The weekend festivities begin a little early, kicking off with Twangfest on Wednesday, June 5th. Then add in some free doughnuts, A LOT of wine and of course, some BBQ and Cajun food, because a weekend in St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without it. Here’s your weekend events in St. Louis update:
Twangfest: KDHX and DO314 present an awesome 4-day festival of twangness. Starting on Wednesday at Plush, you’ll hear music from Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Stickley & Canan. Tickets are $20. On Thursday, the festivities begin in The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. Tickets are $18 and all advance purchases come with a free koozie!
Date: Wednesday, June 5th – Saturday, June 8th
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Place: Plush & Blueberry Hill
Celebrate National Doughnut Day: Strange Donuts and Kuva Coffee Roasters are teaming up to celebrate doughnuts…and coffee and music. The event will offer free donuts, free coffee and entertainment courtesy of DJ Billy Brown. There will also be a photo booth, beer sampling from Perennial Artisan Ales screen prints with Danger Schmanger and more.
Date: Friday, June 7
Place: Kuva Coffee Factory – 5231c Manchester
Art & Air: 10th Annual Fine Arts Festival features over 110 artists from all over the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the art, there will be delicious food from local restaurants. Check out Sip & Stroll on Friday night and Artful Pairings on Saturday. The food trucks will be out and about: Cha Cha Chow, Zia’s, Chop Shop and more. The event will also include a variety of musical entertainment. Check the music schedule.
Date: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9
Time: Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Place: Webster University – 475 E Lockwood
St. Louis Uncorked: The most awesome wine festival in St. Louis. Admission is free. However, if you want to actually drink the wine, the cost is $25 and comes with your own wine glass and 7 drink tickets. In addition to an overwhelming selection of wine, the event will also offer craft beer, delicious food from local restaurants and food trucks, fun giveaways and live music including the headliner (drum roll please)…Hanson!
Date: Saturday, June 8
Place: Soldier’s Memorial
Swine & Wine: It’s a wine kind of day. You can start at Copia at 11am and drink…I mean sample until the wine runs out, then head over to STL Uncorked. This event will feature 20 wines from wineries around the world. additionally, there will be live music throughout the day and some authentic St. Louis BBQ. Tickets are $35.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 11am until the wine runs out
Place: Copia – 1122 Washington Ave
Jamfest 2013: A day of crawfish, live music and wine and more. The event benefits Six String Heroes, who offer free guitars and guitar lessons to injured veterans. Live music begins at 4pm with Lafayette Square Blues Band. The event will feature a crawfish boil, crawfish eating contest at 2pm and crawfish races. there will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Any businesses who are interested in sponsoring the crawfish eating contest or donating items for the silent auction, please contact Gators South.
Date: Saturday, June 8th
Place: Gators South Wine & Beer Garden – 5915 US Highway 67
Cigar Box Guitar Festival: A festival of cigar boxes, guitar builders and guitar players. Check out the best cigar box guitar player, Justin Johnson aka The Wizard on Friday night at 7pm. The event on Saturday will feature live music from The Thin Dimes from 1-4pm, guitar sales and a an instrument barter booth, a guitar building event, contests and raffles. the event will also feature a second outdoor stage for local bands and open mic acts.
Date: Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 8
Time: Fri: 7-11pm, Sat: 12-5pm
Place: Highway 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen
Get Outdoors: To celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, St. Louis is hosting a free, family friendly festival under the Arch. The event will offer a kids walk, rock climbing, fitness sessions, wildlife exhibits, gardening and health and wellness exhibits, crafts, bike safety course, live music from Wildheart and more. Let’s all cross our fingers for a warm, sunny afternoon.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Place: Gateway Arch Grounds
Graffiti Run: A colorful 5K which I’m assuming is very similar to The Color Run, benefits Lindenwood University. Arrive dressed in all white and as you run you will be blasted (in a non-harmful way) with color powder bombs. When the race is finished you will have become your own rainbow. After the race, there will be a graffiti event with live music, food and random color explosions. It’s a lot of fun. Quick tip: make sure to place all of your items (keys, cell phone, iPod) in a sealed bag before the race begins.
Date: Sunday, June 9
Place: GCS Ballpark – 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd, Sauget, IL
What weekend event are you most looking forward to?
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