Downtown St. Louis starts at the banks of the Mississippi River, where you’ll find Gateway Arch National Park.

Civic Pride Foundation

Energize St. Louis Civic Pride!

St. Louis has experienced an impressive resurgence over the last decade, including a revitalized urban core, a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit and scores of new cultural, recreational and entertainment options for residents and visitors alike. The sense of momentum is palpable, yet some perceptions of St. Louis have not kept pace with the reality of the renaissance our community is experiencing.

The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation is amplifying STL’s transformation by taking our case to businesses, schools, social clubs and residents through a variety of tactics including civic pride training, educational curricula, events, marketing and social media. Our goal is nothing short of a cultural transformation to create a culture of confidence and competitiveness to propel our growth and quality of life.

To join our movement and get involved with the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation, contact Brian Hall at bhall@explorestlouis.com.

Explorer Series

The Explorer Series, curated by the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation, showcases and amplifies many of the great aspects of our community and presents them in an entertaining and engaging fashion. This series of networking and educational events takes place six times a year, providing our hosts with an opportunity to brief attendees on their organizations while encouraging participants to help spread the word!

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The exterior of .Zack.

.Zack Theatre
February 28 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Not only is .Zack a wonderful event and performance venue but it is home to the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. Join Executive Director Chris Hansen as he and his team share history and new developments of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and how they helped build Grand Center into one of the nation's best upcoming Arts Districts!
Register for Free Today!

Fans enjoy a show at The Muny near sunset.

The Muny
April 25 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Explorers will not want to miss this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes experience at The Muny, St. Louis’ iconic outdoor theater, as they prepare for their 106th season boasting a seven-show lineup.
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Magic Mini Golf created by none other than St. Louis’ own Joe Edwards is located in the heart of The Loop.

Magic Mini Golf
June 27 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Join us at the new Magic Mini Golf created by none other than St. Louis’ own Joe Edwards. Located in the heart of The Loop, you’ll learn about the exciting reasons Delmar Boulevard was named one of the 10 Great Streets in the United States.
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The Danforth Plant Science Center.

Danforth Plant Science Center
August 14 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
St. Louis is the global center of plant science, where scientists at Danforth Plant Science Center are making a host of exciting breakthroughs. Join us to learn about the role St. Louis plays in ensuring food security and improving human health around the world.

The new 360 Westport.

Westport Plaza
October TBD | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Westport Plaza is back with new attractions and amenities, including Rooftop 360 West and the new Rawlings retail experience. Come experience this area’s exciting business & entertainment renaissance and help spread the word!

2023 Events

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum - Watch the Recap Video

Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery - Watch the Recap Video

Grant's Farm - Watch the Recap Video

Third Degree Glass Factory - Watch the Recap Video

The Armory - Watch the Recap Video

2022 Events

Kirkwood Performing Arts CenterWatch the Recap Video

World Wide Technology RacewayWatch the Recap Video

National Blues MuseumWatch the Recap Video

CITYPARK Stadium Watch the Recap Video

If you would like to host an Explorer event, please contact Brian Hall at bhall@explorestlouis.com.

We are proud to serve beer from 4 Hands Brewing Co. and cocktails from 1220 Spirits at Explorer events