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What's Happening at the Boathouse

Acoustic Happy Hour + Bands are Back!

May - October 2016

Every Friday, beginning May 6, Mike Mattingly will be playing acoustic during happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (There will not be live music on Friday, August 12.) Look forward to happy hour specials at our outdoor bars! Here is some more music to your ears.... BANDS ARE BACK THIS SUMMER! Check out the band schedule. All band performances will be under the tent from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a $5 cover charge.

Moonlight Paddleboat Picnics

Thursdays, June 2, 2016 through September 29, 2016

Romance returns to Forest Park in June with the start of a new season of Thursday night Moonlight Paddleboat Picnics. Embark on a “love boat” around Post-Dispatch Lake while enjoying a picnic for two under the twinkling stars. Each paddleboat comes with a picnic basket packed with a delicious dinner including 2 wraps, a cheese, hummus, and appetizer plate to share, a caramel apple swan for dessert, and a sweet little surprise for before or after your adventure. Purchase a bottle of wine or bucket of beer for your date. These romantic date nights sell out quickly, so book your Moonlight Paddleboat PIcnic today!

Paddle with your Pooch Boat Race

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Calling all party animals (or just dogs)! Don’t miss the boatload of fun taking place at the Boathouse on Sunday, September 11. Humans and dogs will unleash their paddling proficiencies on Post-Dispatch Lake during our 13th annual Paddle with your Pooch boat race. There will be 3 heats, followed by a final race to determine the top dog. Reserve your spot in the race today! The entry fee is $40 per dog-and-master team, which includes one t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Forest Park Forever for maintaining the beauty of the park. No pooch? — No problem! Grab a drink at our lakeside bar and holler for your favorite hound from one of our adirondack chairs!

St. Louis Symphony Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

6:30 p.m.

NOW SOLD OUT! On Wednesday, September 14, there will be romance AND music in the air at the Boathouse. Enjoy a Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic for two under the twinkling stars and the St. Louis Symphony from Post Dispatch Lake! Each paddleboat is packed with a picnic basket filled with a delicious dinner including 2 wraps, a cheese, hummus & appetizer plate to share, special bonus appetizer dolmades (rice and sautéed beef stuffed in large grape leaves, served chilled), a caramel apple swan for dessert, a split of bubbly and some fresh strawberries to add to the romance of the evening, and a sweet little surprise for before or after your adventure. Purchase a bottle of wine or bucket of beer for your date. Boats launch at 6:30 p.m. and must be back immediately after fireworks. Reserve your boat now!