5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 9/1 – 9/4

Thursday August 31, 2017

Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s time for another fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together for the weekend, here are a few suggestions to help.

22nd Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival | September 1 – 3

The 22nd Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival will celebrate the musical legacy of St. Louis by featuring a 100% St. Louis lineup with more than 50 acts on 3 outdoor stages, 3 indoor stages, and two events at the National Blues Museum that will include tributes to Albert King and Tommy Bankhead. Other artists include Marquise Knox, Roland Johnson, Marsha Evans, Jeremiah Johnson, Kim Massie, Boo Boo Davis, Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu City All Stars, David Dee, Big George Brock and many more.

Panoramas of the City | September 2 – August 2018

The Missouri History Museum newest exhibit allows you to literally step into the past, this time with huge blow-ups of panoramic photographs.  In the first half of the 20th century, St. Louis photographers used panoramic photography to capture moments from our city’s history—everything from Charles Lindbergh’s homecoming and baseball games to protests and disaster relief. The stunning, immersive images they created celebrate St. Louis’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and document the day-to-day lives of its people.  This exhibit will use photographs to bring St. Louis’ history to life. Through these images you’ll be able to experience St. Louis’s past in a way you never have before. You’ll learn new stories about the city’s rich and diverse history, stories that have been all but forgotten. You’ll see unfamiliar images of familiar moments, images that give us a new perspective on well-known stories from our past.

Gateway Cup | September 1 – 4

If cycling is your thing, then head out to see the racers participating in the 24th edition of the Staenberg Group’s Gateway Cup, as they spin through the heart of four unique and historic St. Louis neighborhoods including Lafayette Square, St. Louis Hills, Benton Park and The Hill.

100th Annual St. Louis Greek Festival | September 1 – 4
Now in its 100th year, the festival starts Friday at 11 a.m. with “Athens in the Streets,”  a roundup of annual festival favorites including food and music. Then, throughout the weekend, the festival will offer a rich variety of food (gyros, lamb shanks, moussaka, spanakopita, and baklava), live music, folkloric dance, shopping, and tours of the beautiful St. Nicholas Church, which has been an anchor in the Central West End for more than a century.

First Fridays in Grand Center | September 1

Make a night of it! This Friday, museums and galleries in Grand Center are free and open until 9:00 pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis’s premier neighborhood for culture and entertainment.  Participating venues include Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Pulitzer Arts Foundation; the Sheldon Art Galleries; and on the Saint Louis University campus, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Come for the art and stay for dinner!

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