5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis | June 22 – 24

Thursday June 21, 2018

Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including Pride Weekend festivities, NASCAR-ARCA Weekend, Vintage Bliss Market and more.

Pride Festivals | June 23 – 24

This will be the most colorful weekend of the year as an estimated 300,000 attendees will visit PrideFest STL (June 23 – 24) in Soldiers Memorial Park. It is one of the most-attended LGBT events in the Midwest. And don’t forget to take in the fun at Tower Grove Pride (June 23) as well. This is a free, diverse, open, and community-centric festival dedicated to bringing people together for fun and mutual support.

Loop Arts Festival | June 21 – 23

Loop Arts Festival takes over University City to celebrate and honor the local arts community with three days of visual art, music, dance, and culinary events. Make Music Day falls on June 21 and features a litany of free concerts from local musicians, both professional and amateur. The following day, wander along Delmar during the Celebration of Literary and Visual Arts, including an art and literary walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Chalk The Loop rounds out the weekend as professional artists and beginners create chalk masterpieces next to Chuck Berry Plaza.

Pig & Swig BBQ Festival | June 22

Head to Ballpark Village in Downtown St. Louis for seven hours of live music, six local barbecue vendors, including Salt + Smoke, Sugarfire, and Bogart’s, whiskey tastings, a kid zone, and more. Forty additional vendors go head-to-head in an on-site barbecue competition across five categories starting at 5 p.m.

Vintage Bliss Market at Westport Plaza | June 23 – 24

Westport Plaza in the Maryland Heights neighborhood brings the region’s best vintage artisans and retro retailers to a one-of-a-kind shopping event this Summer.  The fifth annual Vintage Bliss Market will take over the village at Westport Plaza, Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. Customers can shop for vintage, antique, handmade and re-purposed goods from a variety of vendors selling everything from decorative items, home furnishings and fabrics to jewelry, clothing, and art – all created with a vintage aesthetic.

NASCAR-ARCA Weekend | June 22 – 23

Race fans are gearing up for the NASCAR-ARCA Weekend that will bring both the ARCA Menards Series Papa Nicholas 150 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Villa Lighting Eaton 200 to Gateway Motorsports Park. To learn more about these high-octane events, read Taylor Harris’ piece posted on STLRacing.

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 here. For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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