Downtown St. Louis has experienced a renaissance over the past decade with thousands of new residents moving into renovated warehouses and high-rises within the city’s old commercial district. With these new loft-dwellers have come a variety of entertainment and dining venues and numerous art attractions — the best known among them being the cavernous and eclectic City Museum.
Other art and culture venues include Art St Louis, the Des Lee Gallery, the urban oasis and sculpture park known as Citygarden, the Museum of Westward Expansion (located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch), the Peabody Opera House and the National Blues Museum. Downtown also plays host to many parades throughout the year, such as the St. Patrick’s Day, Annie Malone and Thanksgiving Day parades and festivals such as PrideFest, St. Louis Uncorked and Lunchtime Live, which features food trucks and free outdoor concerts each Friday. At night Washington Avenue and Laclede’s Landing come alive with bars and restaurants that attract both tourists and locals alike.
For information on events happening this month in Downtown, click on the links above or visit DowntownSTL.org.