One of the best parts of having Better Life Maids take over your house cleaning duties… Is never having to say no to weekend plans. The weekends were not made for cleaning. This is our sixth week of putting together this weekend guide to some of the great things that are happening this weekend in St Louis. Consider this your starting point to great adventures all around St Louis. So here goes in no particular order, some of the great things going on this weekend in St. Louis. Get out their and enjoy some of them, and leave the house cleaning to us.
1. Festival of Nations Dates: August 29-30 Location: Tower Grove Park
Make your way to Tower Grove Park this weekend for the Festival of Nations Celebration. This unique event celebrates the many cultural influences on the region. Their are over 40 different ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Admission is free and a shuttle service will provide complimentary rides on designated routes during operating hours. Parking is available in the park and at lots and streets in surrounding neighborhoods. Should be a great event. For more information click here.
2. Captain Underpants Dates: August 30th Location: County Library Headquarters
Join author Dav Pilkey at the St. Louis County Library. Wear your super hero capes for this special night of storytelling and wild fun! The sensationally popular creator of the Captain Underpants series presents the twelfth book in the laugh-out-loud series for young readers. Dav Pilkey created his first stories as comic books while he was in elementary school. In addition to the Captain Underpants series, his books include numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the bestsellers “The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby,” “The Adventures of Ook & Gluk,” and the Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series. This one should be lots of fun for the kids. For more information click here.
3. Moonlight Ramble Dates: August 29th Location: Various
The Moonlight Ramble is the longest running nighttime bike ride in the US and a great source of pride for St. Louis. The ride that began with one rider has grown into an annual tradition with thousands of riders taking to the streets of St. Louis at midnight under the light of the moon. This is a family friendly event that many have attended their entire lives, and are now taking their own children to. Their are fun events at the finish line including drinks and music. Tour the city in style under the moon, with a crowd of your thousand closest bicycling friends. This is an event that you have to do at least once, and once you do, you will probably do it again and again. For more information click here.
4. Brad Paisley Concert Dates: August 30th Location: Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Country super star Brad Paisley graces the stage of the Ampitheatre formerly known as Riverport. I know I show my age when I pick bands like Dave Matthews and Foo Fighters, but that is just the kind of music that I love. But deep down, I love me some country music, cowboy boots, and trucks. Brad Paisley definitely fills the bill of modern country super star. He has over 20 #1 singles to his credit and his current hit “Crushing It” is also the name of the tour. If you need a fix of country music, cowboy boots, and maybe even cowboys (or at least men in cowboy hats), then this should make for a good time. For more information click here.
5. The Bull Float Trip Dates: August 29-30 Location: Ozark Outdoors Resort
This one is definitely a bit of a departure from some of our more family friendly suggestions, but hey, if you just did not get enough country with the Brad Paisley suggestion, this is your ticket. Float trips are a Missouri tradition, and this one is one giant party on the river. Their will be live music at the campgrounds in the evenings and things will probably get pretty wild. I personally won’t be at this one, but to each his own. It looked like an event worth sharing. So channel your inner “hoosier” (I find the term endearing so go with it), grab an inner tube, a case or two of Busch Beer and get to it. For more information click here.
6. Flying Trapeze Show Dates: August 29th Location: Union Station
The Circus Harmony Trapeze Center is a new full time attraction. This is an interactive attraction. You are not just watching a trapeze show, you can be the show. This saturday the staff of Circus Harmony will be putting on a demonstration. They will be defying gravity in this once a month demonstration. After the show you can stick around for your own change to “fly”. The show is free, and your chance to fly is only $10. For more information click here.
7. Grant’s Farm Dates: Various Location: Crestwood
I am trying to highlight a few of the seasonal attractions that will be coming to an end once the cool weather takes hold. Grant’s Farm is open until the end of October, so you have a little more time to check this one out, but the days seem to happen a lot faster once the kids get back in school. If you haven’t yet been to Grant’s Farm, well where did you grow up. It must not have been in St. Louis. This is a St. Louis tradition rooted firmly in macro brewery AB and home town pride. A popular St. Louis destination since 1954, Grant’s Farm is the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, named for Ulysses S. Grant who originally worked a portion of the land. The good people of AB have made Grant’s Farm free to the public. You can check out the world famous Clydesdales (giant horses from the commercials), view lots of exotic animals, feed baby goats, and drink a beer or two. We love to ride our bikes there and park them on the nearby Grant’s Trail. For more information click here.
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Angela Ricketts of St. Louis, is one the co-founders of Better Life Maids, and currently serves as Vice President of Client Experience. Angela shares her passion for the business, and how her desire to be a great wife, mother, and own her own business became possible when she formed BETTER LIFE MAIDS.