5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | August 16 – 18

Thursday August 15, 2019

Below are five of the best ways to spend this weekend in St. Louis, including St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival, the Moonlight Ramble, and more!

St. Louis Fringe Festival 2019 | August 13 – 18

Explore the unique and exquisite art showcase that is the St. Louis Fringe Festival. Praised by big names like the Riverfront Times, CNN, and the New York Times, this art extravaganza brings together theatre, dance, storytelling, acrobatics, and visual art for a holistic, creative experience. Head over to this six-day festival and experience for yourself the artistry that is drawing the attention of many nationwide!

St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival | August 16 – 18

Immerse yourself in cultures from all around the world without leaving the Midwest. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many local and worldly food trucks, and listen to the best Jazz, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Rap, and Gospel music the Lou has to offer. With a beer garden, artist village, backyard games, world business expo, culinary experiences, Ferris wheel, Kid’s Island, and a graffiti wall, this festival promises hours of entertainment for people of all interests.

2019 Sinquefield Cup | August 17 – 29

If you’re seeking some excitement and competition this weekend, head over to the St. Louis Chess Club and watch as twelve of the world’s strongest chess players battle for the Sinquefield Cup. Along with the 2019 Sinquefield Cup Champion title, the winner takes home $325,000 in prize money! Be sure to catch the final installment of this year’s elite international Grand Chess Tour! 

Rise Up Festival | August 17

Join Rise, an organization focused on enriching and building communities in St. Louis, for their one-day street festival on Washington Avenue. Come celebrate the ongoing revitalization happening in our city while enjoying live music from local musicians, as well as entertainment from roving street entertainers and local community organizations. Also, guests may participate in the interactive art activities that highlights the outstanding work that Rise does for St. Louis. Plus, local food and drink favorites will be available for purchase!

2019 Moonlight Ramble | August 17

Hop on your bike and join thousands of riders for this year’s installment of the Moonlight Ramble! This unique biking experience takes riders on a journey through the moonlit streets of St. Louis. With both seven and seventeen mile route options, this event is suitable for riders of all skill levels. Plus, each participant will receive a glow in the dark tee shirt and access to the after-ride party with snacks, drinks, and entertainment!

We hope you enjoy your weekend in St. Louis. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page. For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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