STL Weekend Events: August 17-20

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The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th, 2017 features Downtown Restaurant Week, Brewfest at Ballpark Village, Rise Up Festival, World’s Heritage Festival, Fringe Fest, Festival of the Little Hills, St. Louis Glo Run, Lady Antebellum, and more.


Downtown Restaurant Week: This 13th annual event offers food lovers the opportunity to sample the flavors of 19 participating downtown restaurants at an affordable price. Restaurants participating will have 3 course menus for $25 and/or $35 (price does not include tip or tax). Check the website for all participating restaurants. Reservations are usually recommended.

Date: August 14-20
Time: restaurants’ hours
Place: Participating restaurants

Blues at the Arch: Free Friday Blues concerts at the North Gateway Grounds by Eads Bridge. Friday’s performers include 2016’s winner of the St. Louis Blues Society’s Regional International Blues Challenge “Road to Memphis,” Green McDonough Band, local performer Joe Metzka, and Mississippi native Mark “Muleman” Massey.

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 6 – 8:30pm
Place: Gateway Arch Grounds (near Eads Bridge)

Brewfest 2017: Budweiser Brew House joins forces with Anheuser-Busch to present the 4th annual Brewfest by Budweiser, a celebration of all things beer featuring the area’s finest home brewers and unique Anheuser-Busch brand experiences. Don’t miss live brewing demonstrations, home brew sampling from several local home brew clubs, live music, home brew Belgian Dark Strong beer competition, Clydesdale photo op and more! GA is $30 and includes: Access to the Festival & Event Festivities, Commemorative Tasting Glass, and Beer Samples. Or go VIP for $50 with early admission, BBQ Plate, and more.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Budweiser Brew House – 601 Clark

2017 Rise Up Festival: Celebrating Revitalization: This fifth annual free festival will feature a wide variety of musical performances, including headliners-The Bottle Rockets (Alt-country/roots rock), The Hillbilly Casino from Nashville, TN (Rockabilly), Joe Metzka (Blues), and Tidal Volume (Alternative Rock). With the broad range of genres, there will be something for everyone at the festival! Local restaurateurs and artisan vendors will be providing food and wares at the Rise Up Marketplace and Artists on the Rise (emerging artists) will compete and show their work. Civil Life will be providing their special brand of microbrew. Other attractions at the festival include a Kids Carnival and Circus Area including face painting, games, and juggling.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 2-11pm
Place: Washington Ave- between 16th & 17 St

Backwoods Blackout: Enjoy black lights, moonshine specials, entertainment by DJ Superman and DJ Matty, professional face/body painters and nightly entertainment with our world famous Buckle Bunnies! Tickets are $10 and include a PBR T-shirt that you can design with provided paints, markers and tape.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 6pm
Place: PBR St. Louis, Ballpark Village


Fringe Fest: A 7-day alternative festival that spreads through multiple venues at Grand Center and beyond that celebrates the arts. Cabaret, visual arts, duets, arielists, comedians, improv, one-man folk operetta, dance, and so much more. Ticket prices vary based on events. There will be an opening night party in Strauss Park on August 17th at 7pm. Enjoy a Family Day on Saturday, August 19th hosted by Laura Gibbons and a Tiny Totem Parade led by Artica.

Date: August 17-26
Time: times vary
Place: Grand Center and beyond

Lady Antebellum: Country music group and CMA and Grammy Awards winners, Lady Antebellum, will be in St. Louis on their You Look Good Tour promoting their 7th studio album, Heart Break. Their hits include: “Love Don’t Live Here,” “Need You Now,” “I Run To You,” “Downtown,” and more. Openers include 2017 Best New Artist Grammy Award Winner, Kelsea Ballerini, and up-and-coming country music singer/songwriter, Brett Young, promoting his first studio album titled Brett Young.

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Third Friday: Back To School: Wrap up summer with an amazing evening of amazing demonstrations, live music, art, activities and more. This month, we are excited to partner with St. Louis Snow Cone to help St. Louis area students in need! Bring your school supply donation for a free snow cone! Watch Glass blowing and sculpting demonstrations, enjoy a Signature Cocktail: Apple Jack, with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Sour Apple Schnapps, Club Soda, grab a bite to eat from the delicious Holy Crepe! food truck, check out Background Noise by Alex Johnmeyer, rock out to a mix of original tunes and covers by KnifeHand, and stay for an amazing show from the The St. Louis Fire Technicians. Admission is free.

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 6pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

St. Louis Glo Run: A night time 5K thru a Neon Luau themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing pineapples, giant glowing luau dancers, light shows and more. It benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis. Registration is $29.99. There will be a costume contest and DJ jams.

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 8:10pm
Place: Forest Park – near Muny Parking Lot

St. Louis World’s Heritage Festival: Annual event aimed to rekindle the “magical energy of the 1904 World’s Fair” in Forest Park. It features live music – Steve Ewing, Marquise Knox, Cree Rider Family, Guerilla Theory, and more plus cultural performances, kids activities and games, historic enrichment and displays, beer garden, ferris wheel, graffiti wall, cocktail challenge, live artists, food from local restaurants and food trucks, backyard games, and more.

Date: August 18-20
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat & Sun: 11am-10pm
Place: World’s Fare Pavilion, Forest Park

The MOJO Craft Beer Festival highlights the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for August 17-20, 2017.

MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival: A beer & music festival that will feature a full day of music, including Story of the Year, P.O.D., Unwritten Law, The Orwells, Lucky Boys Confusion and Joe Dirt and The Dirty Boys Band, built on top of a foundation that consists of the world’s top rated breweries, cideries and locally sourced craft food vendors. Tickets are $45 or $55 and include admission & souvenir tasting glass with samplings of over 80 different beers from 1pm-4pm.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: starts at 1pm
Place: Jefferson Barracks Park

Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar: 4th Annual “SAINT LAAA FAB” is a free festival in Old North St. Louis Historic District. The festival will feature artifacts, art, music, dance, food, vendors, children activities, health & wellness, prizes and many more highlights. Celebrating the rich history of people of African descent. Come with your lawn chair or stand and enjoy the great festivities.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 1-7pm
Place: Crown Square Plaza – 14th St & Saint Louis Ave

7th Annual Kimmswick 5K & Fun Run: A run to benefit ALS Association. Keep your eyes on the pies and join us for the 7th annual Kimmswick 5K! Run though historic Kimmswick and along the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate, and the Windsor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). The Blue Owl’s famous Levee High Apple Pies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and fresh fruit pies will be awarded to the top three in each age group. Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, and a 50/50 raffle, music, shopping in Kimmswick and more! Registration is $30.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 8am
Place: The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery


Festival of the Little Hills: Enjoy live music from Seth Brand, Municipal Concert Band, King Benny, Gypsy Lion, Catfish Willie, Accolade, Gateway Jazz Quartet, magic shows, juggling, fire show, cowboy tricks, crafters, food vendors, and more.

Date: August 18-20
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat: 9:30am-10pm, Sun: 9:30am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park

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Saint Louis FC: The Pittsburgh Riverhounds come to St. Louis this Saturday to take on STLFC in a United Soccer League match. Saint Louis FC, led by head coach Preki, is coming off a thrilling 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies last Sunday at Soccer Park.

Date: August 19
Time: 7: 30 pm
Place: Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park

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