Top Things to Do in March in St. Louis

Welcome Spring With Parades, Festivals and More

It's almost spring in St. Louis and there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the sunshine and rising temperatures. There are the St. Patrick’s Day parades or join the fun at Morpho Mania. And, if winter lingers a bit longer, there's plenty to do indoors too. Here are the top things to do in March 2017 in St. Louis.

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    Morpho Mania at the Butterfly House

    Blue Morpho Butterfly
    ••• Blue Morpho Butterfly at Butterfly House. Courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

    March is a great time to visit the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of bright blue Morpho butterflies will be on display inside the garden conservatory. It's truly a dazzling site, and makes a wonderful event for kids and adults alike. There are also special educational activities each weekend. Morpho Mania is included with the price of admission. Tickets to the Butterfly House are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Children two and younger get in free.
    March 1-31, 2017
    Faust Park, Chesterfield

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    Botanical Garden Orchid Show

    ••• Photo by Jack Jennings, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

    Get inspired for spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The 2017 Orchid Show features hundreds of blooming orchids in the Garden's Orthwein Floral Display Hall. The show is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 plus the price of Garden admission.
    March 1-26, 2017
    Missouri Botanical Garden

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    The Missouri History Museum is hosting the popular exhibit Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis. Experience the famous Mother Road through photographs, artifacts, road signs and more.
    March 2017
    Forest Park

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    March is the best time of the year for college basketball and the action in St. Louis begins with Arch Madness, the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The winner of the Valley championship goes on to play in the NCAA tournament.
    March 2-5, 2017
    Scottrade Center

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    The classic musical Cabaret returns to the Fox Theatre this month. Tickets for the popular show are $25 to $100.
    March 7-19, 2017
    Fox Theatre

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    Get great ideas for improving your home at the annual Builders Home and Garden Show at America's Center. The show will have more than 1,400 booths covering all areas of remodeling, decorating and gardening. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children.
    March 9-12, 2017
    Downtown St. Louis

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    The Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival is one of the local brewery's most popular events. Schlafly brings in 50,000 fresh oysters, plus teams of star shuckers to serve them up the right way. There are also three kinds of Schlafly stout to wash it all down.
    March 10-11, 2017
    Schlafly Tap Room

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    St. Louis shows off its Irish pride with two St. Patrick's Day parades. This year, the parades are held on different days so you can attend both!

    Downtown Parade
    March 11, 2017, at Noon
    20th and Market

    Dogtown Parade
    March 17, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
    Tamm and Oakland

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    Get away from the city and enjoy a moonlight hike through Olin Nature Reserve and the Mississippi Sanctuary. The terrain of the trail is good for beginners and an easy walk for more advanced hikers. Admission is free.
    March 12, 2017
    Godfrey, IL

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    The best collegiate hockey players are coming to St. Charles this month. The 2017 NCAA Women's Frozen Four will take place at the Family Arena. Tickets are $24-$44.
    March 17 & 19, 2017
    Family Arena, St. Charles

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    Do a little shopping at the Olde Alton Craft Fair at Alton High School. Dozens of vendors will be on hand selling all kinds of homemade wares. Before shopping, start the day with a pancake breakfast for $7 a person.
    March 25, 2017
    Alton, IL

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    During the fourth weekend in March, sausage is king in the small German town of Hermann, Missouri. Try the homemade bratwurst, leberwurst or "sommer" sausage while listening to German music and sipping some of Missouri's best wines. Wurstfest events go on all weekend at the Stone Hill and Hermannhof wineries.
    March 25-27, 2017
    Hermann, MO

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    Learn all about eagles at World Eagle Day at the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. There will be presentations, educational activities, kids crafts, live eagle shows and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
    March 26, 2017
    World Bird Sanctuary

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    Kris Kristofferson performs at the Pageant at the end of March. He'll be singing all the hits from his decades long career. The doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50.
    March 31, 2017
    Delmar Loop