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Labor Day Fun in STL

August 31, 2017

Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

It’s the last official weekend of summer, folks, and we want to make sure you live it up in the LOU! There are lots of family-friendly activities going on around town this Labor Day weekend, so be sure to check them out and end summer 2017 on a high note.labor-day.jpg


Jungle Boogie: September 1, 5 to 8 p.m.

The final weekend of summer means it’s time for the finale of the Jungle Boogie Concert Series at the Saint Louis Zoo. Make your way to the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo for a FREE concert featuring the Soulard Blues Band. In addition to live music, there will be activities for the kids and lots of options for food and drink. 


St. Louis Greek Festival: September 1-4, doors open at 11 a.m.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the 100th Annual St. Louis Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Central West End. Get a taste of Greece with gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava and much more, as well as live music, Greek folk dancing and church tours. Voted the best local festival by St. Louis Magazine, it’s sure to be a great time. Join the St. Nicholas community and be Greek for a day!


Midwest Wingfest 2017: September 1, 5 to 11 p.m. and September 2, noon to 11 p.m.

Take a short trip to Fairview Heights, Illinois for good food and good music benefitting an even better cause! Midwest Wingfest is a food and music festival with a mission to raise money for Disabled Veterans and first responders. Local restaurants and organizations will battle it out to see who has the best wings in town, and live entertainment - including national recording artist Dylan Scott - will take the stage helping you dance the night away.


Gateway Cup: September 1-4

The 25th edition of the Gateway Cup, a weekend-long bike race, takes place in the heart of FOUR unique St. Louis neighborhoods (Lafayette Square, Francis Park, The Hill and Benton Park). You can head over to one of these neighborhoods to cheer on the bikers, or join in the fun by signing up for the Ride to Unite, the Trailnet Fun Ride or the Benton Park 5K.


Big Muddy Blues Festival: September 1-3, 3 p.m. to midnight

In its 22nd year, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is a St. Louis Labor Day weekend tradition. Head to historic Laclede’s Landing to celebrate St. Louis’ rich history with the blues. Big Muddy is the region’s largest blues music event that features an entirely local lineup of over 50 bands and musicians spread out across three stages and three indoor clubs. There will also be two special tribute events at the National Blues Museum honoring the great Albert King and Tommy Bankhead.  


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