ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


Arch 50 Fest will be a day full of family-friendly activities and concerts! Check out the schedule and latest Kid Zone activities! 

Kid Zone Activities: 

  • Face Painters 
  • Balloon Artists 
  • Mad Science 
  • Carnival Games 
  • Sand Art 
  • Airbrush Tattoos 
  • The Brothers Kaputnik 
  • Bubble Truck 
  • MetroBus Painting Project | 12 pm - 2 pm

Check back often for updated Kid Zone activities! 


Music Schedule & Lineup 

10:30 am - 11:00 am | North County Big Band
Harvey Lockhart, of Riverview Gardens High School, directs this collaborative big band of dedicated students from North St. Louis County high schools.

11:10 am - 11:40 am | Grand Center Arts Academy Choral Group
Founded in 2010, Grand Center Arts Academy is a St. Louis public charter middle and high school located in the heart of St. Louis vibrant cultural arts district.

11:50 am - 12:15 pm | Ashley Liane Dance Company
Modern, jazz, and contemporary training with urban street dance. ADC company dancers are all high school and college graduates or currently pursuing their degree in higher education.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Brian Owens
American soul influenced by innovators like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash. St. Louisan and national recording artist Brian Owens generous band and smooth voice make music that makes you move.

2:05 pm | EA-18G Growler Fly-Over
Enjoy the thrill of twin jet engines roaring as a Boeing EA-18G Growler flies over downtown St. Louis and the Arch. Made by Boeing in St. Louis, the EA-18G Growler is a carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft - a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Nikki Hill
Authentic American roots music, explosive soul, and R B. Nikki s unique voice and unstoppable band mix the strength, passion, and honesty of classic blues shouters.

4:10 pm - 4:15 pm | Leverage Dance Theater
Dance creative movement in non-traditional environments fuel artistic work. Leverage Dance Theater supports contemporary dance making, the development of 21st century dance educators innovative community programming through collaborative processes continuing education.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Arch All Stars
The Street Fighting Band The St. Louis All Stars (members of Celebration Day, El Monstero, The Incurable, and the Feed) performing St. Louis greatest hits.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Theo Peoples
Legendary voice in soul music with Motown roots performing smooth ballads, classic standards, and R B. Singer/songwriter Theo People is a former member of iconic bands The Temptations and Four Tops.

8:00 pm - 8:15 pm | Fireworks
After the concerts wrap up, enjoy the fireworks show from Kiener Plaza!






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