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From beer to Shakespeare, St. Louis knows how to throw a party.

Saint Louis Art Fair

Presented in the heart of Clayton, the Saint Louis Art Fair holds a juried exhibition and brings more than 150 artists to exhibit and sell works over three days in September. Continuous live musical performances and tastes from Clayton’s finest restaurants are presented.

Fair Saint Louis

A three-day celebration of the nation’s birthday, Fair Saint Louis features music by well-known performers, multiple food options and a Fourth of July fireworks display.

St. Louis Music Festival

September’s Lou Fest presents more than 30 national music acts on four stages over two days. Visit Market Square to view works by local artists and stop at the Nosh Pit for culinary treats.

St. Louis Mardi Gras

A Grande Parade with floats and traditional bead throws, a pet parade with costumed dogs, musical entertainment and much more comprise the annual celebration which begins January 6 and culminates on Fat Tuesday.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Professional Shakespeare theatre is produced most evenings in June in Forest Park’s Shakespeare Glen, accompanied by musical entertainment. Consult our concierge or see the web site for performance dates and scheduled entertainment.

Great Forest Park Balloon Race

The oldest hot air balloon event in the country, and the only one to start in the middle of a major city, the Great Forest Park Balloon Race brings 70 world-class balloon pilots together in an exciting competition in September.

St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival

Beer lovers will cheer this celebration of the city’s beer scene, featuring 100 styles of beer from more than 40 St. Louis-based breweries, along with food and live music. The festival is held on the banks of the Mississippi River in June. 

St. Louis International Film Festival

The festival hosts more than 100 filmmakers, and screens more than 400 narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from countries around the world. The 10-day calendar in November includes educational opportunities and a closing-night party.

Festival of Lights

The official start of the Holiday Season is celebrated with a variety of entertainment, the lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and a merry fireworks display. Check with our concierge for this year’s date.