Your kids can test their might and compete with their peers in the Iron Kid Triathlon sponsored by St. Louis County Parks.
The competition consists of three part - a swim, bicycle ride and run. There will be two age divisions, 7-10 years and 11-14 in this friendly competition. Parents are encouraged to volunteer.
8 a.m. to noon at the Pavilion at Lemay. Cost is $20 per child in advance and $25 on the day of the event.
Little ones with big imaginations will have a blast on this nature adventure on Picnic Island in Forest Park.
Bordered by shallow, cascading waterways, a suspension bridge, shade trees and a rock garden, Picnic Island is the perfect place for creative nature adventure. At this program, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, kids ages 0-6 will explore this beautiful paradise as they create their own story. Bring a hat, water bottle and wear shoes that can get wet.
In Shrek the Musical Jr., follow the adventures of an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that to succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.
This very family-friendly performance is presented by COCA.
Two performances: Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $10.
More information and tickets: cocastl.org
Celebrate National Donut Day at this free donut tasting, complete with kids' activities and live jazz music.
Stop in to Ferring Jazz Bistro (Jazz at the Bistro) from 8 to 11 a.m. for donut tastings from 15 local shops, beverages from Starbucks and Oberweis, photo booth fun, a variety of kids' activities and great jazz.
Celebrate the season with the new Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.
The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse.
Anheuser-Busch has warmly welcomed the St. Louis community for years to its holiday lights at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. For 2020, Brewery Lights is designed as a drive-thru so guests can enjoy the show from the comfort of their own vehicle.
Kids will create a miniature magical scene of winter wonderland inside a 14.5" tall wood and metal lantern with tons of awesome goodies to decorate it.