Happening in the Lou

August 18th – 20th

This is the section of the blog where you can find out what’s going on in your home town! STL is a haven for amazing restaurants, art, festivals and great local music. Check out our list below of what’s going on this weekend! Make sure to tag us in your Instagram posts, see you there! #bestrestaurantsinstl 

This is going to be a weekly feature of ours, make sure to check back each week when planning your weekend! Do you want your event to be featured? Email us at bestrestaurantsinstl@gmail.com 

We broke everything down by category and day. Here is your guide, purple = art, orange = food, blue = music, red = sports , green = festival or event 

All Weekend Long

St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival ***

***Guys! There’s a food truck row too!!!***

Fri., Aug. 18, 5-10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

“The fest has an expanded entertainment lineup on two stages, a mixology challenge, a small armada of food trucks and more than twenty eateries on Restaurant Row, a large ramp with bike and skateboard demos, Paint Louis’ graffiti wall and a children’s area. The St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival takes place at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Admission is free, but bring money for concessions.” Riverfront Times


Festival of the Little Hills

Main street Old St. Charles

This Year’s Festival Dates:

Friday, August 18th: 4PM- 10PM/ Saturday, August 19th: 9:30AM- 10PM/ Sunday, August 20th: 9:30AM- 5PM

More info here.

A Century of Japanese Prints

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28, 2018. Japan had a long history of woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) that, although now recognized for their artistic qualities, were at the time purely commercial works. Admission is free.


Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends

 8:00 am – 7:00 pm The St.Louis Zoo, Every weekend through September 4, 2017


Black Pride Festival

Friday 6:30pm @Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

“Saturday is also Black Pride Day at Six Flags (4900 Six Flags Road, Pacific), with the official All White After Party beginning at 9 p.m. at the Blue Pearl (2336 Cherokee Street)

Sunday is the big day, with an 11 a.m. brunch at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue), followed by the Black Pride Festival at 1 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Sarah Street and Manchester Avenue.” Riverfront Times

For Additional Info:  www.blackpridestl.org


9 to 5 The Musical

Friday the 18th 8 p.m., Saturday the 19th 4 & 8 p.m. and Sunday the 20th, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Performances take place at the Robert G. Reim Theatre (111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood). Tickets are $47 to $63.

August 18th

Lady Antebellum: You Look Good Tour 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 @7:00 pm Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Parking is included in the ticket price, just drive and park! Elite Parking is also available for $30 per car. Act today – You’ll be able to arrive late and park close at the concert! You’ll even have access to an efficient and dedicated exit at the end of the show!


SLU Women’s Soccer v. Miami Ohio

@Robert R. Hermann Stadium: Friday 7pm.  Buy tickets here $10 general admission.


Taste & See with the Nine Network and Feast TV: Urban Farm to Fork

Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @Public Media Commons

“Taste & See is a well-priced, alfresco evening out the third Friday of the month, May–September. Two to three small food portions from up to 10 restaurants and drink vendors are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $15 per person. Event starts at 7:00 p.m. Food and select beverages served from 7:00–8:30 p.m. Music and cash bar from 7:00–10:00 p.m.” St. Louis Post Dispatch

August 19th

Mojo Craft Beer and Music Festival

ft. Story Of The Year, P.O.D., Unwritten Law, The Orwells, Lucky Boys Confusion, and more! Plus, beer tastings with over 80 crafts beers on tap!

Saturday August 19th
Starts at 1pm to general admission @Jefferson Barracks Park

Check full schedule here.


SLU Men’s Soccer v. Kentucky

@Robert R. Hermann Stadium: Saturday 7pm.  Buy tickets here  $10 general admission.


Back to the 80s with Howard Jones, Modern English, The English Beat and more

7pm @Family Arena, St. Charles, MO.

Tickets here.


Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Saint Louis FC

7:30pm @World Wide Technology Soccer Park

Tickets here.


Happy Together (21+ Event)

8pm @River City Casino

Tickets here.

August 20th

SLU Women’s Soccer v. Vanderbilt

@Robert R. Hermann Stadium: Sunday 1pm.  Buy tickets here  $10 general admission.

Here is our list of local restaurants coming soon / new restaurants to try! 

Grace Meat + Three, 4270 Manchester 

WildSmoke Waterloo, IL 

Dewey’s Pizza O’Fallon 

Wicked Greenz O’Fallon 

Salt + Smoke, 5652 Hampton 

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta, 14173 Clayton 

Half & Half, 220 W.Lockwood 

Extra Brut, 16 S. Bemiston 

Taco Buddha, 7405 Pershing

St.Louis Kolache (Foodtruck) 

Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery 

Taze Mediterranean Street Food, S. Euclid 


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2 thoughts on “Happening in the Lou

  1. Emily Lowery

    There’s so much happening in STL this weekend than I realized! Thanks for putting this together, it’s great to see everything that’s happening in one place!


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