Established in 1820 as a waypoint between St Louis and St Charles Missouri, Overland has always been regarded as something of a waypoint between the sister cities. As the spread of urbanization from St. Lois has begun to touch Overland, this small city of 17,000 has become more of a bridge than anything else. Still, Overland's function in the cityscape of Missouri still seems to be of a fairly transient nature. Just south of Missouri's Lambert airport and West of University city, Overland's economy is far from self-contained, relying on funds and industry from the outlying areas to feed and house its modest population. Overland does have a few identifiers of its own, and a distinct character unto itself. It is the corporate home of the most adorable company ever, "Build-A-Bear," as well as the central concentrate manufacturing plant for the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group which reigns as the Overland's leading employer. Industry aside, Overland is primarily a residential area for growing families who work elsewhere, and as such what services do exist in the town are geared toward that purpose. Overland, Missouri boasts of no less than five community parks, the largest of which being the Garnett Estate, now owned and maintained by the city and called Wild Acres Park. So what is there to do in Overland, Missouri outside St. Lois? Unless the annual fish-fry is your thing, than those seeking fun would probably be best off traveling the 4 miles to University City, or a further 5 miles to St. Lois.
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Events in Overland
Wrecked On Wine Wednesdays
at 4266 Natural Bridge Ave
Come and join us for Night without Wine, Comedy, Karaoke, Dancing, Or maybe a little Poetry reach to make your day special
Freedom of Art - a juried art exhibit
at Soulard Art Gallery
See how local St. Louis artists express their visions, symbols, or expressions of freedom while regarding respect for others. The show will run from June 10 thru July 8 at the Soulard Art Gallery.
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America's Birthday Parade: Pre-Parade Welcome BraveHearts Veterans!
at National Equestrian Center
We welcome back the Veterans from BraveHearts to St. Louis the night before they ride in America's Birthday Parade.
at Dos Salas
Come and hangout with us and enjoy the happy hours you spend there the party that gives back join us to make your day special
at The Nation Bar And Grill
WEBBIE LIVE FRIDAY JULY 1ST
Magic Chef Mansion Tour
at 3400 Russell Blvd
Come and take a tour of this restored 1908 terra cotta encrusted masonry masterpiece. See what life was like 114 years ago!
PGF NUK Pre Independence Day Kickoff
at Klub Klymaxx
DJ RONGOTTI + LIL DARREN PRESENTS PGF NUK PRE INDEPENDENCE DAY KICKOFF
at Mississippi Underground Event Space and Music Night Club
What originally started as a small after party for Charlie Pepin's wedding quickly turned in to a massive show teaming up with Impakt.