Top Things to Do in April in St. Louis

Spring Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area

April is the time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. You can catch a baseball game at Busch Stadium, spend a day at Six Flags or go to an Easter egg hunt. Here are the top events this April in St. Louis.

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    Children's Garden Opens

    Children's Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden
    ••• Children's Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden. Photo by Laila Wessel, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

    Your children can learn to appreciate the environment in a fun way at the Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Kids can search for wildlife in a swamp or pretend to be a riverboat captain on the Mississippi River. Tickets to the Children's Garden are $3 for Garden members ages 3-12 and $5 for non-members. Adults and children 13 and older get in free.
    April 2017
    Missouri Botanical Garden

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    If you've been waiting all winter to ride The Boss or the Screamin' Eagle, your wait is over. Six Flags St. Louis is open weekends starting in April. Later this summer, you can also enjoy the fun at Hurricane Harbor.
    Weekends in April  2017
    Eureka

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    The Art Fair at Queeny Park is your chance to see or buy unique creations from more than 130 artists from 20 states. The annual event is always one of the most popular art fairs in the St. Louis area. Admission is $5 a person.
    April 1-2, 2017
    Queeny Park

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    There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate Easter in St. Louis. Kids can attend egg hunts across the area. There are also breakfast with the Easter Bunny events, and the annual Easter Egg Roll at the Magic House.
    April 1-17, 2017
    Various Locations

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    It's going to be a fun opening day for St. Louis Cardinals fans. The Redbirds return to Busch Stadium for the 2017 season on April 2. The Cardinals' home opener is against the Cubs at 7:35 p.m. Prior to the game, there's a full day of fan celebrations and pep rallies.
    April 2, 2017
    Busch Stadium

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    The circus is coming to St. Charles. The Moolah Shrine Circus is an event for the whole family with colorful clowns, high flying trapeze artists and plenty of lions, tigers and elephants. Tickets are start at $18.
    April 2, 2017
    Family Arena, St. Charles

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    For anyone who's putting off those home improvement projects, get inspired at the St. Charles Home and Garden Show. Browse through more than 300 booths of the latest ideas for decorating and landscaping. Admission and parking are free.
    April 7-9, 2017
    St. Charles Convention Center

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    You don't have to run the marathon to be part of the Go! St. Louis Marathon & Fitness Weekend. The event features activities for those of all different fitness levels. On Saturday, it's the Children's Fun Run, 5K Walk/Run and a Mature Mile in Forest Park. Then on Sunday, come out to cheer on the thousands of runners participating in the St. Louis Marathon.
    April 8-9, 2017
    Downtown & Forest Park

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    The Stingrays at Caribbean Cove opens April 14 at the St. Louis Zoo. The popular seasonal exhibit gives visitors the chance to touch and feed stingrays and small sharks. General admission tickets to the exhibit are $4 a person.
    Opens April 14, 2017
    St. Louis Zoo

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    The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri is holding its 56th annual Concours d'Elegance Car Show on Easter Sunday. Historic vehicles including hot rods, trucks and rare models will be on display at the upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park.
    April 16, 2017
    Forest Park

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    St. Louis celebrates Earth Day with a big festival in Forest Park. This year, the festivities are expanding to two days. The celebration includes local music, live performances, workshops and eco-art activities for the kids. There are also opportunities to recycle and learn about environmental causes. Admission to the festival is free.
    April 22-23, 2017
    Forest Park

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    Student teams from across the globe meet in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championships. The event showcases the talents and skills of robotics teams of all ages. Admission is free.
    April 26-29, 2017
    Downtown St. Louis