10 Fun Things to do in St. Louis in April 2024

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 10:21 am.

Ready to plan your month with a list of fun things to do in St. Louis in April? Whether you were you were born and bred in St. Louis or planning to visit the city for the first time this spring, there are events designed for everyone, no matter what interests you may have.

As April rolls around, I am so excited for the warmer weather, beautiful springtime flowers, Easter festivities, and additional uniquely St. Louis activities to keep our calendar full.

Fun Things to do in St. Louis in April

There are events designed for people who love the great outdoors and for those who like to stay inside when given the option. Keep in mind that since the weather in St. Louis can be unpredictable in April, if you are planning on attending an outdoor activity, watch that weather report! April showers bring May flowers, after all, so keep an umbrella close by, just in case.

But don’t let a little spring shower put a damper on enjoying all of the fun festivities that the beautiful city of St. Louis has to offer.

Super Fun Things to do in St. Louis in April

So, if you find yourself in the St. Louis area this April, be sure to check out one of these amazingly fun things to do in town. Here are our picks for totally cool things to do in St. Louis, MO this April.

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1. Animals Aglow Lantern Festival – Thru May 5, 2024

The first-ever Animals Aglow lantern festival will bring a dazzling spectacle of lights to the Saint Louis Zoo.

More than 60 larger-than-life Chinese lanterns, along with interactive light displays in the shape of plants and animals, will illuminate paths throughout the Zoo in this nighttime event.

Guests can stroll through the colorful Chinese Dragon Corridor, pose with giant glowing animals and play with interactive displays such as the Moonlight Swings and the Star Stepping Pads.

This festival is a celebration of wildlife, Chinese culture and the artistry of lantern-making.

Animals Aglow will be open from March 13 to May 5, Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

2. St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day – April 4, 2024

St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day

St. Louis Cardinals’ opening day is a city tradition and it is back in a major way this March. Everyone who knows anything about St. Louis understands that it is a major sports town and kick-off to baseball season is always a major event in the city.

So, grab your baseball cap and visit Busch Stadium and/or Ballpark Village to enjoy a day full of Cardinals Baseball themed festivities. The main event happens at 3:15 p.m. when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins to launch the 2024 baseball season in St. Louis. Tickets start at $44.

Location: St. Louis Busch Stadium; 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102

3. The Art Fair at Queeny Park | April 5-7, 2024

Come celebrate spring at the Art Fair at Queeny Park. This event is $6 and will take place at the newly renovated Greensfelder Recreational Complex.

The Queeny Art Fair is one of the most popular, reputable and longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region. For nearly 50 years, the art fair has been the perfect opportunity for attendees to experience spectacular art and breathtaking designs. In addition, Queeny Art Fair hosts Artists First STL, a non-for-profit artists group that offers creative resources with an inclusive and safe space for everyone to create and market their art.

There will be live music, wine & cheese tasting, art demos, claymazing and make and take projects for children.

Location: 550 Weidman Rd, Manchester, MO 63011 (about 20 minutes from St. Louis)

4. Sake and Sakura | April 5, 2024

sake and cherry blossom

Say hello to April at the stunningly beautiful Missouri Botanical Gardens and celebrate Sake and Sakura. Enjoy an evening of beauty while the Sakura Cherry Trees are in bloom, all while sipping on sake.

There will be specialists there to walk you through your sake sampling and everyone who attends will take home a tasting cup keepsake. The sake is included with the price of admission and there will be authentic Japanese treats available. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets for members are $20 and $25 for non-members.

April 7th, 5-8 p.m.

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis- Missouri Botanical Gardens

5. Czech Festival | April 6, 2024

Explore delicious international foods like Czech Goulash at the Spring Czech Festival. Tickets start at $20 and the event starts at 9am.

Two great local bands will provide the music for the event – Brasshauffen from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., followed by our own Joe Polach and the St. Louis Express from 3:00 p.m. until the close of the event. 

Location: American Czech Center, 4690 Lansdowne Ave, St Louis, Missouri

6. First Day of National Park Week- St. Louis Arch | April 20-28, 2024

Gateway Arch in St. Louis

Kick-off National Park Week at the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch. The National Park Service designated National Park Week as a way to celebrate the beauty and history that the country’s parks have to offer by encouraging people to get out and explore them. April 20th sees the kick-off of a week full of fun activities to celebrate the Gateway Arch and park grounds. This all-day event is free to attend.

Location: St. Louis Arch and Park Grounds

7. Louis Bach festival (Brandenburg Concertos) | April 20, 2024

Indulge your senses as The Bach Society of Saint Louis brings J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to life, each boasting its distinct personality and allure. The concert includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 showcasing Bach’s compositional diversity and his ability to highlight various instruments.

In addition to the Brandenburg Concertos, the program also presents other notable works by Bach, such as the Concerto for harpsichord, strings, and Continuo No. 4. Concertmaster Lenora-Marya Anop will lead the Bach Society Orchestra in sharing these timeless compositions.

Location: Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131

8. Earth Day 365 | April 20-21, 2024

Earth Day 365

Earth Day 365 returns to the St. Louis Muny hosted by Friends of the Rain Forest. The weekend’s activities include free giveaways and Earth Day-themed booths.

Come on over to St. Louis’s beautiful Forest Park and enjoy a day of celebrating and learning about environmental sustainability in the city. learn about sustainable products and services offered by area businesses and organizations, including 4 Hands Brewing Co., Alpacas of Troy, Baetje Farms, Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, Kakao Chocolate, Schlafly Beer, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and the World Bird Sanctuary.

Best of all, this event is free to attend. It runs from 11am-5pm.

Location: 1 Theatre Dr, St. Louis- The Muny

9. Anime St. Louis 2024 | April 26-28, 2024

Anime St. Louis

Love anime? Then you will not want to miss St. Louis’s biggest anime convention this April. Celebrating its 18th year, Anime St. Louis brings together fans of the Japanese animation art form and manga comics lovers.

Come on down and celebrate anime art and gaming. For an extra level of excitement, dress up as your favorite anime character and enjoy the cosplay fun! There are several ticket options but a full weekend pass is $60.

Location: 1 Convention Center Plz, St. Charles Convention Center

10. 5th Annual Taco & Tequila Crawl | April 27, 2024

Love Tacos? Love tequila? Then historic Soulard has the event for you. The Taco & Tequila Crawl will take place across six bars. A general admission ticket gets you four tacos, an event Koozie, discounted drinks, and a specialty event map.

With the VIP ticket, you will get five tacos, a t-shirt, the event Koozie, early event registration, the map, and a special drink at each bar. Tickets range from $20-$40.

So, Come stroll through Soulard eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margaritas, tequila, and beer specials. The event starts at noon and runs until 5pm.

Location: Participating Bars in Soulard

St. Louis Events for Every Month

We also have our favorite things to do in St. Louis for every month. Just click on any month to plan your next STL adventure! January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Still wondering what to do in April? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in April! Where will your next trip or excursion be in Missouri?

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