13 Fun Things to do in St. Louis in April

Ready to plan your month with a list of fun things to do in St. Louis in April? Whether you are a local St. Louisan 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.

April means warming weather, beautiful springtime flowers, Easter festivities, and more uniquely, St. Louis activities to keep your 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.

13 Super Fun Things to do in St. Louis in April 2022

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 13 totally cool things to do in St. Louis, MO this April.

1. Sake and Sakura (April 1)

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 1st, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

2. The 2022 Ballwin Spring Art Fair (April 1-3)

Come view exhibits from 130 artists at the Ballwin Spring Art Fair. This Art Fair will display works across a wide variety of mediums including printmaking, drawing, digital art, and pastels.

Other display types include handmade jewelry, glasswork, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, photography, and mixed media. Enjoy the fair in beautiful Queeny Park and take home some decorative artwork. This event is free to attend.

Location: Queeny Park; 550 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011 – Queeny Park

3. St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day (April 7)

St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day

St. Louis Cardinals’ opening day is a city tradition and it is back in a major way this April. 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 Pittsburgh Pirates to launch the 2022 baseball season in St. Louis. Tickets start at $84 apiece.

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

4. Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Jefferson Barracks Park (April 8 & 9)

Easter egg hunt

Who says Easter Egg Hunts are just for kids? Get your flashlight and grab a basket and get ready to hunt for thousands of Easter Eggs stuffed with goodies for adults only! Plus, there will be cash prizes as well!

You must be 21 to attend this event because some of those eggs contain alcohol. This is the major Adult Easter-themed event in St. Louis and it will sell out fast! Tickets are just $10 a person.

Two Dates: April 8th and 9th, at 9:00 p.m.

Location: Jefferson Barracks Park;  345 North Rd W, St. Louis, MO 63125

5. Doggy Bone Hunt (April 9)

Doggy Bone Hunt
Photo Credit: Krekel Civic Center

This event is for all of you, dog lovers. The Doggy Bone Hunt is a man’s best friend’s very own Easter Egg Hunt type of event. Although your dog will not be hunting for colorful eggs, instead he will be sniffing out tasty doggy bones. The ratio is one dog per one person. Tickets range from $10-$12. Participants must register by April 4th.

April 9th, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: 305 Civic Park, Dr. – Krekel Civic Center

6. First Day of National Park Week- St. Louis Arch (April 16)

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 16th 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. Celtic Woman (April 21)

Celtic Woman in St. Louis
Photo Credit: Stifel Theatre

Get ready for an evening of Irish cultural and Grammy-nominated musical performances as the Celtic Woman returns to St. Louis to perform their new piece, Postcards from Ireland. Spend the night listening to some of the most beautiful voices and instrumental music that Ireland has to offer. The evening’s performance will also include talented Irish dancers and bagpipers. Tickets range from $29.50 to $150.

April 21st, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: Stifel Theatre; 1400 Market St, St. Louis, Mo

8. Peace in the Prairie – Forest Park (aPRIL 22)

Here is an event you will not see anywhere else! Peace in the Prairie is presented by the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective. This event is designed to dive into the ideas of peace and violence in conjunction with how it pertains to the life of African Americans living in the City and Missouri’s endangered prairie land.

The day will be full of separate events, including vendors, a music video shoot, community performances, a picnic dinner (order in advance), and the film screening of Peace in the Prairie. This event is free to attend.

April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Forest Park; 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112

9. ASID Trivia Night 2022 – Earth Day! (aPRIL 22)

Kick off the Earth Day weekend festivities with the ASID Trivia Night. Enjoy a full evening of trivia along with the return of fun activities including a Silent Auction, a Chance Auction, and the Table-Top Display Competition.

As an added bonus, there will be an open bar and buffet-style dinner! Tickets range from $50 for a single player to $400 for a table of eight and they offer student discount tickets.

Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 4532 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis – LiUNA Event Center

10. Anime St. Louis 2022 (April 22-24)

Anime St. Louis

Love anime? Then you will not want to miss St. Louis’s biggest anime convention this April. Celebrating its 17th 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 $55.

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

11. 3rd Annual Taco & Tequila Crawl (April 23)

Taco and tequila crawl in St. Louis

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

12. Earth Day 365 (April 23-24)

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. Best of all, this event is free to attend.

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

13. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in St. Louis (April 30)

Bach Society concerts in St. Louis
Photo Credit: Bach Society

Concertmaster Lenora-Marya Anop will lead the Bach Society Orchestra in a rare performance of all six instrumental masterpieces presented in one afternoon. This brilliant Baroque orchestral music performance of intimate and virtuosic chamber music will be a highlight of the 2022 St. Louis Bach Festival.

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

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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