5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: 1/18 – 1/20

Friday January 18, 2013

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

The Loop Ice Carnival, Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. FREE
Celebrate the winter season at the Loop Ice Carnival in University City this weekend. This family friendly event kicks off on Saturday with a 10k or 5k Frozen Bun Run at 10 a.m. Runners can register before the race at Blueberry Hill from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After the Frozen Bun Run, The Loop Ice Carnival heats up with dozens of great activities like game booths, a temporary tattoo scavenger hunt, ice slides, ice carving demonstrations and more. If your not interested in the Loop Ice Carnival The Loop is also the home of some great venues like The Pageant and Blueberry Hill. You can also enjoy the St. Louis Walk of Fame dedicated to famous St. Louisans like Chuck Berry and Nelly. Either way your bound to have a great time spending the day in the Delmar Loop this weekend.

Saint Louis Zoo Delta Dental Winter Zoo, Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE
There is one upside to the cold-it’s penguin weather! To celebrate the Saint Louis Zoo is hosting Delta Dental Winter Zoo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Zoo’s Living World. It’s filled with penguin-themed activities, games, crafts and more! If it’s 50 degrees and below, several king and gentoo penguins that reside indoors will venture outside and waddle the path from the P&P Provisions gift shop to the entrance of Penguin & Puffin Coast at 2 p.m.


Fifth Third Bank Family Winter Carnival, Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE
Mardi Gras celebrations in St. Louis are already underway! This weekend is the Fifth Third Bank Family Winter Carnival. The fun takes place this Saturday in Soulard Market Park at 8th and Lafayette at 11 a.m. This family friendly event will surly get everyone in the Mardi Gras spirit with arts and crafts, interactive games and special appearances by Fredbird and the Rally Squirrel. If you’re worried about the cold weather this weekend don’t – this event is held under a large, heated tent. This event also features food, drinks and a children’s parade at 4 p.m. through the streets of Soulard where kids can show off their new costumes.

Watching the Eagles, Saturday at the Audubon Center at Riverlands 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FREE
For a real winter treat, head to the Audubon Center at Riverlands for a 140-degree grand vista of the Mississippi River, in West Alton, MO. During this time of the year hundreds of bald eagles spend their winter along the banks of the Mississippi River in Alton and Grafton, making this the best time to see eagles, swans and other waterfowl. The World Bird Sanctuary hosts a meet and greet where they bring one of their bald eagles so you can get up close and personal. Then, take one of the guided tours or drive yourself along the Great River Road for some prime eagle spotting.

Catch a Dinner and Movie at the new MX Movies, Movie  Times Vary, $8 – $12
Hollywood just hit downtown St. Louis with the grand opening of the MX Movies at 7th and Washington! The luxury, three screen dine-in movie theater serves up the hottest movies and delicious food by Chef de Cinema Josh Galliano. During the movie you can order your meal right from your seat. This isn’t just popcorn and candy, you can look forward too entrees like Seared Viking Village Scallops and Ricotta Dumplings. First up on the big screens at this hot new theater are, Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Django Unchained.

If none of theses 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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