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Highway 40 (I-64) & Hampton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 | St. Louis - Forest Park |
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    It just ain't Independence Day in St. Louis without Fair St. Louis, so even though the Arch grounds are off-limits because of construction, the fair goes on in Forest Park...
  • Gut Check: Beer
    The St. Louis Brewers Guild is celebrating its eighth annual festival, and, much to our delight, there are more and more breweries every time. This year, there will be over twenty local...
  • Culture: Reviews
    There's really no doubt about it: For the next couple weeks Jim Butz is the hardest working actor in St. Louis. As young Hal in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Butz strides aside equally billed...
  • Culture: Reviews
    Among our great rites of spring is Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which this year presents its most ambitious season to date, mounting both Henry IV, which opened last weekend in Forest...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has staged comedies and tragedies in equal measure in Forest Park for the past decade. This year the group takes an ambitious tack, choosing not one but two of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    We don't have to tell you that being a dog owner is hard work. There's the mandatory all-weather walking, the food-buying (and the upper-body workout of food-carrying), and all of the piles...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    There is one event looming large over beer-obsessed St. Louis this weekend: Microfest. We've got all the details, but if that's not your thing, how about some Cinco de Mayo celebrations?...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Marshall Cohen's Lift for Life Gym is one of this city's most inspiring success stories, a true beacon of hope and the possibility for positive life change. The venture began 26 years ago as...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Happy Easter, Gut Checkers! We are already planning the food-coma-inducing brunch we're going to have on Sunday, but there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied until then. Run a...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Today at 9 a.m. the Colon Cancer Alliance encourages everyone to grab the kids, grab the dog, but leave the pants at home for the Undy 5000 race for life. The Undy 5000 is a family-friendly...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    St. Louis is kicking off fall with its annual Art Fair in Clayton with tons of food to complement the art. There's also the "alternative" art fair in Maplewood at Schlafly Bottleworks...
  • Music: Feature
    Now entering its fourth year, LouFest has outgrown its toddler phase and is ready to play with the big kids. What began as a relatively small affair has expanded into a respected event with...
  • RFTmusic: LouFest
    The good people of LouFest have announced the set times for all of the bands on the lineup this year -- unsurprisingly, Wilco and the Killers will close out the two night affair on Saturday,...
  • News: Featured Stories
    The handball courts loom high over the dirt running path in Forest Park. The last time anyone painted the twenty-foot-high wooden boards they were a soft canary yellow; today they're a...
  • Gut Check: Beer
    The premature ending of Saturday evening's St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival has turned into a public-relations nightmare for organizers of the annual beer celebration in Forest Park. The...
  • Gut Check: Beer
    Before the torrential rains, ominous streaks of lightning and public protests, Gut Check had a terrific time this past Saturday evening at the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. That's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Let us describe the perfect weekend for you: The weather works (i.e., there's no cowering in fear or perpetual sweatiness), you are caught up with your household duties, and work, for once,...
  • Gut Check: Beer
    The collective strength of the St. Louis brewing community will be on full display this weekend at Forest Park. On Friday through Saturday, June 14 and 15, the seventh annual St. Louis...
  • Gut Check: Gut Check Guides
    For Gut Check, Memorial Day will always be associated with American flag T-shirts, pork steaks and family picnics, all of which suggest the need for a great outdoor spot to enjoy the...
  • RFTmusic: Live and Local
    For the first time in its history, the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will incorporate live music into its performances -- original, locally composed music at that! The dozen or so songs and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Secret love, laughter and much music will ring out in Forest Park this summer, when Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents Twelfth Night. A comedy about Viola, who starts as a castaway...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and First Friday are only a few of the excuses to get out and get your drink on this weekend. Besides that, rejoice over the bounty of a new farmers' market season...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Not much says springtime in St. Louis better than drinking beer, eating barbecue and listening to blues music in Forest Park, and on Friday and Saturday (May 3 and 4), St. Louis Microfest...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (Nov. 9): ARTstravaganza Moonlight Opening Reception @ the St. Louis Artists' Guild Enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres during the opening evening of this weekend juried art show...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (Sept. 28): Taste of St. Louis @ Soliders Memorial Plaza This annual family-friendly, food-obsessed event features live music, an art and wine walk, a chef battle royale and, of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Scottish diaspora scattered Scots emigrants worldwide. In Singapore, of all places, you’ll find St. Andrews Cathedral, MacDonald House and Campbell Lane, and in New Zealand, the...
  • RFTmusic: Show Reviews
    The Flaming Lips LouFest 2012: Blue Stage Sunday, August 26 "Fuck the rain," says Wayne Coyne at the beginning of the Flaming Lips set last night at LouFest. It was an appropriate if not...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (Aug. 24): Murder in Maybury! @ Maggiano's Little Italy A three-course family-style dinner and two drinks get accompanied by a murder mystery. Call 314-824-2402 for reservations....
  • RFTmusic: This Just In
    We Are Scientists has just announced that it is canceling a series of upcoming tour dates -- including a scheduled set at LouFest -- due to lead singer Keith Murray's throat issues. The...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    New York may have better public transportation systems and superior signature pizza, but St. Louis has the park situation locked down. It's easy to take that massive, gorgeous, Roller-Blader...
  • Culture: Reviews
    With its political machinations, personal and institutional racism and a scandalous interracial relationship as the tipping point, Othello is the most St. Louis-ready play in Shakespeare's...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (June 1): Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    As the dog days of summer inch closer into the minds of many St. Louisans, dreams of sultry evening bike rides and beer-soaked dance parties loom like a keg in the night. Have you ever...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (May 25): Cash Mob @ Local Harvest Grocery Take part in the Cash Mob movement to patronize local businesses by shopping at Local Harvest this weekend, and partake in a celebratory...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Bask in the bard's beleaguered Othello under the stars at this season's premiere of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in Forest Park. The tragedy of the play's namesake Venetian general unfolds...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    On Saturday, May 19, the largest pooch festival in the Midwest offers pups and the people who love them the opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Animal Cruelty Fund with a walk...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (May 4): St. Louis Microfest @ Forest Park Select from more than 75 breweries including 100 international and craft brews. Demos, tastings and food pairings round out the weekend's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's no secret that the St. Louis craft-beer scene is booming, with the brewpub population climbing to double digits in the metro area. On Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, St. Louis...
  • Gut Check: Food Festivals
    With more live entertainment slated for the St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 22, than ever before, this year's celebration is bound to knock St. Louis up to the second largest...
  • Gut Check: Weekend Best Bets
    Friday (Apr. 20): Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Garden Chefs from Catering St. Louis create a menu focusing on France: The Rhone Valley. The four-course meal with hors...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    As you must know by now, Ms. Day is a hopeless romantic. She adores the magic of candlelit dinners, holding hands in the park and smooching under the moonlight. Yet despite these...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    What's better than a performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra? A free performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. You can help yourself to a big picnic basket full of savory...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The folks behind the Urban Assault Ride live by a simple philosophy: "There are few problems the bike can’t solve." And while bicycles can't fix the United States' credit rating or...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Ah, Forest Park. Your 1,371 acres have been our bucolic refuge since June 24, 1876, when you were officially dedicated and opened to a much younger St. Louis. Have we taken you for granted...

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Forest Park is one of St. Louis' most treasured resources. Located in the heart of the city, it is the heart of our city. Forest Park belongs to all St. Louisans. Owned and operated by the City of St. Louis, Forest Park is one of 105 city parks under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

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