Things To Do In The Lou, This Weekend!

Below are five of the best ways to spend this weekend in St. Louis, including Blues at the Arch, SummerMarkt, and much more! 

Blues at the Arch | August 9

This weekend, The National Blues Museum and the Gateway Arch Park Foundation are kicking off their under-the-Arch concert series! Kim Masie and Kennedy Holmes, as well as Annika Chambers are headlining this weekend’s Arch ground festivities. Grab dinner and drinks from an array of restaurants, food trucks, and drink vendors on sight, then kick back and enjoy the music.

Urban Expo 2019 | August 9 – 11

August is here, which means Urban Expo is due for their 2019 return! This Back to School Community Festival’s goal is to empower their 100,000 attendees to access the programs and resources they provide to create positive change within our community’s African-American community. This year’s rendition of Urban Expo includes a job fair, book bags, family resources, health screenings, school supplies, workshops, empowerment seminars, and much more!

SummerMarkt | August 10

Calling craft beer lovers everywhere! Join fellow beer connoisseurs at Urban Chestnut’s SUMMERMARKT, and spend your Saturday drinking local brews, eating tasty food, enjoying live music, and admiring the art of 20-plus local artisans and artists. Shop local this weekend by supporting these vendors at UCBC on Washington Avenue!

Grub and Groove | August 10

Visit Francis Park’s 8th Annual Grub and Groove this weekend, a one stop shop for music, food, and drinks. This free event is perfect for all families; the kids will love the Spectrum Brands Kids Zone, and the adults will love the 4 Hands Brewing Company Draft Experience! There truly is no better way to spend a warm, summer night with loved ones than at this night in the park.

Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly, Slithery Creatures Kids Love | August 11

Feast your eyes on the coolest creatures this weekend at the Magic House’s child-friendly extravaganza. With animals as small as geckos to animals as big as pythons, visitors of all ages are guaranteed to be entertained and learn something new about reptiles. Serengeti Steve, an expert on all things reptiles, will be performing these shows and looking for tons of audience participation, promising a hands-on experience for all!

We hope you enjoy your weekend in St. Louis. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page. For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

-Source – Explore St. Louis

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