5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | January 22 – 24

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Here are 5 ideas to help you Explore St. Louis this weekend.

Bird Watching

Are you looking for a new adventure for your family? Eagle watching in the wild can be a fun, socially distanced activity. Head to Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Lock & Dam 24 at Clarksville, and Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary to get a prime view of the birds. Get out early in the morning to see the eagles flying and fishing and don’t forget to bring binoculars or a spotting scope and dress warmly. Participants will be asked to maintain social distance from staff and other participants, and follow local mask mandates. Reservations are not required.

Gateway to Pride Exhibit

Hear the untold stories of St. Louis’s LGBTQIA+ communities at the Gateway to Pride Exhibit. Beginning this weekend, this interactive digital experience showcases oral history interviews, artifacts with in-depth stories, and multiple opportunities for online visitors to share their own experiences. This virtual exhibit is a milestone step in the Missouri Historical Society’s larger Gateway to Pride Initiative. It serves as a call to action for visitors to share their stories and contribute to our growing knowledge of this often hidden history.

Open Air Concert Series

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday celebrate live arts and culture safely at Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation featuring St. Louis’ finest musicians. Indulge on the rotating menu of seasonal food and drinks while the musicians light up the stage under the heated and well-ventilated tent outside The Grandel. Tickets range from $10-$20 and are on sale NOW. In addition to the ticket, a food/beverage purchase is required and must be ordered in advance. Purchase your tickets today!

Hidden Valley Ski

Hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Ski located at Hidden Valley Resort this weekend for some family fun! Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing in the Polar Plunge Tubing area. Lighted trails will be there to help guide you through the fun. Day, evening, and weekend midnight sessions are available. Face coverings are required to access the mountain, in all indoor spaces, in any line, in chair lifts and gondolas, and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance. They also have protocols in place for social distancing.

Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit Exhibit

Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit will take you through the world of chess. This exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame features artwork by Haring, a world-renowned pop artist known for his art that proliferated in the New York subway system during the early 1980s. The exhibition includes a never-before-seen private collection of Haring’s works and photographs of the artist, bespoke street art chess sets from Purling London, and newly-commissioned pieces by Saint Louis artists, all paying homage to the late pop culture icon.

From ice skating, skiing and sledding to visiting your favorite attractions, shops and restaurants, now is the perfect time to enjoy St. Louis Winter Classics. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page.

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