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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.Zack Theatre
February 28, from 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!
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Previous Events

Reopening of St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum
October 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
After a two-year renovation and expansion, the world-class institution features a brand-new permanent Holocaust exhibition, 224 seat auditorium, special exhibit gallery, archives and reading room. It also includes a one-of-a-kind Impact Lab, where visitors have the opportunity to consider contemporary events and issues through the lens of the Holocaust.
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Sweet Treats from St. Louis_Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery

Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery
August 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Visit the new home of Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, located on the former site of Fox River Dairy. The 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility features a bakery, an expanded product line and capacity and increased economic opportunity in North St. Louis.
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Kids can feed goats at Grant's Farm.

Grant's Farm
June 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Grant’s Farm has been part of the Saint Louis landscape and in the Busch family for 120 years! We invite you to come celebrate with us and hear from those setting the course for the future and learn about the many special anniversary activities taking place throughout the year!
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Things to Do in St. Louis_Third Degree Glass Factory

Third Degree Glass Factory
April 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Third Degree Glass Factory gives St. Louis Explorers an opportunity to discover the energy and beauty of glass in its many stages. Founded in 2002 by Douglas Auer and Jim McKelvey, Third Degree Glass Factory now anchors a creative district along Delmar Blvd., which includes MADE Makerspace, Magic House MADE for Kids and Craft Alliance. Join us for an evening of glassblowing demonstrations and entertainment at the art studio.
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The Armory
February 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Join us as we kick off the 2023 Explorer Series at St. Louis’ newest entertainment venue, The Armory. With 250,000 square feet of space – including a two-story slide, towering video screens and dozens of games – The Armory is one of the most eclectic indoor entertainment attractions in St. Louis.
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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