5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | August 2 – 4

Thursday August 1, 2019

Below are the top-five things you must do this weekend in St. Louis, including Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention, Open Highway Music Festival, and much more!

Open Highway Music Festival | July 31 – August 4

Put on your best dancing shoes and head on down to Off Broadway for five nights filled with roots rock. Headliners include favorites like North Mississippi Allstars, Justin Townes Earl, Hayes Carll, and more! Before the show, visit the patio for food from Grace Meats + 3 and drink specials from 4Hands, Urban Chestnut, and Echo Echo Wines.

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention | July 21 – September 15

Visit the St. Louis Art Museum this weekend, and immerse yourself in the iconic, multi-faceted artwork of Paul Gauguin. This exhibition boasts a showcase of ninety paintings, ceramics, prints, wood carvings, and writings, all of which inspired by the people he met and the places he saw during his global travels. See for yourself how Gauguin’s artistic style evolved throughout his career, moving from Impressionism to post-Impressionism by experimenting with color and flattening space and forms!

A Midsummer Night’s Drink | August 2

Eat, drink, and celebrate St. Louis’ art community atop the Centene Center for the Arts, located in the heart of Grand Center. This annual event gives praise to artistry in all forms, including live creation, music, and more! With an open bar, delectable hors d’oeuvres, live music, and the best views of downtown, A Midsummer Night’s Drink is a must-do this weekend.

Route 66 BBQ Blast | August 3

St. Louis is known for its mouth-watering barbecue, and this weekend, Eureka is celebrating this local legacy with their Route 66 BBQ Blast! With some of the best BBQ that this area has to offer, a classic car show, hayrides, kid’s activities, cooking demonstrations, and a petting zoo, this festival is guaranteed to entertain the entire family for hours. Plus, SUPERJAM will be closing the festivities!

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Grand Re-Opening | August 1 – 4

With river levels getting back to normal, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are back to cruising on the St. Louis Riverfront. Enjoy some of the best views of the Gateway Arch and St. Louis’ working riverfront on a riverboat cruise.  Celebrate this weekend with an array of events and activities. Check out gatewayarch.com/riverboats for a full schedule.

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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