The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, June 28th, 2015.
Creve Coeur Days: The main event is the huge carnival midway with rides for all ages, food booths, game booths, and entertainment. The event, dating back to 1967, raises funds for area charities. Live entertainment includes: Boogie Chyld, Merle Scheff School of Dance, Babaloo Music and Fun, Hulapoppers, & Steve the Reptile Man. The 2015 Parade will be at 1pm on Sunday led by the 2015 Grand Marshall, Ben Fainer. Enjoy delicious fair food like funnel cakes, cotton candy, and kettle corn in addition to food trucks: Global Quesadilla, Destination Desserts, Ques Brothers, and Pyro Pizza.
Date: June 25-28
Time: Thurs: 6-10pm, Fri: 6-11pm, Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 12-6pm
Place: De Smet Jesuit High School – 233 N. New Ballas Rd
Faust Olden Days of Summer: Historical adventures for children. Activities include: blacksmith demos, hayrides, face painting, rides on the carousel, candle dipping, rope making, old time baseball, crosscut saw, and more. Tour the historic village school and houses. Admission is $10/child in advance or $15/child day of the event. Parent/Chaperon FREE with paid child (ages 2–12 yrs).
Date: June 26
Place: Faust Park – 15185 Olive Blvd
Pride St. Louis: Live entertainment from local favorites including: That 80s Band, Gateway Men’s Chorus, Kim Massie, Dawn Weber, Bella & Lily, Lola Von Ella, and more. Plus national acts including: American Idol contestant David Hernandez, DEV, Leann Rimes, and more. New this year is the STL Brewfest on Friday night. Tickets are $29.99 and include samples of over 30 different offerings from the best craft and micro breweries in St. Louis including: Schlafly, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Urban Chestnut, Deschutes, Shock Top, Goose Island, Oculto, and for the ladies, Kinky Cocktails will also be at the BrewFest. There will be 10 area food trucks including: Cha Cha Chow, Guerilla Street Food, Smoke N’ Motion, Gioia’s Deli, Bombay Food Junkie, Brazil Express, and more. The night caps off with a rave and dance party in front of the main stage as a mainstream DJ drops the greatest tracks. The parade kicks off Sunday at noon along Market St. This is also the 25th Anniversary for Queen of Pride, 10th Anniversary for King of Pride, and the renewal of Mr. and Ms. Pride Pageants, plus military wreath laying ceremony, marriage and commitment ceremonies, and more.
Date: June 26-28
Time: Fri: 4:30-11:30pm, Sat: 11am-9:30pm, Sun: 11am-7:30pm
Place: Soldiers Memorial, downtown St. Louis
Cardinals vs Cubs: The St. Louis Cardinals play the (Boo!) Chicago Cubs this weekend at home. Saturday night is Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors! Two current Cardinals players will sign 100 autographs in Ford Plaza for fans 15 years old and younger from 5:45-6:15. Two former Cardinals players will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7pm.
Date: June 26-28
Time: Fri: 5:15pm, Sat: 4:15pm, Sun: 5:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium
The Raminator in Ellisville: The Raminator, built by Hall Brothers Racing, is one of the most feared and iconic trucks in the Monster Truck Racing Circuit. Driven primarily by Mark Hall, the Raminator competes in the Monster Nationals, Monster Jam and special events throughout the year. Come out and meet the team at Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Ellisville. Also enjoy free BBQ and special events and giveaways with Bo Matthew from 92.3 WIL. Bo and Bofoot will be onsite from 10am – noon. Stop on by to enjoy trucks, BBQ, music and giveaways.
Date: June 26 & 27
Time: Fri: 4-9pm, Sat: 8am-4pm
Place: Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram – 15502 Manchester Rd
Ultra White Party: Bud Light Presents ULTRA
St. Louis’ the 9th annual Ultimate VIP White Party during Pride Weekend. This year’s event will be held outside in the Public Media Commons in Grand Center. ALIVE Magazine and Bud Light are proud to present the first ever ULTRA Pride Awards honoring three outstanding individuals in the categories of business, non-profit and personal achievement. Honorees will be recognized at an awards presentation to kick off the night, with cocktails, DJs and dancing to follow. VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive lounge courtesy of Wells Fargo Advisors including complimentary cocktails for the first hour. Enjoy music from DJ Jillian, DJ Sinamin, and DJ TrashTalk. Tickets are $25 for GA and $65 for VIP.
Date: June 27
Place: Grand Center – 3655 Olive
Chesterfield Jazz & Wine Fest: A showcase of the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz. The Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz festival features Ptah Williams and Tracer, and chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future, plus Feyza Eren feat. Steve Davis, Tony Viviano, and Bob Deboo. Enjoy a variety of wine and great food, and fireworks. Admission is free. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the second annual Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival.
Date: June 27
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater – 631 Veterans Place Dr
Soulard Art in the Garden Tour: A tour of Soulard gardens. The tour feature nine stops including private gardens, a gallery of art created by the artists painting “Monet” style in our gardens, and the serene, secret garden of our own 9th St. Abbey. The tour benefits the Beautification Committee of the Soulard Restoration Group and goes from 9am – 3pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of tour. The tour will also feature music throughout and a private wine garden at the beautiful, award-winning Soulard Station. Tour kicks off at Mad Art Gallery.
Date: June 27
Place: Mad Art Gallery – 2727 S 12th St
Fiesta In Florissant: A two-day celebration featuring non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Panama, Colombia and Mexico. Local and regional bands will take the stage this year including Los Desesperados Mexican Band, La Tremenda Rumba Salsa Band, Los Patrones de St. Louis and Crudos de Durango Mexican Band. Enjoy authentic foods such as tamales, tacos and empanadas plus margaritas and beer. Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, pony rides, and inflatables will be fun for the kids. The Hispanic Heritage Fashion Show and Miss Chiquita Bonita will also be back this year. The Welcome Ceremony will begin on Saturday at 5pm with remarks from the City of Florissant’s Mayor, Thomas Schneider. New this year: Fiesta “Car Show” on Saturday at 12pm. Admission is free.
Date: June 27 & 28
Time: Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
Place: Knights of Columbus Park – 50 St. Francois
Bridge Birthday Bash & Bicycle Ride: Celebrate the 86th Birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge with a scenic, family-friendly ride and the Birthday Bash, where you’ll enjoy birthday cake, live music, beer, and food for purchase. In Partnership with The Cakery Bakery. Online price in advance: $8 members; $13 nonmembers. Registration on day of ride: 7:30 – 9:30am. Price: $10 members; $15 non-members
Date: June 28
Place: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Sunday Funday: Enjoy live entertainment, food, drink, and fun on a Sunday afternoon. DJ Mega will play as well as the band Hot Rod Moped between the 100-200 blocks of N. Main St. The theme for this months event is BBQ. Participating restaurants include: Bobby’s Place, Tony’s on Main Street, Coopers, Undertow, R.T. Weiler’s, Bombshell, Lloyd and Harry’s, and Uncle Joe’s. Purchase a wristband: $8 for adults and $4 for kids and get up to 8 food samples from the participating restaurants.
Date: June 28
Place: 100 N Main St, St. Charles
Saucy Soiree: The hottest foodie event of the year. The annual Readers’ Choice and Top Tastemakers party takes place in the beautifully renovated St. Louis Union Station Historic Mid-Way. Be the first to know and taste who you voted this year’s favorites in the St. Louis food scene. Mingle and taste goodies from dozens of top restaurants, wineries and breweries and groove to live music from Miss Jubilee and Dawn Weber and the Electofunk Assembly. Tickets are $35 online or $45 at the door and include complimentary tastings from 40 St. Louis-area establishments, a signature cocktail and special brew.
Date: June 28
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St
Weird Al Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour: Weird Al, along with his band of over three decades, has performed thousands of live rock and comedy multimedia shows throughout the world, and he’s back on the road promoting is 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun. The album features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”) and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” (“Inactive”). Mandatory Fun debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. This is the first time that a comedy album has debuted at #1 on the chart in history, and the first time that a comedy album has reached the top of the chart in over 50 years. Al has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The Saga Begins.” This is a show you won’t want to miss.
Date: June 28
Place: Peabody Opera House
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