Experience the Midwest

Events and Festivals in the Midwest

NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Ice Skating at Crown Center

Kansas City, MO

 

Join us downtown on Grand Boulevard for Kansas City’s original outdoor skating rink. Grab your loved ones for a memorable time at the Crown Center Ice Terrace for a season of skating fun.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Kansas City, MO (KCY)

NOW THROUGH APRIL 9, 2024

Chicago Bulls Men’s Basketball

Chicago, IL

 

Grab your gear and come down to cheer on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Located on the west side of Chicago, it will be a night filled with excitement. Tickets are still available.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Chicago, IL (CHI)

NOW THROUGH APRIL 14, 2024

St. Louis Blues Hockey

St. Louis, MO

 

Get in gear and grab tickets to watch your St. Louis Blues hockey team. Join us down at the Enterprise Center for a fun-filled night full of food, drinks and cheer.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Broken Hearts – a juried art exhibit

St. Louis, MO

 

The Soulard Art Gallery presents Broken Hearts – a juried art exhibit that showcases how local artists explore the complexity of emotion with a broken heart.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 1 - 4, 2024

Disney on Ice Presents Find Your Hero

St. Louis, MO

 

Discover the hero inside you at Disney on Ice, coming to Enterprise Center February 1 - 4, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 1 - 25, 2024

Nature at Night on the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail

Ridgedale, MO

 

Experience the Ozarks after dark at the Top of the Rock and join us for a 2.5-mile journey through Nature at Night. Explore this unique light tour experience resembling historic Native American scenes along with traditional holiday vignettes. Make this season memorable and start a new family tradition.

Nearest Amtrak Station: La Plata, MO (LAP)

FEBRUARY 2, 2024

Hot Country Nights: Alexandra Kay

St. Louis, MO

 

Singer Alexandra Kay will perform live as part of the Hot Country Nights series at Bally Sports Live! on February 2, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 3, 2024

5K Run for Your Beads

St. Louis, MO

 

No other race is quite as fun, colorful and, well, wacky as the 5K Run for Your Beads during Mardi Gras in historic Soulard.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 3, 2024

Frosty Family Fun Night

Green Bay, WI

 

Join us for our 18th annual Frosty Family Fun Night hosted by the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary. See the animals and waterfalls on night walks, animal bingo, games, a variety of crafts for everyone, candlelight walks, night hikes, scavenger hunts, bonfires, s’mores and so much more. Tickets are $10 for a family or carload and free for FOWLS members.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Green Bay, WI (GBY)

FEBRUARY 3 - 4, 2024

Taste of Soulard

St. Louis, MO

 

Savor the Cajun flavors that define historic Soulard through this self-guided tasting tour and pub crawl February 3 - 4, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 4, 2024

Purina Pet Parade

St. Louis, MO

 

The Guinness World Record holder for the largest costumed pet parade in the world, the Purina Pet Parade will boast thousands of festive four-legged friends strutting their stuff on February 4, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 4, 2024

Tito’s Vodka Wiener Dog Derby

St. Louis, MO

 

Watch as participants square off in Soulard Market Park to determine the “dashingest” dachshund in all the land on February 4, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 8 - 9, 2024

HAIRSPRAY

St. Louis, MO

 

You can’t stop the beat – HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon comes to Stifel Theatre on February 8 - 9, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Family Valentine’s Ball

Champaign, IL

 

Enjoy an evening full of dancing and fun activities at our Valentine’s Ball. A goodie bag will be provided for all the kids, as well as light snacks and sweet treats. Photo packages are available for $5. All attendees must provide an email address at registration to receive a pre-event email from event staff. Join us for a loving and fun-filled evening.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Champaign, IL (CHM)

FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Hot Country Nights: Dylan Scott

St. Louis, MO

 

Singer-songwriter Dylan Scott will perform live as part of the Hot Country Nights series at Bally Sports Live! on February 9, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball

St. Louis, MO

 

Featuring fine cuisine, craft cocktails, entertainment and dancing, the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball at St. Louis Union Station is considered the social event of the season.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Bud Light Grand Parade

St. Louis, MO

 

Attracting tens of thousands of merrymakers, the Bud Light Grand Parade in historic Soulard is the crown jewel of the St. Louis Mardi Gras season.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 13, 2024

St. Louis Comedy Festival

St. Louis, MO

 

Don’t miss the St. Louis Comedy Festival featuring Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Tony Roberts and Don Curry at Stifel Theatre on February 13, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Dr. Jordan Peterson: We Who Wrestle With God Tour

St. Louis, MO

 

Canadian psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson brings his tour, We Who Wrestle With God, to Stifel Theatre on February 14, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 15, 2024

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers

St. Louis, MO

 

The St. Louis Blues will play the Edmonton Oilers at Enterprise Center on February 15, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Hot Country Nights: Brian Kelley

St. Louis, MO

 

Brian Kelley – best known as half of the Nashville-based duo Florida Georgia Line – will perform live as part of the Hot Country Nights series at Bally Sports Live! on February 16, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 17, 2024

St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators

St. Louis, MO

 

The St. Louis Blues will play the Nashville Predators at Enterprise Center on February 17, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 17, 2024

Carnival of the Animals

Chicago, IL

 

Enrich your child's life and instill a lasting love of music with these one-of-a-kind concerts perfect for ages 5 - 12. Lina González-Granados leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ playful "The Carnival of the Animals." Guided by narration from master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, the orchestra depicts nature’s most amazing creatures from the mighty elephant to the majestic swan. Join us for an engaging kid-friendly program performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Chicago, IL (CHI)

FEBRUARY 17 - 18, 2024

Carmina Burana with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

St. Louis, MO

 

From its famous opening notes, Carl Orff’s cantata based on 24 poems from the medieval collection “Carmina Burana” will shake Stifel Theatre to its foundation on February 17 and 18, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 19, 2024

St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

St. Louis, MO

 

The St. Louis Blues will play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Enterprise Center on February 19, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 22, 2024

St. Louis Blues vs. New York Islanders

St. Louis, MO

 

The St. Louis Blues will play the New York Islanders at Enterprise Center on February 22, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 23, 2024

Hot Country Nights: Kolby Cooper

St. Louis, MO

 

Singer Kolby Cooper will perform live as part of the Hot Country Nights series at Bally Sports Live! on February 23, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 23, 2024

Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Celebration

St. Louis, MO

 

Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and IN UNISON Chorus for a one-of-a-kind celebration of Black History Month at Stifel Theatre on February 23, 2024.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 23 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2024

Chicago Cubs Baseball

Chicago, IL

 

Tis the season of the home ball game. Grab your gear and join us at Wrigley Field to cheer on your Chicago Cubs baseball team. Tickets are available now.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Chicago, IL (CHI)

FEBRUARY 23 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2024

Kansas City Royals Baseball

Kansas City, MO

 

Grab your gear and head down to Kauffman Stadium for an eventful night cheering on your Kansas City Royals Baseball team.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Kansas City, MO (KCY)

FEBRUARY 24 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2024

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball

St. Louis, MO

 

Take me home to the St. Louis Cardinals game. Hurry and grab your tickets to cheer on our St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Join us with your family and friends at the Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis for a memorable time.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis, MO (STL)

FEBRUARY 25 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2024

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Milwaukee, WI

 

Hurry and grab your tickets ahead of time for our Milwaukee Brewers Baseball season. Join us at the American Family Field for a guaranteed fun experience with your family and friends.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Milwaukee, WI (MKE)