10 THINGS TO DO IN ST. LOUIS IN AUGUST

July 31, 2015 admin

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The summer is marching on, but there are still plenty of things to do in and around St. Louis. Here’s a selection of fun August events to add to your calendar.

Dancing and Music at Casa Loma

Where: Casa Loma Ballroom, 2254 Iowa Ave.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturdays through Aug. 28

Why: Not only is there dancing and music, there are also dancing lessons! Each night features different styles of dance and music including swing, rock ‘n’ roll and salsa. Admission is just $10 if you’re over 21 and $12 for those under 21.

Website: http://www.casalomaballroom.com

The Monkees

Where: River City Casino, 777 River City Casino Blvd.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Why: Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork--two surviving members of The Monkees--will be carrying on the band’s tradition with a full evening of music, including an intimate acoustic set. Seats were still available as of July 31. Click the link below for more information.

Website: http://www.rivercity.com/entertainment

Budweiser Burger Battle

Where: Kaufmann Park at Soldiers Memorial, 1315 Chestnut St. in Downtown St. Louis

When: noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

Why: This event is free to attend and it pits 10 St. Louis chefs against each other in a burger cook-off! If you want to sample some of the contenders, you can purchase tickets for mini burgers. One ticket equals one burger, and you can start with 5 tickets for just $20. Of course, Budweiser beer will be available for purchase to wash it all down.

Website: RSVP here.

11th Annual Downtown Restaurant Week

Where: Various establishments in downtown St. Louis

When: Aug.3-9, 2015

Why: Restaurant week is a fabulous food event where patrons can dine at some of the best restaurants in town for just $25 per person (plus tip and tax). Diners will be able to choose from a special 3-course dinner menu. View all the menus at the link below. Reservations are suggested where available.

Website: http://www.downtownrestaurantweek.net/

Spellbound! A Musical Fable

Where: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

When: Various dates from Aug. 6-22, 2015

Why: If you love musicals, magical beings and fairy tales, you’re in luck. This show is the story of a young woman’s search for inner strength and self-acceptance that is told through a mash-up of fables and fairy tales.

Website: http://www.straydogtheatre.org/

Grapes to Glass: Winery Tour and Tasting

Where: Stone Hill Winery, 1110 Stone Hill Highway in Hermann, MO 65041

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Why: Get a behind the scenes look at the Norton vineyard, cellars, tanks and press house while learning a few secrets about Stone Hill’s success. Tickets are $25.

Website: http://www.stonehillwinery.com/

Feast in the Park at Faust

Where: Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, MO 63017

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

Why: We got a little outside of St. Louis proper for this one, but it’s a food truck party! So it has to be mentioned. So go and enjoy great eats and musical entertainment.

Website: http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ParkPages/Faust

Inaugural Defiance Wine Country Art Festival

Where: Wine Country Gardens, 2711 S. Missouri 94 in Defiance, MO

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15-16, 2015

Why: This one is just outside the city, too, but it features a work from artists and craftspeople from all over as well as select wine vintages by the glass. T

Website: http://www.defianceartfestival.com/

Emerson Free Family Night at The Magic House

Where: The Magic House at the St. Louis Children’s Museum, 516 S. Kirkwood Rd.

When: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Why: This is a special night that allows families to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits at no charge. The limit is four children per two adults.

Website: http://www.magichouse.org/

2nd Annual St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival

Where: Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, 6604 Fine Arts Dr.

When: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

Why: This two-day festival features an exciting mix from the original 1904 World’s fair and last year’s inaugural event. The fair will feature food from local eateries, live musical performances, historical exhibitions, activities and much more.

Website: http://www.stlworldsfare.com/

AND A BONUS EVENT!

Festival of Nations

Where: Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Why: This multiethnic celebration features traditional dances, music, food, exhibits, folk art demos, and crafts from cultures all over the world. The event is presented by the International Institute and various community organizations. The event is free to attend!

Website: http://www.festivalofnationsstl.org/

Enjoy!