Jun 02 Friday
Celebrate National Dinosaur Day with Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company at the St. Louis Zoo! Beech-Nut is sponsoring a Dino Dig at the St. Louis Zoo’s “Dinoroarus” exhibit on June 1 (National Dinosaur Day) and June 2.
Walk amongst life-sized animatronic dinosaurs in this immersive experience. Kids of all ages can channel their inner paleontologists as they discover dinosaur fossils at the Dino Dig while also enjoying Beech-Nut’s new Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies and Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics.
Jun 03 Saturday
Veterans Fishing day at Maramec Springs State Park. June 3. This is the 9th year. Park hours 0630-1800. Free fishing tags and parking free for Veterans of US Cost Guard, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps.
At Maramec Springs Dr, St. James, MO. This is in cooperation with the James Foundation, the Missouri Consevation Dept., Healing Waters, Missouri Trout Association-St. Louis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Smokin' Gunz BBQ, and several retired Veterans.
Landmarks Downtown St. Louis Walking Tours: History, Culture, Architecture and Exercise: What could be better on a Saturday morning?Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the City's founding through its current development. We offer two tours on Saturdays, 9:00 to 11:30 am, April 1 through October 28.Tours are limited to 15 people and cover about two miles at a leisurely pace. Tickets are $15 (children under 12 are free). Purchase tickets at LandmarksTours-STL.orgEAST TOUR: Explore the architectural legacy of the heart of the city. From the bustling riverfront of the French American entrepreneurs to the skyscrapers of the 20th century, you'll find famous architectural and engineering marvels, including these highlights: Old Courthouse | Old Cathedral | Eads Bridge | Gateway Arch | Old Post Office | Wainwright BuildingWEST TOUR: St. Louis' grandest public buildings are a testament to the City's ambitions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and how they changed the area from blighted to monumental, including these highlights: Union Station | Stifel Theatre | Central Library | City Hall | Campbell House | Soldiers MemorialPurchase Tickets in advance at: LandmarksTours-STL.org
An exclusive look at some of the most unique GARDENS, YARDS, and OUTDOOR SPACES in Saint Louis!
Don't miss the fun and excitement of the inaugural JJK5K Race June 3 at World Wide Technology Raceway as part of the 2023 NASCAR weekend. This marks the first-ever race named in honor to benefit hometown champion Jackie Joyner Kersee. She has dedicated her life after Olympic competition to supporting the youth of East St. Louis. Please join us for this incredible opportunity to celebrate her accomplishments, welcome NASCAR back to World Wide Technology Raceway, and enjoy a day of racing!
There are two events to choose from -- the 5K run or 1.25 mile walk around the oval track.
Jackie will award the medals herself – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run on the track and be photographed crossing the finish line, cheered on by our hometown Olympic champion!
It will be a unique experience for a great cause! All activities take place on the same track NASCAR drivers race for the Enjoy Illinois 300 race. Race proceeds benefit the JJK Foundation – a vital part of the Metro East community supporting many youth programs.
Registration for the 5K includes:• T shirt• Commemorative event medal• Free and convenient parking• Ticket to the NASCAR Truck race on June 3• Post-race concert• Free downloadable photos for all participants• Awards for top three finishers in various classes• Vouchers for complimentary Enjoy Illinois 300 program• Opportunity to purchase Enjoy Illinois 300 tickets for 20% discount if registered by May 6
June 3 Schedule• NASCAR Truck Race: noon to 3:00 PM on the oval• JJK5K and 1.25 walk: 3:30 to 4:30 PM• JJK5K awards presented by Jackie Joyner Kersee: 4:45 PM• Concert 5:00 PM• Midway activities and concessions open throughout the day
Registration Fee 5K• $45 March 1 to May 6• $50 May 7 to May 28
Registration Fee for 1.25 Mile• $15 March 1 to May 6• $20 May 7 to May 28
Race Packet Pickup: • Thursday June 1, Ball Park Village (4:00 to 8:00 PM)• Saturday June 3, Will Call (8:00 AM to noon)
Jun 06 Tuesday
During the summer months, we offer a two-hour walking tour of the Cemetery and Arboretum in the cooling hours before sunset. This tour will be led by one of our Master Guides who will convey highlights of the Cemetery grounds, horticulture, and a variety of intriguing historic figures who call Bellefontaine their final place of rest.
Space is limited and reservations are required.
Tours will cover about 2 miles across moderate terrain. Please wear appropriate summer walking attire. Room is limited and reservations are required. Please arrive between 15 to 20 minutes before tour time for a prompt departure.
Jun 07 Wednesday
The adventure begins with a drive to the William Clark Plot. Walking to the ideal way to observe the cemetery. It is easy to view monuments and take in the scenic view. After checking out William Clark’s family plot, we will visit the graves of three Civil War participants and an African American doctor who changed health care in St. Louis. Down the road, there are two suffragists. Across the street is the Hempstead family plot which is the oldest in the cemetery. Hidden under some trees, we’ll discover a statue of a seven year old bot looking dapper in his knickers and well as an iron cross revealing the last name of Chouteau. By telling their stories and visiting their graves, I hope to keep their memories alive.
♦ Space is limited and reservations are required♦ Walking terrain is mild with a mixture of hard and soft surfaces♦ Please wear appropriate outdoor walking attire♦ We ask that everyone arrive 15 to 20 minutes before tour time for a prompt departure♦ This is a rain-or-shine event except in the case of extreme lightning
Jun 10 Saturday
Twenty historic sites are joining together for this event. See how our ancestors connected with the land, in both ornamental and practical ways.
At White Haven, Suzzanne Corbett with discuss kitchen gardens. Beyond a farm's row crops, kitchen gardens were intended to directly supplement the tables of those who grew them, which includes those planted behind a farm's main house to city garden patches, to the cabins of the enslaved. Based on crop information mentioned by Grant, we will look at crops that were grown to enhance the everyday diet.
We will also have a talk about wildflowers, rain garden demonstrations, and a garden activity with Missouri native plants!