The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.
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, Wrecking Ball challenge, demolition derby, lawnmower derby, the St. Charles County Fair Queen Contest competition and pageant, and more. Ticket costs: Tues-Thurs: Adult-$10.00, Fri: $20, 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 28-Aug 1
Time: Tues: 4pm-11pm, Wed & Thurs: 8am-11:30pm, Fri & Sat:8am-12am
Place: Rotary Park, Wentzville, MO
Cardinals vs Rockies: The Cards take on the Colorado Rockies this weekend. It’s a great weekend for promotions and giveaways. First up, Friday night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, Pete Kozma and Trevor Rosenthal, Scott Terry and Kyle McClellan. It’s also Lou Brock Bobblehead giveaway night. Saturday is Fredbird’s Birthday Bash where fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite players, coaches and Fredbird before the game. Sunday is kids day with ice cream sundaes and Kids Replica Alternate Wong Jersey giveaway and Kids Run The Bases.
Date: July 30-Aug 2
Time: Thurs: 4:15pm, Fri: 5:15pm, Sat: 4:15pm, Sun: 11:15am
Place: Busch Stadium
UniverSoul Circus: Come celebrate 21 years of “Hip Hop Under the Big Top” with Lucky the Ringmaster and his Sidekick Zeke, Trinity, The Wuhan High Flying Trapeze artists, Black & White, Globe of Death, Color Me Caribbean, Fresh The Clownsss from South Africa and Guinea, and The African Dream. With exciting acrobatics, mind-boggling contortionists from Ethiopia, animal acts with lions, zebra, and more, and daring performances, this show will be tons of fun. UniverSoul Circus will challenge your imagination with fun, funky and bold performances that reflect a wide range of cultural diversity. Tickets start at $16. Check the site for discounts and coupons.
Date: July 23-Aug 2
Time: Times Vary
Place: Jamestown Mall, Florissant
Sam Smith: with Gavin James: Sam Smith released his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in May 2014. The album’s third single, “Stay with Me”, was an international success, reaching number one in the UK and number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. His next single “I’m Not the Only One” reached the top five in both countries. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four Grammys: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Opening for Sam is Irish singer-songwriter, Gavin James. Ticket Prices are: $35, $49.50, $69, & $89.
Date: July 30
Place: Chafeitz Arena – 1 S Compton Ave
STL Interracial …presents “The Date Night”: STL Interracial is hosting “The Date Night” for a fun sociable singles happy hour from 6pm-9pm on the exciting and ever popular Kopperman’s (Patio) in Maryland Plaza’s Central West End neighborhood. St. Louis’ elite matchmaker of Perfect Pairings will host a brief Q&A session on dating for singles introducing the queen of bling, SmileBar St. Louis and grooming experts from The Art of Shaving and St. Louis’ handsome celebrity jewelry stylist for men, Mark Anthony Collections. Enjoy drink specials and hors d’oeuvres and mingle with like-minded singles who are open minded and are out to party with a purpose. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.
Date: July 30
Place: Kopperman’s – 386 N Euclid
Missouri Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo: The 29th Annual Missouri Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo is just 45 short days away from the start of Missouri’s fall hunting season. Come see all of the big Missouri whitetails on display. Learn tips and tricks from industry professionals and get your hands on the new hunting gear to make your upcoming season successful. The indoor showroom and outdoor exhibitors space will be filled with the latest hunting gear and outdoor equipment from some of the leading product vendors and equipment manufacturers in the outdoor industry. Attendees also have the chance to visit with guides and outfitters, archery and firearms dealers, wildlife and conservation organizations, award-winning wildlife artists, taxidermists and much more all weekend long. Enter the Summer Sausage Eating Contest or Best Beard Contest. Adults: $12, Youth(10-16): $6, Kids 9 & Under: free.
Date: July 31
Time: Fri: 3:30pm–8pm, Sat: 9am–8pm, Sun: 9am–6pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
Whiskey Wine & Swine Tasting: Enjoy over 40 wines and whiskies and treat yourself to the fun and unique experience of hog roast bites. All guests gets 6 voting tickets to vote for your Top 3 whiskies and Top 3 wines. GA tickets are $35 and include 20 tasting tickets, sample tasting of pig roast bites, souvenir tasting glass, entertainment, and more. VIP Admission is $50 and includes early access, and more. There is also a food tasting option to try varieties of BBQ for an additional cost.
Date: Aug 1
Place: Big Daddy’s – 118 Morgan St
The Heat Is On Baseball Breakfast: An exclusive breakfast featuring Fredbird and Cardinals alumni from the 1985 team including Rick Horton, Ken Dayley and Danny Cox. The event includes: Breakfast buffet featuring made-to-order omelets and waffles, photos with Fredbird from 9am-9:30am, appearances and autographs by Cardinals alumni from the 1985 team including Rick Horton, Ken Dayley and Danny Cox from 9am-11am, and a kids corner featuring cookie decorating and arts and crafts. Event cost is $25 per person and $12.50 for kids 12 and under.
Date: August 1
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel – 315 Chestnut St
Roller Derby St. Louis: Internationally ranked Arch Rival Roller Girls All-Stars will face the Detroit Derby Girls in a much anticipated throw-down. Then the new up-and-coming stars of Arch Rival Roller Girls, Saint Lunachix, will take on Kansas City Roller Warriors’ Plan B. Advance Ticket Sales are $12. Doors at 6pm, First Whistle at 6:30pm. Kids 10 and under get in free. Adult General Admission $15
Date: Aug 1
Place: Midwest Sports Complex – 750 Weidman Rd
Budweiser Burger Battle: An ultimate burger challenge featuring 10 St. Louis chefs who will compete against each other in the ultimate burger cook-off. Guests can taste 10 mini burgers from local contenders, and also enjoy Budweiser and Devil’s Cut Bourbon and look-on as a panel of judges decides the fate of the chefs in the ultimate taste-test. Budweiser Burger Battle attendees can also look forward to showing their skills in the Yelp St. Louis Game Zone and enjoying live music. RSVP in advance for free entry. This event is open to the public and family-friendly.
Date: August 2
Place: Soldiers Memorial – Chestnut St, downtown
Jim Gaffigan: Contagious: Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five, Jim Gaffigan, is bringing his comedic talent to St. Louis. His fourth hour special, “Obsessed,” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and was at #1 on iTunes, which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s. Jim Gaffigan is the Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan” Show. Tickets start at $61.
Date: August 2
Time: 5pm & 8pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St
St. Louis Bride & Groom Wedding Show: The largest wedding planning event in St. Louis. Your One-Stop Wedding Shopping with over 200 vendors, a professional runway show, live musical entertainment, wedding transportation displays, free samples, prize drawings and show specials. Meet over 20 Etsy shop owners and see DIY product demos. There will be a prize giveaway for an all-inclusive trip for 2 to the Karisma Resort in Riviera Maya. Admission is $8. Visit their facebook page for a $2 coupon.
Date: August 2
Place: America’s Center – downtown
Carondelet Summer Concerts in the Park: A longstanding annual celebration of diverse music, hosting local musicians at various parks in the Carondelet neighborhood. These concerts have been a staple in the community for more than 25 years, attracting thousands of attendees. Each week features a different variety of music and other activities including craft fairs, children’s book-reading with the St. Louis Public Library during concert intermission, and more. This week’s live music is Memories of Elvis. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: August 2
Place: Carondelet Park – 3900 Holly Hills
Kelly Clarkson Piece By Piece Tour: American Idol Winner, World Idol Runner Up, 2x Platinum Certified Album, and winner of three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and a Women’s World Award, Kelly Clarkson, hits St. Louis this weekend. She’s bringing along one of the most popular a capella groups in the country who also happen to be Grammy award winners and winners of the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC: Pentatonix. Plus, the talented singer-songwriter, Eric Hutchinson. Tickets start at $26.25(lawn).
Date: August 2
Place: Hollywood Casino – 14141 Riverport Dr