The first season of the Gateway Festival Orchestra was held with 50 musicians in 1964 on the Mississippi River levee, near where the Gateway Arch was being built. The conductor of this year's event will be new music director Darwin Aquino. This nonprofit delivers quality symphonic music to St. Louis community residents.
This year's Muddfest features Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt and Tantric. Tickets are $20-$60. This event runs through 10:30 p.m. Call 636.812.9500 with questions and for details.
Learn the facts about Medicare. Many of the discussion questions will focus on whether attendees should join or not. The session concludes at 11:30 a.m.
This dusk-time, outdoor event is free for all ages. Watch this movie about a family of superheroes on a giant inflatable screen. Incredibles 2 is the second-highest grossing animated film of all time. There's fixed and lawn seating. Blankets and from-home refreshments are allowed. A concession stand also will be open. They are a tobacco-free facility.
Jump-start holiday spirit at the pool. There will be several events throughout the day for everyone to get into the holiday spirit. This event lasts until 7 p.m.
This concert features acclaimed musicians from Dogs of Society—The Ultimate Elton John Rock Tribute including John Gore, Steve Johnston, Louis Michael, Curt Shaw and Dave Johnson plus Waylon Schroeder. Billy the Kid performs classic early Billy Joel in an authentic, all-live rock show. This free concert is part of Chesterfield's Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
The band Trilogy performs at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce free summer concert. Concert-goers can purchase soda, beer, wine, popcorn, candy and snacks from the Chamber's concession stand. Food trucks slated that night are Sugarfire, Kona Ice, Stickman Watermelon Co. and S'more of That. Kid's Zone features the Bubble Bus, rock climbing wall, face painting, balloon twisting and laser tag. 636.532.3399.
Coed teams will play on Monday nights, and men’s leagues will play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each league is a six-week doubleheader league. Teams are guaranteed 12 regular season games, plus one playoff game. See details at Chesterfield.mo.us/Adult-Softball-Fall.html.
Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes will be performing. Slated food options include Satchmo's Bar and Grill, Kona Ice, Stickman Watermelon Co., S'more of That and Papa Murphy's. For 32 years, the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce has presented these free summer concerts to the Chesterfield community.
During this time in the leisure pool, kids 5 years old and younger can splash and play with their peers. Children 6-11 years old are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and younger child. Entry for residents is $3. For nonresidents, it is $4, and for adults, it is free.
Enjoy one last Friday night at the pool with the family before schools starts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will start at 8 p.m. Certain parts of the facility will be closed for this event. There will be $2 off regular admission.
Meet local scientists, innovators and other experts for a behind-the-scenes look at real science. SciFest is a series of weekend expos designed specifically for St. Louis families. Investigate a new hobby; show young scientists what it takes to become an engineer, doctor or veterinarian and meet real professionals in science and technology.
This program will give participants the opportunity to see multiple species of birds of prey with the experience of them flying just inches over their heads. It is free to all ages; no registration is required.
The Big Rigs started in the upstairs of a tiny bar in St. Louis. What began as a gig at a birthday party has blossomed into something else altogether. Cover tunes eventually evolved into what would become their own original sound, a sound based heavily on a three-part vocal harmony and a roots country vibe.
Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan will present a two-day workshop. Attendees will learn what's needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills and see videos of behavior modification. It's open to trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, animal control officers or anyone interested in learning about dog aggression and how to stay safe.
The International Institute’s Festival of Nations is the region’s largest multicultural celebration, with more than 40 booths, nonstop dance and music, arts and crafts and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. More than 125,000 visitors will gather for two days to celebrate the many cultures of our region’s newcomers and long-timers. Visit FestivalOfNationSTL.org online.
Visit the home of Missouri's second governor, Frederick Bates, and learn about his influence on the state. Also open to tour are the 1820s and 1860s barns, the smokehouse, ice house, peach orchard and blacksmith shop. The estate was later owned by Leicester and Mary Faust, who donated the 98 acres to create the park in 1968. Call 314.615.8328.
This event features Dogs of Society—the ultimate Elton John rock tribute. Food truck sales benefit Backstoppers, an organization that provides financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of all local police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and s and volunteer fire protection units who have lost their lives performing their duty.
All first responders can relax at the pool and then visit Backstoppalooza at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. First responders who show identification will receive free entry with another paid admission.
This annual Labor Day Art Fair will be hosted on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. It's presented by the Greater St. Louis Art Association and is limited to 130 artists. This is an indoor venue.
Last year, more than 30,000 people came to watch 60-plus musicians including Big George Brock, St. Louis Brass Band and Ptah Williams. This year, there will be two tribute shows and a free event on Friday. The festival runs Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1.
Celebrating the history, culture and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Since 1977, the garden has produced this annual festival in conjunction with the Japanese Activities Committee to provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.