18 Events Happening in St. Louis this November

Monday November 1, 2021

The weather is getting colder, but there’s plenty to see and do in November in St. Louis. Take a look at these events this month.

“The Alice” Cocktail Experience | Through November 30

Enjoy an immersive cocktail adventure! Come along on a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland. Brought to you by the interactive team behind The Wizard’s Den, Beyond Cinema and The Art of Murder.

St. Louis Sound | Through February 2

St. Louis has always been known for its exciting and eclectic music scene. Now you can learn more about St. Louis’ contributions to American popular music at “St. Louis Sound,” at the Missouri History Museum

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience | Through January 2

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is in St. Louis at the Starry Night Pavilion at Saint Louis Galleria for a limited engagement. Don’t miss this stunning journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh!

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family | Through December 13

The world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly revised tyrannosaur family tree giving you the chance to learn more about the entire tyrannosaur gang! Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex, see a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, run for your life in a virtual experience, and more.

2021 St. Louis International Film Festival | November 4 – 14

The St. Louis International Film Festival has been screening features and shorts from around the world at venues throughout the area. Don’t miss this chance to catch one of the festival’s most impressive offerings with more than 450 films including narrative features, documentary features, hundreds of shorts and more.

Sittin’ On the Porch Jam | November 6, 11, 18

Join NBM’s Sittin’ on the Porch on Thursday Nights from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Players of all levels are encouraged to come jam with other musicians in the NBM community. This event is free for attendees and participants but does require a ticket. Reserve online or stop by the box office when you arrive.

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl | November 6

The annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl returns for its 9th edition on Saturday November 6th! This day-long celebration of local music and dance styles taking place in Cherokee’s bars, shops, and in the open air.

38th Annual Veterans Day Parade | November 6

On behalf of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum (operated by the Missouri Historical Society) and the City of St. Louis, the Veterans Day Observance Planning Committee invites you to the 38th Annual St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in downtown St. Louis. The annual parade will begin at 10:30am and proceed down Market Street to Soldiers Memorial.

Schlafly Full Moon Festival | November 9

A six-pack of bonfires awaits you each Fall at our Full Moon Festival. Join Schlafly as they celebrate the harvest with live music and a pig roast featuring hogs from local farmers. Local chefs will also compete in the deliciously-competitive Schlafly Chili Cook-Off.

Dennis Quaid LIVE | November 12 – CANCELLED

Multi-hyphenate global superstar Dennis Quaid is bringing his high energy show to such prestigious venues as The Sheldon. A riveting performer, Quaid captivates the audiences with engaging stories about his illustrious film career and stories behind the highly personal songs that will populate his forthcoming inspirational album.

The Slackers | November 16

For 30 years, the NYC-based and critically acclaimed band The Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul. A sextet based out of New York City, they mix together ska, reggae, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll, balancing strong rhythms with classic songwriting and poignant contemporary lyrics.

Pretty Women: The Musical | November 16 – 28

“Pretty Woman: The Musical” is based on the beloved romantic comedy from Hollywood. The tour features Broadway superstar and Tony Award-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward. This musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart. If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!

Full Moon Float | November 19

Spend a magical evening paddling one of our Great Rivers and enjoy fine dining in a unique and unparalleled natural setting with Big Muddy Adventures aboard one of their extraordinary 29 foot voyageur canoes.

Polar Express Train Ride | November 19 – December 30

All aboard! The Polar Express Train Ride departs from St. Louis Union Station all month long! Visitors to St. Louis this holiday season can book a trip that’s bound to create a Christmas memory they will treasure forever-a journey to the North Pole via the Polar Express.

Friendsgiving Brunch Cruise | November 20 – 21

The Gateway Arch Riverboats Friendsgiving Brunch is the place where friends meet to be thankful together! Enjoy Thanksgiving classics ‘with a twist’ served family style, mimosas and a bloody mary bar. A professional DJ will provide live music and trivia.

Six Flags St. Louis Holiday in the Park | November 20 – January 2

A dazzling winter spectacular featuring more than a million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and many of our popular theme park rides. Combine holiday traditions with a thrilling family experience that is uniquely Six Flags.

Winterfest | November 20 – January 2

Experience an ice skating rink like no other! Grab your skates and enjoy this outdoor rink in the heart of Kiener Plaza. In the shadow of the Gateway Arch or under its new lights, the Winterfest Ice Rink is a great winter destination. Enjoy the rink, sip hot chocolate in the renovated park, or explore the playground.

Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights | November 20

The always anticipated Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights returns to Kiener Plaza! Help ring in the holiday season with musical entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, and fireworks that follow the annual lighting of the Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights on November 20 beginning at 4:00 – 8pm.’

Ameren’s Thanks for Giving Parade | November 25

The Ameren Thanks for Giving Parade takes to the streets of downtown on November 25 at 8:45 am with over 130 parade units, including musical floats, displays, giant helium balloon figures, local marching bands and an appearance by Santa Claus to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. Prior to the parade, runners of all ages will be hitting the streets for the annual Turkey Trot 5K.

Hip Hop Nutcracker | November 26

Everything old is new again. Tchaikovsky’s 129-year-old ballet is reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle in The Hip Hop Nutcracker. The production features hip hop pioneer Kurtis “The Breaks” Blow, the first rapper to be signed by a major label in 1979. 42 years and a heart transplant later, this hip hop founding father is still performing as MC of The Hip Hop Nutcracker.

For a full list of events happening this November in St. Louis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your photos of your St. Louis adventure using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.

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