(KTVI) - The return of blustery winter weather threw a wrench into plans to kick-off the celebration of St. Louis`s 250th anniversary Friday. Organizers of the 'Burnin` Love Festival' on Valentine`s Day were prepared to deliver an evening of music, food, romance and fireworks on Art Hill in Forest Park. They had urged couples to sign up to become engaged or to celebrate a renewed engagement all together while also celebrating the region`s important birthday.
A thick, dangerous coating of ice and snow on Art Hill and sidewalks in Forest Park prompted the event planners to call off the outdoor activities and to re-schedule them for Tuesday, Feb 18 beginning at 6pm. The decision came even though a dozen heated tents were in place and food vendors had begun to bring in supplies.
A large heart remains in place at the foot of Art Hill. The wire shaped piece will be set on fire to help celebrate the engagements next week.
Indoor events marking the city`s birthday were expected to continue during the week-end as scheduled at the Missouri History Museum and in the St. Louis City Hall.