ST. LOUIS – Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.
Weekends on the Web: Saturday-Monday, August 31- September 2, 2019 – Labor Day Weekend
Big Muddy Blues Festival
Date: Saturday, August 31
Venue: Laclede’s Landing, Downtown St. Louis
Enjoy a wide range of artists who represent extensions of the Blues genre, such as, soul, R&B, rockabilly, gospel and jazz.
Date: Saturday-Monday, August 31- September 2 Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden, South St. Louis, MO
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm, Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Admission: $16 Admission (ages 13 & older), $5 Children (ages 3–12), $8 Members (free for member children)
Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan at one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.
102th Annual St. Louis Greek Festival
Date: Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2 Venue: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Central West End
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Monday: 11:00am-6:00pm Admission: Free
Gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava. . . there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend this side of Mykonos. Come and experience a taste of Greece, Live Music, Church Tours & Books, and Greek Folk Dancing.
The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of four unique St. Louis neighborhoods. Each race course is a one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium,” where the pack of cyclists pass by every few minutes. Races start each day at 10:00am.
Friday, August 30 – Tour De Lafayette
Saturday, August 31- Tour De Francis Park
Sunday, September 1- Giro Della Montagna (The Hill)
Monday, September 2 – Benton Park Classic
St. Charles Riverfest – Rescheduled from July 4 due to flooding
Date: Saturday, August 31 (Friday night too) Venue: Riverside Drive, St. Charles, MO
The celebration includes live music, carnival, food & craft vendors, and fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River (9:20pm).
Harvest Fest at Stone Hill Winery
Date: Saturday, August 31 Venue: Stone Hill Winery, Hermann, MO
Time: 10:00am-7:00pm Admission: Free
Spend some time in Missouri wine country over Labor Day weekend. The celebration includes pumpkin painting, grape stomping, and a homemade wine competition.
Clayton’s Brews, Blues + BBQ Festival
Date: Saturday, August 31 Venue: Along Forsyth Boulevard, Downtown Clayton, MO
Time: Noon-5:00pm Admission: $35.00
Calling all craft beer and BBQ lovers! Sip delicious samples from some of the region’s newest craft brewers while you enjoy rocking blues music and mouthwatering barbecue from great local BBQ joints. Note: designated drivers will still be charged regular admission but will receive free soft drinks all day.
Date: Saturday, August 31 (Also Friday night) Venue: St. Clair Square Mall, Fairview Heights, IL
Time: Noon-11pm Admission: free, $10 wristband fee for those 21 & over who want to drink alcohol
If you like chicken wings, don’t miss the Midwest Wingfest. There will be dozens of varieties of gourmet and hot wings to sample, plus live music, a wing eating contest, a car cruise, and more.
Date: Sunday – Monday, September 1-2 Venue: Eckert’s Orchards, Belleville, IL
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Admission: Free
Wagon rides, great festival foods, children’s activities and much more make this an apple pickin’ good time for everyone! Funnel cakes, caramel apples and more to tempt your taste buds.
Queeny Park Art Fair
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 31-September 1 (Also Friday)
Venue: Greensfelder Rec Complex, Queeny Park, Ballwin, MO
Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 11am-4pm Admission $5.00
More than 100 artists will be showing works in various media including painting, sculpture, and jewelry making.
St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 31-September 1 Venue: Busch Stadium, Downtown St. Louis
Saturday: 12:15pm (make-up game for 6/5) & 6:15pm; Sunday: 12:05pm & 6:05pm (make-up game for Friday’s rain out)
Tickets: Prices vary, often starting around $16.00
Vs. Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, September 2
Vs. San Francisco Giants
Gateway Grizzlies Baseball
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 31- September 1 Venue: GCS Ballpark, Sauget, IL
Saturday: 7:05pm Sunday: 6:05pm Tickets: $7.00-$12.00
vs. Washington Wild Things
Saint Louis FC Soccer Match
Date: Sunday, September 1 Venue: World Wide Technology Soccer Park, Fenton, MO
Time: 7:30pm Tickets: $18.00-$31.00
Vs. Hartford Athletic
Downtown Labor Day Parade
Date: Monday, September 2 Venue: Downtown St. Louis
Thousands of local union members will march through Downtown St. Louis for the annual Labor Day Parade. The parade begins at 13th and Olive then makes its way down Tucker Street, past St. Louis City Hall and west on Market Street to 15th Street.
Belleville Labor Day Parade and Picnic
Date: Monday, September 2 Venue: Belleville, IL
The parade begins along First Street in downtown Belleville. After the parade, there is a picnic in Hough Park beginning at 11:30am.
Tri-Cities Labor Day Parade and Picnic
Date: Monday, September 2 Venue: Granite City, IL
The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO hosts the parade which will run along State Street to Wilson Park.