The Biggest Spring Events and Festivals Coming to St. Louis in 2015
The longer days and warmer temperatures means a alot things, including the the kick off of tons of great events and festivals all around St. Louis.
Check out these fun happenings below in our guide to the spring festival season.
2015 U.S. Chess Championship and 2015 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship – March 31 – April 14
Twelve of the best chess players in the nation will be in St. Louis for the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, with competitors battling for $175,000 in pricey money, qualification in to the World Championship cycle and the coveted title of U.S. Champion.
STL Comedy Festival – April 3
Laugh the night away as the STL Comedy Festival brings hilarious performances from comedians across the nation to Chaifetz Arena for one night only.
Six flags St. Louis Opening Weekend – April 3 – 5
Thrill seekers of all ages can line up as Six Flags St. Louis opens for its new season on Friday April 3. In addition to all your favorite attractions, Six Flags will soon be debuting its latest 4D interactive dark ride, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, where your can help superheroes battle evil villains, including the Joker and Lex Luthor.
37th Annual Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park – April 10 – 12
Over 100 artists from several different states present their artwork at the Spring Art Fair at Queen Park. It’s one of the longest running and most reputable art fairs in the bi-state region.
Italian Film Festival USA 2015 – April 10-11, 17-18, 24-26.
Immerse yourself in the rich Italian culture without leaving St. Louis. The Italian Film Festival is featuring 12 contemporary Italian films ranging from dramas to comedies to documentaries, free of charge. Experience a night outside the norm with language, art and beauty on the big screen.
Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival – April 11
In 1933, Americans celebrated the end of an era that outlawed brewing beer. Decades later, Schlafly pays tribute to our right to brew with a beer festival featuring favorite Schlafly beers alongside special guest brews from a visiting State.
First Robotics Championship – April 22 – 25
Kids from all over the world come to St. Louis with handmade machines in tow to compete in the FIRST Robotics Championship; the public is welcome to watch the showdown and related events. Free. Various downtown sites
26th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival – April 26
Green’s way more mainstream than it was when the St. Louis Earth Day Festival began 26 years ago. The fest features more eco-friendly businesses than ever, plus live music, art, food, and kids’ activities.
St. Louis Storytelling Festival – April 30 – May 2
This three-day storytelling extravaganza showcases the best regional and national storytellers-all unique in their performance styles, content and personalities. The festival concludes with a Saturday Night Storytelling Concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Microfest Beer Festival – May 1 – 2
Join beer-lovers from everywhere in a tasting of over 100 international and craft beers at the Annual St. Louis Microfest. The festival includes live music, a silent auction, tastes from 75 breweries, food and fun!
Art Fair at Laumeier – May 8 – 10
Laumeier Sculpture Park presents its Annual Art Fair. For 25 years, generations of families have celebrated Mother’s Day with this St. Louis tradition which features artists from across the country, live music, food and entertainment.
Spring to Dance Festival – May 22 – 24
One of the region’s must-see festivals returns! The Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® FESTIVAL is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition. 30 professional dance companies from across the country converge at the Touhill to perform for three consecutive nights. From contemporary and classical to modern, tap, ballet and more, the festival offers something for everyone with a different program each night.
St. Louis County Greek Fest – May 22 – 25
Try plenty of delicious Greek foods such as gyros, kebabs and baklava. The celebration of Greek culture will also offer customary dancing, music, church tours, folk arts and more. Admission to the festival and parking is free.
Missouri Botanical Garden Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined – May 23 – August 23
Celebrating the Garden’s ongoing botanical research in China, 22 all-new sets crafted from silk and steel will once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.
Brewers Guild Heritage Festival – June 12 – 13
Celebrate the pre-prohibition era of brewing in St. Louis. The festival will bring together 35 St. Louis area breweries, over 100 different beer styles, and six homebrew clubs. There will also be live music and food trucks.