STL Weekend Events: September 14-17

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*Update: Please check event website or Facebook event as some events for the weekend have been cancelled.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th features Taste of St. Louis, The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, U2, Ed Sheeran, MOSAICS Fine Art Festival, the Renaissance Festival, HOP in the City, Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival, Shakespeare in the Streets, and so much more.


St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals play their final game against the Cincinnati Reds before traveling to Chicago to play the Cubs. The promotional giveaway is a Rally Towel. In addition, it’s Career Day ticket special of $15. With purchase of ticket, students and educators can enjoy a special pre-game Q&A/Panel Discussion with executives from the Cardinals, Fox 2 & KPLR, and Westminster College, focusing on careers in sports and media. Following the special presentation, students can attend an exclusive College Fair with representatives from many colleges and universities from around the Midwest. The ticket also includes a voucher for a free jumbo hot dog, soda and chips during the game.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 12:45pm
Place: Busch Stadium

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour: An ongoing worldwide tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. The stage features a 7.6K resolution video screen measuring 200 ft × 45 ft (61 m × 14 m), making it the largest and highest resolution video screen of any concert tour. The concert starts with U2’s earliest hits-songs that led them to The Joshua Tree followed by the entire Joshua Tree album with awesome visuals on the massive video screen. Guest artist is Beck. Tickets are probably sold out, but if they’re not, this is one concert you do not want to miss.

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 7:30pm
Place: America’s Center

HOP in the City: Throughout the year, the team at Schlafly brews a ton of different beers. We set aside one day in September for you to come enjoy a plethora of these delicious brews in one place. HOP showcases our passion for all styles of beer – 40 styles and 6 specialty tappings to be exact. Join us to sample everything from hopped-up IPAs and wood-aged beers to traditional ales and lagers. As a new tradition that began a couple years ago, Founding Brewer/Gong Master Stephen Hale will be ringing in several of our specialty tappings with his variety of costumes. Enjoy live local music from The Foggy Memory Boys, Loot Rock Gang, Jon Bonham & Friends, and Funky Butt Brass Band, and a special menu of festival fare from our brewpubs.

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 11am – 6pm
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust St

Cardinals Care 6K Run/Walk: Join the 8th annual run to benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation that supports area youth through funding health, educational, recreational, mentoring, and arts programs. World Recorder Holder and 6-Time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the Official Spokesperson. There will be an on-course slip-n-slide, fundraising prizes, a post-race party at Ballpark Village & Ford Plaza with the Cardinals Nation Food Truck, prize for best dressed Cardinals fan, appearances by Fredbird, and more.


This event has been canceled. 

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 8:06am
Place: Busch Stadium

Ed Sheeran: English singer/songwriter and multi Grammy winner, Ed Sheeran comes to St. Louis on his tour promoting his latest album, Divide. His first two singles off the album: “Shape Of You” debuted and “Castle On The Hill” debuted at #1 and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, Ed’s other hits off his first and second albums include: “Lego House,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “A Team,” “Photograph,” and “Everything Has Changed,” and more. Special guest artist is English singer/songwriter, James Blunt.

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Scottrade Center


Eli Young Band: A country band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. Their stable of hits including “Crazy Girl,” “Evin If It Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night” collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year. Guest artist is Joshua Stanley.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 7pm
Place: Delmar Hall – 6161 Delmar Blvd

Celebrate St. Peters 2017: Carnival rides, games, fair food, vendors, live music from Pablo Cruise, Ambrosia, Firefall, and Orleans, Butch Wax & The Hollywoods, and Theo Poeples. Plus fireworks in between performances.

Date: September 15 & 16
Time: Fri: 5-10:30pm, Sat: 11am-10:30pm
Place: 370 Lakeside Park

Kirkwood Greentree Festival: The theme for 2017 is: Greentree Undersea Adventure! This annual event enhances community spirit and showcases the volunteer involvement of the residents and their non-profit organizations. The festival provides entertaining and educational activities that reflect the traditional values of the community. Live music from Fabulous Motown Revue, The Creek Rocks, The Scandaleros, Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band, Falling Fences, and The Jeremiah Johnson Band, plus arts and crafts booths and the parade. The Greentree parade steps off at Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex, at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Date: September 15-17
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Kirkwood Park – Geyer & Adams

The Taste of St. Louis takes place this weekend in Chesterfield. Check out that event and more in the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide from RealLifeSTL.
The Taste of St. Louis takes place this weekend in Chesterfield. Check out that event and more in the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Taste of St. Louis: The ultimate food experience features the region’s best restaurants on Restaurant Row, Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition on the Stella Artois Culinary Stage, The Marketplace, The Music Stage with free national concerts and fashion shows, Kids’ Kitchen – cooking with STEAM, Presented by SCOPE, The Village – an eclectic mix of finders & creators for a unique shopping experience, and so much more!

Date: September 15-17
Time: Fri: 4-10, Sat: 11-10, Sun: 11-7
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater

Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race: This spectacular annual event kicks off with the Balloon Glow in Friday evening where all of the hot air balloonsfire up for a spectacular “gaslight glow.” There will be live music by Boogie Chyld and you can enjoy a special Glow in the Park Balloon Glow Dinner hosted by the Humane Society of Missouri. The glow will be followed by a fireworks show at 9:15pm. Saturday is the race. The “Hare” balloon will send off at 4:30pm to be followed by the “hound” balloons. Before the race, enjoy live music from Super Majik Robots plus performances by The Muny Kids, IGNITE Theater Company and Pazazz Performers, children entertainment activities, and a skydiver show.

Date: September 15 & 16
Time: Fri: 7-9pm, Sat: 12pm
Place: Art Hill in Forest Park

South Grand Fall Fest: Celebrate what makes South Grand and its surrounding community unique, which will incorporate local artists and musicians, dancers, and, most of all, great restaurants, services and shops. The event includes retail booths, community organizations, shopping trucks, live performances, food, hands-on activities, and plenty of other family-friendly entertainment.

Date: Saturday, Sept 16
Time: 10am-10pm
Place: S Grand Ave & Ritz Park

Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival: One of the most family-friendly jazz festivals on the planet, the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival promises non-stop jazz and blues from two stages. This event showcases St. Louis’ most talented performers plus food and drink from area restaurants. Street entertainers also amuse spectators with face-painting, juggling and balloons. Entertainers include: Miss Jubilee, Marquise Knox, Funky Butt Brass Band, Aaron Griffin, Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor, Green McDonough Band, and more.

Date: Saturday,Sept 16
Time: 11:30am-11pm
Place: 117 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves

Shakespeare in the Streets: The sixth annual SITS production, underwritten by PNC Arts Alive, will ask residents from all neighborhoods to reflect on “what it means to be a St. Louisan today” in this citywide celebration in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear – Blow, Winds. Festival Playwright-in-Residence Nancy Bell will use the Bard’s King Lear to create an epic theme that encompasses the entire city of St. Louis, not just one neighborhood. “This project sheds light on what there is to celebrate in our city, while still acknowledging the problems we all face. Our fate belongs to one another.” — Nancy Bell, Playwright. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and sit in the closed street or the adjacent park.

Date: September 15-17
Time: 8pm
Place: St. Louis Public Library – 1301 Olive

Brantley Gilbert: Country music star, Brantley Gilbert with openers Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, will stop in St. Louis on his The Devil Don’t Sleep Summer Tour. Brantley’s hits include: “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”, “More Than Miles,” “Bottoms Up”, “Small Town Throwdown,” “One Hell of an Amen” and more.

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 7pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Mike Birbiglia: A comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AV Club. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. Jacquelina Novak will perform at 7pm followed by Chris Laker at 7:10pm.

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 7pm
Place: The Pageant – 6161 Delmar Blvd

Korean Performing Arts Festival: Enjoy the Korean cultural celebration of music and dance collaborated with Korean Traditional Performing arts during Korean Week. During the day, there will be a Chuseok Festival Day Program at McGrath Elementary School from noon-4pm. Explore Korean Culture Expo and enjoy the food, costumes(hanbok;한복), traditional games, K-POP performances, Taekwondo and many more! On Sunday, take advantage of Family Sunday: Passport to Korea and learn the Korean alphabet, have story time, enjoy a Pungmul(Korean traditional percussion) performance, and a Korean Games demonstration.

Date: Saturday, September 16 & 17
Time: Sat: 12pm & 7pm, Sun: 1-4pm
Place: Touhill, McGrath Elementary, Art Museum


2nd Thursday: Living Art-HOME: There’s just no place like home. At this 2nd Thursday, we’ll explore what home may be and all its meanings as we create a piece of artwork that reminds us of a home we all share: earth! Participants will decorate a vessel to house their own plant in and then bring it to their own home. Local artists will lead art-making activities that will delve into this theme and visitors can make their own pieces to enhance their home.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 5:30-8pm
Place: Foundry Art Centre- 520 N Main Center

MOSAICS Fine Art Festival: The 23rd annual free arts festival features 100 juried artists from across the country presenting art mediums including, glass work, photography, painting, sculptures, jewelry, woodworking, and much more. There will be a performance stage with artists from across the region, a children’s village providing hands on art activities for the kids, and an Art For Youth Gallery where children can buy professional works of art at a nominal fee.

Date: September 15-17
Time: Fri: 4-9PM, Sat: 11AM-9PM, Sun: 11AM-5PM
Place: Historic Main St, St. Charles

Renaissance Festival: This long standing event that brings you adventure, excitement, and the spirit of the Renaissance returns for it’s 18th season. Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century French village we call Petit Lyon! Thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds. Roam the village shoppes for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking. Delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on our 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! This opening weekend’s theme is Highland Fling. Enjoy a kilt competition, a keg toss, beard competition, and the Highland Games Championship.

Date: September 16 & 17
Time: 10am-6pm
Place: Rotary Park – 2577 West Meyer Rd


Saint Louis FC welcomes Orlando City B to Toyota Stadium in St. Louis on September 16, 2017 for a United Soccer League match.
Saint Louis FC welcomes Orlando City B to Toyota Stadium in St. Louis on September 16, 2017 for a United Soccer League match.

Saint Louis FC takes on Orlando City B this Saturday night. Kickoff at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park is set for 7:30 pm. Special ticket 4-packs are available for $44.

Check out our preview of Saturday’s Saint Louis FC match.

Date:  Friday September 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: World Wide Technology Soccer Park

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