ST. LOUIS, MO- Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.
Weekends on the Web: Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2018
Legends & Lanterns: A "Spirited" Journey Through Halloween History
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Historic Main Street, St. Charles, MO
Saturday: 11am-6pm, Sunday: Noon-5pm Admission: Free
This Halloween, St. Charles will become a ghost town…literally! Historic Main Street will be invaded by notorious and infamous witches, villains, and spirits from lore and legend will unleash the magic of their enchanted lanterns in order to travel from regions beyond. But don’t worry, these friendly ghouls have more treats to offer than tricks, and they enjoy meeting “little monsters” of all ages.
The Great Go! St. Louis Halloween Race
Date: Sunday, October 21 Venue: Downtown St. Louis
Time: 7:00am-11:00am Registration: $20.00-$80.00
The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race is host to a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run – with a special Halloween twist! This event attracts many of the region’s elite runners, along with thousands of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. When the race is over, head to the Trick-or-Treat Village to fill up on treats from local business and organizations.
Ghosts of the Arch Grounds Stargazing Experience
Date: Saturday, October 20 Venue: Gateway Arch grounds
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Admission: Free
The event features a twilight, ranger-led interpretive talk followed by telescope viewing of the moon and stars led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society. Attendees should meet at the water feature outside the new circular glass west entrance of the Gateway Arch, which faces the Old Courthouse. The telescope viewing may be cancelled if skies are cloudy. Call 314-655-1708 the afternoon of the event for an update on the weather.
Gateway Arch Oktoberfest Cruise
Date: Saturday, October 21 Venue: Gateway Arch Riverboats, St. Louis Riverfront
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm Tickets: Adults $42.00, Kids 3-12 $18.00
Celebrate this festive tradition with a German band and a tempting buffet of authentic German favorites, including beef roulade, bratwurst and knockwurst, sweet and sour cabbage, knoodle kugle, hot German potato salad, tossed green salad, and of course, German chocolate cake. Cash bar available.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Georgia Street, Louisiana, MO
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: Free
Louisiana's annual autumn celebration features activities such as a parade, talent show, car show, lip-sync contest, motorcycle show, baby show, arts & crafts, and a Kid's Corner. The parade is at 10:00am Saturday.
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Iron County Courthouse Square, Ironton, MO
Saturday: 10am-7pm, Sunday: Noon- 4pm Admission: Free
The festival parade, the longest running in the state of Missouri, starts at 10:00am Saturday. A float viewing event is held at the historic Iron County Courthouse right after. That’s also where you will find the Mountain Music Festival. Enjoy two full days of bluegrass and old time mountain and Americana music.
Flora Borealis – Final Night
Date: Saturday, October 20 Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm Tickets: $25 adults, $12 children – Discounts for Garden members
Doors Open at 7 p.m. for all ticket holders to stroll Garden grounds until sunset. Then visitors will embark on a 1-mile journey through iconic Garden locations transformed through a combination of lights, moving images, and sounds that bring the Garden to life like never before.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Eckert’s Farms in Belleville, Millstadt, & Grafton, IL
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: Free
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Wagon rides, music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone.
Boo at the Zoo Nights
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: St. Louis Zoo
Admission: $7 for Zoo members, $8 for non-members (ages 2+)
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. $1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume with on-site ticket purchase. Admission includes entrance to Boo at the Zoo Nights, the Conservation Carousel and the 4D Theater featuring "Happy Family 4D."
Halloween Nights at Grant’s Farm
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Grant’s Farm, South St. Louis County
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Admission: Free, Parking: $13.00
Enjoy the season with a one-of-a-kind celebration, featuring themed shows, a DJ in the Bauernhof courtyard, and themed Deer Park rides with Halloween lights. Entrance opens at 5:30 p.m. & closes at 9:00 p.m.
BOOterfly House: Bewitching Bugs & Botanicals
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Butterfly House, Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm both days Admission: $8 adults, $5 children 3-12
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly this October. Meet new frightful friends in the Scorpion’s Lair, watch out for our Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with Little Miss Muffet. Plant Feedings with Professor Von Trap daily at 1:30pm.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Touhill P.A.C., UMSL Campus
Saturday: 1:30p, 7p; Sunday: 1:30p Tickets: $18.00-$50.00
Head under the sea for Variety Theatre’s 2018 production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sing, dance and swim along as we follow Ariel’s journey to walk on land and find true love. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Variety Theatre is the country’s only production of its kind, featuring an inclusive children’s ensemble performing alongside a professional adult cast.
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 Venue: Powell Hall, Midtown St. Louis
Saturday: 8:00pm; Sunday: 3:00pm Tickets start at $25.00
SLSO musicians Celeste Golden Boyer and Melissa Brooks join the Elizabeth Joy Roe in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Conductor Jun Märkl leads music from Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle including the iconic “Ride of the Valkyries.”