St. Louis Celebrates “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”

Monday April 18, 2016

By Explore St. Louis Guest

WHAT: The annual “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” community celebration is back – just in time to help St. Louisans plan a great “in town” getaway this summer. Ballpark Village will be filled with informational booths and displays from area attractions, hotels, cultural institutions and regional hot spots.

In addition, this outdoor event will feature music, prizes and fun for everyone as well as an announcement from Fair St. Louis about exciting additions to the 2016 Fair St. Louis Entertainment Lineup.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Ballpark Village St. Louis – Busch II infield (601 Clark Ave.)

WHY: “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” is one of many events Explore St. Louis is participating in during National Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2016). The observance, established in 1983 by the U.S. Congress, is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide and the goal is to enhance the country’s economy, security and perception, and recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism.

INFO: Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.

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For more information, contact:  Anthony Paraino at or 314.992-0654.