STL Weekend Events: August 18-21

Jessica
1212 days ago.

Your St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st, 2016.

Downtown

Movie Night at Ballpark Village: Budweiser Brew House hosts movie nights in the Beer Garden on select Thursdays through September. Enjoy the beer garden atmosphere featuring bistro lights, large picnic tables and an outdoor bar while watching a classic film under the stars. Showtimes start at 8pm and will feature popcorn, Cracker Jacks, drink specials, giveaways, and more. This Thursday’s movie is “Old School,” the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson,and Vince Vaughan.

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 8pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Ave

Po’Boy Festival: The best place to get oysters in St. Louis is hosting their annual Po’Boy festival featuring a bunch of different specialty Po’Boys created by a team of chefs. Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to get one of our favorites, The Thanksgiving Po’Boy. The festival is free to attend, regular menu will also be available. Music this weekend: Friday – Funky Butt Brass Band, Saturday – All Roostered Up followed by The Bottoms Up Blues Gang 15 Year Anniversary Show ft. The Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Pepperland, Tommy Halloran, Leslie Sanazaro and more.

Date: August 19 & 20
Time: Fri: 6-11pm, Sat: 1-11pm
Place: Broadway Oyster Bar – 736 S Broadway

po'boy fest

Blues at the Arch: The National Blues Museum and CityArchRiver Foundation are teaming up to bring a free concert series to a newly renovated section of the Gateway Arch grounds. This week’s live music in Luther Ely Smith Square with the Arch and the Old Courthouse as beautiful backdrops, will feature Marsha Evans & the Coalition and Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band. Don’t miss this exceptional show.

Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 5-8:30pm
Place: Luther Ely Smith Square – corner of 4th and Market

Farm to Fork at 360: Locally grown, freshly picked, and ready for tasting! Three Sixty’s Annual Farm to Fork event is back. Join us for a truly unique evening filled with delicious tastings and fun. It’s Three Sixty’s modern rendition on the traditional farmer’s market experience. Guests will sample a seasonally inspired menu that celebrates the bounty of flavors from right here in our community and enjoy unlimited local beer & Missouri wine samples. Tickets are $43.

Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar – 1 S Broadway

Riverfront Marketplace: A two day shopping, dining experience with biergarten is meant to bring new life to the Arch Grounds after its incredible reconstruction thanks to CityArchRiver. This weekend, the STL Swap Meet will take place at the Arch Riverfront. There will be over 40 vendors, live music, food trucks, and a biergarten.

Date: August 20 & 21
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Arch Riverfront – Leonor K Sullivan Dr

Caribbean Cruise on the Mississippi: Enjoy a wonderful Latin dance night on the Mississippi River aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. Your three DJs and our cruise members will make this event an excellent experience for you. Included in the ticket price is a 3-hour cruise, plenty of tasty appetizers, and entry to the after-party at the beautiful Diablito’s Cantina with dancing until 1:30a,m. There will also be a cash bar. For this year’s event, we will be dressed in TROPICAL/HAWAIIAN THEME. Tickets are $40.

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 7pm
Place: Becky Thatcher Riverboat – Arch Grounds

brewfest

Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser: This third annual event is a celebration of all things beer featuring the area’s finest home brewers and unique Anheuser-Busch brand experiences. Sample over 100 varieties of beer from nine local home brew clubs, enjoy live music by Kim Massie, feast on our famous pig roast, and don’t miss the home brew Oktoberfest beer competition. Home brew clubs include: The St. Louis Brews, STL Hops, The Garage Brewers, Jefferson County Brewers, The Anheuser-Busch Home Brew Club, Brewminati, St. Charles Brew Club, OG STL, and The Eastside Brewers. The nine home brew clubs are competing for the best Oktoberfest beer style. GA ticket is $30 and allows you to sample a variety of different Anheuser-Busch beers and explore original and unique beers only available from all of the St. Louis area’s best home brew clubs. In addition, to beer samples, each GA ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass! Or go VIP for $50.

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Budweiser Brew House- 601 Clark Ave

Rise Up Festival: Rise’s annual one-day street festival celebration of revitalization in St. Louis. It is our way of bringing a public face to the revitalization efforts that are helping to improve our city while at the same time giving people a reason to come out and have a good time. This year, our theme is “Artists on the Rise” featuring emerging St. Louis area artists who are new on the art scene and are trying to make a name for themselves. This event is FREE to the public. Local music and art, food offerings from Scoops & More, Bootleggin BBQ, Alpha Brewing Co, Snarfs, Patty’s Chessecakes nad more, plus local microbrews and entertainment acts including: The Original Wailers, Dr. Zhivegas, Seven Bridges Road, Fortunate Sons, Platinum Rock Legends, Roland Johnson, Soul Endeavor, and a Hooping Fire Show.

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 2pm
Place: 1627 Washington Ave

53rd Annual Moonlight Ramble: The “World’s Original Nighttime Bike Ride” in St. Louis, Missouri held at midnight near the full moon in August. Attracting thousands of riders each year, the event includes a leisurely 10 or 18 mile bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, a vendor area, entertainment, a commemorative event shirt (it glows in the dark!), and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks.

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: Check-in: 9pm, Race: 12am
Place Begins at Ballpark Village

172nd Annual St. Stephen of Hungary Homecoming Picnic: Food and fun and special performances from the U City Dancers. Enjoy Hungarian Goulash, Noodles, Green Beans, Potatoes, Homemade Cakes, and Crispy Fried Chicken will be served. Delicious Hungarian Pastries and Langosh (Fry Bread) will be on sale. A raffle will be conducted. 1st Prize – 40″ LCD Flat Screen TV, 2nd Prize – $100, 3rd Prize – $50. Tickets can be purchased online. Also we will be having a Silent Auction with many fabulous gift baskets, including one from Pappy’s BBQ. Cost: Meals: $12, Soda: $1, Beer: $3, Hungarian Pastries: $13, Raffle Tickets $1 Each or 6 for $5.

Date: Sunday, August 21
Time: 12:30pm
Place: 744 S 3rd St

Central

Creve Coeur Art Show and Opening Reception: The City of Creve Coeur has commissioned local artist Genevieve Esson to design street banners to be displayed along a 1.5 mile stretch of Olive Boulevard. The banners, which were recommended by the Creve Coeur Arts Committee, will be displayed for the first time during September and October 2016 and will then join a rotation of seasonal banners. The Creve Coeur Arts Committee will host an art exhibit at the Creve Coeur Government Center beginning August 19 through September 30, 2016. The exhibit will commence with an art opening on Friday, August 19 in the Council Chambers. The opening will include a display of 22 unique 30-inch by 60-inch vinyl banners designed by Esson along with the original scaled-down canvases on which she painted the designs. The Arts Committee instructed Esson to design the banners using the theme of “Whimsical Motion.”

Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Place: Creve Coeur Government Center-300 N New Ballas Rd

Fringe Festival:109 performances.33 productions.7 venues.2 weekends. St. Lou Fringe bolsters cultural identity in St Louis by providing a support structure to connect independent performing arts with accessible, affordable showcase settings for audiences. Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque and acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. Ticekt prices vary per show but are never more than $15.

Date: Aug 19-27
Time: times vary
Place: Grand Center

St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival: In an effort to unite the people of our region this unique festival showcases many diverse elements of St Louis history, present, and the future in one of the most beautiful public parks in the United States. The free admission 3-day festival has become known to feature a wide variety of what makes St. Louis great. Activities include: Kid’s Island Family Activities and Entertainment, historical exhibitions, a Beer Garden & backyard games, a graffiti wall, live art displays, a World Business Expo supporting local businesses, FutureSk8 Skate Ramp, STL CAKES & Cake Art, fare farmers market, 3 days of entertainment including Javier Mendoza, Lusid, Project X,DJs,stljazz, and many more. Food trucks will be on hand including: WingNut, FarmTruk, Harvest Xpress, Vincent Van Doughnut, STL BLT, Bombay Food Junkies, Frankly Sausages, MK’s Rolls & Wraps, Cruzin Fusion, and more.

Date: August 19-21
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-10pm
Place: World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park

Craft On Tap: Craft beer fans are invited to visit downtown Clayton for this second annual event to sample beers from craft brewers. The event will feature The Trophy Mules as entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from Avenue, Straub’s Food Truck, Steve’s Hot Dogs and Molly Darcy’s Pub. Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door) and include a commemorative glass. Attendees are also able to upgrade their ticket for $10 more to receive VIP access, which includes early entry to the event at 12:30pm and special craft beer offerings.

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Meramac Ave, Clayton

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. This week’s live music is from Cornet Chop Suey.

Date: Sunday, August 21
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Carondelet Park – 3900 Holly Hills

Brighten the Days of our Strays: Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by an elegant seated dinner, a huge silent auction, an awesome presentation on the stories from Open Door’s rescues in the past year, and an overall good time with an animal loving crowd to support Open Door Animal Sanctuary. General reservation is $100.

Date: Sunday, August 21
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Place: DoubleTree Grand Ballroom – 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd

St. Charles

5 Seconds of Summer: Australian rock band from Sydney who rose to international fame in 2013 while touring with One Direction. This stop in St. Louis is part of their Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour, promoting their second studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good. Popular songs include: “She’s Kinda Hot,” Hey Everybody!,” “Amnesia,” “Good Girls,” “Don’t Stop,” and many others including their latest single from the Ghostbusters soundtrack, “Girls Talk Boys.”

Date: Friday, August 20
Time: 6pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Festival of the Little Hills: The largest festival of the year in St Charles includes over 300 craft booths with some demonstrations by crafts people and artisans. There will be tons of food booths from local businesses, Boy Scout Troops, Booster Clubs and more, and Live music from Hillbilly Authority, Contagious, 4th Street Band, Accolade, and more, plus other entertainment including magic shows, circus shows, comedy shows, Wild Willy Cowboy Show, juggling shows, and more.

Date: August 19-21
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat: 9:30am-10pm, Sun: 9:30am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park

Illinois

Downtown Diva Night: Join us for an exciting ladies night out celebrating the end of summer, and the land of sun and beaches: MEXICO!! We can’t wait to see how all of our senoras and senoritas will be celebrating! And if you choose to celebrate the boys of summer instead, feel free to wear your Cards or Cubs gear! This month is the drawing for airline tickets for two from St. Louis to CANCUN, MEXICO through Ambassador Travel. Begin with sign-up between 5pm and 7pm at Ambassador Travel (312 E. Main), and receive your Diva Gear and a passport to guide you around town. Then enjoy the variety of Belleville restaurants, bars, and shops featuring clothing, shoes, jewelry, and art. Treat yourself or a friend! As you stop at 7 businesses, spend some time, say hello, and get your passport stamped. Completed passports are returned before 8 p.m. at the after party at Seven/Shichi (28 E. Main) to find out who gets to go to Mexico!! Bring a friend or two and enjoy an evening out! The cost is just $5 per Diva.

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 5pm
Place: Begin: Ambassador Travel-312 E. Main

Belleville Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market: The premiere indoor & outdoor market in Southern Illinois. It takes place the 3rd weekend of every month and features over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and merchandise – old and new. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Date: August 20 & 21
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: Belle-Clair County Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East

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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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