15 Fun Things to do in St. Louis in March 2024

Last updated on February 29th, 2024 at 08:10 am.

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 Missouri 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

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 2024!  

We hope this list is fun inspiration to explore St. Louis in March. We also have lists for the best things to do in Kansas City in March and the most fun things to do in the state of Missouri in March.

1. Cherry Blossoms In Saint Louis March thru Early April

cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of 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

2. Friday Feels Pet Adoption – March 1, 2024            

A great adoption event at The Procure Shop in the Foundry. It is such a cool shop and they donate 10% of their sales during the event to CARE STL. So even if you aren’t ready to adopt a pet, please come shop and help the shelter animals.

Event starts at 5pm.

Location: 3725 Foundry Way, Unit 137, St. Louis, MO 63110 

3. First Friday- Anime Appreciation – March 1, 2024            

Get in touch with your inner geek with First Friday from the St. Louis Science Center and celebrate your love of anime. Explore the science behind popular anime, as well as experience the local St. Louis anime scene. Try your hand at cosplay, compete against your friends in anime trivia, challenge yourself with the building wide game, shop from local vendors, and so much more.

And don’t forget to dress as your favorite character for fun photo opportunities and a chance to win prizes. The event itself is free to attend but some activities may have costs associated with them.  

March 1st, 5 – 9 p.m

Location: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, The St. Louis Science Center    

4. Shen Yun | March 2-3, 2024

Shen Yun
Photo Credit: Shen Yun

You won’t want to miss out on this event! Shen Yun celebrates over 5,000 years of Chinese culture featuring traditional Chinese dancing, live orchestral music, historical costumes, and stunning scenery!

You can catch the Shen Yun performances at St. Louis’s Stifel Theatre on February 18th and 19th. Tickets start at $95. Don’t miss out on this unique performance!

Location: Stifel Theatre; 1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103

5. Y2K Trivia Night – March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024            

Quest Trivia runs trivia nights at City Foundry every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Meet under the Sand Tower, think of a team name and warm up your brain because the competition is fierce! Prizes kindly donated by 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Location: 3730 Foundry Way, St. Louis, MO 63110 

6. Art in Bloom – March 1-3, 2024           

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual celebration of flowers and fine art is back again! Thirty works from the Museum’s collection will be imaginatively interpreted through floral design by the region’s most talented florists. In addition to the floral displays, the festival includes special ticketed events, family activities, dining, and shopping.

The Museum will offer exclusive Member hours from 8 am to 10 am on all three days of the festival.

Location: Saint Louis Art Museum; One Fine Arts Dr St. Louis, MO 63110

7. Slipping Into Darkness – March 2, 2024            

Slipping Into Darkness

Slipping Into Darkness, is an annual celebration of stouts! Head to 4 Hands Brewing Company between noon and 4pm for a ticketed stout sampling event featuring over 25 of stouts including Madagascar and Chocolate Milk Stout variants as well as delicious dark offerings from guest breweries in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis.

Local DJs will keep the vibe just right with tunes throughout the afternoon and Master Blaster: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder Featuring Steve Ewing of The Urge will perform live in the tent during the festival.

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

8. The 13th Annual Shimmy Showdown – March 8-9, 2024

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. Lola van Ella Presents 2 nights of the infamous heart-stopping, panty-dropping, pastie-popping burlesque event of the year! 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 $25 to $80 per person.  

Location: The Golden Record; 2720 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO 63118

9. Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival – March 8-9, 2024            

Schlafly is a local St. Louis brewery known for hosting fun events and 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!  This is the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest (and the 2nd largest in the country after Boston).  

Oysters will include 3 East Coast varieties & 3 West Coast varieties.

Additional oyster offerings: Fried Oysters Oysters Rockefeller, Roasted Oysters. and Oyster Chowder.

  • Friday, March 8, 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 11 am – 9 pm

Location: 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143         

10. 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 16, 2024

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

The 54th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 11. This is the largest event in downtown St. Louis attracting over 250,000 spectators. Watch floats, marching bands, character balloons, clowns and everything else fun in a parade. This year’s parade is sponsored by McBride Homes.

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.

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

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

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2024

11. St Louis Shamrock Stroll St Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl – March 16, 2024           

The thirstiest, luckiest, and greatest time of the year is back in St Louis. Calling all leprechauns and lepregals to the annual St Louis Shamrock Stroll St Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl.

It’s time to fill the streets of St, Louis with green, so you better come dressed fresh and ready to impress wearing green, and search for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

This event starts at 1pm.

Location: Once you sign up, you’ll get the meeting point.

12. The Annual Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival – March 17, 2024

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

13. St. Louis Regional for FIRST Robotics Competition – March 20-23, 2024

Forty-nine high school FIRST Robotics Competition teams will compete at the St. Louis Regional for awards and advancements in this Sport of the Mind competition. Our events are free and open to the public.

Location: Chaifetz Arena; 1 S Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

14. The Moolah Shrine Circus – March 21-24, 2024            

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. Free admission for military and first responders

Thre are several showtimes throughout the day  

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

15. Gateway Blues Festival – March 29, 2024

The 2024 Blues Is Alright Tour is returning to Stifel Theatre on March 29 for the 16th Annual Gateway Blues Festival. Featuring performances by Blues legends Tucka, Pokey Bear, King George, J-Wonn, Calvin Richardson, and Ronnie Bell.

Location: Stifel Theatre in 1400 Market Street, St. Louis


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