Get in the Mood for Fall: Things to do in or around St. Louis

Looking for something fun to do…

There is a lot going on this fall in and around the Greater St. Louis Area.  We will be updating this page. so be sure you check back. Let us know if you have something we should add.

Check out to find the best Halloween house decorations in STL

Chihuly in the Garden is still going on…
Visitors have been raving about the Chihuly display at Missouri Botanical Gardens. If it is a nice weekend it would be perfect to go visit this display of beautiful art glass and the fall colors and flowers . For more information: CLICK HERE.
For ongoing lists of things to do, check out Explore St. Louis: CLICK HERE.

Kirkwood- Magic House- this weekend, ongoing

Ruh-roh! Scooby-Doo and the gang will need your help to solve a gem of a mystery when the SCOOBY-DOO!™ Mansion Mayhem exhibit comes to The Magic House.

The immersive experience allows visitors to analyze clues and put their problem-solving skills to the test. Young detectives and their families will work through the rooms of the mansion, meeting different characters of the iconic TV show that has captivated fans for more than five decades.

SCOOBY-DOO!™ Mansion Mayhem will run from Sept. 2, 2023 to Jan. 15, 2024.


Numbskull Halloween Pop-Up Cocktail Experience Invades Westport Social October 4 – 31

Halloween is coming early to Westport Social, the classic gaming lounge, bar and restaurant at Westport Plaza.

Numbskull at Westport Social begins October 4 and continues through October 31. The experience is open daily at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations needed for the event featuring creepy cocktails created in specialty glassware. A carnival atmosphere envelopes the space with elaborate decor inspired by visions of vintage midway amusements, questionable clowns and paranormal performers.

Every Thursday during October, Numbskull activates with fortune tellers, zombie roller skaters and otherworldly carnival fun. Westport Social’s popular games will continue to add to the fun during Numbskull, with guests invited to play hoops, bocce, shuffleboard, darts, foosball, ping pong and more inside and on the expansive patio outside.

Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, guests should dress to impress for a horrifying Halloween costume contest featuring giveaways and a $500 first-place prize each night.

Westport Social’s dinner menu will be available, and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m until 11 p.m. All patrons must be 21 or older after 4 p.m. The restaurant is located at 910 Westport Plaza Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146. Follow on social media @westport-stl.

Union Station

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is being invaded by Pirates and a spooky patch of magnificently carved pumpkins this fall. “Pirates & Pumpkins,” a new family adventure, is open September 15 through October 31, 2023 with special activities on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

The Aquarium will be decorated with pirate-themed scenes, including a ghost ship with smoking, booming cannons. On the exciting treasure hunt inside the Aquarium, guests will take a self-guided tour through a highly themed wonderland of treasure caves and grottos.

Patches of realistically carved and lighted pumpkins representing the Aquarium’s sea life will greet visitors as they explore the attraction. One of the highlights is a pumpkin shark scene complete with a boat for family pictures and scary selfies.

“Pirates & Pumpkins” is included with admission to the Aquarium. Tickets are available online at

Weekends in October Pirates & Pumpkins will turn into a trick or treat festival on Fridays and Saturdays, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 from 5 to 8 p.m. (last admission at 7 pm.). Kids get a free plush pumpkin and a complimentary trick-or-treat bag at the entrance where they learn how to choose their own pirate name. Six trick-or-treat stations will be open.and staffed by the Aquarium’s pirates. Guests will learn to talk like a pirate with Tommy, the Aquarium’s animated Otter mascot, and will meet a real pirate parrot at the Ambassador stage from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Other spooky seasonal animals — including snakes, newts, tarantulas and creepy crawlies — will be highlighted during the evenings. Pirate Story Time in the KidZone offers family friendly terrible tales every 30 minutes.

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is open daily at 9 a.m. Advance tickets are available at Follow the Aquarium on social media @aquariumstl. The Aquarium is located at 201 S. 18th St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lafayette Square

Dine Out for the Cure This October

at SqWires in Lafayette Square

From October 1 – 31, SqWires will donate a portion of the proceeds from these “pink” specials to benefit Susan G. Komen breast cancer research:

  • Pink Beet Risotto made with local Detroit red beets, ricotta, fresh thyme and crispy spinach, with an option to add chicken, shrimp or salmon.
  • Razzy Sorbet with fresh mint and raspberry coulis.
  • Blushing Martini made with Pinckney Bend gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, lemonade and grenadine.

SqWires is located at 1415 S. 18th St., St. Louis, MO 63104 in historic Lafayette Square. For more information, visit


Check out the newly opened Four Hands Brewery at the Hub in Chesterfield’s District,    4 Hands at The District,  is the newest creation from 4 Hands Brewing Co.  There is a lot going on at The District of St. Louis .

The District is a dynamic entertainment destination that already boasts a live music venue, The Factory, an art gallery, event spaces, sports experiences such as Topgolf and a social pickleball concept coming later this year, The Real Dill, a family entertainment destination, Main Event and more.

4 Hands will  feature a free family friendly arcade area, and will include a private event space with an oversized patio and a kitchen featuring menu items from culinary partner Hi-Pointe Drive-In just steps away from The Hub, an outdoor event and gathering area.

Grant’s Farm- They are having “Octoberfests” on the weekends.

Looking for Festivals?
The Webster-Kirkwood Times has a List

To see their list of ideas for Day Trips and Overnights, CLICK HERE.

September is Craft Beer Month at City Museum

Each weekend in September as City Museum celebrates one of the world’s oldest and most beloved drinks, beer. The weekend events highlight a different theme and includes games, food and entertainment. Non-alcoholic beer also will be available.

These cultural beer events spotlight a new country each week during International Beer Month. Each week’s theme will feature that particular country’s beer, music and food. The events are included with City Museum admission. Purchase a Beer Passport and receive six four-ounce samples and a souvenir glass to use each weekend. Passports can be purchased in person in Architecture Hall on the third floor of City Museum or online at;


OKTOBERFEST September 8 – 10

Transition into the heart of fall with a showcase of Oktoberfest beers, steeped in tradition and brimming with character. Sip on the malt-forward profiles that embody the warmth and togetherness of the season’s festivities. These German-inspired delights are a perfect match for the changing leaves and the camaraderie that defines autumn. Snack on foods such as sausage and tots. Featuring beers and cider from: Woodchuck, 4 Hands, Schlafly, Sudwerk, Michelob, Becks, KC Bier, Maplewood, Narrow Gauge, Bluewood, Alpha Brewing, Civil Life, Six Mile, UBCB and Old Bakery.

Event Hours & Entertainment

Friday, 4 – 9 pm: German renditions by The Bog Rattlers

Saturday, 3 – 7 pm: World music by The Greenwood Trio

Sunday, 11 am – 5:30 pm: Live music

IRISH & ENGLISH STOUTS. September 15-17

For those seeking deeper, more indulgent flavors, City Museum has classic Stouts. Immerse yourself in the velvety embrace of rich, dark brews, featuring notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of smokiness. These stouts are a tribute to coziness and contemplation, inviting you to savor the complexities of the colder months. Eats will include Shepherd’s Pie Kabobs. Featuring beers from: Six Mile Bridge, Murphy’s, Smithwicks, 4 Hands, Guinness, Big Muddy, Bluewood, Glutenberg, Heavy Riff, KC Bier, Maplewood, Prairie Bomb, Third Wheel, Six Mile, Public House, Alpha, Harp, Magners, Murphy’s, and UCBC.

Event Hours and Entertainment

Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm: Triur Musical Project

Saturday, 3 pm-7 pm: The Greenwood Trio

Sunday, 11 am-5:30 pm: DJ Whiz

MEXICAN BREWS. September 22 – 24

Journey south of the border with the captivating allure of Mexican Ales. Experience the fusion of traditional brewing techniques with vibrant ingredients, resulting in a medley of flavors that range from subtly spiced to refreshingly tangy. These ales transport you to sun-drenched landscapes and the festive spirit of Mexico. Easy eats include taquitos and flautas. Featuring Cerveza from: Victoria, Modelo, Dos Equis, Tecate, Bohemia, Sol, Broadway, Main & Mills, Piney River, and Alpha.

Event Hours & Entertainment

Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm: DJ Fonzo

Saturday, 3 pm – 4 pm: The Mariachi Nuevo Azteca

Saturday, 4 pm – 7 pm: DJ Fonzo

Sunday, 11 am – 5:30 pm: DJ Fonzo


Explore the unexpected. City Museum is a 100-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles. There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel. City Museum is an ever-evolving, always-thrilling, artist-built playground.

City Museum is located at 750 N. 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103. City Museum is open seven days a week, Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; 314-231-2489; @citymuseum


About stlsportspage 2465 Articles
For the latest news and features in St. Louis Sports check out Rob Rains, Editor.