The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis features annual events including Greek Fest, Japanese Festival, Gateway Cup, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Midwest Wingfest, and the Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park.
We’ve included all kinds of events taking place this weekend around the St. Louis area. There’s something for everyone taking place from the Illinois side of the river to downtown to Queeny Park to Forest Park.
Get out and enjoy St. Louis this Lador Day Weekend,
Labor Day Weekend Events Around St. Louis
Biz Dash 5K: Produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission, the Biz Dash brings St. Louis area businesses and their employees together to celebrate civic pride, team camaraderie and living a healthy, active lifestyle. Think of the Biz Dash as a Thursday night happy hour wrapped around a corporate 5K run/walk. The inaugural Biz Dash included 2,000 participants representing 120 St. Louis area businesses! With live music by Dance Floor Riot, company tents, food, drinks and fun, it’s “St. Louis’ Biggest Office Party.” The World Wide Technology Team Village opens at 5pm with plenty of time for mingling and yard games before the 5K begins at 7pm.
Date: Thursday, August 31
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark
UniverSoul Circus: UniverSoul connects with progressive, upwardly mobile, urban pop cultures from around the world. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of global cultures and ethnicities into a stellar production that blends circus arts, theater and music. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobats, free-flying aerial acts and much more.
Date: August 24-August 28
Time: Times vary
Place:1111 N. Broadway – by the Dome
Big Muddy Blues Festival: The 22nd Annual festival provides a platform for our world-class musicians representing a wide range of blues music including, Delta, Country, R & B, Soul, Rock, and more. Big Muddy is the region’s largest Blues music event featuring a 100% local line up of over 50 bands and musicians showcased on 3 outdoor stages, 3 indoor clubs, and 2 events at the National Blues Museum. Artists include: Boo Boo Davis, Kim Massie, Soulard Blues Band, Mojo Syndrome, Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes, Green McDonough Band, Roland Johnson, Big George Brock, Jeremiah Johnson, Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing, Big Mike Aguirre & The Blue City All-Stars, Marquise Knox, and many more. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of.
Date: Sept 1-3
Place: Laclede’s Landing
Labor Day Celebration & Fireworks: In conjunction with the labor Day Fireworks, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis hosts Havana Nights Labor Day Celebration on their Sky Terrace from 5–10pm. The party will feature a menu of smoked pork, roasted snapper and festive cocktails. Guests will be treated to a live band, and arguably, the best view of the fireworks. Cost for the Havana Nights Labor Day Celebration is $65 per adult ($25 per child 5–12 years old) and $35 for beverages. Complimentary valet parking is included.
Date: Sunday, Sept 3
Place: Four Seasons – 999 N 2nd St
Pentatonix: In just five years, Grammy Award winning a cappella group Pentatonix has sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone. They have won 3 Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. In October 2016, Pentatonix released their third holiday album – A Pentatonix Christmas – which has been certified platinum, spending two consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Top 200 Chart as well as reaching #1 on iTunes and Amazon. Tickets are sold out on The Fox website, but are still available on sites like StubHub.
Date: Thursday, August 31
Place: Fox Theatre – 527 N Grand Blvd
VibesSTL: The Grand Arts Event: A 2 night arts & music showcase infused with food and vendors from St. Louis and outside of St. Louis. Sounds by DJ Stain and DJ Hoodbunny and special guest Key! with DJ Osh Kosh. Single day passes are $25 in adavance or $35 at the door.
Date: September 1 & 2
Place: Fri: Majorette – 7150 Manchester, Sat: Delmar Hall – 6133 Delmar Blvd
Gateway Cup: The 4-day bicycle race even begins in Lafayette Square with a .9mile course with four 90 degree turns. The 2nd race is a 1.3 mile stretch in Francis Park. Restaurants will be serving up food and cold bereages until 6pm. The 3rd race is in The Hill. Along with the race, Trailnet will host a recreational ride as well starting at 8:30am to be followed by watching the race. The 4th and final race is in Benton Park, the longest at 1.7 miles and most technically demanding race. Stop by and cheer on the racers in your favorite local neighborhood.
Date: Sept 1-4
Time: Fri: 2pm, Sat: 10am, Sun: 8:30am, Mon: 8:30am
Place: Lafayette, Francis Park, The Hill, Benton Park
Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park: One of the most popular, reputable and longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region. Now in its 40th year, the fall fair is perfectly timed to see spectacular art for gifts and colorful fall decorating. With up to 130 juried artists from over 20 states displaying original works in media ranging from printmaking, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, sculpture, painting, and more, there is a wealth of opportunity to find the perfect item. Rounding out the experience is: Wine tastings during all three show days, Llive music including Ann Dueren Trio, 3 drawings each for $50 or $100 in “art dollars” that can be spent at any artist’s booth, children’s activities include the popular Art Discovery Adventure on Sunday afternoon that will encourage their interest and knowledge of arts and crafts by letting them create their own works, pottery and egg shell carving demos, and more.
Date: Sept 1-3
Time: Fri: 5-9pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
Place: Queeny park – 550 Weidman Rd
St. Nicholas Greek Festival: The annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival is St. Louis’ largest ethnic festival. Enjoy select favorite food items and live Greek music. Come join us Labor Day weekend for authentic Greek food, music, and dancing. Be sure to tour the beautiful historic church and view the majestic architecture and iconography. Stop by the gift shop and pick up a souvenir imported from the markets in Athens. Free Admission and Free Parking at the BJC garage just east of the Church.
Date: Sept 1-4
Time: Fri, Sat & Sun: 11am-9pm, Mon: 11am-8pm
Place: 4967 Forest Park Ave
CommUNITY Arts Festival: A community event to raise awareness of violent crimes. CommUNITY Arts Festival has brought together a lineup that includes all mediums of art; dance, theater, spoken word, poetry, and film will grace the stages of the Grandel and the Marcelle in this inaugural year. See Saint Louis’ own The Big Muddy Dance Company, Modern America Dance Company (MADCO), and Karlovsky & Company Dance, as well as many other high quality artists and groups in action. In addition to the performances, each night will spotlight a Saint Louis based anti-crime or art organization that is currently working hard to make a difference in the community. By speaking together as one strong voice against the crime and violence that is currently plaguing Saint Louis, CommUNITY Arts Festival looks forward to growing as a staple event in the area and aiding a different person affected by violence each year.
Date: Saturday, September 2
Place: Marcelle Theater – 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
Japanese Festival: Since 1977 the Garden has proudly hosted this unique event at one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America. A fruitful collaboration with several local Japanese-American organizations provides authentic Japanese music, art, dance, food, and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year. Enjoy performances from Luck Eisa and St. Louis Okinawa Eisa, floral displays, cooking demos, orignami demos, art exhibits, dancing, martial arts, a kimono fashion show, guided walking tours, and a candelight walk to close out each evening
Date: Sept 2-4
Time: Sat & Sun: 10am-8pm, Mon: 10am-5pm
Place: MO Botanical Garden – 4344 Shaw
Applefest: Apple picking season is here. Head out to Eckert’s Belleville farm for wagon rides, great festival foods, children’s activities and much more make this an apple pickin’ good time for everyone! Whether riding a pony or feeding a goat, your young ‘uns will enjoy getting acquainted with common farm animals. Children’s carnival and/or activities at the Belleville Farm. Funnel cakes, caramel apples and more to tempt your taste buds.
Date: September 2 & 3
Place: Eckerts – 951 S Greenmount Rd
Midwest WingFest: An epic two-day annual showdown where local restaurants and organizations compete to prove who has the best wings in town. Vendors will compete for Best Gourmet Wing, Best Hot Wing, and Best Overall Wing. In addition to eating delicious wings from local organizations, there will also be a wing eating contest, car cruise, 5K chicken run, and live music from The Voice’s Dustin Clark with Stone Mountain Railroad and country artist Dylan Scott on Friday night and Steel Creek and Well Hungarians on Saturday night. This event benefits Climb for PTSD, a non-profit that provides physical and mental health care to Veterans and First Responders.
Date: September 1 & 2
Time: Fri: 5-11pm, Sat: 12-11pm
Place: St. Clair Square parking lot
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