St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for June 8-11 ft. Kirkwood’s Route 66 Festival

Jessica
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The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, June 8th through Sunday, June 11th, 2017 features St. Louis Cardinals, Komen Race for the Cure, Route 66 Festival, Clayton Wine & Music Festival, Central West End Cocktail Party, and more.

Komen Race for the Cure and Kirkwood’s Route 66 Festival Highlight The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide For June 8-11, 2017

DOWNTOWN

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Summoning all Harry Potter Fans! Join Newt in the hunt for all his mythical creatures at The Budweiser Brew House Beer Garden during our free, outdoor showing of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. We have all the movie basics covered with free popcorn and cracker jacks for all movie goers. Plus, magical drink specials all night for the experienced wizards of the group. All ages welcome. Film begins at dusk (8PM).

Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 8pm
Place: Ballpark Village-601 Clark

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals play the Phillies at home this weekend. There are fun giveaways at all the games, starting with an Orlando Cepeda Bobblehead on Friday. It’s also Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night where two current players will sign autographs for fans 15 years old and under and former Cardinals, Mike Crudale and Ted Savage, will sign for fans of all ages. Saturday’s game giveaway is an Adult All-Over Print Shirt. Sunday is Rawlings Kids Baseball Glove giveaway and a free Six Flags ticket and free Prairie Farms frozen treats for the kids.

Date: June 9-11
Time: Fri: 7:15pm, Sat & Sun: 1:15
Place: Busch Stadium

Susan G Komen Race For The Cure: The world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. This important annual event raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause. In addition to the race, there are survivor stories, team photos, awards ceremonies, food trucks, entertainment and giveaways.

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 6:30am
Place: Downtown-Market St

Fat Tire presents Tour de Fat: :The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival with world-class entertainment including musical headliners, a touring ensemble of artists, cirque performers, general mayhemists, local buskers and street performers. Check out KOLARS, Tour de Fat fashion show, Thee Fine Lines, Slow Ride bike race, Dance contest-the winner walks away with a New Belgium cruiser bike, and Nick Waterhouse closes out the night.Tickets are $25 and help support the Soulard Restoration Group.

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 4-9pm
Place: Soulard Market park

Pickin’ On the Mississippi: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mississippi River as Sean Canan’s VooDoo Players joined by special guests The Aching Hearts play a tribute to bluegrass legend John Hartford. The cruise includes: 2.5 hours cruising on the Mississippi River, live music, and cash bar and cash food concessions. Tickets are $25.

Date: Sunday, June 11
Time: 3-6pm
Place: Becky Thatcher Riverboat-50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd

Jane Lynch Sings The Great American Songbook: Sue Sylvester is joining the St. Louis Symphony. Jane Lynch is not the new music director of SLSO, but she is joining them for a one-night engagement. She’ll lead the Symphony in a night of music and comedy. The crowd is also promised a Guatemalan love song.

Date: Friday, June 9
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Powell Hall

CENTRAL

STAGES St. Louis Presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Take a lively, colorful, and inspirational journey through ancient Egypt with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This fun-filled musical entertainment from Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of such musical mega-hits as EVITA, CATS, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, follows the rags-to-riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the miraculous coat of many colors. Based on a biblical tale as old as time itself, Joseph comes to vivid life amid spectacular musical numbers and an enchanting rock-inflected score that includes the hit songs “Close Every Door To Me”, “Go, Go, Joseph”, and “Any Dream Will Do”, making this a dream of a show for the entire family! Tickets start at $47.

Date: June 2-July 2
Time: Times vary
Place: Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Road

Twangfest: A 4-day music festival where incredible musical performers from all over the country play before the most fervent bunch of music lovers that they or you will ever meet. Enjoy Black Joe Lewis, Alanna Royale, and Gene Jackson on Wednesday, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), John Paul White, and John Henry on Thursday, Robbie Fulks, Parker Millsap, and Cave States on Friday, and Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, the Flat Five, and Town Cars on Saturday. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door.

Date: June 7-10
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Place: Off Broadway-3509 Lemp Ave

Des Peres Summer Concert Series: Kick off the weekend with a free concert from Contagious. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers with your favorite snacks and beverage. Concessions will be available for purchase courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 313.

Date: Friday, June 9
Time: 7-9:30pm
Place: Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road

2nd Annual Route 66 Festival: This year’s theme of “Cars & Guitars” speaks to the transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event. Festivities include: Live music from Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu City All Stars, Farshid Etniko, Javier Mendoza, Dave Glover Band, Petty Cash Junction, Matt “The Rattlesnake” Lesch Band, and Trixie Delight, plus a vintage car show, Craft Beer Garden at Kirkwood Station Brewing, Tritone Festival of local guitar makers and related equipment, an instrument “petting zoo” by School of Rock, vendor, food and drink booths from downtown merchants, and a large-scale guitar sculpture titled Heritage by Bryan Watson from Augusta, MO sponsored by The Kirkwood Arts Commission. The guitar display will be presented in honor of Mel Bay, the Kirkwood musician who literally wrote the book that many professional and amateur musicians have used to learn to play music.

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 5-11pm
Place: Downtown Kirkwood

The Route 66 Festival in Kirkwood highlights the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide

Life Outside: Free festival of the ourdoors with activities including tree climbing, kayaking lessons, birdwatching, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, nature crafts and activities for kids, walks and bike rides throughout the day, gardening and yoga.St. Louis has an amazing culture of the outdoors, but it can be hard to know how to get started with any particular activity. It can be intimidating, but Life Outside is a great way for people to learn directly from the experts without the hefty price tag or time commitment. So come out to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park and find out how you can spend less of your life on the couch, and more of it outside!

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: Creve Coeur Park

Mary Meachum Celebration: Buffalo Soldiers & Bicycles: Come watch local history come alive at Missouri’s first nationally-recognized Underground Railroad site, the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing. All are welcome to get a glimpse of what life was like for the 25th Colored Infantry during their famous 1,900-mile, 41-day journey by bicycle in 1897. The “Buffalo Soldiers and Bicycles” event will chronical the voyage of 20 Buffalo Soldiers, who were employed to test the use of bicycles as vehicles of war. These soldiers endured rough riding conditions as they traveled from Fort Missoula, MT., to St. Louis in just 41 days. This is the 15th annual event being held at the Mary Meachum site to commemorate the historical significance of the site and the importance of black history in St. Louis. Residents of all ages will be able to view re-enactments of the great journey, along with experiencing living history via appearances by several costumed performers. The event will also feature music and food and drinks for purchase. Other highlights will include additional re-enactments, games and scavenger hunts for kids, and a competition between local choirs from area churches. A sunset flag ceremony and a traditional barn dance, featuring “called dances” with opportunities for attendees join in, will round out the event. Guests are welcome to come in 1897 attire or just as they are.

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 12-5pm
Place: Riverfront Trail – Leonor K Sullivan Blvd

Clayton Wine & Music Festival: Enjoy an evening full of music and wine. The festival will feature musical performances by The Gaslight Squares from 5-6pm, Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes from 6:30-7:30pm and Miss Jubilee from 8-10pm. Wine will be for sale by The Wine Merchant, LTD., Edg-Clif Winery, Noboleis Vineyards, Balducci Vineyards, Augusta Winery and Montelle Winery. Food will be available for purchase from Straub’s Markets food truck, STL BLT and local restaurants on Carondelet Plaza. In addition, entertainment will be provided by a wine bottle juggler, champagne diva and a puzzle paint exhibit hosted by Saint Louis Art Fair. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Centene.

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Carondelet Plaza

Central West End Cocktail Party: Enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from participating CWE bars and restaurants: Bar Italia, Bar Louie, Brennan’s, Dressel’s Public House, Drunken Fish, El Burro Loco, Gamlin Whiskey House, Kingside Diner, Mary Ann’s Tea Room, Mission Taco Joint, Pi Pizzeria, Scape American Bistro, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Taste of Lebanon. Featuring music by Guerrilla Swing (5-8 p.m.), Gatsby Gang Jazz Band (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Funky Butt Brass Band (8-10 p.m.), as well as performances by fire dancers and the St. Louis Jitterbugs. Dancakes will be available from 5-7pm in the kids’ zone.

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

Tour de Wellness: St. Luke’s Hospital’s Tour de Wellness offers three routes for riders of all skill levels. This event has everything a novice to veteran cyclist needs – stocked rest stops, SAG support and a celebration lunch. The rides will start and end at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The goal of the St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness is to inspire good health in the community. The event raised $30,000 to help support St. Luke’s community outreach programs and screenings.

Date: Sunday, June 11
Time: 7am
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater

ILLINOIS

20th Annual Route 66 Festival: The City of Edwardsville is excited to welcome the community back to the park to enjoy great food, live music from The Catapults, Jeremiah Johnson Band, Mellow Ds, Johnny Holzum & Well Hungarians, and more, the classic car festival and cruise through town, local artists, children’s activities, the Metro Milers 10k Run and Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride, trolley rides and much more.

Date: June 9 & 10
Time: Fri: 5pm, Sat: 8am
Place: Edwardsville, IL

Have more events to add to the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for this weekend or want to let us know about an upcoming event? Let us know in the comments.

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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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