Can’t-Miss February Events in St. Louis

by Holly Riddle

Feb 10, 2019

St. Louis, Missouri © Kenny Tong | Dreamstime

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Spending some time in St. Louis this month? Check out these cool eventsyou won’t want to miss.


St. Louis Soulard Mardi Gras

You don’t have to be in New Orleans to have a great Mardi Gras experience. St. Louis celebrates all through February, until March 5, with tons of fun activities, including parades, parties and pageantry, culminating in the Bud Light Grand Parade March 2. Up until then, you can enjoy a Cajun cook-off, Feb. 16; the Missouri Lottery 5K run, Feb. 23; the Taste of Soulard, Feb. 23–24; and the Purina Pet Parade and Wiener Dog Derby, Feb. 24.


Centennial Beer Festival

Calling all beer fans! Feb. 21–23, you can celebrate all things beer in St. Louis, with more than 200 beers from not only across St. Louis, but across the entire world available for tasting. The festival kicks off with a brewmaster dinner on Thursday and then includes beer tasting sessions Friday and Saturday, as well as some VIP experiences.


Missouri Botanical Garden Annual Orchid Show

Each year through February, the Missouri Botanical Garden puts on its annual orchid show. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to see hundreds of orchids from the garden’s permanent collection. Each year has a different theme. You can catch the show through March 26.


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