5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis | August 24 – 26

Thursday August 23, 2018

Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including Festival of Nations, Verizon IndyCar Series, Blues at the Arch and more!

Festival of Nations | August 25 – 26

Journey to St. Louis’ enchanting Tower Grove Park to once again celebrate the international flavors and experiences of the Festival of Nations. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, the festival celebrates many diverse cultures with over 40 ethnic food booths, dancing, music, arts and gifts from around the world.

2018 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Verizon IndyCar Series | August 24 – 25

Race Week has arrived as the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the Gateway Motorsports Park welcoming the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Full-throttle events are scheduled all week, kicking off with the Coors Light Pole Night with practice and qualifying on Friday August 24, and the main event on Saturday with 250 laps that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Journey and Def Leppard and Luke Bryan | August 24 – 25

Busch will be swinging this weekend, but not with baseball bats. Music takes over the ballpark with concerts by legendary rock bands Journey and Def Leppard with Cheap Trick on Friday, August 24, and then Luke Bryan brings his ‘What Makes You Country Tour’ to the stadium on Saturday on August 25, with special guest Sam Hunt.

Blues at the Arch | August 24

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation and National Blues Museum are bringing Blues at the Arch – a free concert series featuring local, regional and national blues artists – to the newly renovated Gateway Arch National Park. Taking place Fridays this friday in the North Gateway is  Jeremiah Johnson and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.  This event is family- and dog-friendly. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Bill Maher | August 25

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Four of his ten stand-up specials for HBO–2014’s Bill Maher: Live from DC, 2007’s The Decider, 2005’s I’m Swiss, as well as the hilarious, Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong, – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

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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