August is one of my favorite months of the year. It is my birthday month, and also the month where we first get a glimpse of fall. Someone once said that August is the Sunday of Summer. Of course, August in St. Louis is host to some great festivals, which I can hardly wait to attend! I hope that you’ll join me in making the last few weeks of summer memorable!
All the best. -Nate
August 1-4
Tonight, or perhaps tomorrow, you might want to take your kids, my kids, or someone else’s kids to the City Museum to enjoy the spectacle of Circus Harmony! It promises to delight audiences of all ages and it runs all month long!
If it’s bluegrass and blues, it’s bound to be an awesome weekend of music at Atomic Cowboy in The Grove. Tonight, you can check out JJ Mofro w/Johnny Lang as they bless the stage!
Also tonight, you’ll want to take a lawn chair and some friends over to Forest Park to watch The Goonies on the big screen. The movie is part of the Art Hill Film Series, The search is on for buried treasure… and free popcorn with your art museum membership card!
Support the arts in St. Louis tonight at A Midsummer Night’s Drink on the rooftop at Centene Center for the Arts, which features signature cocktails, appetizers, and a sweeping view of the St. Louis skyline. 
On Saturday afternoon, if I’m not helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, you may find me at Public Media Commons enjoying Best of Shorts, which is Cinema St. Louis and St. Louis Public Radio‘s outdoor screening of award-winning short films from the 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) and 2018 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase!
You can enjoy delectable and aromatic fare on Sunday the 4th at the Great Muslim Food Fest at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
Sunday, the 4th is also the last day for children to take part in an array of activities and build a house, or The NEST, for a giant mythical creature at theSt. Louis Public Library.
August 5-11
Something else for the kids is Roald Dahl’s “Matilda”, and enchanting story about a little girl and her magical powers. Showing on the The Muny stage August 5th through 11th.   
On the 6th is Faust Summer Concert Series in Chesterfield with music by Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes, cool-down food for purchase such as Kona Ice, and a Kid’s Zone featuring the Bubble Bus, a rock climbing wall, and much more!
Because of the rains a few weeks ago, they have extended the Whitaker Music Festival for a week! Join me on Wednesday August 7th at the Missouri Botanical Gardens for an evening of great music, drinks, food, & friends asTonina will be closing down the festival for this season.
This week on the 7th Kranzberg Jazz Jam, hosted by Bob Deboo is part of the Wednesday night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center, featuring various St. Louis musicians.   
On Friday, the 9th, you might find me downtown at the Gateway Arch for a fantastic evening. Blues at the Arch is a free concert series that takes place each Friday in the month of August. This week, the incomparable Kim Massiewill bless the stage, along with Kennedy Holmes.
Also on Friday, you can head over to Clayton on the Park and hang out the fine folks from Kingside After Dark for a Summer Rooftop Soiree high above the park! Food, drinks, music & fun!
Francis Park is the place to be on Saturday the 10th for Grub and Groove (the event title says it all!).   
Support the Urban League’s efforts to empower the black community at theUrban Expo/Back to School & Community Festival at America’s Center on the 11th and 12th. Free parking!
Also on Sunday, you can head over to Creve Coeur for a Celebration of Indian Culture where you can immerse yourself in Bollywood music, dance and more at Millennium Park!
August 12-18
Might you be up for a boat ride on the river in the dead of night? If so, paddle out on the Big Muddy Adventures Full Moon Float, on Friday the 16th.
Ah yes! One of the best new festivals in St. Louis returns on the 16th, 17th and 18th! The St. Louis World’s Fare is upon us for the 3rd or 4th year. I can’t remember exactly how long, but I promise that it is always a good time, and you will find me there along with great food from all over St. Louis, several stages of live music, and a host of other art and activities- including a ferris wheel over Forest Park! Even Ewok was there last year.. not sure if he rode the ferris wheel though.
On Saturday the 17th there’s so much going on in and around St. Louis…Kimmswick 5K And 1 Mile Walk And Fun Run to fight ALS presented by Blue Owl Bakery; Rise Up Festival on Washington Blvd.; and Red White & Floyd – A Tribute to Pink Floyd at Pop’s.
The Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be on display at Craft Alliance through the 18th. Check out the creations of talented teachers, then consider signing up for a class yourself!
After a year off, The Moonlight Ramble returns for it’s 55th year on Saturday, the 17th! This St. Louis tradition is the world’s original nighttime bike ride. Kicking off at Soldiers’s Memorial in Downtown STL near the full moon and attracting thousands of riders each year. Trailnet is excited to partner on this event which includes a leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, a Festival area, live entertainment, a commemorative event shirt along with with a post-ride party including snacks and drinks!
August 19-25
The 20th is one of many Happy Hour Tuesdaysat Saint Louis Hop Shop. Stop by and check out the wide variety of craft beers — you will not leave thirsty.  
Slaying Dragons Theater, in conjunction with theMissouri History Museum, presents Voices in the Woods on the 21st. The dramatization explores a West Virginia family’s dealings with a matriarch’s mental illness. You’ll have to see the play to grasp a powerful message.
An inspirational teacher for many, Iyanla Vanzant offers words of wisdom atThe Touhill Performing Arts Center on Thursday the 22nd
Your new tattoo is waiting to take form on the 23rd and 24th at Trader Bob’s 6th AnnualTattoo Flash Revival.This year’s them is “Born to Raise Hell”… Alright, I’m excited.
My favorite festival of the year is upon us on the 24th and 25th, which is my birthday weekend! I can hardly wait to spend part of weekend in Tower Grove ParkWe will enjoy everything that you would expect at our region’s largest multicultural celebration, the Festival of Nations! Me and my babies will try as much of more than 40 food booths as we can. We’ll participate in non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world!
On the 25th The Milk Carton Kids perform at The SheldonThe duo has been likened to Simon and Garfunkel with their harmonious and soulful singing.
August 26-31
Two fun events are scheduled for Tuesday the 27th — Poetry at the [Focal] Point and the UPC Heartland Wing Ding! St. Louis benefit.
The 28th is the last day to take part in Monarch Garden Maintenance at Hellrung Park in Alton, Illinois. Fun for kids!
Journey into the Wild and learn about Mexican Wolf Pups at Endangered Wolf Center. August 29th. Not just for kids!
Labor Day weekend, August 30th through September 1, may be goodbye to summer for some, but the Queeny Park Art Fair will send out the season with a bang. Be dazzled by spectacular artistic creations while enjoying food and drinks. Or if a full weekend of music is more your thing, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is the place to be. There will be indoor stages if you prefer to be out of the weather. Enjoy!
Yes, we have another great month ahead of us. I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying our wonderful St. Louis!
All the best. -Nate
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Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate