Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis 2012

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With the holiday weekend fast approaching you might be curious about what to do. Don’t worry, St. Louis has so much going on this weekend, the problem will be picking just a few things.

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A fun event is the Japanese Festival held at the Botanical Garden. This is a three day event from September 1-3. There will be food, crafts, music, and even some wrestling. While you’re there, take a stroll around the gardens and enjoy a beautiful day.

If music is your thing, then you must check out the Big Muddy Blues Festival held at Laclede’s Landing from 1pm-11pm on September 1st & 2nd. There will be three stages with 30 different bands playing. Tickets can be purchased for the event the day of or pre-purchased. This event will go on rain or shine. In the event of rain, music will be moved indoors.

95th Annual St. Louis Greek Festival – Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3 from 11am-9pm. Join St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church parishoners and thousands of others in The Central West End as they celebrate their love for all things Greek! Gyros, moussaka, baklava, live entertainment by Christos Sarantakis on his Bouzouki and raffle drawings for a 2012 BMX Convertible and other cash prizes are just a few of the awesome reasons to attend this festival! OPA!

Veterans Festival – September 1-3, for three full days, Forest Park will be buzzing with fanfare and hoopla for the young, and young in spirit, to pay tribute to our veterans. A parade will honor them Saturday at 9:00 AM on Faulkner Drive near Clayton Ave and continue up Jefferson Drive to Theatre Drive at which point it will enter Pagoda Circle and exit through Cricket Drive at 10:00 AM.  This free event features tons of food, live music, vintage automobiles, modern and classic military equipment displays, and much more!

Saturday, September 1

During the day, The Loop is hosting the second annual Chalk Festival. Saturday September1, 2012 go down to The Loop and watch artists bring Delmar to life with Chalk.

FML Fest (fashion music life) is a FREE event this Saturday full of fashion (Blue Bird Apparel Fall/Winter collection) , FREE adult beverages and food, music, a burlesque show – Hoochie Coochie girls, and even shopping!  Where? 1300 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103 – doors open at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00.  Get there early if you want a gift bag!  Click here to RSVP 

Labor Day Afternoon Concert – City Garden 

Bring your lunch or grab a seat at Joe’s Chili Bowl at the Terrace View and stay for the music – featuring Dawn Weber (Naked Rock Fight) from  11am – 2pm

Sunday, September 2

All-White Affair Hosted by Urbane STL, Absolute Vanilla Vodka, and 360 Rooftop Bar is Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 10:00pm with great vanilla vodka drink specials, raffles, live music, and fabulous all-white attire.  Where? Three Sixty at the Hilton – One South Broadway, Saint Louis MO 63102.  Tickets are $15 here.

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Parade – Parade Route: East on Olive & 15th to Tucker, South on Tucker to Market, West on Market to 15th.  Parade starts at 9:00.


If none of these things sound appealing, here are a few other things to check out in St. Louis: have a picnic in Forest Park, the Art Museum, the History Museum, City Garden, and much more.

St. Louis has so much to offer and it is exciting to see all the events taking place over the upcoming weekend. Let’s hope for only a little rain 🙂

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Ariene is a Texas-raised country girl turned St. Louis city girl that loves to knit, cook, bake, do crafts, anything Martha Stewart like, and addicted to Pinterest. She is also a proud mom that often pretends she has her own cooking show.

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