Labor Day Weekend Events from Thursday, September 3rd through Monday, September 7th, 2015.
Rams vs Chiefs: It’s the final pre-season game for the Rams against the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday. Regular season starts Sunday, Sept 13th against the Seattle Seahawks. Tickets start at $29 for the final pre-season game and don’t forget to try some of the delicious concessions at the stadium including: Sugarfire Smokehouse, Crown Candy, Strange Donuts, Gus’ Pretzels, Vin de Set, The Peacemaker, and more. Check out the sweet tailgate packages that begin next Sunday plus contests and promotions and where you can spot Rampage out in the community.
Date: Sept 3
Place: Edward Jones Dome
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: Sept 4
Place: Laumeier Sculpture Park – 12580 Rott Rd
Cardinals vs Pirates: After a 2 game win over the Giants, the Cardinals will come home to play the Nationals and then it’s on to the weekend games against the Pittsburgh Pirates before the Cubs come to town on Labor Day. This weekend’s game promotions include: a replica 1967 World Series Ring to the first 25,000 fans age 16 and older at Friday’s game, plus it’s autograph night. Saturday: Throwback gray jersey to the first 25,000 fans age 16 and older. Sunday: Ince Cream Sundaes for the kids and a red, white & blue Cardinals hat for the adults.
Date: Sept 4-6
Time: Fri: 7:15pm, Sat: 3:05pm, Sun: 7:05pm
Place: Busch Stadium – downtown
98th Annual Greek Festival: Come and experience a taste of Greece, live music, church tours & books, Greek folk dancing, and more. Start the holiday weekend at the new Kick-Off Event on Friday at the Athens On The Street, new on Forest Park Ave. Enjoy a select menu of festival favorites, beverages, and live music. Enjoy the weekend with live entertainment with music by Christos Sarantakis and folk dancing by the St. Nicholas Greek Dancers. Enjoy delicious food & drink, a tour of the beautiful church, and browse the gift shop featuring imported items from Athens.
Date: Sept 4-7
Time: Fri: 5pm, Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 11am-8pm
Place: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church – 4967 Forest Park Ave
Art Fair at Queeny Park: Up to 130 juried artists from 20 states will join the 2015 Queeny Park Art Fair. One of the most reputable, longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region, it presents the public an opportunity to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them. In addition to the art, there will be wine tastings from Three Squirrels Winery, gift certificate drawings and a children’s art discovery adventure. Admission is $5. Get a $1 off coupon here.
Date: Sept 4-7
Time: Fri: 5-9pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
Place: Queeny Park – 550 Weidman Rd
Toby Keith: Good Times and Pick Up Lines Tour: Country Music star and chart-topping, controversial singer, Toby Keith, will come to St. Louis on his country-wide tour. With hits including:”How Do You Like Me Now,” “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” “Beer For My Horses” with Willie Nelson, and controversial hit “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,” Toby is a great performer and knows how to put on a good show. He’s bringing country artist Chris Janson with him. Janson has recently broken out with “Buy Me A Boat” on the Top 5 Hot Country Songs, and we expect to see a lot more hits come from his new album. Lawn tickets start at $30.25.
Date: Sept 5
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights
Big Muddy Blues Festival: Celebrating their 20th year, the area’s largest blues festival with artists from St. Louis and across the nation, will fill 3+ stages to hear a full range of Blues styles, from Louisiana, Chicago, St. Louis and more. From the Jeremiah Johnson Band to Carolyn Wonderland and Roland Johnson and Soul Endeavor, award winning Grady Johnson, and many more. Enjoy great food and drinks for the local restaurants. Single day GA tickets are $12. Two day passes are $20.
Date: Sept 5 & 6
Place: Laclede’s Landing – downtown
Apple Fest at Eckert’s: Apple picking season has begun. And what better way to celebrate than with a festival! The Belleville Farm will be hosting live music from The Woo Daddies and Leeland Road this weekend. Along with music, there will be Wagon rides, festival foods including funnel cake and caramel apples, children’s activities, petting zoo, and more. Come out and pick-you-own-apples, enjoy free live music, and fun.
Date: Begins Sept 5
Time: Festival: 10am-5pm, concerts: 7pm
Place: Eckert’s – 951 S Greenmount Rd
St. Louis Antique Festival: Held twice a year, this festival is must-do if you’re into vintage items/antiques. There will be 90 dealers from over 30 states selling items including: Dresden, Meissen, porcelain, jewelry, Nippon, knives, art glass, pottery, bronzes, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, paintings, furniture, silver, china, quilts, clocks, lamps, photographs, coins, dolls, toys, signs, sports memorabilia, prints, statuary, majolica, old west memorabilia, tools, musical instruments, linens, collectibles, and more. Many of the dealers are Associated Antiques Dealers of America. This is an indoor show. Admission is $6 and includes parking. Refreshments are available for purchase. $1 off coupon here.
Date: Sept 5 & 6
Place: Belle Claire Fairgrounds – 200 S Belt East
Japanese Festival:The annual Botanical Garden festival, one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States, celebrates the history, culture, and people of Japan. There will be more than 125 opportunities to learn about the culture, art, beauty, food, and music of Japan, from Akido to Anime, Bonsai, Origami, Sumo and so many more. Events include: Origami Demonstrations, Kimono Fashion Show, Martial Arts, Cooking Demos, and more. Check the website for the full entertainment schedule. Admission is: $15 ages 13 & older, $5 Children (ages 3–12), and $5 Garden members.
Date: Sept 5-7
Time: Sat & Sun: 10am-8pm, Mon: 10am-5pm
Place: MO Botanical Garden
Morgan Street Brewfest & Birthday Bash: Morgan Street is celebrating it’s 19th birthday on Laclede’s Landing. Enjoy unlimited tastings from local breweries including: Kirkwood Station, Square One, 2nd Shift, Exit 6, 4 Hands, Alpha, Ferguson, Schlafly, and many more. In addition, there will be live music from The Jeremiah Johnson Band. Advanced tickets are $30 and include unlimited tastings and a souvenir glass. ($35 at the door)
Date: Sept 6
Place: Morgan Street Brewery – 721 N 2nd St
Labor Day Luau: Howl at the Moon is hosting a Labor Day Luau on Sunday. Wear your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and get ready for a great Labor Day weekend. Drink specials will include: $3 Bud Light, $22 Cheeky Tiki Sangria Buckets, and $6 Tropic Thunder Bombs, and of course awesome live music from the dueling pianists.
Date: Sept 6
Place: Howl at the Moon – Ballpark Village
Third Annual Gateway Jazz Festival: This 2 day festival, presented by the St. Louis Jazz Club, will feature awesome talented artists including: Funky Butt Brass Band, Cornet Chop Suey, The St. Louis Stompers, Pat Joyce and Friends, Michael Lacey and the New Orleans Swing Band, and more. Tickets start at $35.
Date: Sept 6 & 7
Time: Sun: 11am-10:30pm, Mon: 11am-3pm
Place: Double Tree by Hilton – 1973 Craigshire Rd
Labor Day Parade: The annual parade through the streets of downtown St. Louis. Come out and show your support for laborers and enjoy the music and floats of this traditional parade. The parade begins East on Olive & 15th Street to Tucker, South on Tucker to Market, West on Market to 15th Street.
Date: Sept 7
Place: downtown St. Louis
JCC Labor Day Run: One of the toughest, hilliest 10k and 5k courses in St. Louis. Run along the rolling hills of Creve Coeur and St. Louis County. Registration includes professionally timed race by Fleet Feet, complimentary massages and stretching, commemorative performance shirt and other goodies, complimentary massages and stretching, and a huge spread of breakfast delicacies at the finish line. Cost: 10K and 5K: $25 ($30 after Sept 4).
Date: Sept 7
Place: JCC’s Staenberg Family Complex – #2 Millstone Campus Drive
Benton Park Labor Day Run/Walk/Stroll: 5K Run, walk, or stroll through the neighborhood amongst historic architecture and abundant green spaces. The race will offer electronic timing using ChronoTrack D-Tag system. This is a flat course, accurately measured and timed by Big River Running, begins and ends in scenic Benton Park. Bring the kids for the fun run for children 11 and younger: $10. After the race, join in the festival, whcih will include live 80s music by DJ Selkie, edible Gus’ Pretzels medals for all finishers, and post-race festival and 80’s costume contest plus awards and prizes. Dogs & strollers welcome!
Date: Sept 7
Place: Start: Benton Park on Arsenal