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Top Things to Do in April 2014 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 the area's largest book fair. Here are the top events in April 2014 in St. Louis.

For other ideas on what to do in St. Louis, see Free Spring Events and Activities in St. Louis.

Children's Garden Opens

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 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

Six Flags Opens

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 2014

Breakfast with the Bunny

The Easter Bunny will hop into the St. Louis Zoo to have breakfast with local children this month. The event also includes photos and treat bags for the kids, and free parking for parents. The cost is $22 for adults and $20 for children. Zoo members get a $2 discount. There are seatings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Advanced reservations are required.
April 5-6, 12-13 & 19, 2014
St. Louis Zoo

Go! St. Louis Marathon & Fitness Weekend

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 Friday, there's a health and fitness expo at Chaifetz Arena. 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 4-6, 2014
Downtown & Forest Park

St. Charles Home & Garden Show

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 4-6, 2014
St. Charles Convention Center

Queeny Park Art Fair

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 4-6, 2014
Queeny Park

Cardinals' Home Opener

The St. Louis Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for the 2014 season on April 7. The Cardinals' home opener is against the Reds at 3:15 p.m.
April 7, 2014
Busch Stadium


ZooQuest is a trivia and scavenger hunt through the St. Louis Zoo. Teams of two to four people make their way around the zoo answering questions and hunting down information all in hopes being the ZooQuest champion. The cost to compete is $50 per team for the general public and $45 for zoo members. Team members must be at least 18 years old.
April 12, 2014
St. Louis Zoo

Twilight Tuesdays

Twilight Tuesdays return to the Missouri History Museum at the end of April. These free outdoor concerts are a big draw in Forest Park all summer long. The concerts kick off with Michael Fitzgerald.
Beginning April 22, 2014
Missouri History Museum

Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Book lovers and bargain hunters will find something to love about the Greater St. Louis Book Fair. The annual event is the largest charity book sale in the Midwest. There are hundreds of thousands of books. Most are priced between $1 and $5.
April 24-27, 2014
Macy's at West County Center

Earth Day Celebrations

St. Louis celebrates Earth Day with a big festival in Forest Park. There's a full day of local music, live performances, workshops and eco-art activities for the kids. Admission to the festival is free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is also marking Earth Day with special events. The Botanical Garden will have a full day of "green" entertainment and exhibits.
April 27, 2014
Forest Park

April 26, 2014
Botanical Garden

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