From movie experiences to rockin' out at the Science Center to fun runs and bird watching, there's plenty of fun and adventure around town in March for your family. Check out this list of upcoming activities for you and your family.
March Saturdays and Sundays: Kids Dream Winter Film Series
Participating Marcus Theaters
Time: 10 AM
Price: Admission only $3.00! Concessions Specials: $2.75 Popcorns and $2.75 Fountain Drinks
Join us on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM March 2nd - April 14th to view your favorite family flicks for just $3.00! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatres® location!
March 2 - 3: Smallfoot
March 9 - 10: Ferdinand
March 16 - 17: Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
March 23 - 24: Trolls
March 30 - 31: House With a Clock In Its Walls
Special sizing applies to promotional $2.75 popcorns and fountain drinks. Titles and dates are subject to change. All titles will be shown in standard 2D only, and are rated PG. In accordance with MPAA, PG titles should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend.
March 1-31: GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World
St. Louis Science Center - 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: Adults (ages 13-59): $10.95 / Seniors (ages 60+): $7.95 / Children (ages 5-12): $7.95 / Children 4 and Under: Free / Members: $5.00
Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interactives for all ages, video performances, x-ray images of guitars’ inner workings and plenty of opportunities to strum and jam.
More than 70 guitars including acoustic, electric, and antique
15 Hands-on STEM interactives that demonstrate the science of sound and music
100 historical artifacts, ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative
10 Video displays
Interactive kiosks, computer displays, and sound stations
Listening and viewing environments for different musical genres
Photos, posters, graphics, illustrations, and banners
March 1: Trolls at Des Peres Lodge
The Lodge Des Peres - 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, MO 63131
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: Cost: Free / Member; $5 / Resident; $10 / Non-Resident
Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the Indoor Pool and enjoy a family movie while you float in one of our tubes or just play in the water. Water park tubes are first come, first served. No outside floatation devices will be allowed. The entire indoor pool area will be open and available to enjoy including our concession stand until 9:00 PM (waves will be off). Advanced registration is preferred, but any remaining tickets will be on sale at the front desk on event night starting at 7:30 PM. Maximum 200. http://www.desperesmo.org/1489/Dive-In-Spring-Movie-Trolls
March 1: 10th Anniversary Special - Chesterfield Sports Fusion
Chesterfield Sports Fusion - 140 Long Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Time: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Price: 2 Hour Special for only $10.00
Come celebrate our anniversary on Friday March 1st. To show our appreciation to the community for their support over the last 10 years, we are offering our most popular option, a 2 Hour Special for only $10.00. Regular price is $20.99, that's over 50% off and is the lowest price we have ever offered.
A 2 Hour Pass Includes all our attractions (except arcade):
Forty player 7,500 sq ft 2 story laser tag arena with the most advanced equipment on the market.
-Competition court with glass walls for spectator viewing of dodgeball.
-Four person, 20 foot auto belay rock climbing wall.
-Mini Sport Court for basketball and volleyball.
-Eighteen hole indoor miniature golf course.
-3 Story Play Structure.
-65 ft Inflatable Obstacle Course.
Limited space available, get your ticket to guarantee your spot.
March 1-2: STEM Fest
Parkway Southwest Middle School - 701 Wren Ave. Ballwin, MO 63021
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM / Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us at Parkway STEM Fest '19 where everyone will have the chance to
Drive a Sphero, Fly a Drone, Experience a Virtual Reality World, Complete Design-Build Challenges, Witness our students compete in a Hack-a-thon, and Visit Exploration Stations.
March 2: Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party
Brentwood Parks And Recreation - 2505 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: Residents: $4 / person; Non-Residents: $6 / person
Join us at the Brentwood Recreation Complex to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and National Read Across America Day. We will be having Green Eggs & Ham for brunch, a Dr. Seuss book reading, and other games and activities to celebrate the joys of reading!
Call 314-963-8689 to register!
March 2: Nine Network PBS Kids Party at The Magic House
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum - 516 S Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Price: Free with Museum admission. With a paid adult admission, children 12 and under receive free museum admission by donating a new book ($5.00 minimum value) to Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. Join us for a Nine networks PBS KIDS Party at The Magic House! Celebrate the opening of the newest exhibit Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! as you meet and have your photo taken with Splash and Bubbles from the show, dance to the rhythm of the reef with singer-songwriter Celia and learn how you can help protect our one big ocean!
March 2: 2019 Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 1-mile
627 Dennison Dr, Ballwin, MO 63021
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Price: 5K $30 / 1 Mile $20 / Family of 4 Registration $95 (Pays for 2 adults and 2 children) /
Family of 5 Registration $110 (Pays for 2 adults and 3 children) / Family of 6 Registration $125 (Pays for 2 adults and 4 children)
Don't miss the 6th Annual Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Holy Infant in Ballwin! Bring your race-day competitive spirit to the 5K (race against others or beat your own personal best) OR participate in the 1-mile fun run/walk. Invite your friends and family - we will have activities for the kids, Fredbird®, Food Trucks, a DJ and more.
Awards will be given to the top three overall 5K male and female finishers and the top male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. All registrants crossing the finish line will earn a finisher's medal.
The 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at Holy Infant and works its way through the neighborhoods of beautiful Ballwin. Proceeds benefit the Holy Infant Parish Outreach Programs.
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fun, family event!
March 2: 12th Annual Eureka Sale & Swap Meet
Six Flags St. Louis - 4900 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 63025
Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: Entry is $10.00 per car.
Get ready to buy, sell, and trade at the 12th Annual Eureka Chamber of Commerce Garage Sale & Swap Meet which is the largest event of its kind in the Midwest. Shoppers will find an abundance of treasures from over 500 vendors. There will be food onsite available for purchase, and vendors ready to strike up a good deal.
The Eureka Chamber Garage Sale & Swap Meet takes over the parking lot at Six Flags St. Louis to provide a one of a kind shopping experience.
This event will happen rain or shine. All proceeds go towards the support of the Chamber Scholarship Program and the promotion of our local business community. For full details, vendor information and more, visit their official page at https://www.eurekaswap.com.
March 3: Blues Kids Boogie at the NBM – Mardi Gras Party
National Blues Museum - 615 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: Kids get in free to this very special life music event. Accompanying adults are required to purchase tickets for $15.00.
Join us for our Blues Kids Boogie at the NBM Mardi Gras Party at the National Blues Museum from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM.
It’s free admission from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM for families, and will include live music, scavenger hunts, story time, hands-on activities, and crafts! It will also include our ‘Musical Petting Zoo!
The Mardi Gras Party will be followed by a special kid-friendly Soulful Sunday Concert with Bob Case from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
March 2-3: Monster Jam - America’s Center & The Dome
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
Time: March 2nd - 7:00 PM, March 3rd - 3:00 PM
It's among the biggest tickets in town, and fans can't seem to get enough. It's called the "Most family-friendly, action-packed motor sport in the world with four-wheel racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions," all returning to the Dome at America’s Center on March 2 & 3, 2019. Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
Fans also have the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers for photo opportunities and autographs by purchasing a Pit Party pass or a Pit Party Early Access pass, which allows them early entry to the Pit Party. An event ticket is also required.
March 3: Cub Scout Camp Expo
Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - 4568 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a camp expo open house! Participate in free camp activities such as BB gun shooting, archery, catapults, make your own airplane, and even go for a horse ride!
Every 30 minutes a cub camping presentation will occur in Emerson Dining Hall where you will learn all about 2019 cub scout camping.
March 9: 2nd Annual Chesterfield Shamrock and Lil’ Leprechaun Run
Monarch Levee Trail & Chesterﬁeld Valley Athletic Complex
Time: SHAMROCK RUN 9:00 AM, LIL’ LEPRECHAUN RUN 12 & UNDER BEGINS AT 10:30 AM
Price: $20.00 (through 2/18), $25.00 (2/19 through 3/8), $30.00 Race Day, Kids $8 (through 2/18), $10.00 (2/19 through Race Day)
Awards will be given for the top overall male and female and top overall in each age group.
All kids will receive a participation medal.
Packet pick-up is March 8th at 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM at the Parks Admin Building (17891 North Outer 40 Rd) and March 9th at 7:30 AM in the central parking lot at CVAC (17925 N Outer 40 Rd Chesterﬁeld 63005).
March 10: Free Family Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, MO 63127
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: Free for all ages and open to all.
Laumeier Sculpture Park's Free Family Days provide families with a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Visitors of all ages participate in structured activities for creating art using a variety of materials to create artwork based on personal experience.
Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to another level. Families explore new media and concepts together and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. For more information, visit www.laumeier.org.
March 11: Cat Video Fest 2019! - Marcus Wehrenberg Chesterfield Cinema
450 THF Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Price: Tickets: $12.50
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. The 70-minute-reel of cat videos is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by anyone.
CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.
Tickets sell out fast so grab yours today!
March 13: Winter Movie Night at Ballpark Village - Solo
Join Ballpark Village as we present a variety of family friendly movies, such as Incredibles 2, Solo, Deep, Hotel Transylvania 3, and Captain Underpants. Once a month from November to March, Ballpark Village will be hosting Winter Movie nights inside FOX Sports Midwest Live! at 6 pm. A Local charity will be onsite accepting donations in exchange for access to fun activities, such as face painting and photo ops!
March 15: Emerson Free Family Night at the Magic House
Magic House-516 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
This special night every third Friday of the month allows a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits at The Magic House at no charge. The Magic House engages children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. The Magic House has gained recognition as one of the nation’s top children’s museums, and was ranked the nation’s #1 attraction based on child appeal by Zagat U.S. Family Travel Guide. Reservations are not required. For more information call 314-822-8900 or visit the Magic House website.
March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown St. Louis, MO
Time: 12:00 PM
This annual St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place "rain or shine." It begins at 18th and Market streets and proceeds east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. Regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade will be comprised of over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000 plus marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 spectators, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, are expected to attend, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire.
Food and drink will be sold at numerous locations along the parade route. Many of the booths will serve soft drinks, hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, and beer, along with other snacks and novelties. In addition, visit the Irish Village, at Kiener Plaza for food, fun, and entertainment all day long.
There is a family-friendly area to watch the giant helium character balloons close-up as they are being inflated. Come watch as Murphy the Leprechaun, the Irish Flag, and all of the other balloons rise up before your eyes. Volunteer will be on hand to answer all of your questions. The inflation will be in Aloe Plaza, near the corner of 18th and Chestnut, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For more information call 314-241-7287.
March 17: Dogtown Irish Festival
Clayton & Tamm Intersection in Dogtown
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: Free, vendors have individual prices.
The 2nd Annual Dogtown Irish Festival begins with outdoor vendor sales starting at 9:00 AM. The festival continues all day long after the parade ends.
The 37th Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off at 11:00 AM along Tamm Avenue. The entire parade route from Oakland to Manchester will be lined with great attractions, including many bars & restaurants and St. James the Greater's Irish celebration. Rusty Nail will play on the festival stage by the Gazebo at the Clayton/Tamm intersection from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Festival will feature food, drink, music, and a Vendor Village. Check out our website for a full list of attractions at https://dogtownunited.org/st-patricks-day-2/
This year will also feature an increase in on-site security personnel and longer street closures. Check out the web link above for more information on security, street closures, volunteering, accessibility, and prohibited items.
March 23: RFT Mac & Cheese Throwdown STL 2019
St. Louis Union Station Hotel - 1820 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Price: Early Bird General Admission (13 years old and above) $30.00 / VIP (21+ ONLY) $55.00 / Kids (6-12 years old) $15.00 / Children 5 and under free.
St. Louis, the gloves are off as the city's most talented chefs go head-to-head in a MELTY-CHEESY-SMACKDOWN of epic proportions! YOU decide who will be named the MAC & CHEESE CHAMPION of Greater St. Louis. Can Salt + Smoke defend its title?!
Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019 for the 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown STL and get your taste on! This event has sold out every year so don't wait to get your tickets.
New this year:
—New, larger location: The first two years of the event sold out so we've moved to Union Station to allow more people and more restaurants.
—More than mac & cheese: Don't get us wrong, Mac & Cheese is still the star of this show, but we'll have restaurants sampling other delicious bites as well.
—Bring the kids: You've all asked for it and this year we're making it happen! Make it a family event. There will be an activity area and dessert bar for the kids!
—VIP tickets: For those 21 and older, enjoy 30 minute early entry, separate VIP entry, reserved seating in the VIP area, sample ALL of the restaurants and 12 drink tickets! Limited tickets available.
General Admission Tickets include entry into the event at 11:30 AM, 12 Mac & Cheese Samples and 4 Drink Tickets. Kids Tickets include entry into the event at 11:30 AM, 7 Mac & Cheese Samples, Unlimited Soda and Trip to the Dessert Bar.
Each attendee will receive a voting token and at the end of your exploration, you help choose the People's Choice Award!
Get your tickets to the only Mac & Cheese event in greater St. Louis!!
March 23: Exploring the Spectrum Autism Information Fair
Spencer Road Branch Library - 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: Free and open to all. Reservations are requested because seating is limited.
Parents and families are invited to attend the Exploring the Spectrum Autism Information Fair at the St. Charles County Library - Spencer Road Library Branch sponsored by United Services for Children. The fair features guest speakers, breakout sessions, and information tables from autism service providers and healthcare organizations.
The guest speaker is Dr. Natasha Marrus, a Washington University child psychiatrist who specializes in autism diagnosis and treatment.
Therapists from United Services will present workshops and breakout sessions on topics designed to help families of children with autism.
March 24: St. Louis Symphony – Carnival of the Animals
Powell Symphony Hall - 718 N. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103
Time: 3:00 PM
Price: Tickets: $8.00 - $20.00
Saint-Saëns’ enchanting Carnival of the Animals is a beloved all-time favorite for introducing children to classical music. Each of the movements represent a different member of the animal kingdom that will have the whole family giggling. You’ll want to swim like a swan, hop like a kangaroo and strut like a lion after experiencing this wild menagerie of music!
Featuring the book by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
Arrive early for access to the Instrument Playground.
Explore, touch and play instruments of the orchestra. Starting at 2:00 PM before each family concert, families can discover many different orchestral instruments in this hands-on experience located throughout Powell Hall.
March 29 - 31: The Art Fair at Queeny Park
Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road and 1675 South Mason Road, Ballwin, MO 63021
Time: Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This annual fine art and craft show is held by the Greater St. Louis Art Association and features approximately 140 national artists that exhibit their art in the following disciplines: clay/ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and wood. For more information call 314-889-0433.
March 31: World Eagle Day - World Bird Sanctuary
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Admission- $2.00 donation per person (kids 10 and under FREE)
Our Eagles have been working hard throughout the year and request your presence at their premiere event. Join us as we celebrate Eagles from around the world! Learn about our national symbol and other exotic Eagle species. We are proud to be one of the only avian sanctuaries that have free-flying education Eagles! Prepare yourself to be wowed by these majestic birds of prey as they spread their wings and soar above you.
Watch live Eagle shows located in our amphitheater at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
Tap into your creative side with a free kids craft
Golf game- sink an Eagle to feed an Eagle
Have some food and beverage from our Peregrine Café
Play on the World Bird Sanctuary playground
Visit our conservation partners for exciting information
Adopt an Eagle through our Adopt-a-Bird program
Photo opportunities available with a variety of different Eagles!
Tour our Wildlife Hospital
Visit all of the sanctuary birds that reside here year-round. They all have their own story. Learn
about each one!