STL Weekend Events: September 8-11, 2016

Jessica
1079 days ago.

Your St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11, 2016 featuring the Loufest Music Festival, St. Louis Cardinals baseball action, a celebration of firefighters, Beyoncé and more.

Downtown

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinal face off against the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4-game homes series this weekend. Thursday’s game offers the chance to get a Cardinals camo t-shirt or a Cardinals law enforcement t-shirt with purchase of theme tickets. Friday night’s giveaway is an Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead and also autograph night. Saturday’s giveaway is a gray adult zip-up jacket. Sunday’s giveaway is a ceramic Cardinals coaster set.

Date: Sept 8-11
Time: Thurs: 6:15pm, Fri: 7:15pm, Sat: 6:15pm, Sun: 1:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium

St. Louis & Metro Firefighters Weekend: A full weekend of family, fun, education, and giving back to the causes that help our fire fighters and their families. Celebrate the time honored traditions of the fire service. Friday night is Candlelight Vigil. Saturday morning is the Great Fire Engine Rally at Market & N 20th with the Firefighters Appreciation Ball on Saturday evening, and Sunday is the Clayton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

Date: Sept 9-11
Time: Fri: 8pm, Sat: 10am, Sun: 10am
Place: Downtown, River City Casino & Clayton

Walk to End Alzheimers: This annual event is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. You can walk 1 mile or 3 mile routes to support. You can also donate, volunteer, or come out to cheer on the walkers. Registration starts at 8am with the Opening Ceremony at 9:30am followed by the walk at 10am which will start at 14th and Market.

Date: Saturday, Sept 10
Time: Ceremony: 9:30am, Walk: 10am
Place: Scottrade Center

Freedom Weekend at PBR: To join in the firefighters weekend festivities, PBR Bar in Ballpark Village is celebrating all of our brave first responders and military personnel at Freedom Weekend September 8th – 11th! All weekend long any military personnel, veterans, and first responders will receive 20% of their tabs and no cover charge when they present official service ID upon entry!

Date: Sept 8-11
Time: opens 2 hours before Cards games
Place: PBR Bar – 601 Clark

Beyonce: The Formation World Tour: Beyonce’s 7th concert tour stops in St. Louis this weekend. Promoting her latest album, Lemonade, her Formation tour has been ranked as #1 and #2 on Pollster’s 2016 top tours charts. With amazing stage theatrics, costumes, and backup dancers and hits including: “Run the World (Girls),” “Baby Boy,” “Countdown,” “Independent Women,” “Drunk In Love,” “Daddy Lessons,” “Love On Top,” “Crazy In Love,” “Halo,” and more, this possibly already sold out show is a must-see.

Central

Food Truck Friday: Come out to Tower Grove Park and enjoy delicious food from 20+ food trucks ranging from burgers to tacos to pizza, cupcakes, sandwiches, and so much more. Bring some blankets, chairs, beverages (can also be purchased) and relax and while enjoying live music from Cree Rider in the park. Don’t forget the bug spray.

Date: Friday, Sept 9
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Tower Grove Park

2-flicks

2 Flicks & Chill: Join us for 2 Flicks + Chill movie night at the Chesterfield Amphitheater! We are featuring two great movies, Old School and Lost Boys. Old School, a movie about three friends who attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater, will begin at dusk. After a 20 minute intermission, The Lost Boys, a story about two brothers who discover that their new town is a haven for vampires, will begin. Both movies are free to attend! You may bring coolers, food and beverages of your choice, chairs and blankets. No glass or tobacco products. Food trucks will serve food and beverages all night long.

Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 8-11:30pm
Place Chesterfield Amphitheater

STAGES St. Louis: Sister Act: The region’s foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. Starting September 9th, they will be performing Sister Act. Blessed with a rollicking new musical score from Alan Menken – the composer who brought us BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, NEWSIES, and ALADDIN – this divine comedy about a sassy, low-rent lounge singer forced to hide out from the mob in the last place anyone would ever look for her – a convent – recently became one of Broadway’s smash hit musicals and continues to attract flocks of faithful followers wherever it goes thanks to its soulful chorus of swingin’ sisters.

Date: Friday, Sept 9 – October 9
Time: Times vary
Place: Robert G. Reim Theatre-111 S Geyer
Nightmare Way Before Christmas: It’s time for our annual celebration of Big + Scary Beers at iTap Central West End! We’ve cleaned out our cellar for an incredible lineup this year! Open at 11am, all beers tapped at 2pm….plus college football on TVs! Scary beers include: Bells Hell Hath No Fury, Evil Twin, Prairie Bomb, Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout, Stone Woot Stout, and more!

Date: Saturday, Sept 10
Time: 2pm
Place: iTap CWE-16 S Euclid

LouFest: One of St. Louis’ top music festivals featuring local, regional and national acts, ranging from funk and indie-rock to alt-country and soul. There will be 2 days of music: Chris Stapleton, iLLPhonics, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Lauryn Hill, and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. There will be a Nosh Pit: Naked Bacon, Mission Taco, Dewey’s Pizza, Strange Donuts, Steve’s Hot Dogs, Kaldi’s and much more. There will be a market, art, and a kids zone as well. Tickets start at $60.

Date: Sept 10 & 11
Time: 11am-10pm
Place: Central Field, Forest Park

 

The 2016 Loufest Music Festival is happening this weekend in Forest Park.
The 2016 Loufest Music Festival is happening this weekend in Forest Park. Image Credit: Loufest

23rd Annual St. Louis Art Fair: A festival to showcase high-end visual art and stimulating live performances. The festival features a variety of art for sale from over 180 artists, 40+ performances from local Jazz, Blues and other performers, food from local restaurants, and a creative castle for the kids. Festival admission is free.

Date: September 9-11
Time: Fri: 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am–10pm, Sun: 11am–5pm
Place: 7818 Forsyth Blvd

11th Annual Carondelet Car Show: 11th Annual Car Show kicks off with a parade at 9:30am at Bellerive Park down South Broadway. The Car Show will begin at 10am at South St. Louis Square Park. This family event will feature children’s prizes throughout the day, trophies, music, 50/50 raffles, and festivities for all. A portion of proceeds to benefit the SLPD & SLFP.

Date: Saturday, Sept 10
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: South Square Park – 7700 S Broadway

Tanglefoot Brew Fest: The 4th Annual Brewfest is sponsored by the Friends of the Festus Parks. Proceeds from this event have been used to purchase shade structures for the playgrounds in the Festus Parks System and other park and playground improvements. This tasting event will take place in conjunction with the annual Twin City Days celebration between Festus and Crystal City. The beer tasting includes beers from over 30 different breweries with over 50 beers represented. Breweries include: Bastard Brothers Brewing, Old Bakery Brewing, Little Egypt Brewery, 4204 Main St, Charleville Microbrewery, Recess Brewing, Ste. Genevieve Brewing, Main and Mill Brewing, Minglewood Brewing, Urban Chestnut, Russell House Brewing, and many others. Additionally, local homebrewers will be present offering their unique flavors and beers. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 through Friday and$30 at the gate.

Date: Saturday, Sept 10
Time: 12pm
Place: West City Park, Festus

Show Me St. Louis Reptile & Exotics Show: One of the largest reptile and exotics shows in the Midwest. This is a family friendly event. Come out to visit the educational tables and take the kids to the entertainment area that includes a live baby Tyrannosaurus rex, face painting, balloon animals and hands-on activities. There are prizes and giveaways for lucky attendees, a live auction and best in show awards for outstanding vendors. V.I.P admission and concessions are also available. Check out the assortment of supplies, frozen and live rodents, supplements, insect feeders, and a wide variety of snakes, lizards, turtles, amphibians and other exotic pets. Tickets are $5.

Date: Sunday, Sept 11
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Place: Machinists Hall-12365 St. Charles Rock Road

Paddle With Your Pooch Boat Race: The 13th annual Paddle with your Pooch dog-and-master boat race will be held on Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park. Each heat is limited to 23 boats. The entry fee is $40 per dog-and-master team, which includes one t-shirt. Don’t have a dog? No worries! Come on out and cheer for your favorite dog-and-master team. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Forest Park Forever for maintaining the beauty of the park.

Date: Sunday, Sept 11
Time: starts at 1pm
Place: The Boathouse, Forest Park

St. Charles

2nd Thursday at Foundry Art Centre: This unique, family-friendly community arts series is open to the public and is free of charge, with nominal fees for the food vendors and the refreshments. The event will also feature live music.

Date: Sept 8
Time: 5:30-8pm
Place:Foundry Art Centre-520 N Main Center

IllumiNite: An evening 5K run and festival featuring live music from Groovethang, tons of food trucks, family fun activities, and a 5K that runs through St. Charles. Registration is $30 in advance or $30 at the run. Proceeds benefit the St. Charles Parks & Recreation Foundation scholarship fund.

Date: Friday, Sept 9
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Frontier Park

Trails For Tails: Join us for Five Acres Animal Shelter’s 18th annual Trails for Tails event. Participate in the 10k, 5k or 1 mile walk, compete in the pet contest, play games with your pet and enjoy the post-race expo. This is a fun family and pet friendly event that raises money for the adoptable dogs and cats at Five Acres. Registration is $35 for 10K, $30 for 5K and 1 mile walk.

Date: Sunday, Sept 11
Time: 8:30am-12pm
Place: Frontier Park

Illinois

Apple Festival: 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 Dusty Brothers 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: Sept 10 & 11
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Eckerts – 951 S Greenmount Rd

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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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