10 Events Happening in St. Louis this April
Happy April! Spring has sprung. Here are a few upcoming events in St. Louis that are sure to put a spring in your step this month.
Hamilton | April 3 – 22
The hottest show on broadway, makes its St. Louis premier at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical is the story of Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
GO St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend | April 6 – 8
This popular competitive fitness event attracts more than 25,000 participants and includes races for all ages and fitness abilities. The weekend includes a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 7K, 5K, children’s fun runs, and more!
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen as the St. Louis Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.
St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day | April 5
Get your Cards gear ready, the season has returned Cards fans! The first St. Louis Cardinals home game will take place on Monday, April 11 at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Milwaukee Brewers 3:15 p.m.
Meet me Outdoors in St. Louis | April 7 – 8
Featuring a fun line-up of active, outdoor experiences, exhibitors, experts and more at Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House, the Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis weekend festival invites people of all ages to embrace their role as citizen stewards—celebrating, connecting with and conserving our region’s great outdoors.
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission | April 14 – September 3
The Space Race returns to St. Louis when the“Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” exhibit opens at the Science Center. The SLSC was chosen as one of only four science museums in the country to display this exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition will feature the intact Apollo 11 command module Columbia, as well as more than 20 other one-of-a-kind artifacts from the historic mission. Don’t miss this once in-a-lifetime chance to see these magnificent artifacts.
Shake 38 | April 18 – 22
You’re invited to participate in a marathon of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Tinder, Zumba and improv will all play central roles in this year’s line-up of events scheduled in different venues in St. Louis April 19-23. Amateurs and professionals will read or perform the Bard’s entire canon in creative settings, translating Shakespeare’s works into their own modern interpretations.
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival | April 18 – 21
On April 18- 21, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival will feature Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, The university of North Texas One O’clock Lab band under the direction of Alan Baylock, and the Hermon Mehari Quartet at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri- St. Louis.
Circus Flora | April 19 – May 21
Circus Flora presents “The Case of the Missing Bellhop.” Circus Flora will transport audiences to the world-famous Balding Hotel – a getaway for dignitaries and nobility from around the globe. At this exclusive hotel, staff and crew have unusual skills, and people go about their business with no questions asked. But when a beloved bellhop goes missing, the Balding begins to attract attention, secrets proliferate, and questions abound! What happened to the bellhop, and who knew about it?
St. Louis Earth Day | April 21 – 22
The annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the Earth while learning about resources, products and services that enable practicing Earth Day every day. Enjoy three stages of entertainment, local food, 200+ booths, and hands-on activities for the whole family.
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