What’s Up In The Lou?

Mary Korte
3752 days ago.

What cool stuff is coming up in St. Louis over the next few weekends that you need to plan for in advance? Check out these coming attractions!

Mardi Gras Revelry
mardi gras revelry Taste of Soulard: grab your tickets and head on down! Now you can eat and drink your way around the neighborhood and partake in Mardi Gras. Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard is February 22 & 23, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at participating Soulard establishments.  $25 for a ticket booklet with 6 food tickets and 1 sample of Southern Comfort.  You can purchase a booklet at any of the participating establishments. For a list of the participating restaurants to plan your crawl in advance, visit Mardi Gras inc website.

Is a bar crawl not exactly your idea of Mardi Gras fun? How about attending the Beggin’ Strips Barkus Pet Parade on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 pm? Grand Marshall this year is our own local boy Andy Cohen of BravoTV. You can still enter your pet in the parade at The Barkus Pet Parade website. Then after the Pet Awards, hang out for a concert by the one and only BareNaked Ladies at 2:30!

Are you more of an advanced planner? Feeling that SPRING FEVER in the air? There are three big events coming that you will love!

fishing The St. Louis Boat and Sports Show
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 until Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the America’s Center
Adults $10, Youth 15 and younger FREE! 2-day pass $14 (good any two days of the show). Active Military: FREE! Just show your active military ID at the Box Office on-site for FREE admission.

john godwin It’s not only about boats, folks! This is your outdoor sportsman’s paradise! From hunting, fishing, boating, and outdoor cooking, this event has something for everyone. Bring the kids and teach them how to fish in an indoor pond or give them a lesson on scuba diving (must be 10 or older) in the tropically heated tank. On Friday night, make it a date and stop by the Anchors & Ales Local Craft Brew Sampling from 5–10pm to taste local craft beers from 4 Hands, Schlafly, Morgan-Street, O’Fallon, Shock Top, and more. Are you a Duck Dynasty Fan? John Godwin from Duck Dynasty will be at the Boat Show on Saturday from 12-2pm and 3-5pm doing meeting and greeting. Happy Happy Happy!

arch madness

If March for you translates to March Madness, you should be ready for ARCH Madness! The 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament is going on at the Scottrade Center from Thursday, March 6, 2014 until Sunday, March 9, 2014. Catch these four days and nine games of exciting college basketball, including the #3 ranked Wichita State Shockers. Single game tickets are on sale now at the box office as well as full series packs. Get all the details at ArchMadness.com.

HG14_ColorVertical_Display Spring for me means growing things. I get twitchy when I head to home improvement stores because I want to buy all the plants. I am in heaven at the Builders Home and Garden Show. The show is from Thursday, March 6, 2014 until Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the America’s Center. Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and Under: Free

The Builders Home & Garden Show is actually six complete shows in one – Lawn & Garden, Pool & Spa, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design, Green Products, and Building Products. This massive show gives visitors the chance to shop all the newest and best products and services that are available in the marketplace. Exhibitors and sponsors have an opportunity to put their product or service in front of tens of thousands of potential customers at this high-quality event.  The six showcase areas offer a great shopping experience. Enormous feature gardens, local and national celebrity speakers, and family fun areas are just a few of the reasons this show is a must-see.  And, I need ideas for a new kitchen.

A girl can dream, right?
A girl can dream, right?

Make it a great Spring in St. Louis!


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Mary Korte

Mary is a proud farm girl with some city attitude and mom of a sports dude in training. She loves travel, sports, food, wine and combining all of that with family and friends!

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