Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2019 In St. Louis

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Celebrate summer’s last big weekend with free events, outdoor activities and cultural experiences in St. Louis

Labor Day Weekend Festivals & Events

Big Muddy Blues Festival | August 31

Held at Laclede’s Landing every Labor Day weekend, this festival attracts performers and blues fans from around the region.  The 24th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival local musicians from around the region to perform for FREE on the Laclede’s Landing.  This years festival includes Marquise Knox, Jeremiah Johnson, David Dee, Big George Brock, and more will all be performing.

Blues at the Arch | August 30

Friday, August 30 the Gateway Arch will be filled with the sounds of music as Blues at The Arch takes center stage.  Taking the stage that night for the concert series grand finale will be St. Louis’ own Marquise Knox and Taz Niederauer.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival | August 30 – September 2

Gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava. . . there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than at the St. Louis Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Central West End neighborhood. The annual festival features live entertainment. delicious food and drink, and free tours of the beautiful church.

Japanese Festival | August 31 – September 2

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.

The Gateway Cup | August 30 – September 2

Take in four days of bicycle racing in four of the city’s amazing urban neighborhoods, the 35th edition of the Gateway Cup includes the Tour de Lafayette, the Tour de Francis Park, the Giro della Montagna and the Benton Park Classic.

Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park | August 30 – September 1

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.

Labor Day Things To Do

Catch the Cardinals all weekend long

Round out summer with a holiday weekend at the ballpark as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants.  In case you needed a few reasons to get to Busch Stadium this weekends game will feature a 2004 National League Champions Beer Stein giveaway and Military Appreciation Night on Friday August 30, Star Wars Day on Saturday, August 31st, and a Yadier Molina Funko POP! giveaway on Monday, September 2.  Looking for things to do before and after? We’ve got you covered with a guide for where to go before and after a Cardinals Game

Row on the Mississippi

Take advantage of the summer days and head out on an STL Riverfront Adventure with Big Muddy Adventures.  For the STL Riverfront Adventure, make your way down to the cobblestones Arch parking lot where you will be taken nine miles up the Mississippi where you will jump into big 30-foot voyageur canoes ready to set off on the great Mississippi.  Trips include stop for snakes on a pristine wild river island, as well as  paddling under six bridges in the approach back to downtown St. Louis.

Craft Beer Lovers

Take the craft beer lover in your life on a brews cruise around St. Louis. With more than 80 beermakers in and around the St. Louis-area boundaries, here are 6 unofficial routes to help you experience St. Louis’ beer scene. To learn more about St. Louis unique beer history and culture, check out these breweries in St. Louis.


You’ve put in all that hard work exploring St. Louis this weekend.  Now, it’s time to enjoy an end-of-summer meal at one of our many local restaurants. To explore St. Louis’ innovative culinary scene, we’ve put together this handy guide that showcases our rich neighborhoods and different cuisines.

Make a Splash

Labor Day weekend is your final chance of the year to take in the sun and make a splash at one of our many family-friendly outdoor water parks including Six Flags St. Louis Hurricane Harbor and Raging Rivers in Grafton.

Animal Encounters

Labor Day Weekend means the last days of extended hours at the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park on Friday through Monday for Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends.  “Splish splash” with the stingrays, “cha-cha” with the cheetahs, “salsa” with the sea lions or “two-step” with the tigers at the final Jungle Boogie concert series with Tickets to the Beatles or touch and feed the unique and fascinating stingrays at caribbean cove.

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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