Throughout 2014, St. Louis will be celebrating its 250th anniversary with many exciting events that will include live performances, great food, fireworks and more!

We will have the chance to reflect and take pride in the people, places and things that brought us to where we are today and to look forward to the many opportunities that are ahead for our great city and region.

I encourage you to visit the web site Calendar of Events for all the details regarding these events, including the Burnin’ Love Festival that will take place the weekend of Feb. 14-16, the Reenactment of the City’s Founding on Saturday, Feb. 15 and the Birthday Ball on Sunday, Feb. 16. Let’s make 2014 a year to remember.