5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend | September 22 – 25

Thursday September 22, 2022

By Rachel Huffman

Festival season continues in St. Louis, and this weekend, you can enjoy even more culture alongside music, art and food. Plus, Sept. 24 is National Public Lands Day, when you can join the community in helping to clean up the St. Louis Riverfront.

Taste of St. Louis

Free and open to the public, Taste of St. Louis will take over Ballpark Village from Sept. 23 to 25. A lineup of diverse vendors – think Chicken Out, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, Kimchi Guys, Mission Taco Joint, Salt + Smoke and Steve’s Hot Dogs – will anchor the event, while live performances by Ozomatli and Eli Young Band will entertain the hungry crowds.

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

With traditional foods, Hispanic crafts, live bands and folkloric dancers, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival will be a whirlwind of activity. Held from Sept. 23 to 25 in Soulard Park – next to Soulard Farmers Market – the festival aims to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations and the rise of the Hispanic population in the greater St. Louis area. The entire community is welcome at the free event, which also features information booths run by local cultural organizations.

May’s Night Market

Support all things local at City Foundry. Presented by 4 Hands Brewing Co., May’s Night Market celebrates the best and brightest of St. Louis vendors. On Sept. 23 from 6 to 11 p.m., attendees can shop an assortment of vintage items, clothes, jewelry, home goods, art and more. Cold drinks from the brewery and hot tunes from DJ Makossa will set the vibe, and if you get hungry, just head to the Food Hall for delicious bites from a diverse array of food stalls.

What’s Out There Weekend: St. Louis and the Missouri River Valley

On Sept. 24 and 25, What’s Out There Weekend: St. Louis and the Missouri River Valley will offer free, expert-led tours of more than two dozen sites, including Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, Citygarden, Jefferson Barracks Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center. Each tour will help shed light on the unique landscape legacy and local character of our city. Register for individual tours here.

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green spaces in their community, inspires environmental stewardship and encourages the use of open space for education, recreation and wellness. Gateway Arch National Park, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Beyond Plastics and Living Lands & Waters have partnered to organize a community trash pick-up event to help clean up the St. Louis Riverfront on Sept. 24. Recruit your friends and family members and lend a helping hand! Riverfront cleanups are 9 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of the program, there will also be a yoga session at 9:30 a.m., and from 2 to 5 p.m., B.A.R.K. Superintendents (dog ambassadors) will lead a B.A.R.K. Ranger walk around the park.

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

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