Top 11 Events Happening in St. Louis this April

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Happy April! Spring has sprung. Here are a few upcoming events in St. Louis that are sure to put a spring in your step this month.

The National Blues Museum in St. Louis

On April 2, The Grand Opening will kick off with the Normandy High School marching band will begin the outdoor festivities with a musical procession at 9:30 a.m. After the procession, there will be remarks from the Chairman of the Board Rob Endicott, Executive Director Dion Brown, and Mayor Francis Slay. Following the ribbon cutting, the museum will officially open at 10:00 a.m. The Museum features innovative, interactive and technological exhibits exploring and preserving the historic significance of the Blues as the foundation of American Music, acknowledging the various genres and the musicians who created, sustain and advance the art form.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con returns to America’s Center April 1-3. Celebrate the best of pop culture. This event brings it all – movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, graphic novels, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles, anime, manga & more.

38th Annual Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park

This juried, national exhibit and sale of fine arts and crafts will take place April 1-3 in Greensfelder Recreation Center at Queeny Park. The lineup is composed of 135 juried artists from 20 or more states, representing the following media: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, printmaking, digital art, glass, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, wood and more.

GO St. Louis  Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend

The 2016 GO! St. Louis Marathon is scheduled for April 9-10. This race continues to attract over 25,000 participants internationally. The Family Fitness Weekend features events and races for people of all ages and fitness abilities including a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run/walk, children’s fun runs, mature mile and fitness expo. Marathoners start downtown and run past St. Louis landmarks including Busch Stadium, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Forest Park, Clayton and University City.

Inaugural Champions League Charity Basketball Game

On April 10, the Champions Basketball League will bring players from the NBA to showcase their skills during a fast-paced, competitive basketball game at The Chaifetz Arena on April 10. The competitive men’s charity basketball game will feature professional and All Star athletes on the court and Hall of Famers on the bench as coaches and game ambassadors.  The event proceeds will benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation and St. Louis area charities.

St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day

Get your Cards gear ready, the season has returned Cards fans! The first St. Louis Cardinal’s home game will take place on Monday, April 11 at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Milwaukee Brewers 3:15 p.m.

Saint Louis Football Club

It’s time for soccer once again! The Home Opener for the Saint Louis Football Club is April 16, they will take on the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Shake 38

You’re invited to participate in a marathon of Shakepeare’s 38 plays. Tinder, Zumba and improv will all play central roles in this year’s line-up of events scheduled in different venues in St. Louis April 19-23. Amateurs and professionals will read or perform the Bard’s entire canon in creative settings, translating Shakespeare’s works into their own modern interpretations.

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival 2016

On April 22- 23, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival will feature John Pizzarelli and the M.F. All Star Big Band will celebrate the music of Manynard Ferguson at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. The opening act will be the UMSL Jazz Ensemble directed by Jim Widner.

St. Louis Earth Day

Visit the 27th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival themed “Think Global, Act STL” on Sunday, April 24th from 10 am to 6 pm on the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. The annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the Earth while learning about resources, products and services that enable practicing Earth Day every day. Enjoy three stages of entertainment, local food, 200+ booths, and hands-on activities for the whole family.

FIRST Robotics Championship

The annual robotics competition will return to the Dome at America’s Center April 27-30. Watch some of the brightest minds from around the world compete for the top honors in design excellence, competitive play and sportsmanship. The event includes the FIRST ® Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST ® LEGO® League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Expo. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

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