Attend a fair or festival
In February you can join a Mardi Gras celebration second only to New Orleans, and summer visitors can get patriotic at Fair St. Louis, which features fireworks, air shows and free live concerts. If you’re visiting in the fall, attend the International Film Festival and see some of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge films at St. Louis’ independent landmark theaters. Fall guests can wander among the booths and displays the St. Louis Art Fair and celebrate German culture with authentic food and live music at Soulard Oktoberfest. Before your visit, check out a full list of the city’s events.