Hours are 5-11 p.m., Friday; 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday and noon-8 p.m., Sunday.
Saturday’s event begin with a free children’s fishing tournament. The St. Louis Longbeards will provide fishing poles to those without them–while quantities last.
Other events on Saturday:
9 a.m., Car Show
10 a.m., Carnival Rides and The Edge
10 a.m., Helicopter Rides and Segways
10 a.m., Craft and Food Booths Open
11 a.m.., St. Louis Longbeards (free children’s activities and crafts)
Noon-1 p.m., Dance Productions Unlimited performs at main stage
3:30-6:30 p.m., Jessie Kohut & the Boys perform
7-11 p.m., Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys perform
8:30-9 p.m. (approximate), fireworks
Noon, carnival rides, activities, booths open; helicopter rides and Segways
1 p.m., parade begins at Wilde Conference Center (Fox Campus) and finishes at Arnold City Park
So many great free events in St. Louis, such a short weekend!
You’ll have to schedule wisely to take in the free events in the Lou this weekend.
Here’s a sampling:
Free: Greentree Festival In Kirkwood This Weekend
Free: Mississippi Earthtones Festival In Alton On Saturday
Free: Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival This Weekend At Soldiers Memorial
Free: St. Louis Forest Park Balloon Race In Forest Park This Weekend
Free: Arnold Days Festival Opens Friday; Runs Through Sunday
Free: Music At Stone Hill Winery This Weekend
Need A Cool Costume? Opera Theatre Of St. Louis To Hold Liquidation Sale Saturday
Free: New Invaders Plays On Friday, Sept. 16, At Town Center Plaza In Wildwood
Free: Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival Saturday
Genealogy Expert To Speak At St. Louis County Library Headquarters Saturday
Free: Showing Of A Bug’s Life Highlights Activities Starting At 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, At St. Louis’s Lafayette Park
Free: Street Musicians To Compete For Best Of Show Trophy On Saturday, Sept. 17, At Festival In St. Louis’s Dogtown
Free: The Blind Nils To Perform At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, At St. Louis’s Tower Groves Farmers’ Market
Barter Up! Fall Barter Fest, Workshops Set For Sunday In Old North St. Louis
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Here’s another great free event this weekend in St. Louis--the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. at Soldier’s Memorial (14th and Market Streets in downtown St. Louis).
The festival include:
- Live Latino bands
- Authentic food
- Folkloric dancers
- Los Niños Kids Corner
- A low rider car cruise
The procession of hispanic flags will take place as part of the welcoming ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday starting at 15th and Chestnut streets. Participants will wear clothing from their home countries.
Highlights of the weekend include:
3-5 pm., Saturday, Kaza Nova Band
3-5 p.m., Sunday, Los Latinos salsa band
Here’s a great free event that’s become a September tradition in St. Louis–the 2011 Great Forest Park Balloon Race. It’s happening this weekend in Forest Park.
A Balloon Glow (a walk-through event) will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday on Central Field (the site of the Race). Visitors can get breathtaking views of the inflated balloons lighted by their burners.
A fireworks finale display sponsored by PNC Bank begins at approximately 9 p.m.
The Balloon Race will take place on Central Field near the Jewel Box in Forest Park, on Saturday afternoon. Events begin at noon.
Click here for maps of the locations.
Organizers say the event will help celebrate the 20th birthday of the Energizer Bunny.
The Purina Children’s Entertainment area opens at noon will offer pony rides, games and other activities. A variety of local talent will perform on the Entertainment Stage. Race-goers can can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs.
A skydiving team will perform and land in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the winner.
See the schedule of activities.
In case the race is cancelled because of weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18.
Taking in a movie at an AMC Theatre?
If you’re doing it on any Friday between now and Oct. 7 and the theatre is participating, you can get a coupon for a free Icee. You do need to “like” AMC on Facebook to get the coupon.
The Cliff Cave branch of the St. Louis County Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Sept. 19, will present Beastly in a movie program for teenagers. The library is at 5430 Telegraph Road, Oakville.
Beastly is a modern retelling of the classic fable Beauty and the Beast; a New York teen is transformed into a monster to find true love.
The family-friendly Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Webster Groves from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary year.
It’s a mostly local event showcasing St. Louis’ most talented performers. Food and drink will be available from area restaurants. In addition, there will be street entertainers, face-painting, juggling and balloons. Festival-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs.
Here’s the tentative schedule which is subject to change:
Today you can get $10 off a $50 purchase at Sappington Farmers’ Market, 8400 Sappington.
The $10 off coupon is in several local publications or you can get the coupon here.
You can’t use the coupon on milk products, liquor, gift certificates or case items. It’s good Sept. 15, 2011 only.
Following the first barter fest held this summer, The Cowry Collective and underWAREs, two St. Louis bartering groups, will hold the second Fall Equinox Barter Fest on Sunday in north St. Louis. The action takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group 2700 N. 14th St.
Barterists will trade and showcase the “wares” they offer. They include a variety of foods, drinks, crafts and services.
The event is open to the public and will also feature live music performances, a potluck and a clothing swap. Bring your dancing shoes, a dish and that stack of clothes you never wear.
Workshops will be offered on screen printing, creative meal planning, how to build a re-purposed greenhouse and ceramics. New to bartering? Take the Barter 101 workshop.
According to fest organizers, bartering seems to be “just the creative solution to America’s economic woes” as community groups spring up and find untapped wealth in their neighborhoods
The Cowry Collective is a local time bank serving the Black community. Currently it has about 30 members.
UnderWAREs’ Barter Circle has about 70 members and offers a diversity of goods and services from garden labor to carpentry to child-friendly “sock monsters.”
To display goods or services at the event, contact Stephanie Co at 708.323.6867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.