What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
A chill has finally crept into the air in St. Louis, which means it’s time for thick sweaters, hot lattes and all things pumpkin. Get excited for Halloween this weekend with several spooky-themed parties and festivals.
Oktoberfest at the Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts another gourmet evening this weekend, this time ensconced in fall foliage. The event features representatives from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors speaking about German wines and beers. The five-course meal begins at 7 p.m. at the Spink Pavilion.
When: Oct. 18 from 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
Price: $70 per guest plus tax and gratuity
Terror at Tower Grove Park
Don’t miss the 3rd annual Terror at Tower Grove Park, a four-hour Halloween-themed event featuring live music, food trucks, drink vendors, fire pits, games, arts and crafts, and classic festival fare like kettle corn and funnel cake. Come in your Halloween costume to participate in the costume contest and to trick-or-treat to each booth. Bring a picnic blanket for the Halloween film presented by Frontyard Features.
When: Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Rainbow Kitten Surprise at the Pageant
Longtime fans and concert-lovers should make their way to the Pageant on Friday night to see this genre-bending folk indie band take the stage. Rainbow Kitten Surprise is beloved for their diverse influences, for harmonies that pluck at your heartstrings and, of course, for their adorably absurd band name.
When: Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Pageant
Wellspent Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Wellspent Brewery hosts a spooky Halloween-themed movie night starting at dusk. Nosh on free popcorn, pick up something heartier from the Tamale Man or bring your own picnic basket.
When: Oct. 19 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Wellspent Brewing
Price: Drinks for purchase
Party in the Patch
The Halloween spirit comes to Shaw Park this weekend, hosted by the cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Maplewood and Richmond Heights. Kids ages 14 and under are welcome to this fall festival featuring a candy hunt, hay rides, inflatable bouncy houses, games and more. Children’s tickets include a hot dog dinner.
When: Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Shaw Park
Price: $10, $8 pre-register
Ghosts of the Arch Stargazing Experience
Learn about St. Louis’ colonial past and get lost in the stars this weekend with a free telescope viewing at the Gateway Arch, led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society. If you’re curious about how the weather will affect visibility, call (314) 655-1750 ext. 472 on Saturday evening.
When: Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Gateway Arch
Byrd & Barrel’s 3rd Year Anniversary Bash
Byrd & Barrel celebrates three years serving up juicy chicken Nugz, some of the best brussel sprouts in St. Louis, and more creative Southern-inspired cuisine in the Cherokee neighborhood. Head to the restaurant this weekend for a party including local pop-up vendors, live music and DJs, a bouncy house and more.
When: Oct. 20 from 3-10 p.m.
Where: Byrd & Barrel
Price: Food and drink for purchase
Boowood Halloween Party
Bowood Farms plant nursery hosts their own family-friendly Halloween bash this Saturday, including a kids scavenger hunt, arts, crafts and free snacks. The neighboring Café Osage will also offer food and drink specials throughout the afternoon.
When: Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.
Where: Bowood Farms
Price: Free to attend