5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | August 23 – 25

Friday August 23, 2019

Below are five of the best ways to spend this weekend in St. Louis, including Festival of Nations, Bommarito Automotive Group 500 and more!

Bommarito Automotive Group 500 | August 24

So you couldn’t make it to the Indy 500 earlier this summer? No worries. Head across the river to World Wide Technology Raceway, where the stars of IndyCar will race around the 1.25-mile oval track. Last year’s race was the track’s fastest IndyCar event to date, with an average of 156 miles per hour. Practice and qualifying get underway Friday, followed by the main event on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

2019 Sinquefield Cup  | Through August 29

The world’s top chess players compete during the last stop on the Grand Chess Tour. After the round robin-style tourney kicked off last Saturday, play resumes this weekend at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Last year’s event ended with a dramatic three-way tie between Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Levon Aronian—all of whom returned this year to compete in the 11-round cup for a chance to win the first-place prize of $90,000.

Festival of Nations | August 24 & 25

Travel the world without leaving the city during the International Institute of St. Louis’ annual Festival of Nations. Enjoy multicultural performances across three stages, craft demonstrations and workshops, and more than 40 food booths.

Blues at the Arch  | August 23

Named “Best Way to Celebrate St. Louis” by the Riverfront Times, this partnership between the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, the National Blues Museum, and the National Park Service brings renowned blues artists to the Arch grounds for free concerts. This Friday catch Big Mike Aguirre, who fronts Big Mike & the Blu City All-Stars, as well as Johnny Rawls, who’s released more than 15 albums and taken home myriad blues awards during a career spanning more than 50 years.

Jason Aldean | August 24

Recently nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Music Event of the Year at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. Jason Aldean brings his Ride All Night Tour to the Hollywood Amphitheater in St. Louis. See special guests Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver.

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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