What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
Halloweekend has finally arrived. This weekend, head to a slew of spooky parties, costume contests and opportunities to get in the Halloween spirit.
Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Brush up on your carving skills before heading to The Gramophone in The Grove this Thursday for their third annual pumpkin carving contest. Stakes are high—Dogfish Head Brewery will be supplying the first-, second- and third-place prizes. Observers can sip cider cocktails and nosh on roasted pumpkin seeds while the artists get to work. Carvers can enter before Oct. 24 by texting 314.295.1193. Pumpkins will be provided, but don’t forget to bring your own tools!
When: Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Gramophone
Price: Drinks for purchase
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
A Halloween tradition returns to The Delmar Loop this weekend. Slide into your fishnets for two midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the infamous, one-of-a-kind rock musical spoof. Make sure to snag your tickets ahead of time—they go fast.
When: Oct. 26 and 27 at 11:55 p.m.
Where: The Tivoli
SLAM Underground: Mashup
Experience Saint Louis Art Museum’s highly anticipated exhibition, “Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis,” at the next installment of SLAM Underground. One of the decade’s most prominent and significant artists, Kehinde Wiley paints black and brown bodies around the world, cracking open the canon of fine art to those it has traditionally excluded. SLAM’s show features strangers Wiley met in north St. Louis and Ferguson in 2017, depicted in portraits inspired by artworks in the museum’s own collection. On Friday, celebrate this iconic exhibition with music, artmaking, entertainment, games, and cocktails.
When: Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Halloween Family Day
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Grand Center hosts a day for the whole family on Saturday. All morning, enjoy treats, face painting, a spooky dance party, Halloween-themed art projects and more.
When: Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
The Legendary CWE Halloween
It’s back: the city’s biggest Halloween street party lands in the Central West End and runs all day and night. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a kids’ costume parade and party and trick-or-treating at neighborhood businesses at noon, followed by live entertainment on the main stage at Maryland & Euclid. In the evening, participate in the adults-only costume contest for the chance to win cash prizes, then stay until midnight for music, fire dancers and more.
When: Oct. 27 starting 11 a.m.
Where: Central West End
Civil Alchemy’s First Annual Fall Festival
This innovative family-owned boutique in Webster Groves hosts its first-ever Fall Festival in their backyard. Festival grounds feature local vendors, like Golden Gems, Perennial, Fauxgerty and many more. Grab a snack from Balkan Treat Box’s food truck, listen to local musicians, and visit Civil Alchemy’s bar for cocktails, beer and hot apple cider.
When: Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Civil Alchemy in Webster Groves
Price: Free to attend
Cherokee hosts its own Halloweekend celebration across a host of participating venues like Foam, The Whiskey Ring, Fortune Teller and more. Ten dollars gets you access to a full lineup of live music all afternoon and evening starting at noon on Saturday.
When: Oct. 27 at 12 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street
STL Beer Halloween Party
Celebrate Halloween with the local and regional beer community in Lafayette Park at the STLbeer Halloween Party, highlighting the range of diverse breweries in the St. Louis area. Sample brews from favorites like Schlafly, O’Fallon, Morgan Street, 2nd Shift, and 4 Hands. Enjoy live music, delicious food, costumes and a hay ride.
When: Oct. 27
Where: Lafayette Park
Schlafly’s Full Moon Festival
Get in the spooky spirit during Schlafly’s free annual Full Moon Festival at their Maplewood Bottleworks. Bundle up and enjoy a lineup of fall beers next to the bonfire, like the Pumpkin Ale, the Raspberry cider, Coffee Stout and more. The Schlafly culinary team will be roasting eight pigs and whipping up several delicious additions, like mac and cheese and individual pumpkin pies.
When: Oct. 27 from 4-10 p.m.
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood
2018 St. Louis Halloween Bar Crawl
Rouse your crew for the 2018 St. Louis Halloween Bar Crawl, launching from Washington Avenue Downtown. Check in at Lucas Park Grille, then begin your boozy journey to venues like Rosalita’s, Morgan Street Brewery and more. Don’t forget to dress up—best costume wins $1000!
When: Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
Where: Washington Avenue
Feature image courtesy of Beth Teutschmann.