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
September 1-8
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.
The hapless yet honorable Don Quijote inspires us with his optimistic view of life in Man from La Mancha at Stages St. Louis. Opening night is Friday the 6th.
Don’t miss out on checking out PAUL GAUGUIN: THE ART OF INVENTION at the St. Louis Art Museum. It is in its final days and will wrap up on the 15th.
The BBQ, Beer, & Bourbon Crawl is here St. Louis and it will be better than ever. Come stroll through Soulard eating the BEST BBQ, enjoying exclusive bourbon and beer specials on Satuday.
Saturday the 7th is a day to explore what it means to be black and proud, authentic and brilliant in St. Louis. Experience Consciousfest: Creators of Culture
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.
Head over to Creve Coeur on Sunday morning and Stay in that Zen state of consciousness while relaxing with Yoga in the Park, which takes place in the beautiful Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.
September 9-15
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.
Then the music plays under the stars on Art Hill. Relax to the sounds of the St. Louis Symphony Forest Park Concert
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 KirkwoodThere 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. 
Taste of St. Louis is back this year and better than ever, coming back home to downtown St. Louis with a Chef Battle Royale, a host of local live music, and amazing food! This great festival will satisfy each and every one all weekend long at Soldiers Memorial Park.
Then from 11am-12pm you can hear the lecture: Porcupine Quill Embroidery on the Plains: from Center to Fringe at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Also at the museum, on view through Sunday the 15th, is Paul Gaugain: The Art of Invention.
September 16-22
River Styx Poetry Reading on Monday the 16th features Meagan Cass and Lee Ann Roripaugh.   
On the 17th Ron Clyne Acoustic Duo – Honky Tonk 20 Year Anniversary at Off Broadway will be a good reason to relax after work. It’s also opening day to see The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection at SLAM.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour stops at Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center on the 19th to discuss the mysterious condition that impacts the lives of millions of older Americans; also, the Compass Improv Festival reveals the magic of improvisation with performances and workshops. 
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is 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?
Groove to some rhythm and blues with Ke’ira Presents “Finally” at The Grandel on Friday the 20th.
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!
Also on Saturday, The Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival returns! Enjoy non-stop jazz and blues from two stages in Webster Groves’ downtown historic district, along with food and drinks from your local favorites.
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?
As this is the last day of summer, Saturday the 21st is a special day indeed. Life Outside: Free Festival of the Outdoors is your motivation to enjoy every season with zest. 
Jo Jo Siwa is at Chaifetz Arena on the 22nd.
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. 
September 23-30
From the 23rd-25th the Hispanic Festival Fiesta en St. Louis in Soulard Park brings together our region’s Spanish-speaking neighbors. Enjoy interesting and diverse cultures from around the world, all in three days in our great city!
Pack up the family for an evening together outdoors at the Maplewood Summer Concert Series featuring Big Mike & the Blu City All Stars on Wednesday the 25th.
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!
Old Warson Country Club is the place to be on Friday the 27th for Winter Opera Saint Louis – Fall Gala.
Also all weekend, you can go hog wild at the 5th annual Q in the Lou! Grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from the world’s best pitmasters, at Kiener Plaza downtown.
The Ste. Genevieve Farmer’s Market is renowned for its wide array of fresh, local produce, crafts, and many intriguing and unique treasures. Make a day of it on Saturday the 28th.
Join thousands of committed others from the 28th-29th who support the Pedal the Cause event. Together we can create a world without cancer 
On Sunday the 29th you have a couple of choices — and they are excellent ways to enjoy the day/evening: Art in the Park, St. Louis Hills and the COCA Dance-A-Thon. A tough choice, for sure!
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 Parka 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
Nate K. Johnson
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