5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend | February 2 – 5

Thursday February 2, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

Action and excitement. Beauty, culture and food. We’ve got events that cover it all.

What will you choose to do in St. Louis this weekend?

Orchid Show

Until February 26

The ever-popular orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Garden features some of the most magnificent orchids in the Garden’s collection, including Darwin’s orchid, lady slipper orchids and cockleshell orchids. This year, you can see the blooming beauties in the Emerson Conservatory and its interior Orthwein Conservatory Garden, which is a prominent feature of the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. The Garden’s vast collection represents almost 700 unique kinds of orchids, and different species bloom at different times, meaning the show is constantly changing as new orchids are put on display. So, if you go more than once, you’ll still be surprised.

Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic

February 2 to 5

In Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic at Enterprise Center, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow-covered mountains and the Marigold Bridge. Join a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice rink transformed into a vast seascape, Moana’s strength and determination take center stage. Then, journey across the Marigold Bridge into the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead with Miguel from Coco. This vibrantly colored performance features skeletons in a beautiful cultural celebration of family. Through athleticism and grace, Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel and Flynn and Cinderella – brave figures from Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella, respectively – will also ignite your desire to believe. Showgoers will witness each characters’ unique qualities and talents, inspiring children to unleash their inner heroes.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

February 3 to 5

Light and dark. New and old. Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Rey, Finn, Poe, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Kylo Ren like never before. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ iconic score live as the film plays at Powell Hall, transporting audience members to a galaxy far, far away. Splurge on a premium pass and enjoy valet parking, access to a private bar, complimentary snacks and more.

Cajun Cook-Off

February 4

Get your fill of Cajun cuisine at the Cajun Cook-Off in Soulard. Talented amateur chefs from across the region will face off in this spicy competition. As the chefs prepare their best dishes for a panel of hungry and highly discerning judges, you can enjoy a traditional Cajun lunch, unlimited Bud Light and Southern Comfort Hurricanes and live music. There will also be cooking demonstrations – with free samples! – revealing some of the secrets of Cajun cooking. Tickets are $65.

African American History Trolley Tour

February 4

Join the guides at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum for a two-hour trolley tour. During the tour, you’ll hear stories about fascinating figures in Black history, including Rev. John Berry Meachum, who established the Freedom School aboard a steamboat anchored in free territory in the middle of the Mississippi River in 1847. Laws of the time forbade the education of Black children, but the reverend’s ingenious floating school found a way around them. You can see Meachum’s gravesite as well as other highlights of the cemetery’s grounds and monuments on the African American History trolley tour.

For all the things to do in St. Louis this weekend, check our events calendar. While you’re out and about in the area, make sure to share your photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, and you could be featured on our social pages.

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