St. Louis (KSDK) - The countdown is on to the busiest weekend St. Louis is expected to have all year.
Starting Thursday, about 70,000 people will be in town for the National Rifle Association's convention. They are expected to spend $36 million in the community.
On Thursday the Blues begin their hunt for the Stanley Cup at the Scottrade Center. Blue notes are already painted along 14th Street.
There's also the Cardinals' home opener against the Cubs on Friday, and the Go! St. Louis Marathon on Sunday.
"We know that when the Cubs come to town at least 10,000 people come in from out of town, and they will spend the night. They will spend the entire weekend. Then you add the Blues in the playoffs on top of that, and fans that will come in around the region for that and the Go! St. Louis Marathon, which does have runners that come in from outside the region, and it is going to be a huge weekend in St. Louis this year," said Kitty Ratcliff, CVC President.
There should be plenty of parking, but you should arrive earlier because the place you usually park may fill up sooner than usual.