5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend 10/16-10/18

Thursday October 15, 2015

Happy Friday! It’s time for a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.

Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon: October 16–18
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is famous for keeping runners motivated by blasting music at every major corner on the path. Visit the two-day fitness expo at America’s Center to check out the latest workout gear, and support your favorite runners on race day. See website for a full schedule of events.

Eighth Annual Fest-of-Ale: October 16
This event celebrates local beer. The region’s microbreweries bring their best offerings to the Garden for sampling. Ticket price includes a commemorative tasting glass, beer sampling, appetizers, and live music by Grass Fed Mule (featuring members of Acoustics Anonymous and Clusterpluck). All event proceeds benefit the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden.

Schlafly Great Pumpkin Festival: October 17
Carve a pumpkin and fill up on homemade pumpkin pie at this fall fair and pig roast at Schlafly Bottleworks. Enjoy a pig platter with applesauce, coleslaw, or mac and cheese while sipping seasonal favorites, including the popular Pumpkin Ale. Live music, family activities, and more than 15 area vendors will also be part of the fun. Free. Noon–7 p.m.,

Saint Louis Art Museum Family Sunday: Discover America: October 18
Celebrate the American Arts Experience as you travel through America’s past, starting in Pre-Columbian times and working your way up to modern art and design. Explore ancient American sculptures, early colonial design, and some of this country’s most well-known modern artists with a tour of the collection and art activities. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 p.m. Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gateway Arch Riverboat Oktoberfest Cruise: October 18
Savor an authentic German buffet and listen to music or dance along to the live German band while enjoying the views of Downtown St. Louis. Reservations Required.

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