Forest Park Forever Events
Forest Park Forever hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Here's a sampling of our annual events, from free community gatherings to fundraisers that support our mission to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park.
Young Friends Trivia Night
The Young Friends of Forest Park Forever host a trivia night every winter. Past themes have included Summer in Winter and St. Louis Icons & Institutions. This event is enjoyed by trivia enthusiasts of all ages and raised around $12,000 to support Park maintenance in 2019.
Party Central: Grand Reopening of Emerson Central Fields
Join us for a FREE celebration at Emerson Central Fields on April 25, 2019 hosted by the City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever — the event will include family-friendly activities, live music, food trucks, sports exhibitions, a hot air balloon and more!
Forest Park Forever Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is a day-long event, with teams competing on the greens of Probstein Golf Course, enjoying a buffet dinner and bidding on exciting items in a silent auction. Hosted by our Young Friends group, this event welcomes golfers of all ages. The 2019 Golf Tournament takes place on Friday, May 3.
Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon
The annual Hat Luncheon is our single largest fundraiser of the year. Every year, over 1,100 people don their chicest chapeaus and join us under the World's Fair Pavilion to support Forest Park. The Forest Park Forever Women's Committee has been hosting this perennially popular event since 1990. The 29th Annual Hat Luncheon is on June 6, 2019.
I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run
Taking place in late summer, the I Love Forest Park 5K takes runners and walkers on the most beautiful race route in our region. Although many races take place in Forest Park, this is the only one that directly benefits the Park. The 2019 race is on August 25!
The Fall Family FunFest is our annual member appreciation event. It is a fun, multi-generational celebration for our friends and donors with various activities, food and entertainment.
Honeysuckle Removal Day
We organize a large group volunteer event every fall to help our team clear a specific area of invasive bush honeysuckle. Removing honeysuckle helps the overall health and biodiversity of natural areas.
Young Friends Happy Hours
The Young Friends of Forest Park Forever host happy hours throughout the year. These informal get-togethers bring together young professionals who share a common love of Forest Park.