Jun 14

Events in St. Louis For July

Events in St. Louis

Celebrate St. Louis

If you’re looking for events to attend in St. Louis in July, you’re in luck! There are tons of celebrations, festivals, and more going on throughout the month, so you’ll never run out of fun stuff to do, but these are the events the Gateway Buick GMC staff are most excited about.

Art Museums in St. Louis

Whether you like art, history, science, the outdoors, sports—St. Louis has something for you. The Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum—all of these will hold exciting shows throughout the month of July and on with subjects like classical Chinese art, Baroque masterworks, Tennessee Williams, Urban Planning, and so much more.

Music Festivals in St. Louis

Then there’s the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, which takes place on July 5, and St. Louis will host plenty of other artists and concert tours throughout the month like Santana, Third Eye Blind, One Republic, and even Steve Martin and Martin Short. Get your tickets now!

St. Louis Sports

St. Louis holds an incredible July 4th celebration every year with a three-day festival in Forest Park. And what better way to celebrate our independence than with our national pastime? The St. Louis Cardinals are playing all summer, and in July they’re up against the Washington Nationals, the Miami Marlins, the New York Mets, and the Colorado Rockies.

Let us know if you go to any of these events and tell all of us at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO how you liked them. We would love to hear from you and your family. We think you are going to absolutely love all these things, so get in as many as possible as you can while you are here. You won’t regret it at all!

May 31

Have Some Family Fun with this Summer Bucket List


As the school year draws to a close, you may have already begun planning some family adventures. Before the endless strains of “I’m bored” reach your ears, have this summer bucket list ready to kick boredom to the curb. And, even better, many of these events are free.

  • Spend an evening catching lightning bugs.
  • Have a family campout in the living room.
  • Build a fort as fancy or as easy as you want.
  • Visit a new park.
  • Travel to a state no one has been to before.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Play putt-putt golf.
  • Go to your local farmers’ market.
  • Play in the sprinkler.
  • Go camping.
  • Have a water gun fight.
  • Watch fireworks.
  • Go bowling
  • Have a pajama movie day when it is raining.
  • Visit a children’s museum.
  • Go to a special event at the library.
  • Have fun at an amusement park.
  • Have a “kids choice” day where each child gets a whole day to choose everything the family eats and does (within reason).
  • Have dessert for dinner.
  • Go swimming.

Here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit, we hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and fun summer. Which of these bucket list items are you planning to do?

May 30

St. Louis Events in June

mother and daughterSummer is just around the corner, which means that it’s time for some of the most fun events of the year. If you’re lucky enough to live in the St. Louis area, you will have no problem occupying your time this June. Here are some of the best St. Louis events this June.


First Fridays in Grand Center – June 2nd


If you are an art fan, you cannot miss the monthly First Friday. Admission is free, and there are eight different art galleries within walking distance of each other. In addition, there are plenty of excellent restaurants in the surrounding area in case you get hungry.


St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival – June 3rd


If local beer is your sort of thing, this year’s St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival is a can’t-miss. Featuring over 50 different local brews, you’ll have the chance to taste some of the best beers the city has to offer in addition to learning about the rich brewing history in St. Louis.


Emerson Free Family Night at The Magic House – June 16th


Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s museums in the country, The Magic House features over 100 hands-on exhibits that allow children to discover the world.


These are just a few of the amazing events going on in St. Louis this June. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll find plenty more. You might even see some of us from Gateway Buick GMC at these events.

May 23

Celebrations to Kick Off Your Summer!

father and sonWith summer just around the corner, most people don’t need much of an excuse for a celebration or a party. However, just in case you do, we have plenty for you. Here are just a few summer celebrations for you to kick off your summer.


National Doughnut Day – June 2nd


Easily one of the best food holidays of the year, celebrate this year’s National Doughnut Day in style. Go out, stuff your face, and hit some of your favorite local bakeries.


World Environment Day – June 5th


Be sure to keep this increasingly important day in mind. Spread the word, and help people around the world learn more about what they can do to keep the environment clean and safe.


National Best Friend Day – June 8th


Although you probably appreciate your best friend every day that you spend together, this is even more of an excuse to go out and do something fun.


Father’s Day – June 18th


While your father might say that he doesn’t want much attention on this day, the truth is that he will appreciate even the smallest gesture.


As if the beginning of summer weren’t already enough reason to celebrate, these holidays give you even more fun things to do. All of us here at Gateway Buick GMC hope that you have a wonderful summer!

Apr 06

Things to Do: April Events in St. Louis

April events in St. Louis - family picnic park - girl with soccer ball

Looking for April events in St. Louis? There’s plenty to do in the city during the upcoming month, from shows and special attractions to scenic walks in warmer weather. There’s truly something for everyone over the next month, so be sure not to miss out.

According to the local visitor’s guide, among the most popular events are in the arts. This includes First Fridays in the Grand Center of downtown on April 2. Every first Friday of the month, starting in April, you can see among the best artists and venues in the region. Participants include the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and more. This event is free, and galleries are open until 9pm.

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is also a fun and free event for the whole family. This is held April 23 to 24 at the Muny Grounds of Forest Park from 11am to 5pm. You can stop by the Earth Day Café for a taste of top local restaurants, as well as an Earth Day Bazaar, lectures on environmentalism, and more.

These are just two of the most popular upcoming April events in St. Louis. If you’re looking for a ride to get to some of these events, stop by Gateway Buick GMC for a new car. A vehicle can not only get you from point A to point B, but it also opens up a range of possibilities.

Apr 01

April Fool’s Day Pranks: A List of Classics

Happy April Fool's Day - monkey talking on the phone

April Fool’s Day pranks can be truly memorable, one reason we’ve put together a list of some classics. From some famous practical jokes to pranks you might consider (or watch out for!), this is one truly fun tradition. Believe it or not, April Fool’s dates back to the 1500s when pranks were pulled on people who forgot to adopt a new calendar system. At Gateway Buick GMC, we’re glad to see the tradition continue.

Looking for pranks you can do on your own? According to Deal News, one classic prank is to take a paper cup, place it upside down, and write “Don’t open—spider inside!” on the top. Leave it on a coworker’s desk, and watch the hilarity ensue. Another good one is taping “PUSH” to a pulling door, or you can fill a sleeping person’s hand with shaving cream and tickle their nose with a feather.

Some of the single most famous pranks include one from the BBC in the 1950s and one from Sports Illustrated in the 1980s—both of which were widely accepted by readers and viewers. Nearly half a century ago, the BBC tricked viewers with a news story about Swiss farmers harvesting record spaghetti crops, pictures and all. Some were so convinced the story was real, they truly believed the pasta noodle was a natural crop. Sports Illustrated pulled another famous gag in the eighties by introducing a pitcher that could throw 168 mph, nearly 60 mph faster than even the current record.

There are many other great pranks, but we’ve listed some of our favorites. Be sure to keep your hoaxes fun and safe for everyone!

Mar 14

Annual Gateway Dog Adoption Day | Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Annual Gateway Dog Adoption Day | Stray Rescue of St. Louis

The cutest day of the year is quickly approaching at Gateway Buick GMC, and we could not be more excited! All of the puppy love and cuteness you dream of could be yours at our Annual Gateway Dog Adoption Day.

This is an event that not only supports a great cause, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, but has fun prizes and surprises and of course….puppies!

Make sure that you are here on March 18th from 11am-2pm. At 12pm, there will be free Imo’s Pizza while supplies last. And that is not all that Imo’s Pizza is doing, they are paying ALL of the adoption fees!

And your adorable new adopted friend will also already be spayed/neutered, microchiped, vaccinated, and 1 year of FREE training.

106.5 The Arch Radio Station is also coming out! They are going to be giving away St. Patrick’s Day prizes that include 1 pair of Green Day concert tickets (show is 8/14 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre), $25 Imo’s Pizza gift card, $25 Walnut Grill gift card, Green 106.5 The Arch swag (2 green 106.5 The Arch t-shirts, Green 106.5 The Arch pens & Gateway Keychains/Pens/etc.)

Great prizes from 106.5 The Arch Radio Station, pizza from Imo’s Pizza, and puppies with adoption fees covered; what more could you ask for? We cannot wait to see you at our Annual Gateway Dog Adoption Day!

Mar 10

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Explained

St. Patrick's Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day traditions are something we all become aware of at a young age. Whether it’s in school or at home, many Americans bring out the festive attitudes on St. Patrick’s Day. However, how much do you know about the St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Here is an explanation of a few of the most popular.


Who Was St. Patrick?

Contrary to popular belief, St. Patrick was not actually Irish. In fact, St. Patrick was a noble Brit that was taken as a slave by Ireland when he was just 16 years old. After 17 years as a slave, St. Patrick received his freedom. He then returned to Ireland as a missionary.


What Should You Drink?

While many people see St. Patrick’s Day as a day for drinking, do you know what to have in your hand? While Americans drink, on average, 600,000 pints of Guinness per day throughout the year, that number jumps to approximately 3 million on St. Patrick’s Day.


Corned Beef and Cabbage

Although this is a traditional American meal on St. Patrick’s Day, the origins are more in the United States than in Ireland. Irish immigrants were mostly poor in the 19th century, and corned beef and cabbage was an affordable option for hungry families.


Now that you know a bit more about the history of St. Patrick’s Day traditions, get out and enjoy the holiday! And if you’re in the St. Louis area, visit us at Gateway Buick GMC!

Feb 15

New 2018 Terrain to Debut in Detroit

New 2018 Terrain

Last year, GMC brought the next-generation Acadia to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Acadia showed off significant weight loss, huge upgrades to the onboard tech features, and many other changes. Now, GMC is following with one of the Acadia’s siblings – the new 2018 Terrain. For the 2017 Detroit show, the newest version of the GMC Terrain shows off many of the same changes as the Acadia, such as a dramatic 500-pound drop, as well as other new features.

Notably, the 2018 GMC Terrain offers three brand-new engines, all turbocharged and one of them a diesel engine offering. Other features include standard LED exterior lights, the choice of front- or all-wheel drive, and even a new kind of transmission that appears to feature new technology. This new transmission will operate using what GMC refers to as “push buttons and pull triggers,” replacing the usual shifters.

The new 2018 Terrain will reportedly be on sale this summer, bringing consumers a new option in the five-passenger compact SUV segment to match the latest model of the GMC Acadia, which debuted last year. Available features include Apple CarPlay, a heated steering wheel, integrated navigation, an onboard Wi-Fi hot spot, and a premium Bose audio system.

Feb 06

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone

Is it almost February already? With January coming to an end, it’s time to think about what you’re going to get that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a list of cool and unique Valentine’s Day gifts that everyone will love, regardless of gender.

Valentine's Day gifts

  • Pajama Set: You can’t go wrong with a pajama set, though I urge you to pursue something a bit more fancy than the silly fleece sets Grandma would get you for Christmas.
  • Collection of Love Poems: If you don’t have a way with words, good news – there’s someone out there who does. Pick up an anthology of love poems for a gift that’s easy, but makes you look more cultured.
  • Nice Notebook and Pens: Does your beloved enjoy writing themselves? Nothing will impress them more than a leather-bound notebook and a nice set of writing utensils.
  • Fitbit: Be careful with this one! Only pick up a Fitbit for your love if they already have an interest in fitness, or you’ll be treading on sensitive ground. But if they enjoy having a healthier lifestyle, a Fitbit is a great way to do it.
  • Mobile Speaker: Sometimes you just want to listen to your favorite music or podcasts in the comfort of your own home while multitasking. If you have a speaker for your smartphone, it’s easier than ever.
  • Wine!: An old favorite for Valentine’s Day gifts, of course, but it’s impossible to go without a bottle of wine for this romantic holiday.

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