5 Ways To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis

Monday July 18, 2016

Celebrate summer’s last big weekend with music, food, and outdoor activities in St. Louis

Big Muddy Blues Festival | September 3 – 4 

Music is the big draw on Laclede’s Landing on Labor Day weekend. The Big Muddy Blues Festival is an outdoor music festival featuring 40 bands from local and nationally known artists. Musicians will perform on three stages set up throughout the Landing. Daily admission is $12 a person or you can get a two day pass for $20. Restaurants on the Landing will be serving up live music and food and drinks during the festival as well.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival | September 2 – 5

For those who love food, especially homemade pastries, the Greek Festival in the Central West End is a must on Labor Day weekend. This annual event attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy music, dancing and some of the best Greek food you’ll find anywhere. The event kicks off Friday night and continues through Labor Day.

Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park | September 2 – 4

Queeny Park hosts its fall art fair over Labor Day weekend at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex. More than 130 artists from 20 states will be showing works in various media including painting, sculpture and jewelry making. Admission is $5.

Japanese Festival | September 3 – 5

St. Louis might not be the first place you think of when it comes to celebrating Japanese culture, but each Labor Day weekend, the Missouri Botanical Garden hosts one of the largest and oldest Japanese Festivals. The event features traditional music, dancing and storytelling in the Garden’s authentic Japanese strolling gardens. Visitors can learn about the art of Origami or attend a traditional tea ceremony. Another highlight of the three-day event is the chance to see a real sumo wrestling demonstration.

Gateway Cup | September 2 – 5

Take in four days of bicycle racing in four of the city’s amazing urban neighborhoods, the 24th Annual Staenberg Group Gateway Cup includes the Tour de Lafayette, the Tour de Francis Park, the Giro della Montagna and the Benton Park Classic. Besides seeing top-notch bicyclists ride and compete, people can sign up for the Ride to Unite, the Trailnet Fun Ride or the Benton Park 5k.

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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