Save the date for this year's festival - September 16, 17, and 18, in Kirkwood Park.

The City and the Greentree Planning Committee would like to thank our Sponsors:

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital:
Main Stage Entertainment and Shuttle Sponsor

OneMain Financial:  FolkLife Festival Sponsor
Zisser Tire & Auto:  Kids' Day Sponsor
Great Southern Bank: Main
Information Booth Sponsor
Waterway Car Wash:  Lost Kids' Booth Sponsor
Stream Benefits Group:  Tennis Tournament Sponsor
Commerce Bank:  Arts & Crafts Area Sponsor
Amtrak / Missouri RiverRunner:  Party in the Park Sponsor
PJ's Tavern and Jefferson
  Parade Sponsor
Kirkwood Home and Landscape and Julie's Garden Design: Parade Sponsor
Tropical Moose:  Kids' Day Sponsor
Planning Design Studio:  Dog Show / Canine Frisbee Contest Sponsor


Parks & Recreation

Special Events Fall/Winter 2016-17

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick          Ages 6-15
Are you ready for some football? Kirkwood & Webster Groves will host this football skills competition. Participants compete in the areas of punting, passing, and kicking in separate boys and girls age groups. Winners receive ribbons and have the opportunity to advance to a sectional competition and may move on to a state competition held at a Kansas City Chiefs game. In case of inclement weather, this event will not be made up.        Wed.    9/21        Competition starts at 6 p.m. sharp        Sign up online at                   Greentree Park        No charge!

Private Hayrides                           All Ages
What a great way to get out and enjoy beautiful fall weather in Kirkwood Park! We will be offering hayrides for groups (maximum of 25 riders). Fee includes 30-minute hayride and 45 minutes at a bonfire complete with hot chocolate and s’mores. In the event of inclement weather, we will not be able to reschedule, but will give a refund. Please reserve your hayride beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9:00 a.m. by calling 314-822-5855.
Sun. Oct. 23 or 30 at 5:30, 6:15, or 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 at 6:00, 6:45, or 7:30 p.m.
$150 per wagon per night

Imagination Stations                  Ages 1-6 with adult   
We partnered up with the Kirkwood Library to offer a program filled with story time, craft activities, games and more! Each month we’ll be exploring a different fun location! No Charge!
Puppy Party in the Park Wed. 9/7 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Bring your pooch (on a leash)! Meet at Walker Park Gazebo.
Fun at the Fruit Stand       Wed. 10/12 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Pumpkins galore! Meet at Kirkwood Farmer’s Market Greenway.
Imagination Police Station       Wed. 11/9 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Meet some of our area heroes! Meet at Kirkwood Police Station.
Imagination Train Station       Wed. 1/11 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Listen up for the train whistle! Meet at the Kirkwood Train Station.
Imagination Fire Station       Wed. 2/8 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Check out the big red trucks! Meet at Big Bend Firehouse.
Pre-registration required for all Imagination Stations. Register by calling 314-822-5855

Family NERF War                         Ages 6 and Up                                                                                                      
Kids, challenge your family to a fast-paced, all-out NERF war! We are teaming up with Webster Groves Parks and Recreation for this battle of wit, skill, and speed. Each participant needs to bring one (and only one!) Nerf gun (any type) and darts. We'll provide the safety glasses, extra darts, and post-war treat. Pre-registration is required. Please note: you may not leave with the same darts you came with, but we will replace the amount you brought.
R $10 NR $12 per person
Fri. Nov 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.        Kirkwood Community Center

1st Annual Kirkwood Fall Fest   
Enjoy this new dog-friendly family event in Kirkwood Park! We will have hayrides, pumpkin decorating, costume contest for the kids, dogs, and families/groups, a kid's Halloween joke contest, and s'mores. Your pre-purchased wristband includes all of these activities!
R $10 NR $15 per person (3 and under free)
Please order your wristbands by Wed. Oct. 19.
Sat. 10/22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.       Kirkwood Park

Kirkwood-Webster Turkey Day Run          All Ages                                                                                           
Our Annual Thanksgiving Day run features 3 and 6 mile races on courses between Kirkwood and Webster. Online registration and information at or at the Community Center starting 10/1. The first 4,000 to register will receive a giveaway. Pre-registration $18 or race day registration $25.
Thurs. 11/24        3-mile starts 7:30 a.m.; 6-mile starts 8:10 

Gum Drop Mountain                       Grades K-5
Looking to get some holiday shopping done during Kirkwood School District's early dismissal day? Drop the kids at the community center for a Winter Wonderland afternoon. We’ll enjoy a lunch of pizza and drinks, make holiday candy houses, and play games in the gym. Pre-registration required. This is a drop off program.
Mon. 12/5 12:45-3:45 p.m. R $12 NR $17        Kirkwood Community Center

Candy Cane Hunt                        Ages 2-10
Santa’s reindeer have been busy dropping candy canes in Kirkwood Park! There will also be prizes, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa! Dress warm for this outdoor event. Come early to decorate a hunting bag! Pre-registration is required by Dec. 9. Candy Cane Hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m.
R&NR $3/child          10-10:45 a.m.
Sat., 12/10         Kirkwood Park Lion’s Pavilion

PLEASE NOTE: Candy Cane Hunt date listed in recreation guide is incorrect. We apologize for any confusion. 

Skate with Santa                             All Ages
Santa is coming to the Ice Arena for a visit duringour public session! Normal admission policies and prices apply.
Sat. 12/17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Kirkwood Ice Arena

Daddy Daughter Dance               

Ages 3-10       

Dads, grandpas or guardians, grab your dancing shoes and bring your little darlings to our annual sweetheart dance! Appetizers and dessert will be served. Professional photos will be available for purchase (cash or check).

 R $10 NR $12 per person
Fri. 2/3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.        Kirkwood Community Center