STL Weekend Events: June 2-5

Jessica
1087 days ago.

Your St. Louis weekend events guide for Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

Downtown

Picnic on the Riverfront: Great Rivers Greenway, the City of St. Louis, CityArchRiver Foundation and other partners invite residents from across the region to join them in celebrating the transformation of the St. Louis riverfront. The organizations will be hosting a “Picnic on the Riverfront” which will feature St. Louis’ largest-ever community picnic – complete with a 2,016-foot-long table and chairs – to commemorate the opening of the new riverfront beneath the Gateway Arch (Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.) Watch the official ribbon cutting and remarks, tour the new riverfront, listen to music, food and drink for purchase from local vendors (or bring your own!), Interfaith blessing, epic aerial photo, largest community picnic in town (2,016 foot table and 2,016 chairs provided, or sit on the Arch steps or your own blanket!), and enjoy a fireworks display over the mighty Mississippi.

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 5-8:45pm
Place: Gateway Arch Riverfront-Leonor K Sullivan Blvd

2016 Riverfront Mile: To keep the celebration for the new riverfront going, there will be a fun donut run and after party along the riverfront. The race will be one mile starting in Laclede’s Landing and finishing at the south steps of the Arch. Participants eat four donuts (from Strange Donuts) over the course of one mile. Stick around for a Block Party on 2nd Street Between Morgan St & Lucas Ave with awards & results, donuts, beer, drink specials from Laclede’s Landing restaurants and bars, and live music.

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Leonor K Sullivan Blvd & The Landing

St. Louis Uncorked:The annual downtown festival featuring food and product vendors in the KEZK Martketplace, boutique shopping and beauty services in the Y98 Fashion Village, home improvement tips in the KMOX Home Improvement Zone, some of the hottest new cars on display at the Lou Fusz Automotive Zone, and live music. Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten will open the entertainment on Friday, followed by American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Ingrid Michaelson will open the main entertainment on Saturday, followed by We The Kings. Admission is free or go VIP for $50.

Date: June 3 & 4
Time: Fri: 5-11pm, Sat: 3-11pm
Place: Market & Tucker

Central

Sensational Summer Nights: Experience the beauty of the Missouri Botanical Garden with all of your senses during extended hours every Thursday evening this summer! Sip flora-inspired cocktails and savor delectable fare from the Botany Bar, engage with plants at sensational stations, socialize with scientists, and gather gardening tips from the experts.This week: Check out the featured plant society: Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council and enjoy live music by THE Tom Hall. Admission is $8 adults (ages 13 & over) and free for children (ages 12 & under)

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 5-8pm
Place: MO Botanical Garden – 4344 Shaw Blvd

Webster Arts Fair: Webster Arts Fair is the largest program of Webster Arts, a non-profit organization that exists to bring art to life and enhance the community through Art. The fair includes food and drink vendors, live music, crafts, artists booths, and drawings for gift certificates to purchase art at the fair. Music includes: Michael and Abby, The Hot Flashes, The Jeremiah Johnson Band, Kevin Cole, KC & the Sunshine Jazz Band, and that’s just Friday! Festival admission is free.

Date: June 3-5
Time: Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Place: Webster Arts-483 E Lockwood

cocktail party

Central West End Cocktail Party: Join us on the streets of the Central West End to celebrate what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell. Enjoy live entertainment by the St. Louis Jitterbugs, music by Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes and Kim Fuller, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious drinks available for purchase from participating CWE bars and restaurants. Dancakes will also be available from 5-6pm. This event will be free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 5-10pm
Place: CWE – Euclid-between Maryland and McPherson

47th Annual Lafayette Square Spring Home & Garden Tour: This annual tour is conducted as a self-guided, open house format: attendees are welcome to visit homes in any order at any time during tour hours. Amenities include complimentary carriage rides, an antique fair surrounding Lafayette Park, the Shepard Barclay Vintage Baseball Festival and a Saturday evening Concert. Neighborhood shops, art galleries and restaurants will be open, with many offering treats and discounts. A free trolley will be running in a loop around the neighborhood to save you a few extra steps between homes.Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of.

Date: June 4 & 5
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Lafayette Square

CHADS Blast Into Summer: A great event to kick off the season and raise some money to benefit CHADS (communities healing adolescent depression & suicide) Coalition. Enjoy food trucks, fireworks, music by Charles Glen, family fun, and raffle tickets to a unique St. Louis Cardinals experience. Tickets are $50/family, $25/adult, and $10/student

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 6-10pm
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater

Creedence Forever: A Tribute To CCR: An internationally touring tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Grab a seat or bring a blanket or a chair for lawn seating. The concert will feature a live art demonstration from a local art organization or artist in an effort to showcase art and increase interest within the local community. Concessions will be available for purchase, however concert-goers are welcome to bring their own food and beverage-no glass. Bring new or gently used shoes to help provide safe water to people around the world.

Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 7:30pm, doors: 6:45pm
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater-631 Veterans Place Dr

St. Louis Swap Meet: A unique and fun market experience to buy and sell cool stuff. Vendors include: Tenth Life Cat Rescue, Gracie Kates, Grimm Greenhouse, Honey Locust Hills, Lizzie’s Ink, Luv By Livi Co, Plantain Girl, The Button Buck, and many more! Plus enjoy live music and entertainment. Check out their facebook page for the most recent happenings for this Sunday’s event.

Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Lemp Ave at Cherokee Street

Carondelet 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, childrens book-reading with the St. Louis Public Library during concert intermission and more. The 2016 series kicks off with live music from Bob Kuban Band.

Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Carondelet Park-3900 Holly Hills

Keith Urban RipCord World Tour: Keith Urban is celebrating the release of his brand new album, Ripcord, with a World Tour and St. Louis is his second stop! Keith Urban, former American Idol judge, husband to the beautiful Nicole Kidman, and awesome country singer/songwriter is here this Friday! You’ve likely heard some songs from the album, including: “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break On Me.” In addition to those hits, he’s a 4 time Grammy award winner with hits including: “Sweet Thing,” “You Look Good In My Shirt,” “Days Go By,” “Stupid Boy,” “You’re My Better Half” and so many more. His openers are Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris. Tickets start at $30.25.

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

St. Charles

Boston’s 40th Anniversary Tour: Tom Scholz’s band BOSTON became an iconic classic rock fixture when they joined the music scene with their self-titled album in 1976. With over 31 million albums sold, Boston has generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” “Amanda.” On this 40th anniversary tour, fans can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love plus some new additions to their set list based on recent requests. Guests will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars, and exceptional vocal arrangements, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation and plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on Earth. The openers are Blue Oyster Cult and Gary Hoey. Tickets start at $23.

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 7pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena

Illinois

Horseradish Festival: Celebrate all things horseradish! Enjoy an arts and crafts village with handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, yard decor, soaps, scrubs, 3D pictures, and more. A fishing derby, root derby, Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, a 5K on Sunday morning at 8am, games including washer tournament, root toss, recipe contest, root sack, bloody mary contest, bags tournament, and more. Plus delicious food and drinks.

Date: June 3-5
Time: Fri: 5–10 pm, Sat: 10am–10pm, Sun: 10am–6pm
Place: Woodland Park, Collinsville

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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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