12 Things to Do in St. Louis this August
Savor summer with a month of can’t-miss events, festivals and more in St. Louis. Here’s all the information on things to do this August in St. Louis.
Blues at the Arch | Fridays in August: 4, 11, 18 and 25
Friday nights in August at the Gateway Arch will be filled with the sounds of music as Blues at The Arch takes center stage on the riverfront. Stay tuned for these local artists: Big George Brock and Lil’ Ray Neal (Aug. 4), followed by and Carolyn Mason, Mickey Rodgers, and David Dee (Aug. 11), after that Green McDonough Band, Joe Metzka, and Mark “Muleman” Massey on (Aug. 18), and the grand finale will be Marquise Knox and Dexter Allen (Aug. 25).
Moonlight Ramble | August 5
The 54th Annual Moonlight Ramble, the world’s original nighttime bike ride, returns to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday, August 5. Attracting thousands of riders each year, the Moonlight Ramble includes a leisurely bike ride under the light of the moon through the streets of St. Louis, live musical entertainment, a glow-in-the-dark commemorative event t-shirt, and a family-friendly pre-ride and after-ride party. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume and Best Bike Décor. Participants can choose between a short (9.5 miles) ride and a long (18.5 miles) ride. Riders should arrive to 8th & Cerre Street between 9pm-11:45pm; the ride starts promptly at 12:01am.
Chris Stapleton – All American Road Show | August 5
Chris Stapleton brings his All American Road Show tour to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb.
The Muny: Newsies | August 7 – 13
Don’t miss the final show at the Muny in Forest Park. The 2012 Broadway musical, and Newsies now makes its long-awaited Muny premiere. With incredible music by Alan Menken, Newsies reveals the thrilling story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899 – how a bunch of rag tag orphans took on the mighty Joe Pulitzer and nearly brought down the city of New York. Newsies at The Muny is guaranteed to make headlines.
Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour | August 14
Green Day brings their Revolution Radio tour to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre with special guest Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Festival of the Little Hills | August 18 – 20
One of the best craft fairs in the St. Louis area is the Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles. Historic Main Street and Frontier Park are filled with booths selling everything from jewelry and art, to kids clothes and holiday decorations. More than 300 vendors from 30 states set up shop during the three day event. Shopping isn’t the only attraction though. There’s live music, kids activities and some of the best festival food around.
St. Louis World’s Fare | August 18 – 20
The St. Louis World’s Fare: Heritage Festival & Games is a FREE annual event celebrating all that makes St. Louis great! From family activities, and live musical performances to historical exhibitions, live art displays, and a business expo supporting innovative ideas and small business, the World’s Fare will be a festival that has something for all to enjoy.
St. Louis Speed Festival | August 19 – 26
The St. Louis Speed Festival kicks off a weeklong celebration for the Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. The festival offers a chance to run or bike the raceway, Cardinals baseball night at Busch Stadium, a golf tournament, drive appearances and many more activities.
Missouri Botanical Garden – Garden of Glass Exhibit | Through August 21
If you haven’t seen the Garden of Glass exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden now is your chance before it’s gone on August 21st. The exhibit follows a path of works of art from glass maker Craig Mitchell. The exhibit features 30 nature-inspired sculptures throughout the Climatron.
Solar Eclipse | August 21
Chances are you’ve heard about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Science enthusiasts have been waiting for years to witness this eclipse that is set to block the sun over parts of the greater St. Louis area on Monday, August 21. The last time a total solar eclipse was seen in our region, the year was 1442. Take the family to experience this piece of history or one of the events surrounding this momentous occasion.
The inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series is coming to Gateway Motorsports park on Saturday, August 25. You you won’t want to miss America’s best drivers compete against drivers from around the world.
Festival of Nations | August 26 – 27
Journey to St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park and enjoy an array of international flavor at the Festival of Nations on August 26 & 27. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, the festival celebrates many diverse cultures with over 40 ethnic food booths, dancing, music, arts and gifts from across the globe.