7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Rock the Park
Join in on the action as concertgoers flood Forest Park’s Central Field, Sept. 6-7, for LouFest, a St. Louis born-and-bred music festival featuring chart-topping headliners along with plenty of local acts, eats and art. Nationally recognized names like Outkast, Arctic Monkeys and Cake will take the stage along with 37 other bands from across the country. In between acts, don’t forget to check out the always impressive array of local food and craft vendors. For tickets, visit loufest.com.
2/ Fly Away
Keep your eyes to the sky, Sept. 19-20, during the 42nd annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Watch as dozens of hot air balloons illuminate Forest Park’s Central Field during the Friday night balloon glow, followed by fireworks. On Saturday, enjoy live music and entertainment before the balloons take off for the afternoon race. For more info, visit greatforestparkballoonrace.com.
3/ Support Local
See the best St. Louis artists have to offer at Art Outside, an annual alternative art fair hosted by Schlafly Bottleworks, Sept. 5-7. While checking out the works of more than 50 area artists, sip on a Schlafly brew and enjoy eats from the Bottleworks kitchen. Also, be sure to catch live music from area performers that are sure to keep the crowd going all weekend long. For more info, visit schlafly.com/events/calendar.
4/ Walk Down Memory Lane
Celebrate the rich history and bright future of our city at the St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games, Sept. 12-14 at Forest Park. The annual event offers a nod to the past through engaging historical displays and tours and showcases today’s talent with musical performances, art exhibits and food from area eateries. For more info, visit stlworldsfare.com.
5/ Eat Up
See what the region’s greatest culinary minds are cooking up at the 10th annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, Sept. 19-21. Chefs from around the area will congregate at the Chesterfield Village and Amphitheater to serve up their signature dishes and compete in the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale. The weekend will also include demos from national culinary celebrities, live music and beer samplings. For more info, visit tastestl.com.
6/ Join the Fashion Frenzy
Celebrate the upcoming season of STLFW at FABRIC: Featuring the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards, Saint Louis Fashion Week’s Official Kickoff Party, on Sept. 26. The event will feature a cocktail reception and the much anticipated main attraction, the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards, which honor the region’s top fashion bloggers. For tickets, visit stlfw.com.
7/ Get Crafty
Take to the streets of Clayton for the Saint Louis Art Fair, an annual showcase of carefully curated fine arts and crafts from across the country. From Sept. 5-7, tens of thousands of art enthusiasts will gather to admire paintings, photographs, sculptures and many other one-of-akind works that consistently rank the Saint Louis Art Fair as one of the nation’s best. For more info, visit culturalfestivals.com.
Courtesy of Art Outside.