5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend: 3/15 – 3/17

Friday March 15, 2013

Happy Friday! Here are five events you won’t want to miss in St. Louis this St. Patrick’s Day weekend:

St Patrick’s Day Parade: Downtown 3/16
The streets of downtown St. Louis will become a sea of green as thousands of visitors attend the annual St. Patricks Day Parade. The parade kicks off with tons of elaborate floats, marching bands and larger-than-life helium balloons. The festivities begin at noon at 18th and Market streets near St. Louis Union Station and end at Broadway and Market Streets. Grab a piece of sidewalk anywhere along the route to see the sights and take par in one of the happiest days of the year with some of your closest friends. Before or after the parade, stop by the Hilton Irish Village in Kiener Plaza for food, shopping and live music from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info: www.irishparade.org

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Dogtown 3/17
Crowds will flow into the Dogtown neighborhood for the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade beginning at 12:30 p.m on Sunday. Featuring family clans, marching bands, floats and Irish music and dance, the parade beings at Tamm and Oakland avenues and ends at Tamm and Manchester. After the parade, the crowds stick around for a big street party. Fore more info: www.stlhibernians.com

War Horse at the Fabulous Fox Theatre 3/16-24
Life-size puppets, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, tell a remarkable story of courage, friendship and loyalty between a boy and his horse. World War I begins, and young Albert’s horse Joey is sold to the cavalry. Missing his horse and too young to enlist himself, Albert goes on a dangerous mission to find his horse and bring him home. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience.

23rd Annual Pow Wow at Washington University 3/16
Anyone fascinated with Native American culture is in for a treat on this Saturday. That’s when Washington University presents its 23rd Annual Pow Wow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the WU Field House. The colorful, music-filled cultural event showcases authentic Native American arts, crafts, food and dance. This event is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and is open free of charge. For a glimpse at what takes place at Pow Wow, click on this video.

First Bank Sea Lion Spring Training Show at the Saint Louis Zoo, 3/16
Sea lions Roby, Rosie, Bennie, Dixi, Nikki and newcomer 2-year-old Mandy are back and reporting to spring training at Sea Lion Sound performing hurdle and high jumps, flipper walks, balancing acts, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Shows are at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and are time ticketed. At Sea Lion Landing, public feedings take place at 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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