The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival is happening and you can take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music starting on Friday in Soulard Park with live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage including salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata.
The Builders Home & Remodeling Show returns on Friday to the St. Charles Convention Center with free admission and parking. The show gives area consumers the chance to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services and have all of their questions answered by hundreds of local home improvement experts.
They have assembled the world’s most renowned pitmasters for this years Q in the Lou from Friday to Sunday. Come hungry to eat a whole lot of pork accompanied with amazing live music at Kiener Plaza in Downtown STL.
Stop by the Outdoor Summer Movie Series and Food Truck Frolic on Friday, hosted by St. Charles Community College, to watch a great family-friendly movie on the big screen while enjoying the summer air and food from 15 of the best food trucks in St. Louis!
On Friday, you can also stop by Beer Night at the Saint Louis Hop Shop to sample craft beer, feast on delicious food, and listen to music by FarFetched. This event is free and open to all, so stop by and hangout.
1st Annual Augusta Harvest Fest 5k begins on Saturday. Come run/walk the rolling hills and backdrop of Missouri Wine Country. Activities and fun for the whole family! A great way to kick off fall by lacing up the shoes and enjoying some fresh air. Harvest Festival activities and events will be happening throughout the weekend. Venders and local businesses around the Augusta Town square will be participating in the weekend festivities.
On Saturday, Assemble your team and get ready for the 7th Annual Generation Listen STL MetroQuest. Whether you are new to MetroQuest or looking to defend your title, you won’t want to miss this year’s event as we take you through the fabulous bars and restaurants that line The Grove! You and your team will have 4 hours to work your way through a scavenger hunt featuring more than 100 questions and photo challenges – all while taking advantage of great food and drink specials. When time runs out, you will be invited back to the after party at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company!
Everybody Eats-STL invites you to the Taste of Black St. Louis event on Saturday. The day was created to celebrate Black people’s contribution to St. Louis’ world class culinary scene, recognize Black chefs, restaurants, and businesses, as well as giving the community an opportunity to experience the great tastes of Black St. Louisans.
Cedar Lake Cellars presents the 13th annual Pyromania – one of the only pyrotechnic competitions in the U.S. today. The nation’s top fireworks choreographers gather at Pyromania to showcase their pyromusicals or “concerts in the sky”, which are artistic combinations of music and pyrotechnics. Known as the largest show in the Midwest, Pyromania is a Missouri Pyrotechnic Association production.
Stop by Musical Nights at Oak Knoll Park for free concerts on Sunday. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to enjoy with live music near the pond. This month’s music will be performed by the Midnight Piano Band.
On Monday, stop by the Compton Hill Water Tower to watch the sun set, see the full moon start to rise, and then relax to music. Visitors get a 360-degree, open-window view of the stars and sky.
Stop by the beautiful and mysterious Grandel Theatre on Tuesday for theGrandel Theatre Haunted Tours presented by the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society. Throughout its 134-year history, the Grandel has been the site of several reports of unexplained paranormal activity. Now, after months of research and investigation, the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society has gathered evidence supporting these claims are true!
On Wednesday, join Maplewood as they offer the final installment of their Summer Concert Series with the sounds of the Midnight Piano Band. The Summer Concert Series brings community members together with music from local artists.
Children ages 2-5 can join COCA at Color Play on Thursday. What does blue sound like? What does green do when it wakes up in the morning? Color Play explores how children think about color through a performance directly inspired by their ideas, movements, and words. Very young audiences will enter an interactive world where colors can make noises, have wild dances, and create delightful surprises. The performance will involve live music, exploratory art, and moments of interaction with the audience. It will surely be a memorable time for any kid.
Stop by BB’s Jazz, Blues, & Soup on Friday to hear The Bel Airs light up the stage at their Funk Fest 2018.
Food Truck Friday continues at Eckert’s Belleville Farm!! Stop in for a variety of delicious food options from wonderful local food trucks such as Mission Taco Truck, STL BLT, and Pie Hard and sit back to enjoy free live music. Grab your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening on our farm.
On Friday, you will also have the opportunity to hear James Armstrong perform at 1860 Saloon. Armstrong pays tribute to the past with the traditional blues, and his unique songwriting skills. Using both slide and pick, James’ guitar playing is some of the smoothest in the business.
Carondelet Park is presenting its 12th Annual Indie Craft Festival in St. Louis, the Strange Folk Festival this Friday through Sunday.
Prepare your palate for tasty tacos and cold Exotico Tequila margaritas – Taco-Rita returns Saturday to The Grove STL between Atomic Cowboy and Firecracker Pizza & Beer. Snack on tacos from St. Louis’ top restaurants and sip tasty margaritas made with Exotico tequilas, while you enjoy live music on Atomic Cowboy’s outdoor stage.
The St. Louis Theatre Expo will be held on Saturday at the Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University. You can experience what the St. Louis theatre community has to offer, learn behind-the-scenes secrets, and enjoy performances and demonstrations.
Prepare yourself for October this Sunday with the traditional Oktoberfest experience. UCBC’s OktoberFest. Oktoberfest St. Louis will also feature the standard fare found at Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration, including pretzels, brats, currywurst, roasted chicken, and frikadellen. Popular Oktoberfest competitions like Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding contests) and Fingerhackeln (finger wrestling) will make a return, as will a great line-up of polka & oompah-thumping music.
The 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be held Friday to Sunday at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO. The festival features over 30 artists representing numerous genres such as blues, roots, folk, rock, bluegrass and more. Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious BBQ offerings from local and regional vendors.