Local Family-Friendly Events Celebrating Black History Month

Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate Black History Month throughout the St. Louis area with this sampling of family-friendly events!


St. Louis Public Library Events

Visit the St. Louis Public Library’s Events Page for a list of programs celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.


St. Louis County Library Events

Visit the St. Louis County Library’s Events Page for a list of programs celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.


Missouri History Museum

History Clubhouse: 5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

Storytelling in the Museum

Recommended Level: Children ages 2 – 6 and their families 
Storytelling in the Museum takes place in person on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:00 am, and their bilingual Spanish-English storytelling Cuentos en el Museo occurs the second Saturday and the fourth Friday of each month. Each 30-minute session is free. 


  • Friday, February 3 – Black History Month: Stories of Black Missourians
    Celebrate Black History Month with stories about Black Missourians!
  • Friday, February 10 from 10:30 – 11:15 am – History Exploration Days Storytelling: Black Migration Stories 

Join the programs happening throughout the museum in celebration of Black History Month. Art, dance, a scavenger, and more await you!


Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave

Historic Daniel Boone Home: 1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341

February 12 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm | 3:15 – 4:45 pm 

March 12 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm | 3:15 – 4:45 pm 

April 9 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm | 3:15 – 4:45 pm 

Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave Visit with “Lila” and learn about slavery on the Missouri frontier. “Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave” is performed by Angela da Silva at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. In addition to the presentations, guests may visit with “Lila” from 12-5 p.m. to hear her other compelling stories. Presentations by and visits with “Lila” are free. Pre-registration is required.



The Sheldon: Drums & Dances of Africa

3648 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

February 15 at 10:30 am

February 16 at 10 am

Recommended Level: Elementary /Middle school

Introduce your students to the sounds and movements of West Africa in this high-energy education program! Diadie Bathily and Afriky Lolo take audiences on a journey to another culture with music and dance that celebrate history, nature, and community.



Ranger Talk: Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass

Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am

Join Park Historian Nick Sacco as he discusses the relationship between President Grant and Frederick Douglass. Free program.

Reservations are recommended. Please call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.



Black History Month Story & Activity Time  By Equal Shares Parenting

Family Activity Center 9715 Olive Boulevard Suite A Olivette, MO 63132

Sat, February 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bring your children to learn about Black History Month through stories, games, and creative activities.



City of Dellwood: African American Fair

Dellwood Recreation Center: 10266 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63136

February 19 – noon to 3 pm

Come celebrate African American History with us! Food, Fashion and Fun!


St. Louis Symphony: Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Celebration

718 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Join your SLSO and IN UNISON Chorus to experience the power of the music of African and African American traditions and their influence on St. Louis and the world. This annual concert of reflective and uplifting music is one to celebrate with friends and family.



Lift Every Voice and Sing: Celebrating Black Excellence

West Port Playhouse Theater: 635 West Port Plaza Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Friday, February 24 at 9:30 am | 11:30 am | 1:30 pm

February is a powerful reminder that Black history is American history. This interactive journey will help participants celebrate diversity.



To Kill a Mockingbird

Fox Theater: 527 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, February 28 – March 12 


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