Events and Activities

Mad Science KidsThe CityArchRiver project is transforming the grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch. With biking and running trails, space for outdoor concerts and a new museum commemorating westward expansion, the new, seamless park experience will have something for everyone. Be part of these great events at the Gateway Arch, parks, and riverfront during the CityArchRiver project.

DAILY Events

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Riverboat Cruises -
Take a relaxing cruise and discover the best view of the St. Louis skyline from replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboats, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer. A variety of cruises depart the riverfront daily. Click here for tickets and more information.

Plan an event

Gateway Arch, Kiener Plaza, Old Courthouse and Riverfront
Would you like to hold an event in any of the above locations? We welcome you to do so. Contact Matt Brinkmann, Special Events and Programming Manager, for more information.

 Matt Brinkman

Matt Brinkmann
matt.brinkmann@archpark.org
314-881-3542

Special Events

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18
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2017
Free Family Fridays at the Old Courthouse @ Old Courthouse
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Guests of all ages can learn about St. Louis history and westward expansion during the 1800s with hands-on opportunities. Each child will create a craft project and participate in a story and song time based on the day’s theme. The program will end with a national park puppet show. Themes include: Colonial St. Louis (May 26, June 30 & August 4), Lewis and Clark (June 2, July 7 & August 11), Mountain Men (June 9, July 14 & August 18), Pioneers (June 16, July 21 & August 25), and Plains Indians (June 23, July 28 & September 1). RSVP by calling 314-982-1410.

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Naturalization Ceremony and St. Louis Public Library Outreach @ Old Courthouse
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In conjunction with noontime naturalization ceremonies at the Old Courthouse, the St. Louis Public Library will be on hand to help new citizens register for library cards and learn about library resources and collections. Learning activities are available for children from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (noon)
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (1:30 pm)
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets. publicpreview2

Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (3:00 pm)
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Blues at the Arch 8/18 @ North Gateway
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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The Gateway Arch Park Foundation and National Blues Museum present Blues at the Arch – a free four week series that takes place Fridays in August.

Green McDonough Band -
Nominated for Best Blues Band of 2016 by The Riverfront Times and is the 2016 winner of the St. Louis Blues Society’s Regional International Blues Challenge “Road to Memphis”, The Green McDonough Band combines creative forces of electrifying blues guitarist Rich McDonough and the tough vocals of singer/songwriter Laura Green. The driving rhythm section features Vic Windham on drums and Jonathan Schumacher on bass. They play a mixed bag of blues styles and house rockin’ roots, reflected in both their original music and their fresh yet reverent takes on choice covers.

Joe Metzka -
Inspired by B.B. King and Nat “King” Cole, vocalist/guitarist Joe Metzka plays and sings blues, jazz, funk, R&B, modern rock, western swing and country. Joe is active in both the blues and jazz genres and can be heard frequently at “live” performances in and around the St. Louis area.

Mark “Muleman” Massey -
From Mississippi playing a mix of Hill Country and soulful blues, the band features Mark “The Muleman” Massey on vocals and guitar, Grammy & Emmy award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ, Dave Bennett on bass, and Walter Pope on drums. Mark and band have played with B.B. King at his homecoming in Indianola, the Howling Wolf festival in West Point, Juke Joint Fest in Clarksdale, and The Chicago Blues Fest

www.BluesattheArch.com

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (noon)
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (1:30 pm)
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets. publicpreview2

Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (3:00 pm)
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Aug
20
Sun
2017
Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (noon)
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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