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Top Things to Do in March 2014 in St. Louis

Welcome Spring With Parades, Festivals and More

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It's almost spring in St. Louis and there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the sunshine and rising temperatures. There's the Soulard Mardi Gras parades, 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 2014 in St. Louis.

Soulard Mardi Gras

The Soulard Mardi Gras celebration wraps up this month with two big events: the Grand Parade and the Fat Tuesday Parade. It's your chance to see dozens of colorful floats and catch a few beads before the beginning of Lent.

March 1, 2014 - Grand Parade
Soulard

March 4, 2014 - Fat Tuesday Parade
Downtown

Morpho Mania at the Butterfly House

Photo courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden
Photo courtesy: Missouri Botanical Garden

March is a great time to visit the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of bright blue Morpo 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, 2014
Faust Park, Chesterfield

Botanical Garden Orchid Show

Photo by Jack Jennings, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

Get inspired for spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The 2014 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.
Until March 23, 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

Arch Madness

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 6-9, 2014
Scottrade Center

Schlafly Oyster Festival

The Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival is one of local brewery's most popular events. Schlafly brings in 30,000 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 7-8, 2014
Schlafly Tap Room

St. Patrick's Day Parades

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 15, 2014, at Noon
18th and Market

Dogtown Parade
March 17, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Tamm and Oakland

World Eagle Day

Photo courtesy of the Alton Regional CVB

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 16, 2014
World Bird Sanctuary

We Will Rock You

The hit musical We Will Rock You is playing at the Fox Theatre this month. The show features popular music from Queen. Tickets are $25 to $90.
March 18-30, 2014
Fox Theatre

Moolah Shrine Circus

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 $18 - $41.
March 20-23, 2014
Family Arena, St. Charles

Hermann Wurstfest

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 Winery Pavilion and the Hermannhof Festhalle.
March 22-23, 2014
Hermann, MO

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