Parades, food, hayrides, a 5k and art: Do it all in St. Louis this weekend
This weekend is one for the books. With a variety of events happening, you might as well close your eyes, point at this list, and you’ll find a good one! Or just go to each one for half an hour, whatever works.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Chesterfield Amphitheater
HOW MUCH: Free admission. You pay for what you eat.
WHAT: Award-winning, 14th annual, food-centered event showcasing the best food in the region.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Lehman Place (Wise and Tamm), St. Louis
HOW MUCH: Participation free, donation requested. WHAT: There will be a Halfway to St. Patty’s Children and Pet Parade, along with a bags tournament. The tournament requires an entry fee but provides a considerable monetary prize for first through fourth place.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 – Saturday, Sept. 15
WHERE: Art Hill located within Forest Park
HOW MUCH: REALLY, ACTUALLY FREE
WHAT: Friday night is the balloon glow accompanied by fireworks. The balloons at night have been described as looking like giant fireflies. Saturday will include skydiving, a family picnic and the actual hot air balloon race.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15
WHERE: 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters, Mo.
HOW MUCH: Free concert, tokens must be purchased for carnival rides and other activities.
WHAT: It’s a party, y’all! There will be live music, a carnival, entertainment, kids activities, fireworks and a variety of other activities.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: 3134 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis
WHAT: A bake sale where 100% of the proceeds go to the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA). MICA provides legal services to immigrants and refugees in our community while also working to widen awareness about immigration.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Tower Grove Park
HOW MUCH: Buy what you eat.
WHAT: 20 food trucks will be lined up to serve some amazing food, along with some brews and some tunes.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16
WHERE: St. Louis County Faust Park, 15185 Olive Street, Chesterfield, Mo.
HOW MUCH: 10$ per person
WHAT: A hayride through a beautiful and historic tree-lined park will really scratch that fall-themed itch you’ve had since December.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Busch Stadium
HOW MUCH: $21 – $187
WHAT: A baseball game against the LA Dodgers coinciding with Halfway to St. Patty’s Day! Buy a ticket and get a green Cardinals hoodie at the game!
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14, Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road, 63122
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT: A huge festival including everything from live music to flashlight orienteering. There’s a parade, bingo, a car show, face painting, a dog show and much, much more. Check it out!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Ritz Park 3147 S. Grand Blvd. St Louis, MO 63118
HOW MUCH: Free unless you buy from vendors
WHAT: Shopping, dining, games, and crafts will make this day great. I myself am a huge fan of giant Jenga.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Arnold City Park, 2400 Bradley Beach Road, Arnold, Mo.
HOW MUCH: Free unless you buy from vendors.
WHAT: Another day of rides, food, crafts, music, entertainment, and to top it all off a parade!
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Mo.
HOW MUCH: $15 (includes one bloody mary drink)
WHAT: Exactly what it sounds like. Bloody mary’s and yoga! They will card at the event.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Francis Park, 5399 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis 63109
HOW MUCH: $25
WHAT: Get a t-shirt and run a 5k! Proceeds go to Francis Park and the surrounding neighborhood.
WHEN: Saturday Sept.15 from12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Anew Rooftop + Test Kitchen, 519 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, Mo.
HOW MUCH: $10
WHAT: Three scoops of summer sorbet, ice cream, or frozen treats from a talented St. Louis chef.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: St. Louis Science Center’s Grow Exhibit
HOW MUCH: $150
WHAT: A cocktail attire event offering a tasting of local fresh foods meant to inspire the next generation of gardeners.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis
HOW MUCH: $50
WHAT: 60 pieces of art created by kids with cancer are being auctioned off and proceeds benefit the Friends of Kids with Cancer’s art therapy program.