5 Ways To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis

Friday August 18, 2017

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 | September 1 – 3

Held at Laclede’s Landing every Labor Day weekend, this festival attracts performers and blues fans from around the globe.  This festival brings 3 stages, 45 musicians and 18 hours of music throughout the Landing.  This years festival includes Marquise Knox, Jeremiah Johnson, Big Joe Brock, Big Mike Aguirre & The Blu City All Stars and more will all be performing.

Daily admission is $10 a person or you can get a two day pass for $20. The music begins each day at 3 p.m., and goes until midnight. 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 | September 1 – 4

Gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava. . . there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than at the 100th 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, September 1st 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 | September 1 – 3

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 2 – 4

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.

UniverSoul Circus | August 24 – September 4

The Universoul Circus will guide audiences through a non-stop journey filled with some most thrilling and spellbinding performances anywhere, as the UniverSoul Circus returns to St. Louis Aug. 24 through Sept 4.  For more than 20 years this traveling circus has been crisscrossing country and creating lasting memories for kids of all ages.  There are 2 shows a morning show beginning at 10:30 am with admission starting at $10 and an evening & weekend shows starting at $19.

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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