ST. LOUIS, MO- Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.
Weekends on the Web: Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018
Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo
Date: Saturday & Sunday, Ocotber 13-14 Venue: Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, MO
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: $20.00 - available online only
Flight demos, static displays, and great STEM expo. Don't miss the USAF F-16 Viper and the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demo Teams. This is ar rain or shine event. Small handheld umbrellas are allowed.
Oktoberfest at Soulard Market Park
Date: Saturday, October 13 (Also Friday night) Venue: Soulard Market Park, south St. Louis, MO
Time: 11:00am-10:00pm Admission: Free, VIP Bier Hall $20
Celebrating both the city’s and neighborhood’s German heritage with food, drink, live music, and entertainment. The annual event is family-friendly. Those ages 21 and over can purchase a VIP Bier Hall ticket for $20, which includes access to the exclusive entertainment, premium German food and beer selections, and a one-liter commemorative Oktoberfest stein.
Date: Saturday, Oct 13 Venue: Gateway Arch Park Grounds, St. Louis, MO|
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm Admission: Free
Celebrate the dog-friendly Gateway Arch National Park with a variety of activities for dog lovers and their four-legged companions! Enjoy the expanded park with your dog at Arch Bark, presented by Royal Canin.
Date: Sunday, October 14 Venue: Tower Grove Park, South St. Louis, MO
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm Admission: Free ( Food for purchase)
Join Sauce Magazine, local artists, musicians, restaurants, breweries and wineries to celebrate the bounty of the season.
Art in the Park
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Lindendale Park, Highland, IL
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm Admission: Free
Art in the Park features a broad range of innovative work from over 65 artists from a variety of mediums. The artists compete in twelve categories with $10,000 in cash prizes awarded to the winners. These imaginative folks will also mentor and teach others through a series of live demonstrations. The popular Dueling Desserts competition will be held from Noon to 2 pm on Sunday.
Pelican Days Festival
Date: Saturday, October 13 Venue: Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, West Alton, MO
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Admission: Free
One of the most anticipated events for birders in the Middle Mississippi Valley is the annual migration of the American White Pelican from nesting areas in freshwater lakes in the northern United States and southern Canada beginning in late September with the last leaving in early November. Pelican Days will be a day of fun family-friendly activities all about Pelicans.
Brew in the Lou
Date: Saturday, October 13 Venue: Francis Park, South St. Louis, MO
Time: 1:00-5:00pm Day of admission: $50.00
The sixth year for the event that will showcase St. Louis’ best beer, wine, spirits, coffee and good eats. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Elementary School Association’s 35 member schools serving 9,000 students.
Prost - Maplewood's Toast to Local Beer and Fare
Date: Saturday, October 13 Venue: Shops and restaurants along Manchester, Maplewood, MO
Time: Noon-5pm Tasting Cards: $20.00, but tastings are available ala carte
A self-guided tour of St. Louis’ regionally produced beers through the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood featuring tastings, food pairings, and chats with local brewers. The Tasting Cards are available in limited quantities and offers. 14 beer samplings and a souvenir tasting cup. Rain or shine event! Must be 21+
Old Settlers Days
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Kampsville riverfront, Kampsville, Calhoun County, IL
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: Free
Held on the banks of the Illinois River, see what life was like for pioneers settling the prairie. There will demonstrations throughout the weekend including activities such as soap making, blacksmithing, woodworking, flint knapping, jewelry making, and bow building. Other weekend highlights include carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and other children’s activities.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL
Time: Check website for full schedule
Beginning in 1977 at Archon #1, with Guest of Honor George R.R. Martin, Archon has developed into an expansive, fan run, Science Fiction / Fantasy Convention. It includes internationally known media guests, scientist, writers, artists, and performers. The goal is to bring to Saint Louis and science fiction fandom everywhere, a celebration of your imagination.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Eckert’s Farms in Belleville, Millstadt, & Grafton, IL
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: Free
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Wagon rides, music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone.
Date: Saturday, October 13 Venue: Monroe County Courthouse Grounds, Waterloo, IL
Join in the festivities for a day filled with old fashioned Family fun! This event features music, craft and merchant booths, entertainment, kid-friendly games, pumpkin painting, face painting, 5k walk/run and much more! Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds.
Halloween Nights at Grant’s Farm
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Grant’s Farm, South St. Louis County
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Admission: Free, Parking: $13.00
Enjoy the season with a one-of-a-kind celebration, featuring themed shows, a DJ in the Bauernhof courtyard, and themed Deer Park rides with Halloween lights. Entrance opens at 5:30 p.m. & closes at 9:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm Admission: Free
Enjoy a Zoo-themed, family-friendly Oktoberfest at the Zoo, including fall-related kids’ games and crafts, live music, German specialty food for purchase, and German bars serving a variety of beers for adults, root beer and other soft drinks.
BOOterfly House: Bewitching Bugs & Botanicals
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Butterfly House, Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm both days Admission: $8 adults, $5 children 3-12
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly this October. Meet new frightful friends in the Scorpion’s Lair, watch out for our Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with Little Miss Muffet. Plant Feedings with Professor Von Trap daily at 1:30pm.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14 Venue: Alton National Cemetery, Alton, IL
Walking tours start at Noon and will run continuously until the last tour leaves at 2:45 pm
Tickets: $15, $10 for students
Visitors will be able to walk down the shaded paths of the historic Alton Cemetery and meet the men and women who lived in the Alton area during the 19th and early 20th century. Members of the Alton Little Theater and the YWCA will portray ten individuals who lived, worked, or in some significant way had an impact on Alton's history.
SciFest: The Great Outdoors
Date: Saturday: October 13 Venue: St. Louis Science Center, Forest Park
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Admission: Free
As the leaves change, meet local professionals who work outdoors, from agricultural and environmental scientists to park rangers and recreationalists. Learn how you could work in the great outdoors yourself!
St. Louis Blues Hockey
Date: Sunday, October 14 Venue: Enterprise Center, Downtown St. Louis
Time: 6:00pm Tickets start at $36.00
Vs. Anaheim Ducks
Saint Louis FC Match
Date: Saturday, October 13 Venue: WWT Soccer Park, Fenton, MO
Time: 7:30pm Tickets: $18.00-$31.00
VS. OKC Energy FC