Plenty to do this Labor Day weekend

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- It`s a feast of festivals for your Labor Day enjoyment this weekend in St. Louis.

The grounds open at 9am Saturday for the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

They'll be updating via Twitter whether wet weather happens in our hometown. This weekend marks the 37th annual Labor Day tradition. But they'll be getting down in downtown.

"Tonight we got a show, exclusively it's a free show with all local talent," says Brian Wahby, a producer for the Big Muddy Blues Festival.  "Billy Peak and Marquis Knox and tomorrow we bring in more bands on three stages."

They'll be rocking come rain or come shine at the Big Muddy Blues Festival on the Landing.
Trying to figure out how to get your blues mobile there with all the construction from the City Arch River project?

"One of the things we have on Laclede's Landing is a Metro stop right here on the Landing," says Wahby. "So folks can come right in and stop at one of the park and rides and hop on the Metro and have a great time and take the Metro back."

It's a climate controlled environment at the art fair in Queeny Park, running Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

No matter what Mother Nature has in store, they're covered with this juried exhibition and sale.

"I'm amazed, I'm really excited because we're able to bring about 126 artists and 123 booths from all over the country and it's fantastic stuff," says Vic Barr, an organizer with the Greater St. Louis Art Association.

Everyone in the gateway city is a little bit Greek as the 97th, yes 97th sty. Nicholas Greek festival is held.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will keep folks moving and munching indoors and outside under the tents.

There you have it, enough fun and festivals to make you say,  opa!

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