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47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis

Celebrate all things Irish at one of the nation’s best St. Patrick’s Day parades. See marching bands, floats, huge cartoon character balloons, more than 5,000 marchers, clowns and more. Food and drink will be sold throughout the parade route.

The parade kicks off at noon at 18th and Market Streets in downtown St. Louis. The parade proceeds east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market Streets, and takes place rain or shine.

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PlayDate: Tiny Weavings

Plan a play date with your favorite kiddo! Join Perennial for a creative morning class making tiny weavings from upcycled materials. 

In this workshop, parents or caregivers and their kids will collaborate to make their own loom and make a little woven pot holder from t-shirt yarn. Take your loom home and make more tiny weavings! This workshop is best suited to kids ages 6-12. Cost is $25 per child/adult pair for non-members; $20 for members.

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Reenactment of the Dred and Harriet Scott Case

The enslaved Scott family, including Dred, Harriet and their daughters, sued for their freedom from slavery prior to the Civil War. See a reenactment of the case in one of the restored courtrooms at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.

Rangers will facilitate the reenactment and participants will read printed scripts, taking on the roles of the people involved in Mr. and Mrs. Scott's 1850 trial.

Free. 2 p.m. at the Old Courthouse. More information:

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Dred Scott Portrait Painting

Learn about the historic Dred Scott case and how it led to the American Civil War while creating art. Visitors will work with a park ranger who is also a professional artist to paint an oil portrait of Dred Scott.

The image is based on one of the few surviving images of Mr. Scott from the period. Supplies are provided.

Free. 1 p.m. at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. More information:


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Volunteer Open House

If you're interested in volunteer opportunities and science, the Volunteer Open House at the Saint Louis Science Center is for you. Some family volunteer opportunities are available.

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Potty Training 101
Monday, July 15, 2024
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Is it time to potty train your toddler? The St. Louis County Library is offering Potty Training 101 to parents of children ages 2-3. This free workshop for parent and child includes a potty-themed storytime, and parents & caregivers will receive information to get them started on the potty training process. Attendees will also receive a potty seat, step stool, training pants and a potty-themed board book. 



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Splash & Play at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center

Kids ages 0-5 can splash and play in the leisure pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center during Splash & Play sessions. Splash & Play is held every Monday and Wednesday in the summer through August 7. Older children, ages 6-1, are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and a child age 0-5.


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