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As we head into the end of summer, there are plenty of activities to enjoy around St. Louis. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an outdoor music experience or to sample some of the local flavors, there are many ways to enjoy the remaining weeks of summer. Here are 4 events you should catch in St. Louis this August:
When: Nightly through August 26, 2018; 7:00PM
Where: Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO
Nearly all month long at the Missouri Botanical Garden, you can experience the grounds in a new way after dark. Now through August 26th, the Botanical Garden is hosting their Flora Borealis light show event. At dusk, the Flora Borealis experience of light, sound, and moving imagery begins. Visitors can explore the 1-mile adventure through the iconic Garden locations that have been transformed. Tickets can be purchased online and are discounted on certain nights. Doors open at 7pm for visitors to enjoy a sunset walk through the grounds and to explore the Biergarten. There will be snacks and beverages to enjoy and several kid-friendly activities. Check their calendar for live entertainment acts and Star Gazing with the Astronomical Society events.
When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 6-10pm
Where: St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
This 21+ event is a fun and unique way to spend your Wednesday evening. Hosted by The Zoo Young Professionals, this event features a wine and beer tasting from 6 to 8 p.m., live music by Dirty Muggs with Johnny Henry, and delicious food and beverage vendors. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door, and Zoo members can get a discounted ticket. You can feel good knowing the proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Zoo, and your evening will support their efforts to save endangered species. With free parking on top of everything, there’s no reason to miss this great event.
When: August 17 and 24, 2018; 6:00-8:30PM
Where: Gateway Arch National Park, North Gateway by the Eads Bridge, St. Louis, MO
There are two more Fridays in August to catch Blues at the Arch. Hosted by the National Blues Museum and Gateway Arch Park Foundation, this weekly event is in its third year, and they have plenty of renowned blues acts lined up. On August 17th, Skeet Rodgers and the Inner City Blues Band performs at 6:00PM, followed by Dexter Allen at 7:30PM. The final concert of the month is on August 24th, with Jeremiah Johnson performing at 6:00PM and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at 7:30PM. Expect a relaxed atmosphere, talented musicians, and a beautiful backdrop.
When: August 17 and 24, 2018; 5-9PM
Where: Grant’s Farm, 10501 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO
If you haven’t yet visited the Food Trucks at the Farm event held at Grant’s Farm, you still have two more chances to go this month. Each Friday they extend hours until 9PM, where visitors can sample treats from several local food trucks and enjoy live musical entertainment. They rotate trucks and bands weekly, so it’s worth checking out more than once if you can. August 17th will feature a performance by Cody and Jess & Michael Pierce and food from Bombay Food Junkies, Curbside, The Southerner, and The Sweet Divine. August 24th brings music from Shotgun Creek and food from Yo Salsa, Waynos, Smokin Motion, and Kona Ice. The band goes on at 6:30PM and Anheuser-Busch will provide beer for purchase as well as complimentary samples for adults over 21.
Whether you’re passing through St. Louis in August or you’re a full-time resident, there are several noteworthy events to cap off summer in the city. Check out any of these happenings to enjoy some time outside while immersing yourself in the St. Louis community.