5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis | September 28 – 30
Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including Strange Folk Festival, Oktoberfest at Urban Chestnut, and more!
David Hutson, Memory & Desire: A Personal Exploration of Neon Art, Past and Present | September 28 – January 13
Make your way over to the Laumeire Sculpture Park to see David Hutson Neon Art. The exhibit features iconic neon signs that once dotted the St. Louis landscape alongside new and original works. St. Louis artist David Hutson’s newly created works will be showcased alongside 14 neon signs that have been restored for the exhibit. Highlights include signs from bygone local businesses such as Big Boy’s Restaurant, Bang’s Ice Cream, Saratoga Bowl in Maplewood, Curlee Clothing downtown and Klund’s Baker.
Strange Folk Festival | September 28 – 30
For a truly awe-inducing conglomerate of local small businesses, venture to Carondelet Park this weekend. This indie craft show featuring your favorite local makers and visiting talent. You’ll always find unique handmade wares, the best local bands, mobile restaurants, and atmospheric whimsy.
Oktoberfest St. Louis 2018 | September 28 – 30
Urban Chestnut’s annual Munich-style celebration with German food, amusements, live music, and of course, German Bier is this weekend! This year Urban Chestnut has partnered with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, located in Grand Center Arts District, to bring you a full music line up featuring local artists across two main stages. To accommodate its thousands of annual attendees, the festival will span three full days and run along Washington Avenue from UCBC’s Biergarten to the Big Top Tent, the home of Circus Flora. Bier begins pouring and the fest grounds open on Friday at noon.
Funk Fest 2018 | September 28 – 30
It’s time to get funky! Schlafly Beer and Dottown records presents Funk Fest 13! The 13th annual South Broadway Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Funk Festival showcases 24 bands at 3 different venues included Broadway Oyster Bar, BB’s Jazz Blues and Soups and the Beale on Broadway.
Arianna String Quartet | September 28
It may be a bit of a drive, but The Arianna Quartet performance on Friday evening at the Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville is surely worth your time as this group has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Their live performances have been heard worldwide on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” and “Live from Music Mountain,” which broadcasts to 125 stations in the U.S. and to 35 countries.
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.