5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | January 4 – 6

Wednesday January 2, 2019

Happy 2019! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including Eagle Fest, Soulard Mardi Gras 12th Night and more.

Eagle Fest | January 5

Kick off the eagle season at the highly-anticipated annual Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival. This free, family-friendly event takes place in the Alton Visitor Center where you can see a live American bald eagle up close, let the kids enjoy cold weather games including Ice Putt Putt Golf, Ice sculptures and more.

Alabama Story | January 3 – January 27

A determined librarian and a segregationist senator face off over an innocent children’s book in 1959 Montgomery. Depicting the marriage of two rabbits – who happen to have different-colored fur – the story has Sen. E.W. Higgins calling for a book ban. But even as the pressure mounts, librarian Emily Wheelock Reed refuses to yield to censorship. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story is a stirring testament to free expression.

Soulard Mardi Gras: 12 Night | January 6

Each year, the 12th night after Christmas marks the beginning of the Mardi Gras season. The night kicks off with our Board of Directors converging in a cozy corner of Soulard to decide whether to order the commencement of Mardi Gras, while local leaders, politicians and krewes petition with their best performances and bribes of liquid refreshment.

Hidden Valley: Ski.Tube.Ride | Open through February

Winter fun is minutes away. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing in Polar Plunge Tubing area. Lighted trails. Day, evening, weekend midnight sessions.

The Wedding Show | January 5 – 7

Your One-Stop Wedding Shopping. The largest wedding planning event in St. Louis showcasing over 225 local wedding businesses, with wedding experts to assist brides in every area of planning their wedding. Some show highlights include: Free one year subscription to Brides Magazine, local bridal shops displaying hundreds of gowns, caterers offering samples of their menus, live music throughout the day , a professional New York-style runway show, wedding transportation to view, a prize vault, a cafe for refreshments, and hundreds of giveaways and samples!

We hope you enjoy your weekend in St. Louis. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page. For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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