When you grow up in St. Louis, you carry St. Louis within your soul your entire life. You don’t know you’re any different from the rest of the country. You realize something is wrong when you leave town to visit friends or family. In other places, a good time is something that costs money, only lasts a day, and is only if weather permits. This is when you miss home most because that’s not how we do it in St. Louis. You’re born with the stamina and ability to withstand the extreme heat of July or the extreme cold of St. Louis Mardis Gras. In St. Louis we love to party, we rarely have to pay admission unless it is something that gives us an adrenaline rush, weather does not affect our plans at all, and we hate when the party ends. That’s why our parties are all year round and not just a few hours or one day. Our parties last for days and include tens of thousands of our closest friends. One-hundred-degree heat, pouring rain, or freezing cold, we do not scare easy. Here are 10 ways St. Louis ruins you for life:
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The people of St. Louis are fun, professional partiers, and when it comes to having a good time we don’t pay admission fees for many things. Most of the many amazing things to do in St. Louis are free! We work hard but we play harder. We love to celebrate holidays with our fellow city folk and come together by the tens of thousands on holidays. Stranger or not, we are all family on these days and it’s nice to be surrounded with thousands of people who love St. Louis tradition as much as us. With free parades on every holiday, free fireworks, and free live music at all our events, it’s a tough act to follow. This is why if you were raised in St. Louis you are ruined for life. Which St. Louis tradition is your favorite? Click here for another one of a kind festival you will only find in St. Louis!