The Best Events in St. Louis in February

Celebrating Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and More

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February might be peak Cabin Fever season, but there are plenty of great events to get you out of the house in the St. Louis area. Top picks this month include Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

If you're looking for something to do, but don't want to spend any money, check out some free winter events in the St. Louis Area like museums, movies, and magic shows.

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Orchid Show at the Botanical Garden

Japanese Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden

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4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
+1 314-577-5100

The plants in your yard may be brown and lifeless, but you can enjoy beautiful, fragrant flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Orchid Show features hundreds of blooming orchids in the Garden's Orthwein Floral Display Hall.

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Owl Prowls at World Bird Sanctuary

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036, USA
+1 636-225-4390

A World Bird Sanctuary naturalist will teach visitors about owls and their unique calls and has a night hike through the grounds to see and call wild owls. Admission to the Owl Prowls is $25.00 for adults and $12.00 for children younger than 12. Reservations are required.

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Maple Sugar Festival

2751 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038, USA
+1 636-458-2236

Spend an afternoon learning how to make maple syrup at the Maple Sugar Festival. Workers with the Missouri Department of Conservation will show visitors how to find sugar maple trees, tap them, and boil the sap to make syrup. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Valentine's Day

307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039, USA
+1 314-577-9555

Valentine's Day is a chance to do something special for the one you love. St. Louis has many traditional and offbeat ways to celebrate. You can enjoy dinner at a romantic restaurant, or treat your Valentine with some of St. Louis' best chocolate. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, try a Valentine's hike at Shaw Nature Reserve, an evening out at the St. Louis Zoo or one of these other Valentine's events.

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Centennial Beer Festival

2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
+1 314-621-1996

More than 25 local breweries come together at the historic Schnaider Brewery Malt House for a premium tasting event. Enjoy samples of local craft beers, as well as top brews from around the country and the world.

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Masters of the Sky

Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL 62002, USA
+1 618-462-6979

Every year hundreds of bald eagles return to the St. Louis area to their winter nests along the Mississippi River. Eagle watching is a popular winter activity in Alton and Grafton. On President's Day weekend, you'll see eagles and much more at the National Great Rivers Museum. The World Bird Sanctuary will have eagles, falcons, owls and other birds of prey on display. The tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 4-12 years of age, and free for children 3 and under who can sit on a parents lap.

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Chocolate Wine Trail

150A Market St, Hermann, MO 65041, USA
+1 573-294-2228

Wine and chocolate? Sounds like a good way to spend the day. Visitors can sample wine and chocolate pairings at seven wineries along the Missouri Wine Trail near Hermann. Tickets are $30.00 per person.

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Soulard Mardi Gras

February is prime Mardi Gras time (although the official day lands in March this year) and the Soulard neighborhood hosts the biggest party in town. The celebration's top events, including the Pet Parade and Grand Parade are happening this month.

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Working Women's Survival Show

1 Convention Center Plz, St Charles, MO 63303, USA
+1 636-669-3000

The Working Women's Survival Show has everything a busy woman needs or wants all in one place. There are workshops, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, fitness experts, makeovers, free massages and more.

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Missouri History Museum

Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis

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5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112-0040, USA
+1 314-746-4599

Ongoing exhibits at the Missouri History Museum include the History Clubhouse, The 1904 World's Fair, and Seeking St. Louis. Special exhibits going on in February 2019 are Mapping the Broadway Musical: Time Travel into America's Musical Theater Past and the African American History & Genealogy Series.

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Shows at Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre in St. Louis

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527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103-1006, USA
+1 314-534-1111

Fox Theatre offers a variety of shows each month. For February of 2019, performances include Fiddler on the Roof, The Rat Pack is Back, and Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser in their multi-media presentation, 2CELLOS.

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St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

111 North Taylor A, St. Louis, MO 63122, USA
+1 314-821-5400

Get a head start on summer fun at the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow. See the latest in boats and other water crafts from dozens of exhibitors, catch seminars on casting, and meet Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel.

Admission is $12.00 for adults over the age of 13.

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