Your St. Louis weekend event guide for Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th.
Fashion Soiree: Ok, so this is technically the day before my weekend guide begins, but it sounded too awesome to not mention. Celebrating 10 years of STL’s Best Dressed. Enjoy food from Butler’s Pantry, beer from Peroni, wine tastings from PRP Wine, music by DJ Raven Fox, and of course, a runway show featuring fabulous STL designers: East + West, Esther, Mister Guy, and Paisley Boutique. In addition, there will be a fashion show featuring the latest 2013 Rams gear. Tickets are only $30 for GA. Step it up and get a $50 VIP ticket for reserved seating and sweet swag bag.
Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Place: Palladium – 1400 Park Place
St. Louis Fashion Week: 10 days of fashion featuring 36 regional and national designers, including Casanova and Laura Kathleen from Bravo’s Project Runway, Samantha Pleet from Anthropolgie and Wai Ming from Shopbop.com. 100% of the ticket revenue from the Fashion Week Gives Back shows will be donated to HavenHouse and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The week kicks off with a VIP cocktail reception and awards ceremony at Three Sixty, followed by the STLFW Kickoff Party on Thursday evening. Ticket prices vary and range from $15-$65.
Date: Thursday, Sept 26-Sunday, Oct 6
Time: Each show takes place at a different time at a different venue
Place: 10 venues. Check website for details
Taste of St. Louis: The best festival in St. Louis. Experience delicious samples from 45 of St. Louis’ favorite restaurants. Everything from barbecue oysters to vegan sliders to Ethiopian cuisine and more. Admission is free. Food samples range from $2-$7. In addition to the food samples, check out the culinary stage where festival-goers enjoy chef showcases, beer and food pairing demos, and free sampling opportunities. Enjoy concerts from Pokey LaFarge, the Dusty 45s and more. Check out the artwalk, the marketplace, a beers of the world tasting experience, kid city and so much more. Three days may not be enough!
Date: September 27 – 29
Time: Fri: 4-11pm, Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
Place: Soldier’s Memorial – Downtown
Food Truck Frolic & Movie Night: Come out and enjoy free entertainment. From 5-8pm, you can purchase delicious food from some of STL’s best food trucks: Sarah’s Cake Stop, Kona Ice, Burger Inc, Speedway Eatery, Steak Louie, Stelly Belly, StLouisana Q, Yo Salsa, and more. Meet Floyd from Floyd Glass and Window and the St. Louis Ambush. Then grab a seat and get ready for a free showing of Monsters University, starting at 8pm.
Date: Friday, September 27th
Time: Starts at 5pm
Place: St. Charles Community College – Orange Lot
Light the Night Walk: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual walk to support blood cancer research. During the walk, Champions For Cures carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Funds donated go towards financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing, free educational materials and events, programs such as the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection program and Family Support Groups, advocacy for better treatments and healthcare reform, and comprehensive, personalized assistance. Join friends, family, and local businesses and walk and/or donate to support a great cause.
Date: Friday, September 27th
Place: Forest Park
2nd Annual St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival: A unique folk festival which brings regional and national artists to St. Louis. You’ll hear a blend of old-time, bluegrass, country and folk music. Performers include: The Hillbenders, the Downhill Strugglers, 3 Penny Acre, The Blue Canyon Boys, J.P Harris & the Tough Choices, Rebecca Loebe, and more. On Saturday, the legendary Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys hit the stage on his final tour. Festival activities include a Saturday outdoor stage, workshops, a square dance, the Folk School’s 3rd Annual Fiddle Contest, and a presentation by renowned Missouri fiddler, Howard Marshall. Full weekend passes are $60. Saturday only passes are $50.
Date: Friday, Sept 27 – Saturday, Sept 28
Time: Fri: 8pm, Sat: 10am
Place: Sheldon Concert Hall
St. Charles Oktoberfest: The annual festival includes fun festivities, authentic German food and crafts, plenty of beverages, and live music from Glockenspiel performers, Smash Band, The Ramblers, Heidelberg German Band and many more. Saturday’s events: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at 9am, the Parade on Main at 10am, and the Wiener Takes All Dog Derby at 12:30pm. Sunday’s events: Oktoberfest 5K Root Beer Run at 9am and the Antique Car Show at 12pm.
Date: Fri, Sept 27 – Sun, Sept 29
Time: Fri: 4pm-11pm, Sat: 8:30am-10:30pm, Sun: 9am-4:30pm
Place: Frontier Park – St. Charles
Zombie Fright Run: The Zombie Fright Run is a unique Zombie Survival Run experience through Six Flags. Participants entering the Zombie 5K are put to a true test of speed and agility as they attempt to defend themselves from infection throughout a course full of twists and turns, surprises, and of course, Zombies. Make it through the race with flags remaining on your belt and you get to keep your brain. Medals will be distributed at the finish line to distinguish between survivors and those who succumb to infection. Tickets are $130 and include: Full day admittance to the Six Flags St. Louis, Zombie Fright Run t-shirt, race bib, and zombie-bait flag belt, medal, and pre and post-race entertainment.
Date: September 27
Time: 7am-12pm, then spend the rest of the day enjoying the rides
Place: Six Flags St. Louis
Ferguson Street Fest: North County’s largest annual outdoor music festival. The event includes performances from top musicians such as Slam Band, Pepperland, Super Jam, Trixie Delight and more. The event will also host a home brewing expo, a washer tournament, and the Manly Man High Heel Race! Kid activities include: rock climbing wall, tie-dye your own StreetFest t-shirt, petting zoo, BeBe the Clown, Joe the Juggler, and Circus Harmony Performers. Check the website for the schedule of events.
Date: Sept 27 & 28
Time: Fri: 4-10:30pm, Sat: 11:30am-10:30pm
Place: Downtown Ferguson – 20 S Ferguson Rd
Strut your Mutt: The 2nd annual walk presented by Best Friends Animal Society. This event is a leisurely fundraising dog walk followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, treats, refreshments and more. Check out Paws & Pals painting activities, Pawdicures, agility demos, fit and furry, paw readings, smooch your pooch kissing booth, paw print portraits, face painting, and much more. Registration fee is $30, kids 12 and under are free without t-shirt. The funds raised go towards adoption programs and spay/neuter services to ultimately impact the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters.
Date: Saturday, September 28th
Place: Tilles Park – 9551 Litzsinger Road
Strange Folk Festival: 8th annual festival featuring 150 indie vendors selling handmade, upcycled, and vintage wares. Live music all weekend from: Letter To Memphis, The Bloolights, Albie Powers, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, and more. The event will include unique exhibits and activities for kids and adults, tons of great food, and new this year, the Running with Scissors 5K on Sunday morning at 8am at the Caty Cavins Center.
Date: September 28th and 29th
Place: O’Fallon Community Park – O’Fallon, IL
Oktoberfest St. Louis: Urban Chestnut and Schlafly present 2 days of German food, German music and of course German bier! Plus two full stages and 8 bands: The Scandaleros, Rusty Nail, Über Cool, Todd Day Wait’s Pig Pen, Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band, Deutschmeister Brass Band. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 day of. Includes authentic glass beer stein.
Date: Sat, Sept 28-Sun, Sept 29
Time: Sat: 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun: 12pm-7pm
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave
Green Homes, Great Health Festival: Celebrate sustainable living and explore ways to maintain a healthy you and a healthy planet. This event offers over 100 green product and service exhibitors. Enjoy local foods including food trucks Lulu’s Local Eatery and My Big Fat Greek Truck, and live music from The Buckhannon Brothers and Letters to Memphis. Shop for handmade crafts in the Green Marketplace. Get free health assessments and prevention resources. Kids activities include solar car races, puppet shows and more. Help paint a Metro bus and explore the alternative vehicles on display. Learn from expert presentations and demos about the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health, and our living Earth. Free with garden admission ($8 for adults, free for children 12 and under).
Date: Sept 28th
Place: Botanical Garden
Art in the Park: Enjoy all things art: local jewelry, photography, fiber, glass, drawings, sculptures, ceramics nad more at the 2013 Art in the Park. In addition to 50+ artists, enjoy the live music from The Presentations and Soulard Blues Band. Check out the St. Louis Hills Classic Car Show and Lafayette Square Cyclones Vintage Baseball Club. Indulge in delicious food from 3500 Winehaus, Bogart’s, Onesto’s, Bartolino’s, and more. Join the $1 art raffle to win an original piece from one of the participating artists.
Date: Sunday, Sept 29th
Place: Francis Park
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend, St. Louis!
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