Celebrate the City of St. Charles Sestercentennial (250) and National Kids to Parks Day at the First Missouri State Historic Site's annual Historical Children's Festival, where you can experience life and play as children did in the 1820s. Hear interesting stories about life in St. Charles when our first legislators were struggling to organize Missouri into statehood. Children can pick up a passport and journey through the 1820s while participating in period hands-on activities, including butter churning, candle dipping, craft demonstrations, fire starting, quill pen writing and more.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 18 and 19 at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. Free.
More information: historicstcharles.com
Circus Flora, St. Louis' original one-ring circus, is now in its 33rd season! This beloved show is an unbelievable mix of excitement, charm, daring, and comedy, all under an intimate Big Top setting. See mesmerizing circus acts, storytellers and performers in this year's show, The Caper in Aisle 6. Daytime and evening shows are on select nights June 6 through 30 with special 10 a.m. performances for young children, a sensory-friendly performance and a special Peanut-Free Preview night for those with nut allergies.
Join the evil Cruella De Vil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies ever to hit jolly old London Town. But not to worry, this fur-raising adventure ends happily with plenty of puppy power to spare! This production of Disney's 101 Dalmations is performed live on stage by STAGES St. Louis at the Robert G. Rein Theatre in Kirkwood, with special daytime performances perfect for little ones.