Welcome to the home page of the City of St. Louis Department of Public Safety Office of Special Events.
Great things happen in the City of St. Louis every day! We are ready to assist you if you're planning an event. On this site you will find information about what you need to do in order to apply for a Special Event Permit, rent the City Hall Rotunda, and other helpful information involving event planning.
You can also find information about exciting events taking place in the City of St. Louis that you, your family and friends may find of interest and links to cultural organizations and institutions that hold special events. We encourage you to visit events in your neighborhood and to explore neighborhoods that are new to you. If you are interested in a St. Louis app for your iPhone, Blackberry, Android or iPad, visit the Explore St. Louis website.
We look forward to serving you.
Select Neighborhood Highlights/Attractions
Designated "One of the Great Streets in America" by the American Planning Association, no visit to St. Louis is complete without stopping by this rich social, ethnic, and culturally diverse Historic District. Attractions include The Pageant, Pin-Up Bowl, Regional Arts Commission, Craft Alliance, and St. Louis Walk of Fame. Want more information? Go to VisitTheLoop.com.
Central West End
This trendy neighborhood has a mix of restaurants, pubs, shops, nightspots and inviting sidewalk cafes, nestled along the edge of St. Louis' treasure gem - Forest Park. Attractions in Forest Park include our world famous Zoo, Art Museum, The Muny Opera, and History Museum. In the CWE you can catch a movie at The Chase Park Plaza and are just minutes away from the St. Louis Science Center. For more information, go to TheCWE.org.
This cultural hub of the region is home to thousands of theatre seats, 1,500 cultural events and a dozen galleries and museums. Attractions include the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Fabulous Fox Theatre, the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Jazz at the Bistro and more. Want more details? Visit grandcenter.org.
The Grove is a burgeoning new residential/commercial district that features a variety of independent restaurants, shops, galleries and bars centered along Manchester Avenue, east of Kingshighway. To learn more, go to thegrovecid.org.
Soulard is St. Louis' oldest neighborhood. Its streets are lined with red-brick townhomes, live music clubs and unique restaurants. But it really comes alive during Mardi Gras, rivaling New Orleans in its revelry. Attractions include Soulard Farmers Market. Want more information? Go to soulard.org.
St. Louis is home to people from around the world, and the Grand South Grand area represents our international roots and the dreams of immigrants from Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East, and European nations, to name a few. Attractions include many ethnic eateries and shops and Tower Grove Park. For more information, visit southgrand.org.
Featured Upcoming Major Special Events
March 1 & 2 -- Downtown St. Louis Idiotarod, Old Post Office Plaza, 11 a.m.
March 1 (every first Friday of the month) - First Friday in Grand Center, various locations, 5 p.m.
March 1 - 31 -- Women's History Month 2013 Exhibit, Gateway Arch, 9 a.m.
March 3 - 9 -- National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, various events
March 7 - 10 -- Missouri Valley NCAA Tournament, Scottrade Center, times vary
March 9 -- 200th Anniversary of Forming of St. Louis Company of Volunteer Artillerists, Gateway Arch, 10 a.m.
March 16 -- St. Patrick's Day Parade Run, Downtown, 9 a.m.
March 16 -- St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown, Noon
March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dogtown, 12:30 p.m.
March 23 -- Bacon Fest St. Louis, Kiener Plaza, 11 a.m.
March 23 -- Trash Bash, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, 8:30 a.m.
March 28 -- Emergency Preparedness Academy 2013, Edward Jones North Campus, 8 a.m.
Now through March 31 -- Orchid Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.
Phone: (314) 589-6640
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
1200 Market Street , Room 418 City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103