15 Fun Things to do in St. Louis in March

There are so many things to do in St. Louis in March. Spring is approaching and that means the St. Louis area is gearing up to celebrate the warmer weather and say goodbye to those winter blues with some fun local events that will get you out of your house this March!              

Every Misssouri native knows that St. Louis has a strong local food, music, and entertainment scene and there are over a dozen events coming this March that highlight the best that St. Louis has to offer.              

Bookmarking this post guarantees that you won’t miss a minute of the action this month.

Unique Things To Do in the St. Louis MO area in March 2022  

13 Fun Things To Do in the St. Louis MO area in March 2022!  

From iconic St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to Springtime Festivals and activities available for everyone, no matter your interests. Whether you are a trivia lover, enjoy local craft beer, or love supporting small businesses in your neighborhood, there are events designed for you this March!              

So, get ready to say goodbye to the brutally cold St. Louis winter and give spring a huge warm welcome with one or more of these fantastically fun things to do in March 2022!  

1. Morpho Mardi Gras In Saint Louis (March 1)

blue morpho butterflies

Visit the beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden the first day of March. You can see gorgeous Morpho Blue butterflies that might land on your hand or arm. This is an exciting and memorable event for the entire family.

Admission is free for members. 13 and up is $14 per person and Seniors are $6 if they are Saint Louis city residents.

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

2. Coins for a Cause at Up-Down STL (March 2)            

Love video games and want to support a great cause? Then Coins for a Cause at Up-Down STL is a great way to spend your Wednesday night. This event is free to attend, and supports the Crime Victim Center.

Up-Down STL is an adult-only arcade and bar, featuring both new and classic arcade games.  

March 2nd, 3:00 p.m.  

Location: 405 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108  

3. Slipping Into Bluegrass (March 4)            

If you are a fan of Bluegrass music, locally brewed beer, and BBQ, then you will not want to miss out on Slipping Into Bluegrass at 4 Hands Brewing Company.

This is an outdoor event, with live music starting at 7:00 p.m., and they will have BBQ from Sugar Fire available. This event is free to attend.  

March 4th, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.  

Location: 1220 S. 8th, St. Louis, MO- 4 Hands Brewing Company    

4. First Friday- Batman! (March 4)            

Get in touch with your inner geek with First Friday from the St. Louis Science Center and celebrate your love of Batman! Enjoy an evening of trivia and entertainment. The event itself is free to attend but some activities may have costs associated with them.   March 4th, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.   Location: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, The St. Louis Science Center    

5. Chocolates and Beer Pairings at BeerSauce Shop (March 10)              

Chocolates and Beer Pairings

Chocolate and beer. Is there a better way to spend a Thursday night?

Check out the Chocolates and Beer Pairings event at the BeerSauce Shop to enjoy five chocolate and beer pairings. The owner of Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate will be there to teach you about the best chocolate and stout pairings and provide some helpful tips on how to make your own chocolate treats at home!

March 10th, 7:00 p.m. This event is free to attend.

Location: 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Suite C, Saint Peters, BeerSauce Shop St. Peters  

6. Y2K Trivia Night (March 11)            

 Y2K themed Trivia Night at the Krekel Civic Center

Show off those trivia skills at the Y2K themed Trivia Night at the Krekel Civic Center.

Grab a group of friends, dress in your best early 2000’s style clothes (there is a costume contest), and get ready for this blast from the past.

March 11th, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The cost is $80 per team of eight.

Location: 305 Civic Park Dr. O’Fallon, Krekel Civic Center    

7. 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 12)       

St. Louis’ 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Get a jump start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with St. Louis’ 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place downtown. Arrive early to find a great spot to view the 120 floats, marching bands, character balloons, clowns, and everything else fun about a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

This is the largest event in downtown St. Louis attracting over 250,000 spectators.

Be sure to dress in your best St. Patty’s gear and bring a large bag to hold all of the free candy, beads, and other goodies tossed from the many floats!

March 12th 12:00 p.m. This event is free to attend.  

Location: The parade will begin at 20th and Market Streets and travel east, ending at Broadway and Clark streets.

8. ShamROCKed St. Pat’s Parade After Party (March 12)            

Rock over to Ballpark Village after the Annual St. Louis St. Patrick’s Day Parade, for their ShamROCKed After Party. There will be live entertainment, tasty food, and a 90s-themed dance party.

March 12th, 2:00 p.m. & tickets start at $15.    

Location: 601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102, Ballpark Village  

9. Winter Jam 2022 (March 13)            

Get ready for a night full of music and entertainment as Winter Jam 2022 comes to town!

Rock out to several Christian musical artists including headliners pop-rock star Tauren Wells, alternative rock band Skillet, hip hop rapper KB, singer-songwriter Colton Dixon, the contemporary musical artist I Am They, and more!

This festival truly has something for everyone, no matter your musical tastes. Entry is $10 at the door, no need to purchase tickets in advance!  

March 13th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

Location: 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, the Family Arena  

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13

10. The Annual Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival (March 17)  

Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Louis area boasts several amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, festivals, and parades but none are more iconic than the Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dogtown is held annually on March 17. In addition to the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade, Dogtown United coordinates an Irish Festival to highlight the unique spirit and vibrant history of the Dogtown neighborhood.

The festival will feature food and drinks from numerous vendors. The Bud Light festival stage, located at Clayton and Art Hill, will feature live music by Rusty Nail from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The new Family Zone will feature Irish music and a merchant village throughout the day. The Irish Culture Zone at St. James the Greater will also feature Irish music and traditional food.

Meet in Forest Park at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day to begin the celebrations with breakfast and drinks.

The official Irish Festival starts at 9:00 a.m. and the parade with over 100 beautifully decorated floats starts at 11:00 a.m.

Irish Festival: Thursday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Thursday, March 17th, 11:00 a.m.  

Location: The Parade Route is along Oakland and Tamm

11. Christmas Trade Show 2022 (March 17-20)            

Christmas in March? Sure, why not! The Christmas Trade Show returns to St. Louis and you will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. View holiday-themed exhibits of all kinds, some as tall as 65ft!

Tickets are $95 in advance.  

March 17th, 10:00 a.m. to March 20th, 2:00 p.m.  

Location: 701 Convention Plz, St. Louis, MO 63101  

12. The 11th Annual Shimmy Showdown (March 18-20)            

This is not your typical art show! The Shimmy Showdown is a weekend full of some of the most provocative art exhibits you will ever see. Featuring a burlesque-themed competition, this show is not for the faint of heart but if you find that your interest has been peaked, check out what this show has to offer!

Tickets range from $15 to $95 per person.  

March 18th, 8:00 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. March 20th  

Location: 2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118, the MadArt Gallery  

13. Cherry Blossoms In Saint Louis (March 20-31)

cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring. The blossoms are at their peak for 10-14 days before the blossoms start to fall.

There are more than 14 acres, 40 weeping Higan cherry trees, and over 40 specimens of Yoshino cherry throughout the Japanese and other gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

You don’t have to travel to Japan to see the gorgeous cherry blossoms when we have them here in Missouri!

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

14. The Moolah Shrine Circus (March 24- 27)            

Moolah Shrine Circus

The Moolah Shrine Circus is a favorite tradition in the St. Louis area. This family-friendly event is put on by the local Moolah Shrine Club. See dozens of exotic animals and high-flying acrobatics! In fact, you get up close and personal with the elephants and ponies.

Don’t forget about the wonderful carnival food such as cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, & soda. It is the perfect family experience.

Tickets range from $15- $35 per person.  

March 24th through March 27th several showtimes throughout the day  

Location: 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, the Family Arena  

15. Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival (March 25-26)            

Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival

Schlafly is a local St. Louis brewery known for hosting fun events and their tasty locally crafted beers.

Join them for their Stout & Oyster Festival to enjoy music, beer, fresh oysters, and more! Best of all, this event is free to attend!  

Friday March 25th 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26th 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Location: 2100 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103, The Schlafly Tap Room              


If you know of other fun things to do in St Louis in March, please share in the comments!

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

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