The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Cherokee Nights: Come down to Cherokee Street on the 2nd Thursday of every month for Art, Music, Food, Buskers, and entertainment. Enjoy free samples, from cookies to tarot card readings. Hang out by the firepit or head into one of several businesses and listen to live music. Enjoy specials including Buy 1 Get 1 Margaritas, $10 beer buckets, no cover charges, and more.
Date: Aug 13
Place: Cherokee Street
Feast in the Park: Food trucks and musicians gather at parks throughout the county to bring you a variety of great eats and tunes. This week at Laumeier Sculpture Park, enjoy 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Bombay Food Junkies, Cheese Shack, Completely Sauced, Deli on a Roll, Holy Crepe!, Le Tejana Taqueria, The Meltdown, Que Sazon, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Slice of the Hill, Vincent Van Doughnut, Yo Salsa!, and Zia’s. Plus Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard will be selling their wine, and Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy will also be available.
Date: Aug 13
Place: Laumeier Sculpture Park-12580 Rott Rd
2nd Thursday at Foundry Arts: The Foundry Art Centre and Saint Charles Riverfront Arts invites one and all to their jointly hosted community arts series entitled “2nd Thursdays” at the Foundry Art Centre. This is a unique, family-friendly community arts series where guests can be creative: Draw with Artists, Paint with Painters, Create with Potters, Make Jewelry with Jewelers, Write with Writers, Act with Actors, Dance with Dancers, and listen to live original music. Food trucks will be on site and there will be a cash bar. Admission is free.
Date: Aug 13
Place: Foundry Art Centre – 520 N Main
Midwest Magic Jubilee: Three nights of amazing talent featuring some of America’s greatest magicians and illusionists including: Danny Orleans and Jan Rose, Tom Burgoon, Steve Barcellona, Ken Scott, Trent James, Robert Sode, and more. In addition to checking out some of America’s greatest, you can also perform for a chance to win cash prizes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for kids, and $20 for VIP.
Date: Aug 13-15
Place: Airport Hilton Hotel – 10330 Natural Bridge Rd
Food Truck Friday: Head out to Tower Grove Park with your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy delicious food from 15-20 food trucks. Everything from pizza, Italian, gyros, donuts, seafood, tacos, cupcakes, pie, steak sandwiches, and more. There’s something for everyone, plus beer trucks. So you can, but don’t have to, BYOB. In addition to the great food and community atmosphere, the Bottoms Up Blues Gang will be performing live.
Date: Aug 14
Place: Tower Grove Park
Music at the Intersection: St. Louis’ innovative new music festival that will showcase the best of Missouri talent across genres. Featuring local beer tents, street art, food and drink specials, and of course the music: Mathias & The Pirates, Jazz St. Louis, Kenny DeShields & Coco Soul, The Soulition DJs ft. DJ Reminise & DJ JMO, Illphonics, Big Brother Thunder & The MasterBlasters, Rhythm Section Road Show ft. Nite Owl, Sound Clash ft. Nappy DJ Needles & Black Spade, Omer Got Abnormal, Hands and Feet, Blank Generation, Dooley’s Beef N Brew House, DJ Hal Greens, and The Tiffany Elle Show. Admission is free.
Date: Aug 14
Place: Strauss Park & Grand Center
Cardinals vs Marlins: Cardinals play the Marlins during the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Fans will receive special Hall of Fame commemorative items all weekend long. Friday night giveaway: Red Schoendienst Hall of Fame Red Jacket Statue to salute the career of Hall of Fame player and manager, Red Schoendienst. Also get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Saturday giveaway: 2015 Cardinals Hall of Fame Inductees Plaque. Sunday giveaway: Adult Cardinals Duffel Bag, plus kids run the bases. Head over to Ballpark Village each night after the game for live music on the Fox Sports Midwest Live stage.
Date: Aug 14-16
Time: Fri: 5:15pm, Sat: 4:15pm, Sun: 11:15am
Place: Busch Stadium
Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction: Celebrate the Cardinals second annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Fox Sports Midwest Live! at Ballpark Village. Four Cardinals greats will be formally enshrined, joining the 26 current members. 2015 inductees include: Ted Simmons, Bob Forsch, Curt Flood, and George Kissell – all selected via a formal process which includes fans, baseball experts and the team. Join other Cardinals Hall of Famers in honoring these new inductees by being in attendance. The event is free and open to the public.
Date: Aug 15
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark
Rock The Hops: A multi-venue celebration of local and regional music, art, and craft beer. Enjoy live entertainment from over 25 bands including: Doug Raffety (of Judge Nothing), Bruiser Queen, CaveofswordS, Hope & Therapy, Nikolas Kodros, River City Sound, Green and Blue, I Actually, Hideous gentlemen, Blackwater ’64, Billy & The Jets, Gemini Hustler, Matt Taul, Baytron, The Judge, Jay Love, Justin Georgewitz, and more. Participating breweries include: Urban Chestnut, 4 Hands, Six Mile Bridge, Templar, Excel, 4204-Main Street Brewing Co, Recess, Ridgebrook, and more. Purchase tickets in advance online for $18, or $20 at the door. Paid participants receive a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited craft beer samples from 10 area breweries, and access to free shuttles. Participants must be 21+.
Date: Aug 15
Place: 401 Piasa St, Alton
Fat Tire Campfire: A one day mini Fat Tire Fest brought to you by Bike Surgeon and Trailnet. Tons of MTB Riding, Demo Bikes, Food, Drink, Fat Tire Challenge, Live Music and the best party at the trailhead you have been to all year. Guided trail rides for riders of all levels from family to advanced. Great food, Klondike Bars and amazing drinks from New Belgium Brewing. Fat Tire Challenge, featuring the world famous “Huffy Toss” and other fun hooliganisms. The event starts at 9am with group rides leaving from the main pavilion at Klondike all day till 3pm. Lunch will be available from 11am-1pm. The last ride finishes at 5pm. Live music, dinner, drinks and the Fat Tire Challenge all start at 5 and the evening will finish up at 8:30pm.
Date: Aug 15
Place: Klondike Park, Augusta, MO
St. Ann Sunday Food Truck Expo: The 5th food truck event of the year, St. Ann Park will host St. Ann Sunday Food Trucks. In addition to 14 food trucks including: Pyro Pizza, Vincent Van Doughnuts, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Guerrilla Street Food, Bombay Food Junkie, Deli on a Roll, Kona Ice, and more, there will also be pony rides, face painting, bounce house, pet adoption station, a life-sized dinosaur, and live music. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket.
Date: Aug 16
Place: St. Ann Park-4445 Ashby Rd
The Purple Tour: Whitesnake, the legendary rock & roll band founded and formed by Deep Purple singer, David Coverdale, are proud to announce their 2015 The Purple Tour which will feature their biggest hits & songs from their 12th studio opus and tribute album, The Purple Album. Enjoy classics including: “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love”“Burn,” plus re-imagined takes on material from his time as Deep Purple frontman including: “Stormbringer”, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away.” The Dead Dasies will be opening. Tickets start at $33.
Date: Aug 16
Place: St. Charles Family Arena