The Weekend Event Guide for St. Louis from Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th.
St. Charles County Fair: The annual fair at Rotary Park includes tons of activities: 4-H exhibits, exotic petting zoo, butterfly house, Eurobungee, bounce house, carnival rides, jugglers, tractor pulls, karaoke, cowboy rodeo, goat show, beef steer judging, Iron Man Inflatable obstacle course, jousting, car show, dog agility show, BMX Stunt Show, pig scramble, frog race, Super Farmer He-Man competition, demolition derby, lawnmower derby, the St. Charles County Fair Queen Contest competition and pageant, and more! Don’t miss the “Remembering Our Fallen” touring photo display honoring our military who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone, since September 11, 2001. The University believes in the exhibit’s primary purpose, which is to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in The War on Terror. Ticket costs: Tues-Thurs: Adult-$10.00, Fri: $15, Sat: $20. Kids 6-12 Tues-Sat: $5, Under 6: Free. Senior Citizens pay only $5 on Wed, 1/2 Price for Military every day. Ticket cost includes carnival rides, entertainment, and parking.
Date: July 22-26
Time: Tues: 8am-11pm, Wed & Thurs: 8am-11:30pm, Fri & Sat:8am-12am
Place: Rotary Park, Wentzville, MO
New Edition: New Edition! with special guest Dru Hill. Hip-hop and R&B group known for creating a style of music known as the “new jack swing.” Over the last 30 years, New Edition has taken different forms and has even split up. But the group has enjoyed renewed success since joining together again and signing with the Bad Boy label, owned by Sean P.Diddy Combs, in 2002. While Bobby Brown will not be present due to health issues, the show must go on. With Sisqo of Dru Hill rocking out his sweet dance moves (and maybe the Thong Song), it is sure to be a good show. Tickets range from $58-$128.
Date: July 24
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
L’ecole Culinaire Beer Dinner: L’ecole Culinaire has teamed up with Schlafly for a Summer Beer Series. The 2nd of 3 dinners takes place this Thursday at L’ecole. The dinner courses include: Deconstructed Tortilla Soup, Grilled Artichoke Shrimp w/ Avocado Salsa & Crema Fresca, Flat Iron “Chivito” with Quail Egg and Prosciutto, Lettuce, Tomato, and Creme, and Cajeta Cream w/ Black Beam Tuiles & Guava. Each course will be paired with a unique Schlafly beer. The cost for dinner is $40. There is one more dinner in this series on August 28th as well.
Date: July 24
Place: L’ecole – 9811 South Forty Dr
Henry Shaw’s 214th Birthday Celebration: Free admission all day to celebrate MoBot Garden’s founder, Henry Shaw. The occasion will include family-friendly activities from 10am to 3pm. “Henry Shaw” himself will greet guests to the birthday bash – look for him strolling the Garden grounds, dressed in his familiar black top hat, alongside other actors dressed in vintage Victorian costumes. Have your silhouette portrait drawn by an artist, watch jugglers perform and witness the agility of a stilt walker. Be sure to catch the special puppetry performance by Bob Kramer’s Marionettes at 10:30am, noon and 1:30pm outdoors on Spoehrer Plaza. Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, offering free admission from 9-4. Take a tour of Tower Grove House, Shaw’s original country estate from 10-4. Experience a special treat – an exclusive peek inside the historic Museum Building. Docents will be on hand to answer questions from 10-4.
Date: July 24
Place: Botanical Garden
Bikini Bull Riding at BPV: Get your bathing suits ready to compete in the PBR Bikini Bull Riding Contest. The winner of the competition will win a trip for 4 to Kansas City to sit front row for the Kip Moore show at the Kansas City Power and Light District and get the VIP treatment at PBR Big Sky in Kansas City. Winners will also have a meet and greet with Kip Moore. Come out and cheer on the bikini bull riders. Enjoy $5 Busch, Bud Light and Natty Daddy Tall Boys. The doors open at 6pm and the competition starts at 10pm.
Date: July 24
Place: PBR Ball – Ballpark Village
Friday & Saturday
Art Hill Outdoor Film Series: Enjoy a night of food trucks, music, and movies on Art Hill. Bring your own picnic or come early and enjoy Food Truck Fest presented by Sauce Magazine. Food Truck service will begin at 6pm. The Museum’s Panorama Restaurant will also be open until 9pm. Enjoy live music from the progressive, dynamic group, iLLPHONICS. And end the night laying in the grass watching the classic, Field of Dreams Face, a 1989 film directed by Phil Alden Robinson; starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta about an Iowa farmer who sets out to discover whether the notorious Chicago Black Sox can play ball again. “If you build it, they will come.”
Date: Friday, July 25
Place: Art Hill – Forest Park
Faust Park Estate Sale: Treasures from a lifetime of collecting including artwork,
pottery, housewares, collectible tea cups, snow babies, snows village, antique and reproduced furniture, children’s collectibles, christmas items, books and magazines, knick knacks, and more will be available. All proceeds from this sale will benefit the St. Louis Carousel and Faust Historic Site. Friday pre-sale, $10 admission, Sat admission is free.
Date: July 25 & 26
Time: Fri: 5-8pm, Sat: 7am-4pm
Place: Carousel at Faust Park – 15189 Olive
Chesterfield Amphitheater weekends: Enjoy your weekend at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Starting on Friday evening with Movies Under the Stars, watch Despicable Me 2 on the big screen. Then dance the night away at the Summer Concert Series with the Well Hungarians on Saturday night. Bring the family or make it a date night, there’s fun for everyone.
Date: July 25 & 26
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater
World Naked Bike Ride: An annual ride to protest oil dependency, raise cyclist awareness, and advocate positive body image. There is a pre-ride party at 5 pm. Festivities include body-painting, live music, expo, and more. Visit the Grove businesses and vendors for food and drink before the ride! The ride begins at 7pm. Runs through The Grove, by SLU, down Washington Ave through downtown, Broadway to 7th to Cherokee, around Tower Grove Park and back to The Grove. Helmet and lights are encouraged. A post ride celebration in The Grove kicks off at 9pm. Street party on Manchester, right where the ride started with live music, entertainment, food and drinks available in the street until 12am. Remember the message! We encourage SLOGANS (on your bikes, signs & bodies) and CHANTS for the ride.
Date: Saturday, July 26
Place: The Grove – Sarah & Kentucky
Midwest Belgian Beer Fest: Perennial, Side Project, and 40 other breweries, including 2nd Shift, 4 Hands, Avery, Boulevard, Charleville, Cigar City, Evil Twin, Firestone, Goose Island, New Belgium, Morgan Street, Schlafly, Uran Chestnut and more will be on hand. Each year, MBBF partners with a local charity. This year, proceeds from the fest will be donated to Slow Food St. Louis. In an effort to maximize our donation, we will have a raffle for awesome prizes. Tickets are $50 and include tasting glass and samples. Food will be available for purchase from Completely Sauced, along with guest chef, Brian Moxey.
Date: July 26
Place: Moto Museum – 3441 Olive
Wiffleball Tournament: Bud Light presents The First Annual CBS Sports 920/insideSTL.com Wiffle Ball Tournament featuring former Cardinals Jim Edmonds and Jason Isringhausen. The format is simple: Teams are split into groups and play a round robin schedule. Winner of that tournament will play a team consisting of Edmonds and Isringhausen. Come out and cheer on the teams. There will also be a Home Run Derby using a pitching machine at 3pm.
Date: July 26
Place: Francis Park
Better Together STL 5K/1 Mile Run: The inaugural Better Together 5k/1 mile fun run/walk event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Participants will enjoy a scenic run through Forest Park before savoring some complimentary food and beverages, while listening to a live band. Circus performers, face painting, balloon animals, and other children-friendly activities make this a delightful event for the whole family. All registered runners will also receive a t-shirt in addition to the post-race treats. The course starts and finishes in Forest Park. Registration Fee before July 23 – $30 for 5K and $20 for 1-mile. After – $35 for 5K, $25 for 1-mile.
Date: July 26
Place: Forest Park – Upper Muny lot
Scoops of Fun Carnival: A family-friendly ice cream social to benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Features an all you can eat ice cream buffet from ice cream vendors: Serendipity, Oberweis, The Fountain on Locust and Andy’s Frozen Custard. In addition to the ice cream, guests can enjoy face painting and balloon artists. Teen Rock Band Lunar Levitation will be on hand to rock the house. Enjoy thrilling carnival rides including the Twister Swings, Noah’s Ark, Trackless Train and Dual Lane Slide. And you can try your chance at the Guinness Book of World Record’s Longest Hopscotch Game, enjoy button-making, bounce houses, racing simulator, and carnival games. Come see the historic Roush Fenway’s No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion race car driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Adult tickets: $20. Kids: $8
Date: July 26
Place: Train Shed At Union Station-1860 Market
St. Louis Craft Beer Week: STLCBW begins this weekend with B33R and Brats at 33 Wine Bar on Saturday from 11am-6pm. Enjoy beer off of one of the best beer menus in St. Louis with some bratwurst from 33 and Mac’s Local Buys. Then head over to Six Row for the release of Strawberry Braggot. Everything Wine & Cigar Bar will be hosting a Tap Takeover at 2pm with live music, giveaways and a glass promo. Three Kings Public House will tap 2014 La Folie, 2014 Transatlantique Kreik, 2013 Tart Lychee, and both versions of the New Belgium/Odell FoCollaborition APA starting at 5pm. Sunday: Start off with a 4-course beer brunch at Milagro Modern Mexican. UCBC Blues & Que from 12-6pm, Sunday Funkday at Soulard iTap from 1-7. They’ll break out some funky and sour beers: 4 Hands Pomegranate, Prussia, Perennial Anniversari, 2013 Perennial Beersal, Schlafly TBD, Gueze Tilquin, Bottles of Love Child, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk and will also have a DJ playing some funky jams. EPIC Tasting Day at Craft Beer Cellar: 20 brewery tastings throughout the day in rotating 2 hr sessions, donuts from Strange Donuts, pretzels from Pretzel Boys, and brownies from Pint Size, a bunch of rare and unavailable beers: Side Project, The Bruery, Lost Abbey, Love Child #4. And Sour Sunday Supper at the Libertine from 5-10pm with amazing pairings prepared by Chef Josh Galliano and Chef Brian Moxey. Check the website for all activities and venues throughout the week.
Date: July 26-Aug 3
Time: times vary
Place: venues throughout St. Louis
UCBC Blues & Que: Three Summer Sundays of live music, barbecue and UCBC bier in our Midtown Brewery and Biergarten. No tickets required. BBQ provided by UCBC Chef Andy Fair along with guest vendors. Enjoy liter and half-liter specials all afternoon.
Date: Sunday, July 27
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave