St Paul’s Kirchenfest - Highland, IL - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Kirchenfest, which is German for Church Festival, is one of the largest church festivals in Southern Illinois with the event spreading over six acres on the grounds of St. Paul Parish. Beginning in 1970, the festival has a German theme, as the Highland community is primarily Swiss and German heritage. This two-day festival offers something for everyone – food (including a Bavarian skillet dish prepared by a 500 pound skillet and a sit-down chicken dinner), live music, games, live auction, flea market, a competitive run, bike ride and much more!
Alton Food Truck Festival - Alton, IL - Aug 24 to Aug 24, 2019
Live musical entertainment accompanies food trucks from around the region with global street food options. Free with optional VIP ticket for closer parking and complimentary drink tickets
Japanese Festival - St Louis, MO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
One of the oldest and largest festivals of its kind in America. Celebrates the culture, history and people of Japan with art, food, dance, and entertainment. Produced by the Missouri Botanical Garden and local Japanese-American organizations, since 1977.
Eureka Days - Eureka, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Lots of carnival rides, children’s activities, over 80 vendors, a beer garden, and a parade. Saturday ends with fireworks.
Saint Louis Art Fair - Clayton, MO - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Created in 1994, the art fair aims to showcase high-end visual art and stimulating live performances, and has since been ranked as on of the top art fairs and festivals to visit by Art Fair Sourcebook. Enjoy this free festival!
Homestead Harvest Days - Highland, IL - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
See demonstrations of threshing, old time crafts, gas and steam engines, antique tractors, kids activities, live entertainment and more
Brasil Day STL - St Louis, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Brazilian street festival featuring food, performing arts, music, and cultural experiences.
Greentree Festival - Kirkwood, MO - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Annual festival in Kirkwood Park. Parade, arts & crafts, book fair, car show, sailboat regatta, Kids’ dog show and canine frisbee contest.
Taste of St. Louis - Chesterfield, MO - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
An ultimate food experience with art, live music, a Chef Battle Royale, guest cooking demonstrations, a restaurant row, kids activities, and main stage shows, held at Soldier Memorial Park.
HOP in the City Beer Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2019
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 40 different Schlafly Beer styles.
Augusta’s Annual Harvest Festival - Augusta, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Have fun with a live concert, gourmet picnic, wine sampling and fine arts at this festival which has been held for over 100 years! Friday night features a concert and picnic in the vineyard, Saturday continues the fun with activities for the whole family, including a parade!
Celebrate St. Peters - St. Peters, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy the carnival, vendors, food, live entertainment, rides, fireworks, and game booth.
Great Forest Park Balloon Race - St Louis, MO - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
The oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World. Since 1973.
O’Fallon Fall Fest - O'Fallon, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Held at City of O’Fallon’s newest park, O’Day Park (opened Spring 2019), up to 30 artists will be on-hand to exhibit and sell their work. Also featured is craft beer and wine tastings, artisan food vendors and live music at O’Day Ampitheater. This event is free and open to the public.
Pyromania - Wright City, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy family friendly activities before a two-hour long, giant fireworks show aka “a concert in the sky” at Cedar Lake Cellars.
Street Art Festival - Highland, IL - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Visitors can stroll the streets watching artists create masterpieces right on the pavement using chalks. There is also a Creative Kids Corner with lots of activities for young, aspiring artists! An Arts Expo features several local artists and there will be live music and great food.
Mississippi Earthtones Festival - Alton, IL - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Come celebrate life on the Mississippi River through art, music, and conservation! The event will kick-off with a river clean-up beginning at 9 am. The festival is part of a statewide celebration of the rivers and an opportunity to learn more about the environmental issues in the region and solutions. The festival features informational booths on ecology, native plants & animals, and recycling, as well as nature-inspired, artisan-made wares, kids activities, a great selection of local food & beverages, and a scavenger hunt. Free fun for the entire family! Wind-powered music will fill the air throughout the day, culminating with live entertainment from 7 pm – 10 pm.
Q in the Lou - St Louis, MO - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
A BBQ pitmasters event featuring legendary pitmasters, great bbq, cooking tutorials, cooking expo, and live local music. Entry is free – BBQ, beer, VIP experiences and more available to purchase.
Florissant Old Town Fall Festival - Florissant, MO - Oct 13 to Oct 13, 2019
Enjoy a chili cook-off, live entertainment on every block, children’s activities, flower show/competition, cultural activities, craft fair, flea market, food booths and more!
Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival - Ironton, MO - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
A twice yearly celebration of old time music with bluegrass, mountain and americana. The parade is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri at 87 years and counting. Free admission.
Louisiana Country Colorfest - Louisiana, MO - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Many activities to watch or participate in at this Colorfest. Watch the fireman’s challenge. Enjoy the Baby Show or Pageants like the Jr. Miss, Little Mr. & Miss, and Miss Louisiana show. Also they host a Louisana’s Got Talent contest. Oh did we mention the Car Show and the separate Motorcycle Show?
Kimmswick Applebutter Festival - Imperial, MO - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
More than 100,000 visitors annually. Help stir the apple butter, live musical entertainment in the par, more than 500 food, drink & craft vendors line the streets plus, for kids, a miniature train, petting zoo and pony rides. Park at the Windsor School and catch the bus downtown, as streets will be closed during festival hours.