Enjoy food from dozens of local restaurants and refreshments from local breweries and wineries. There will also be lots of vendor booths from farmers and artisans, and live music.
The annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival will be held September 16 - 18 in Kirkwood Park. This free, family festival features a parade that steps off on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. beginning at Kirkwood High School, a folk life festival featuring reenactments, entertainment and food from another era, vendor booths and kids activities.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Grant's Farm! Families can tailor their experiences for this event, to include Clydesdale Close-up tours, Animal Encounters, a fun pass that includes carousel rides, animal feedings and frozen treats, and lots more.
Grove Fest is a family friendly street festival now in its 17th year. It features main stage performances, a family area, street performers and artists, great food, paint-by-numbers street mural painting, a merchant area with local vendors and more. Family entertainment includes The Bubble Bus, Juggling Jeff, the STL Hoop Club, African dancers, a fire performer and more.
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin, live entertainment, pony rides, a petting farm, funnel cakes, caramel apples and lots of activities for kids.
What do fine wines and the finest dog breeds have in common? They're the products of selection, refinement and good taste! Experience both at the International Cheese, Wine & Canine Festival Sept. 28 at Purina Farms. Get up close and personal with more than 40 different breeds of dogs originating from all parts of the world while sampling an international smorgasbord of wines, cheeses, flatbread pizzas and desserts. This is the perfect getaway for your next date night!
Kids' activities include inflatable bounce houses, inflatable slide, face painting, crafts, the Oh My Gosh Josh Show, Elliot the Entertainer show, a balloon artist, climbing wall, The Bubble Bus (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.), big trucks on display, and more.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.