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Moonlight Paddleboat Picnics

Thursdays – June 1, 2017 through September 28, 2017

SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON! 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 is furnished with a picnic basket filled with a delicious dinner including 2 wraps or sandwiches; an appetizer plate to share with hummus, olives, cheese, fruit and croustini; and a sampling of mini desserts to finish on a sweet note! Purchase a bottle of wine or bucket of beer for your date. Boats launch at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday and must be back by 9:00 p.m. This fun event sells out quickly, so reserve your boat today!

Model Boat Club Regatta to Sail at the Boathouse

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017

You gotta regatta! The Boathouse is looking forward to once again hosting the Annual Regatta of the St. Louis Admirals, the local remote-control model boat club This event runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 24. Come to the Boathouse and watch these model boats set sail on Post-Dispatch Lake! The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the Regatta.

Paddle with your Pooch Boat Race

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Calling all party animals (or just dogs)! Don’t miss the boatload of fun taking place at the Boathouse on Sunday, October 15. Humans and dogs will unleash their paddling proficiencies on Post-Dispatch Lake during our 14th 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!

Acoustic Happy Hour

Fridays through September

Kick-off your weekends with Acoustic Happy Hour with Mike Mattingly at the Boathouse on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through September 29, 2017. Look forward to happy hour specials at our outdoor bars

NEW: Evening Picnics in the Park

Order Today and Pick Up Tonight between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Looking for a picnic experience in the park? We are now selling picnics for pick up! Place your order and pay for it online ahead of time (the same day you’ll be picking it up), and pick up your picnic at the Boathouse that evening between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 pm. We are offering sandwiches and wraps, sides, snack boxes, desserts, and beverages. Each picnic comes in an individual Boathouse cooler bag for you to keep! Take your food to the Muny and eat in their picnic area, bring a blanket and picnic somewhere in the park, or you can eat at the Boathouse. View picnic menu and order online today for pick up tonight!

Pop-Up Taco Shack

We are now selling street tacos and snack boxes at our lakeside bar! These quick serve, small portion items are perfect for guests that want a fast snack or something on the go. Stop by and grab some tacos (beef, pork, chicken, or roasted corn), chips & salsa, or a snack box (chicken salad, hummus, or meat & cheese). Pop-up concept & weather permitting.