5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 9/22 – 9/24

Thursday September 21, 2017

Happy Friday! 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.

We Are Shakespeare | September 21 – November 4

Celebrate the Bard with a witty exhibit that kicks the dust off the pages. You and your friends and family can spin the Oracle Wheel, find your favorite Shakespearian character on the Character Wall, see period costumes, engage in a mock sword fight, participate in an Insult Battle, discover words that Shakespeare coined that we still use today and enjoy stunning visual and print materials from the Library’s collection.

Strange Folk Festival: Wheneverland | September 22 – 24

Shop from 200 indie makers, designers, and artists coming from all over the country. Some people call Strange Folk Festival “Etsy in person” and they curate the best established brands and up and coming makers to set up shop in the shady pastures of Carondelet Park near Horseshoe Lake.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest | September 22 – 24

As is tradition, the Oktoberfest experience starts with bier. UCBC’s OktoberFestbier/Märzen (Oachkatzlschwoaf), along with Zwickel and Schnickelfritz will be available in half-liter & liter pours at the fest. Oktoberfest St. Louis will also feature the standard fare found at Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration, i.e. pretzels, brats, currywurst, roasted chicken, and frikadellen. Popular Oktoberfest competitions like Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding contests) and Fingerhackeln (finger wrestling) will make a return, as will a great line-up of polka & oompah-thumping music from the Bolzen Beer Band, Die Spitzbaum, Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band, The Deutschmeister Brass Band, St. Louis Express, Larry Hallar, Uber Cool, and many more local, popular acts.

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival | September 22 – 24

Soulard, St. Louis’ French heritage district, goes Latino this weekend with the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival, the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area.  Visitors can shop at more than 70 food and craft, take lessons in salsa and bachata. Live Latino bands will entertain with salsa, merengue, Latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata music. Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Panama, Bolivia and Colombia will perform. At the cultural Village visitors can purchase foods and beverages from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Belize and more.

St. Louis Renaissance Festival | September 23 – October 15

Travel back in time and step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century village called Petit Lyon. Immerse yourself in the costumes and mannerisms of the era. Thrill to the exploits of jousting knights on thundering steeds. Roam the village shops for unique crafts and goods as artisans demonstrate period skills. Delight in comedy, music and feats of derring-do. Feast on delicious food and drink while strolling minstrels entertain. Interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and personalities of ages past.

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