What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend is packed with neighborhood fun, entertainment and multiple local festivals to choose from. Plan a day of activities and sunshine at the World’s Fare, catch some of the city’s most promising local musicians at the first-ever BLANKFEST 2019 or stop by FoodSpark for some good food, good company and a good time.

St. Lou Fringe Festival

The 2019 St. Lou Fringe Festival continues through this weekend with a truly unique array of live shows, performance art, comedy shows, music, theater, cabaret and more. If you’re looking for some memorable experiences this weekend, check the full festival schedule here.

When: Now through Sunday, Aug. 13-18
Where: Three venues in the metro area
Price: Festival passes ($25-$150) are available on their website.


Held in Cherokee Street’s well-loved Blank Space venue, BLANKFEST 2019 features two days of live music with some of St. Louis’s best acts across hip hop, R&B, alternative, blues, rock and more. As if that’s not enough, Saturday also includes a Mortal Kombat tournament for guests to enjoy. Check BLANKFEST’s flyer for a list of this weekend’s performers.

When: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-17
Where: Blank Space
Price: $10-$15

World’s Fare Heritage Festival

St. Louis’s annual World’s Fare Heritage Festival is back this weekend in Forest Park with three days of live music, original artwork, food trucks, family-friendly activities, crafts, games, wellness sessions and so much more. Stop by for a few hours, the entire day or the whole weekend.

When: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18
Where: World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park
Price: Free admission

2019 Small Press Expo

This year’s Small Press Expo kicks off with an opening party at the Contemporary Art Museum on Friday, Aug. 16, from 6-8 p.m., followed by a day full of zines, literary magazines, and all things print on Saturday at Downtown‘s Central Library. Check the Facebook event for a full schedule of speakers and activities.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library
Price: Free admission

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Image courtesy of Lo-Fi Cherokee.

Tonina at Delmar Hall

Back in St. Louis after a series of shows overseas, singer-songwriter Tonina Saputo is headlining a show at Delmar Hall accompanied by openers Loose Loose and The Knuckles. This show in The Delmar Loop is the latest St. Louis stop on her current tour for her second studio album, “St. Lost.”

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Delmar Hall
Price: $15-$20

FoodSpark Dinner Party: The Spark

The community-first crowdfunding initiative FoodSpark is hosting its last dinner party of the summer season this Saturday at The Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis Place. Guests get to enjoy good conversation and a delicious meal with their fellow St. Louisans and help provide a microgrant for a community proposal at the end of the evening.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Griot Museum of Black History
Price: Suggested donation of $10

National Blues Museum All Star Jam

Soulard’s Summer Concert Series continues this weekend with a special treat: the National Blues Museum All Star Jam Session. Pull up a chair with friends or stroll through Soulard’s historic neighborhood to enjoy live music from some of the most talented blues musicians in the city.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Soulard Farmers’ Market plaza
Price: Free

Gateway to the Stars: 50 Years Since Apollo

This year marks 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and the Gateway Arch National Park is celebrating with a star-filled evening beneath Downtown‘s beloved landmark. Join Washington University scientist Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins for an educational talk on moon exploration, followed by a telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter and Saturn with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8-10 p.m.
Where: Gateway Arch National Park, Arch Visitor Center
Price: Free


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