Every year Cardinal Nation comes together to welcome back the St. Louis Cardinals to St. Louis by throwing a huge party-the Opening Day Pep Rally! True Cardinal fans have declared the day an "official holiday!" Rallies are held in several locations in downtown such as Kiener Plaza and Ballpark Village, and begin early on the day of the Cardinals' home opener. The festivities usually include live music, food, games, Fredbird and more! Information about the Pep Rallies can be found on the Cardinals' website and through local news sources.