15 Ways You Know It's Spring in St. Louis

It can be difficult to tell exactly when spring has arrived in St. Louis. After all, we routinely experience all four seasons in the course of a week — and spring seems to hug a very fine line somewhere between "freezing" and "more humid than hell." And though the calendar might say spring, sometimes the weather has other ideas. Lucky for you, we've come up with some signs so you know when you are officially enjoying that beautiful middle ground.

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Just as we were wondering if everyone had lost their faith in marriage, photographers and wedding parties invade Lafayette Park and Tower Grove Park yet again.
Photo credit: Stephen Bolen / Flickr
Just as we were wondering if everyone had lost their faith in marriage, photographers and wedding parties invade Lafayette Park and Tower Grove Park yet again.

Photo credit: Stephen Bolen / Flickr
The parking lot at Vin de Set is mobbed by brunch eaters, ready to storm the roof. 
Photo credit: Laura Miller
The parking lot at Vin de Set is mobbed by brunch eaters, ready to storm the roof.

Photo credit: Laura Miller
Ted Drewes again sounds like a good idea, and not just an excursion for brave, weather-resistant souls.
Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
Ted Drewes again sounds like a good idea, and not just an excursion for brave, weather-resistant souls.

Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
Three-fourths of the population feels the need to congregate at the Saint Louis Zoo, and therefore jam parking around Dogtown, any time the sun peeks out. 
Photo credit: Steve Truesdell
Three-fourths of the population feels the need to congregate at the Saint Louis Zoo, and therefore jam parking around Dogtown, any time the sun peeks out.

Photo credit: Steve Truesdell
Speaking of sun, there it is! No wait, it the weather is cool and the rain is pouring. But wait, there's the sun again!
Photo credit: jpellgen (@1179_jp) / Flickr
Speaking of sun, there it is! No wait, it the weather is cool and the rain is pouring. But wait, there's the sun again!

Photo credit: jpellgen (@1179_jp) / Flickr
And you have to dig out your sunglasses again. Not just because it's sunny, but because of the glare off of all of pasty Cardinal Nation.
Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
And you have to dig out your sunglasses again. Not just because it's sunny, but because of the glare off of all of pasty Cardinal Nation.

Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
The city sidewalks sprout a lush crop of patio furniture once again.
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Dark Room
The city sidewalks sprout a lush crop of patio furniture once again.

Photo credit: Courtesy of The Dark Room
Getting in and out of downtown is suddenly becomes impossible on game days.
Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
Getting in and out of downtown is suddenly becomes impossible on game days.

Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
Farmers markets return. No more frozen vegetables for you (or at least no need for several months).
Photo credit: Holly Ravazzolo
Farmers markets return. No more frozen vegetables for you (or at least no need for several months).

Photo credit: Holly Ravazzolo
The jizz trees return for another round of screwing us all. 
Photo credit: Mangrove Mike / Flickr
The jizz trees return for another round of screwing us all.

Photo credit: Mangrove Mike / Flickr