Your St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 25th, 2016.
Raise The Roof: Our first annual Raise the ROOF FUNdraiser takes place at the amazing Bissinger’s Caramel Room and ROOFtop terrace along the riverfront in downtown St Louis. The evening will be filled with signature FOOD ROOF cocktails, small bites featuring fresh ingredients from our farm, and one-time-only FOOD ROOF herb infused chocolates. Take a chocolate factory tour to see deliciousness crafted before your eyes, get mesmerized by City Museum’s very own Christian the Magician, and enjoy lively tunes by local band Liquid Moon! Join us in celebrating our first full harvest season with a magical night loaded with as much chocolate and fun as one can possibly desire! This event enables Urban Harvest STL to provide equitable access to healthy, sustainably grown food through our FOOD Access in FOOD Deserts program. Tickets are $50.
Date: Thursday, Sept 22
Place: Bissinger’s Caramel Room – 1600 N Broadway
Crab Festival: Come feast on over 10 separate crab inspired specialty dishes from our group of chefs as we welcome back everything Crab! The Festival is Free to attend just like you were stopping into the BOB to grab dinner any other night, except it will have the special Crab Fest menu available while it lasts! All Roostered Up will be performing from 1-4pm on Saturday.
Date: Sept 23 & 24
Time: Fri: 6-11pm, Sat: 1-11pm (or until crab lasts)
Place: Broadway Oyster Bar-736 S Broadway
Q in the Lou: Featuring nine of America’s legendary pitmasters, Q in the Lou is a celebration of great barbecue, with cooking tutorials, a BBQ innovations expo, great live music, and of course, the best barbecue in America. Get the secrets to grilling, smoking, and saucing the best barbecue right in your own backyard! This series of BBQ MasterClasses will be taught by our celebrity pitmasters. Enjoy live music from: Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Steve Ewing from The Urge, Cracker, Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger, Elevation: A Tribute to U2, LOCASH, and more. Entry is free. BBQ, beer, and more available for purchase.
Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Fri: 4pm–10pm, Sat: 11am–10pm, Sun: 11am–6pm
Place: St. Louis Soldiers Memorial
Annual End of Summer Luau: Grass skirts, torch lights, city views and tasty bites — it’s all here at the 360 End of Summer Luau. We’ll have hula dancers, signature cocktails, a pig roast and fire breathers to add to the fun. Ten percent of the proceeds go to Wings of Hope. The event is free until 10pm and a $10 cover charge after 10pm. VIP reserved seating is available with a minimum food and beverage order.
Date: Friday, Sept 23
Place: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar-1 S Broadway
Beck: Experimental folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia musician and Grammy Award Winner, Beck, will be stopping in St. Louis on his latest tour. Beck’s hits include: “Loser,” “Where Its At,” “The New Pollution,” “Time Bomb,” and more. He has recently released 2 singles: “Dreams” and “Wow” off his 13th studio album said to be coming out in October. Tickets start at $56.50
Date: Friday, Sept 23
Place: Peabody Opera House-1400 Market St
Oktoberfest Ballpark Village: Pretzels, steins and beer – oh my. Join us for the second annual Oktoberfest Live! festival at the Beer Garden in Budweiser Brew House. Featuring over 40 of the best craft beers in town, this is an exciting event celebrating all things beer (and lots of it!) plus a Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest contest for best dressed, exquisite German-inspired food for purchase, DJ & Oktoberfest dancers, multiple on-stage contests throughout the night, and various bar games to challenge your friends. General Admission Tickets are $10 and include: 10 drink tickets to sample ten types of beer and access to the Beer Garden. Or go VIP at $35.
Date: Saturday, Sept 24
Place: Ballpark Village-601 Clark Ave
Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment: Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show and be your best with exclusive moves taught by the mouse that started it all at Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show. Tickets start at $15.
Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Times vary
Place: Chafeitz Arena
Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival: This is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area. The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with Dora the Explorer & Diego. NEW THIS YEAR: Day of the Dead ie Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Interactive Art! Fair goers will be able to help paint and assemble large Sugar Skull portraits. Take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage including salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata. Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Brazil and Colombia will be performing as well as offering dances lessons in salsa and bachata. Our Cultural Village will be host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America including Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Belize, and more. An addition to this great event is the Low Rider Car Cruise on Sunday, September 25 at 1pm. Other attractions include folk arts & crafts, information booths from several cultural organizations, inflatable rides, petting zoo, salsa dance lessons and a mechanical bull.
Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Fri & Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 11am-8pm
Place: Soulard Park – 7th & Lafayette
Oktoberfest St. Louis: We are happy to have our friends at Schlafly, Perennial Artisan Ales, 2nd Shift, and The Civil Life join the party as we fill nearly two full city blocks with German food, music, and, of course, bier! In addition to festival staples like our Oachkatzlschwoaf (Annual Oktober-Festbier), Zwickel (Bavarian Lager), Schnickelfritz (Weissbier), Stammtisch (German Pilsner), and Dorfbier (Dunkel), we’ll offer Ku’Damm (our Berliner Weiss sour beer with optional house-made syrups) and, new this year, Radlers. Xaver, an Amber Weissbier, brewed in collaboration with Karmeliten Brauerei in Straubing, Germany is also making a special return for the event. With food offerings including giant pretzels, brats, currywurst, roasted chicken, and frikadellen; competitions like Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding contests) and Fingerhackeln (finger wrestling); and music (band schedule below) provided round-the-clock by The Bolzen Beer Band, Über Cool, The Deutschmeister Brass Band, Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band, The Town Drunks, and Larry Hallar, there’s truly something for everyone! Entry is free. Festival-goers may buy an authentic 1-liter glass stein for $8 prior to the festival ($10 day of) and get 1-liter fills during the festival for $8. 1-liter ceramic steins will also be available. Sunday is traditionally considered “family day” at Oktoberfest St. Louis, and will feature a kids tent with activities hosted by Catherine Cares, including Lebkuchen (cookie) decorating, crafts, music, games like big-block Jenga, and more!
Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Friday: 12pm-11pm, Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 12pm-7pm
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave
Pedal The Cause: Ride or spin for cancer. This annual ride and event weekend helps provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital through an annual cycling challenge. There will be a bar, live entertainment, a kids challenge, massages, breakfast bar, and a post-ride celebration with lunch by Sugarfire Smokehouse and beverages by Michelob ULTRA, Barefoot, and PepsiCo.
Date: Sept 24 & 25
Time: Sat; 2-8pm, Sun: 6am-5pm
St. Louis Renaissance Festival: A long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance! Enjoy Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, artisans demonstrating period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking, comedy, music, magic, and more on nine stages of non-stop entertainment. Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. Children will love the petting zoo, games, and daily free activities. Adults will enjoy beer, wine, and mead at our three thematic pubs. This week’s theme is Shamrocks & Shenanigans. There will be a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Kilt Competition, Irish Dancers, Keg Toss, and a Food Drive. Adult admission: $15.95 in advance or $18.95 at gate. Children (5-12): $9.50 or $11.95 at gate.
Date: Sept 17 – Oct 16 (weekends)
Place: Rotary Park – 2577 W Meyer Rd
Art in the Park: Annual art show featuring jewelry, books, ceramics, photography, mixed media, wood, glass, and so much more. Plus live music from Brian Curran, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, and Fanfare. Plus kids activities, a vintage baseball game, and the annual classic car show on Sunday, Sept 25.
Date: Sunday, Sept 25
Place: Francis Park-5300 Donovan Ave
Food Truck Frolic: The final frolic of the 2016 season is this Friday. Enjoy food trucks: Chris’ Smokehouse, Locoz Tacoz, Blues Fired Pizza, My Big Fat Greek Truck, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Slice of the Hill, Steak Louie, The Southerner, Thai Jasmine, Yo Salsa!, Zia’s, STLBLT, and so many more. This month’s movie is the crazy popular sequel to Finding Nemo, with Ellen DeGeneres as the voice of Dory, Finding Dory. Film begins at twilight.
Date: Friday, September 23
Place: StlCC – Mid Rivers Mall Dr
7th Annual Inspire Fashion Show:a charity reception, runway show, silent auction and excliusive after party benefitting the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Enjoy networking and shopping at the pre-show reception with appetizers and drinks. After the show, the fun continues at the INSPIRE After Party. Ticket options include: Platinum($100/$112): includes valet, premium seating, early access, swag bag, appetizers and 2 drink tickets, and access to the after party. Gold($60/$72): includes self-parking, preferred seating, swag bag, appetizers and 2 drink tickets and after-party access, Silver($35/$47): includes self-parking, general seating, appetizers and 1 drink ticket and after-party access.
Date: Friday, Sept 23
Place: Ameristar Casino
Oktoberfest St. Charles: Enjoy this annual event with antique car show, Wiener Takes All, Oktoberfest 10K, 5K, and 1 mile Root Beer fun run, JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Swiss Meats Brat Eating Contest, Samuel Adams Raise The Stein Contest. The Rough Ryders, Austrian Express, Contagious, Das Glockenspiel, Trixie Delight, Petty Cash Junction, and more will be performing.
Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Fri: 4-11pm, Sat: 10am-11pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park