We have said goodbye to summer until next year, it's been a great one. Now, we usher in Fall Festival Season and there are so many splendid things this month that I can hardly stand it! September is one of my favorite months of the year, and I hope that you'll join me in checking out some of the special events that our beloved St. Louis has to offer.
All the best. -Nate
Tonight, join me a the kickoff of the St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton! You'll find great food, entertainment, people, and of course, art! Meet the artists and find that special something at one of St. Louis’ premier annual events all weekend long.
It will be gettin' hot in heere, more specifically, hot in Alton as Nelly will be on stage at (Liberty Bank Amphitheater. Also on Friday night, you can head down to Cherokee Street to check out the hip-hop fusion group Illphonics as they kick off the release of the session beer, Illixir, brewed in their honor @ Earthbound Brewery.
Also on the 7th Science Trivia at Glaziers Hall on The Hill benefits 500 Women Scientists in St. Louis Pod. A great event, not only for smart women supporting smart women, but for anyone who wants to know more.
Sophie's Lounge Sessions returns this Saturday September 7th. It's truly the best kept secret in the city. The ambiance in Sophie's is unique and it brings out some the best spins for the DJ. come see and listen for yourself.
Enjoy a fly atmosphere in Clayton, booming with culture, Japanese dishes and cocktails all to a live soundtrack w/ DJ Reminise at Zen Saturdays at Tani Sushi Bistro.
From the 9th through the end of September, the Apple Fest at Eckert's Country Store & Farms is the perfect reason for you to try recipes of all sorts, and make the most of this season’s fruit. The whole family will enjoy an outing to Belleville.
He is quite the showman. And the hair? Lenny Kravitz dons his guitar, shades, and locks to put on a show. Come ready to rock on Tuesday the 10th at The Fabulous Fox.
The fall season of Twilight Tuesdays is upon us at the Missouri History Museum! This free outdoor concert series offers spectacular musical lineups each week. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs, enjoy the food trucks or pack your own picnic basket, and enjoy great music under a beautiful Forest Park sunset.
Thursday the 12th highlights several cool events around town: On your mark… get set… go to the 2019 Biz Dash 5K coordinated by Big River Running and happening at Soldiers Memorial. It’s an invigorating way to spend time with friends and meet other fitness-minded folks.
Also on the 12th the TedxGatewayArch Crash Course at The Pageant is an opportunity to rub elbows with some of our area’s most talented minds as speakers share their perspectives on topics that affect our region and our world.
Kirkwood Greentree Festival kicks off on Friday, September 13! Enjoy games,crafts, a wine garden, dog show, and even a parade all weekend long in Kirkwood. There will be great live music as well,including Falling Fences, Tonina, Marquise Know and the Jeremiah Johnson Band!
The black culinary scene in our town is also worth sampling. Head over to Tower Grove Park on Saturday the 14th for Taste of Black St. Louis. Sample, savor, and see the sights that bring to life a rich cultural heritage.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Raceis here this weekend! The Balloon Glow is on Friday and the race is on Saturday. Come and join me at yet another signature St. Louis community event that you won't want to miss in Forest Park. Did I mention the food trucks and fireworks finale?
On Saturday, the 21st, The Soulition, your trusted collective of forward-thinking, culture-pushing deejays, invite you to our 5th annual PARK JAM -- Come bring the family and groove to Soul, Funk, Afro Beat, Afro House, Salsa, Soca, Reggae/Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Trap, Bounce, Afro Pop, R&B, and more at Strauss Park in the heart of Grand Center. Meet me there, it will be a great time!
This event showcases St. Louis' most talented performers. Bring some kids, pets, strollers and lawn chairs.
One more stop for me on Saturday will be at the South Grand Fall Fest, which is now in its fifth year, will include more than 60 retail vendors and community organizations, as well as craft activities and games like gigantic Jenga, life-sized Connect Four and bing bag toss. Great music, people, food, and fun. What more could you want?
On Sunday, 8 pizzerias will -- Square Off -- for the title of "Best St. Louis Style Pizza" and all the bragging rights that come along with it at this St. Louis Pizza Festival! It all happens at Berra Park on the Hill where you'll also find the most delicious toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, Italian meats, cheeses and wines and.. and more! The festival piazza will feature 50+ local artists, crafters, and small businesses, along with games and giveaways.
On Monday nights, continuing through September 26th, it’s a fun time at Boathouse Trivia. Gather a group of pals to find out who-knows-what in Forest Park...and win prizes! If you arrive early there can be time for a paddle around Post-Dispatch Lake.
The Strange Folk Festival descends upon Carondelet Park on Friday the 27th and lasts all weekend. You won't want to miss all the rad makers, music, and vibes! They say that even though you've never heard of it, you've always wanted to go. They also promise one of the vendors will sell claws. I can't wait!
Also on Sunday, explore the St. Louis Art Museum's collection of Korean art at Free Family Sundays! Celebrate Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival, with an afternoon of performance and art making. Learn about Korean culture, enjoy a dance performance, and take part in story time in the Museum’s Asian art galleries.
Let's close out the month with Art in the Park, a 14 year tradition that returns to Francis Park in St. Louis Hills on Sunday, Sept. 29. Artists fill space on both sides of the lily pond to showcase their talent amid live music, delicious food and children’s activities. As always, admission is free and open to the public.
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
Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate