St. Louis Spring and Summer Festivals 2023
From Late March through Labor Day, you’ll find special events in St. Louis that include fairs and festivals for culture and music lovers, craft beer enthusiasts, and more. Here are the 2023 St. Louis Fairs and Festivals this Spring and Summer to check out on your next visit.
Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival | March 24-25, 2023
It’s the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest – and one that you shouldn’t miss! Head to the Schlafly Tap Room on March 24 and 25, when 20 professional shuckers promise to put on a show. There will be more than 10 stouts on tap to pair with your oysters and live music in the background.
St. Louis Earth Day Festival | April 22-23, 2023
Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations; meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values; catch local musical acts and performance art; participate in a number of hands-on educational activities; and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian and vegan options.
St. Louis Microfest | May 6, 2023
Join beer-lovers from everywhere in a tasting of over 100 international and craft beers at the Annual St. Louis Microfest. The festival includes live music, a silent auction, tastes from 75 breweries, food and fun!
Cherokee Cinco de Mayo | May 6, 2023
What started a decade ago as a few booths has blossomed into one of the city’s biggest and happiest festivals. Sample delicious food from Cherokee’s Mexican and South American eateries, listen to live music, and more.
Laumeier Art Fair | May 12-14, 2023
The Annual Art Fair not only features up to 150 juried artists from across the country but also local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, and live music. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s dedication to creativity, community connections, and the restorative benefits of art and nature.
Taste of Maplewood | May 19-20, 2023
The festival is a culmination of Maplewood and Richmond Heights’ most renowned restaurants, beloved boutiques, and unique specialty stores. In its 10th year the event’s vibe is distinct and unmistakable, radiating the culture and character of the businesses in the area. In addition to the food and libations, visitors will enjoy live entertainment on two stages, and much more!
St. Louis African Arts Festival | May 27-29, 2023
This African Arts Festival includes an African marketplace, African arts and crafts, health village, jewelry, clothing, oils, African films, authentic foods, children’s activities, cultural demonstrations and more.
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night | May 31 – June 25, 2023
For the 23rd Annual free production in Forest park, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents “Twelfth Night.” Twelfth Night is bursting with romance, music and high times. The tale of Viola and her shipwrecked twin brother – separated and finding their way in a strange new world – this year’s Shakespeare in the Park sets them in glamorous, celebrity-filled Miami. In a world of appearances, not everyone is who they seem, but love is love in this glorious Latin-inflected story of longing and reinvention.
Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | June 2-4, 2023
The 1.25-mile oval at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. will host a NASCAR Cup Series race when the nation’s premier stock car racing series makes a stop at the track.
The Muny 105 | June 12 -August 20, 2023
The Muny’s 105th season includes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 12-18), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (June 22-30), Chess (July 5-11), West Side Story (July 15-21), Little Shop of Horrors (July 25-31), Rent (August 4-10) and Sister Act (August 14-20).
Pridefest St. Louis | June 24-25, 2023
PrideFest St. Louis is one of the most-attended Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the Midwest region. Held in the green spaces outside of Soldiers Memorial, Market Street between North Tucker and North 15th. Grab some food and take in some entertainment. Don’t miss the Pride Parade down Market Street on Sunday.
Fair Saint Louis | July 2-4, 2023
Celebrate our nation’s independence with something for everyone at Fair Saint Louis! A free admission festival under the iconic Gateway Arch featuring concerts, firework displays and more.
Let Them Eat Art | July 7, 2023
Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day. This neighborhood event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food & drink by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors. Let Them Eat Art is not an art fair; it’s a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.
Art Hill Film Series | July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023
Join the Saint Louis Art Museum when the Museum’s front yard is transformed into the city’s biggest cinema. It’s a St. Louis tradition of films, food and music.
23rd Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase | July 21-30, 2023
The 23rd Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed by St. Louis-area residents. See a range of films from narrative and documentary features to multi-film compilations of fiction, experimental, and documentary shorts.
Blues at the Arch | August 11-13, 2023
Experience blues music like never before on the Arch grounds! Gateway Arch Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Blues Museum and the National Park Service, is thrilled to host Blues at the Arch. The festival pays tribute to St. Louis’ storied blues history and showcases the talents of national and local entertainers along with featuring food trucks, a market, after parties and more.
Grub and Groove | August 12, 2023
At Grub & Groove in Francis Park, St. Louis’ finest musicians play to the crowd while local restaurants, breweries and distilleries keep everyone energized. During the free festival, attendees can enjoy delectable bites from 13 local vendors and satisfying sips at the 4 Hands Brewing Co. Draft Experience. Coming with the whole family? Head to the Kids Zone in between sets.
Moonlight Ramble | August 26, 2023
Grab your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through the streets of St. Louis with the Annual Moonlight Ramble. In addition to the bike ride the event features a vendor area, entertainment, a commemorative event shirt, and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks.
Bommarito Automotive Group 500 | August 26-27, 2023
The sixth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 will take place at the World Wide Technology Raceway on August 26-27. Fans will be treated to an action-packed day with entertaining content on and off the track.
Evolution Festival | august 26-27, 2023
The inaugural Evolution Festival bring rock, hip-hop, blues and country sounds to Forest Park with headliners Brandi Carlile, the Black Keys, the Black Crowes, Brittany Howard and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals.
Festival of Nations | August 27 – 28, 2023
The International Institute of St. Louis’ Festival of Nations is the bi-state region’s largest annual multicultural celebration. This year, our three stages will feature fun-filled entertainment, including professional-level dance and music troupes. Ethnic craft demonstrations & workshops, an ethnic gift bazaar, and more. Nearly 50 ethnic food booths, featuring mouth-watering delights from the four corners of the world. Free admission to the Festival of Nations.
Japanese Festival | September 2-4, 2023
Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Since 1977, the Missouri Botanical Garden has produced the annual Japanese Festival in conjunction with the Japanese Activities Committee, a coalition of several Japanese-American organizations that provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.
World’s Fair Heritage Festival | September 2-3, 2023
St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival will bring a mashup of activities and entertainment as we celebrate our St. Louis community through music, art, history, business, and local culinary hotspots. This FREE event will bring an eclectic assortment of local musicians, performers, artists, food trucks, and businesses to the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park highlighting all the wonderful diversity, history, and creativity our city has to offer.
Tennessee Williams Festival | September 7-17, 2023
The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWStL) returns for its seventh year, giving center stage to a newly reimagined and sensual Fellini-esque production of William’s romantic Sicilian love story The Rose Tattoo, directed by David Kaplan and performed in the Big Top in the Grand Arts Center.
Schlafly Art Outside Festival | September 8-10, 2023
An alternative juried and invitational art fair dedicated to showcasing local art. Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features quality and affordable art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer.
Saint Louis Art Fair | September 8-10, 2023
It’s the destination for high-end visual art and engaging live performances on two separate stages. Hosted in downtown Clayton, the fair picks just 149 artists from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. But it’s also family friendly, with a Creative Castle where younger attendees can make educational art projects.
Music at the Intersection | September 9-10, 2023
Celebrate St. Louis’ musical heritage at Music at the Intersection. From Jazz to Blues, Soul to Hip Hop, and everything in between, this festival will highlight over 60 acts on six world-renowned stages throughout the Grand Center’s Arts District.
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