5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | July 19 – 21

Friday July 19, 2019

Below are the top-five things to do in St. Louis this weekend, including the Juniors and Girls Chess Championship, the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party, and more!

Grease- Stages St. Louis | July 19 – August 18

Travel back in time to Rydell High, and experience the humorous, nostalgic story that has been capturing the attention and hearts of viewers for decades. Hear the classic songs, like Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin,’ that make it hard not to dance in your seat. Even if you’ve seen Grease fifty times, there’s something special about seeing this show live. Even though this live showing incorporates many unique elements, the production stays true to the original story that everyone loves and adores.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party | July 20

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the Moonrise Hotel is commemorating this giant leap for mankind with an out-of-this-world celebration. Put on your best moon and space themed attire and head over to this rooftop bash, filled with lunar-themed drinks, small plates, and live music. Plus, the best dressed attendee will win a gift certificate for a future one-night stay at the hotel! There is no better way to celebrate this historical feat than under the Moonrise’s very own man-made moon!

Juniors and Girls Chess Championship | Through July 20

Seeking excitement this weekend? Pay a visit to the Saint Louis Chess Club to spectate both the 2019 U.S. Junior and Girls Chess Championships. This prestigious, invitation-only tournament features the most promising chess playing students in the nation. This Saturday marks the final round for both tournaments, and the rightful winners will be crowned. Witness who will take first place in this nation-wide competition this weekend.

Big Muddy Adventures – Missouri River Day Trip | July 21

Escape the noise of city life and travel just outside of St. Louis for a day trip filled with paddling and floating down the Missouri, North America’s longest river! This day trip is curated to ensure that floaters will see all of the best sights that this river has to offer, including morel mushroom-filled islands and migrating pelicans. The clear water of the Missouri River and the lush forests surrounding it promise a day full of beauty, serenity, and adventure.

Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show | July 21

Whether you are an exotic animal novice or connoisseur, this family-friendly event is perfect for anyone who has an interest in animals. Being one of the largest shows in the region, this event will showcase an enormous variety of exotic animals and provide attendees knowledge on how to care for them. Spend your Sunday with animal lovers who’ve dedicated their lives to caring for these reptiles, and possibly go home with a new pet at the end of the day!

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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