collection of intricately carved pumpkins at the Heald Home in Ft Zumwalt Park from 1-4pm. $2 admission includes a tour of the home also.
October 28 is the 48th anniversary of the final section of the Arch being put into place. To celebrate, the Jefferson National Parks Assoc is hosting a “Meet the Builders” celebration in the Visitor Center below the Arch. This is your chance to listen to first-hand accounts from the men who were there whenit was built. This will be held 10am-11:30am.
Speaking of the Arch grounds, you still have a chance to take a sight-seeing cruise on the Mississippi River. Access the schedule and information at www.gatewayarch.com
Are you more the nature-lover type? How about visiting the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park and learning all about owls? You will get to meet some live owls and learn all about their calls. There are multiple dates, but reservations are required. www.worldbirdsanctuary.org
Well, this gets us through the end of the month anyway. As you can see, there is still tons of activities going on right here in YOUR area!
Did I miss your favorite? Let me know what, when and where in the comment section.