When: Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
What would spring in St. Louis be without the Missouri Botanical Garden's Chinese Culture Days? The two-day celebration begins with a 70-foot-long dancing dragon leading a parade of revelers, followed by acrobats, dancers, displays of traditional art and more. There's an outdoor food court serving cuisine from many of China's diverse regions as well as cooking demos — it's a packed weekend. This year's Chinese Culture Days takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22) at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org). Admission is $7 to $15.