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David O'Brien

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By David O'Brien

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Save Money with Tax Free Shopping in Missouri Created: Monday, September 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Every year, during the first weekend in August, you can save money on clothes, school supplies and computers with the annual Missouri Sales Tax Holiday. Here are the details on where and when to shop tax free, as well as what qualifies for the tax holiday discount.
    • Archeology Day at Cahokia Mounds Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Experience history and learn about the ancient people that called Cahokia home. Archeology Day is a free event for families at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois.
    • Bug Hunt for Kids at the Butterfly House Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Get up-close with creepy crawlies at the annual Bug Hunt at the Butterfly House in Faust Park in St. Louis County.
    • Friday Family Films at the Central Library Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      See a free family-friendly movie on Friday afternoons at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis.
    • Lafayette Park Summer Concert Series Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Enjoy free live music in beautiful Lafayette Park in St. Louis. The annual summer concert series is a top spot to see some of the area's most popular musicians.
    • Public Swimming Pools and Water Parks in St. Louis Created: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Here's information on public swimming pools and water parks in the St. Louis area, including hours of operation and how much it costs to swim.
    • Top Things to Do in August 2014 Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      August is here and that means summer will soon be over. But there are still some great events and activities to check out this month. Here's information on things to do in August 2014 in St. Louis.
    • Festival of the Little Hills Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles draws 200,000 visitors each year to Frontier Park and historic Main Street. The three day festival has live music, good food and hundreds of craft bo...
    • The Festival of Nations Created: Saturday, August 18, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The Festival of Nations is held every August in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. It is a celebration of diversity and cultures from around the world. Here's information on this year's Festival of Nat...
    • Carondelet YMCA Book Fair Created: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The Carondelet YMCA Book Fair is a great place to find bargain books. The annual event is a fundraiser for the St. Louis YMCA at its many programs. Here's information on this year's book fair.
    • Birds in Concert at the World Bird Sanctuary Created: Friday, July 26, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Birds in Concert is a free summer concert series held each August at the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis County. Here's information about Birds in Concert.
    • Jammin' at the Zoo Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Jammin' at the Zoo is an annual beer and wine tasting event hosted by the Young Friends of the St. Louis Zoo. The evening features live music, food, drinks and more. The party is for those 21 and o...
    • Your Guide to the 2014 LouFest Music Festival in St. Louis Created: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      LouFest is a celebration of indie music in St. Louis, Missouri. The two-day music festival is held each year in Forest Park. Here's information on LouFest 2014.
    • Clayton Restaurant Week Created: Saturday, January 23, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Diners have a great opportunity to eat at some of Clayton's finest restaurants for less. Clayton Restaurant Week is your chance to enjoy a gourmet meal without the gourmet price. Here's information...
    • Town & Country Fair in Washington, Missouri Created: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The Town & Country Fair is an annual event in Washington, Missouri, near St. Louis. The fair includes carnival rides, livestock shows, bull riding, motorsports and live concerts by nationally known...
    • Free Outdoor Film Series at the St. Louis Art Museum Created: Sunday, July 15, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The St. Louis Art Museum hosts an Outdoor Film Series in July each year. Free movies are shown on a big screen at Art Hill. Here is information on this year's event.
    • Top 10 Tourist Attractions in St. Louis Created: Monday, May 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      St. Louis is home to the Arch, museums, breweries and more. Here are the top tourist attractions in the Gateway City.
    • 15 Top Picks for 4th of July 2014 in St. Louis Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Independence Day in St. Louis means parades, music, fireworks and fun. From Fair St. Louis to smaller celebrations, here's information on the top 4th of July events and fireworks for 2014.
    • Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden Created: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Each summer, this free outdoor concert series presents some of the St. Louis area's most popular local musicians. Here is the 2014 schedule.
    • Shopping Along Washington Avenue Created: Thursday, December 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis is a great place to spend a day shopping. Recently revitalized, Washington Avenue has a vibrant, energetic atmosphere and its shops offer unique products and...
    • Throw Your Own Mardi Gras Party in St. Louis Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Get ready for Mardi Gras in St. Louis. Whether you're going to the Mardi Gras parade in Soulard, or throwing your own Mardi Gras party, you'll need supplies. Here's where to buy everything from bea...
    • Big Changes for Fair Saint Louis in 2014 Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      There are big changes for Fair St. Louis 2014. The annual July 4th celebration is moving from the Gateway Arch to Forest Park. Here's everything you need to know about this year's fair.
    • Webster Groves Community Days Created: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Community Days is the annual 4th of July festival in Webster Groves, Missouri, near St. Louis. The four day event features a parade, carnival, food, live music and fireworks display. Here's more information on Webster Groves Community Days.
    • Photos of Webster Groves Community Days Parade Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Here are pictures from the Webster Groves Community Days Parade and July 4th celebration.
    • Photos From a Day of Bald Eagle Watching Created: Monday, February 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Here are pictures from a day of bald eagle watching in Alton and Grafton, Illinois.
    • Then and Now: Stone Hill Has Always Been Missouri's Premier Winery Created: Thursday, August 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, Missouri is the oldest, largest and possibly the best winery in Missouri. Here's a review of the little Hermann area winery that just happens to be the most award winn...
    • Absolutli Goosed Created: Sunday, September 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      For a great martini, a cosmopolitan or a libation that's a bit more unique, Absolutli Goosed is probably your best bet in St. Louis.
    • Powder Valley Nature Center in St. Louis County Created: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Powder Valley Nature Center in St. Louis County is run by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It has hiking trails, picnic areas and a visitor's center for guests to enjoy.
    • Visitor Guide for the St. Louis Zoo Created: Thursday, February 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Here is an easy visitor guide for the St. Louis Zoo including location, hours of operation, top things to see and do and more.
    • The Best of Missouri Market at the Botanical Garden Created: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The Best of Missouri Market is held each fall at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The weekend event showcases hundreds of arts, crafts, foods and other products that are made in Missouri.
    • Shopping at Soulard Farmers Market Created: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Soulard Farmers Market is the oldest and one of the most popular farmers markets in St. Louis. The market is open year round, offering a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and more....
    • Jungle Boogie Concerts at the St. Louis Zoo Created: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The St. Louis Zoo hosts a free summer concert series called Jungle Boogie. The concerts feature a variety of local and national musicians. Here's the schedule of performers and other information ab...

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