5 Ways To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis

Wednesday August 15, 2018

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Come to St. Louis to celebrate summer’s last big weekend with music, food, outdoor activities and culture. Here are 5 ways to make the trip a memorable one.

Big Muddy Blues Festival | August 31 – September 2

Held at Laclede’s Landing every Labor Day weekend, this festival attracts performers and blues fans from around the globe.  The 23rd Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival brings 3 outdoor stages, 4 indoor stages, 65+ St. Louis musicians, and 19 hours of music throughout the landing.  This years festival includes Marquise Knox, Kim Massie, Soulard Blues Band, Big George Brock, Big Mike & The Blu City All Stars and more will all be performing.

Daily admission is $15 a person or you can get a two day pass for $25. The music begins each day at 3 p.m., and goes until 11pm. Restaurants on the Landing will be serving up food and drinks during the festival, whenever you need a break or a bite to eat.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival | August 31 – September 3

Gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava. . . there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than at the Annual St. Louis Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Central West End neighborhood. The annual festival features live entertainment with music by Christos Sarantakis and folk dancing by the St. Nicholas Greek Dancers. Enjoy delicious food & drink, a tour of the beautiful church, and browse the gift shop featuring imported items from Athens.!

The fun reigns supreme from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day at the the corner of Forest Park and Kingshighway. Start the holiday weekend at our Kick-Off Event on Friday, August 31st starting at 11:00 a.m. at Athens On The Street Sponsored by Tramar Contracting Inc. on Forest Park Ave! (Select menu of Festival Favorites, Beverages, and Live Music).

Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park | August 31 – September 2

Queeny Park hosts its fall art fair over Labor Day weekend at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex.  The annual art fair features more than 130 artists from 20 states showing works in various media including painting, sculpture and jewelry making.  In addition the art fair includes children’s activities and wine tastings.  Admission to the art fair is $5 per person.

Japanese Festival | September 1 – 3

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebrating the culture and traditions of Japan when the annual Japanese Festival returns to St. Louis! From traditional music to martial arts, sumo to sushi, bon odori dancing to bonsai displays and thunderous taiko drumming to Tea House Island tours, the three-day Labor Day weekend is filled with sights, sounds and experiences for the entire family.  Tickets to the festival are $15 for adults and $5 for children and Garden members.

The Gateway Cup | August 31 – September 3

Take in four days of bicycle racing in four of the city’s amazing urban neighborhoods, the 34th edition of the Gateway Cup includes the Tour de Lafayette, the Tour de Francis Park, the Giro della Montagna and the Benton Park Classic.

St. Louis Cardinals | August 31 – September 2

Spend the final weekend of summer at Busch Stadium as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds and look to close out the season on a high note.

For a full list of what’s happening Labor Day weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of events.

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