14 Fun Things To Do in St. Louis in August

Last updated on August 21st, 2023 at 11:09 am.

Summer is far from over in the St. Louis area and some of the season’s best events are still ahead! We have searched and found the 14 most fun things to do in St. Louis in August so you can fill your calendar for the last month of summer.

Spend warm summer evenings sipping craft beer, and enjoying a night full of music, Shakespeare, and other local entertainment. Fill up on local gourmet food at one of the St. Louis area’s iconic summer festivals.

Learn about world cultures and rich histories, while exploring new crafts and hobbies. Or get all nostalgic by highlighting your knowledge of the 90s or get dressed up and relive the glory days of your prom! 

Things to do in St. Louis in August

We also have lists for the best things to do in Kansas City in August and the most fun things to do throughout the state of Missouri in August.

MOST POPULAR TOURS IN St. Louis THIS August

  • St. Louis Bar Hunt: Saucy St Louis Bar Crawl: Explore St. Louis like never before on the Saucy St. Louis Bar Crawl! Discover iconic landmarks and hidden gems while answering trivia questions and completing exciting challenges. Compete with your friends or work together as a team to create unforgettable experiences. With interactive roles and diverse challenges for every player, the Bar Hunt is the perfect way to discover the best of St. Louis.
  • St. Louis Narrated Trolley Tour: Explore the best of St. Louis in just 90 minutes with a narrated trolley tour! Covering 23 miles of the city, this tour is the perfect introduction to St. Louis and will help you plan your visit. Discover the city’s rich history and get ideas for what to see and do during your stay.
  • Saint Louis Brews and Views Half-Day Tour: Discover the best of St. Louis’ beer culture and iconic landmarks on the Brews and Views Tour. Sample delicious craft beers at local breweries and explore historic neighborhoods to learn about the city’s rich history and culture. With stops at popular landmarks like the Gateway Arch and Forest Park, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views while sipping on some of the best beer in town.

THE MOST FUN EVENTS TO ATTEND IN ST. LOUIS, MO, FOR August 2022

The month of August in St. Louis offers a little something for everyone! Check out these can’t-miss events and happenings in St. Louis this August.

1. Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor | August 1, 3, 5, 8-10, 18, 23, 2023

Suki Peters, a celebrated Shakespearean director and current Artistic Director of Cherokee Street Theater, will direct this production of The Merry Wives of Windsor (Merry Wives). This is a condensed 90-minute adaptation performed by six actors in a 90’s sitcom style where hilarious leading ladies out-wit and

Grab a lawn chair or blanket, snacks, beverages, and bug spray, and get ready to watch this 90-minute performance, featuring an afro-futurist musical spin. Check the website for a full list of locations and dates. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and these shows are all free to attend.

Location: Various Parks Around the St. Louis Area

2. Whitaker Music Festival: Soulard Blues Band in St. Louis | Aug 2, 2023

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Free evening outdoor concert featuring an eclectic and wide array of musical styles. Lawn seating; bring chairs or a blanket. Picnicking is permitted after 5 p.m.; pack a picnic or purchase food and beverages on-site.

Whitaker Music Festival begins at 7:00 p.m. Free admission after 5 p.m.; last entry at 8:30 p.m.

FYI: No pets, barbecue grills or smoking.

Location; Cohen Amphitheater lawn at 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO

3. Finally Friday Series | Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023

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Kick off your summer weekends at Laumeier Sculpture Park with the Finally Friday Series. Each Friday this summer, you’ll find food and beverage vendors onsite at the Park from 4-8 p.m. So grab a drink and a bite and celebrate that it is finally Friday!

Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road St. Louis, MO 63127

4. Music Through The Decades Trivia Night | Aug 4, 2023

Love trivia and want to support an amazing cause? Then the Music Through The Decades Trivia Night with the Safe Connections Professionals is the event for you. This event is open to everyone 21+ years or older.

Trivia Night raises funds for Safe Connections, the region’s oldest and largest agency focused on ending domestic and sexual violence. Safe Connections’ award-winning, nationally-accredited programs reduce the impact and incidence of domestic and sexual violence through violence prevention education, 24-hour Crisis Intervention, and individual and group therapy.

Location: IBEW Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

5. World Naked Bike Ride – St. Louis | Aug 5, 2023

Feeling a little extra adventurous? Then the World Naked Bike Ride- St. Louis just might be the event for you! Just like the name suggests, grab your bike, meet up at St. Louis’s historic Grove and get ready to celebrate body positivity! This event encourages participants to bare as much as they dare! Many people will bare it all, while others will wear some clothes or use body paint! This event is free but they do ask for donations.

Meeting time of 4pm for a 6pm ride.

Location: The Grove neighborhood (Manchester Ave between Sarah and Talmage St.)

Route: Grove -> Lafayette Square -> Downtown -> Soulard -> Cherokee -> S. Grand – > TG Park -> Grove.

6. Blues at the Arch | Aug 11-13, 2023

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is hosting the eighth annual Blues at the Arch, presented by the Missouri Division of Tourism.

This celebrated end-of-summer event honors St. Louis’ rich blues heritage and highlights the skills of artists from both national and local backgrounds. Created in collaboration with the National Blues Museum and the National Park Service, this festival is a unique experience, as it is the only one of its kind held on national park grounds and admission is free.

7. Grub & Groove 2022- St. Louis | Aug 12, 2023

Spend a beautiful summer evening in St. Louis enjoying the local flavors while being entertained by artists. The Grub & Groove 2023 is an event loaded with local food and drink vendors from some of the area’s favorite restaurants with several amazing musical performances from local musicians.

There will also be retailers showcasing some of their best goods and this is a family-friendly event, as there is a Kids Zone with activities to entertain the little ones! Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, and bug spray! This event is free to attend and takes place from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Francis Park, St. Louis

8. Full Moon Yoga with Citra Fitness & Movement | Aug 18, 2023

 Full Moon Yoga in St. Louis

A little sunset yoga is a great way to welcome the full moon! Swing over to Laumeier Sculpture Park and join in with Citra Fitness & Movement’s Full Moon Yoga event. Take part in this 90-minute yoga session with the stunning sculptures of the park lining the background, under the beautiful full moon.

This class is open to everyone, no matter their yoga skill level as long as they are over 18 years of age. Tickets are $35 for non-members and just $25 for members.

Event Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road St. Louis, MO 63127

9. Festival of Little Hills | Aug 18-20, 2023

Festival of Little Hills

The event known as the Festival of Little Hills is coming back to the St. Louis area. Located just across the Missouri River, this festival has taken place every August on Old Town St. Charles since 1971.

More than 300 vendors will be on hand to showcase their unique, homemade arts and crafts. Plus, over 50 nonprofit booths, selling tasty foods and drinks. With live entertainment and kid-friendly activities, this event is perfect for families. So, strap on your walking shoes, as these booths line the main street of Old Town St. Charles and the Missouri River. The Festival of Little Hills is free to attend! 

Location: Old Town, St. Charles, MO

10. 9th Annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar | Aug 19, 2023

Otherwise referred to as Black Pride Day, the 9th annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar returns! Spend the day celebrating African American culture and history while exploring the art, music, artifacts, and other vendors on site.

This is a family-friendly event with activities for kids, as well as activities designed to promote health and wellness. There will be prizes and food and drink vendors available. This event is free to attend! 

Event hours: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Crown Square Plaza, 14th & St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63106

11. Margarita Fest | Aug 26, 2023

margarita fest in St. Louis

Margarita Fest at St. Louis’s Ballpark Village. Hop from location to location inside the village enjoying the first Margarita Fest. Each venue offers Una Vida margaritas and drinks specials. There will also be two live stages in the village featuring musical performances.

General admission tickets start at $14.99 and VIP Upgrades for $44.99 include two margarita vouchers, tequila tastings, and more!

>> Learn how to make the perfect Margarita!

Location: Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave. St. Louis

12. Annual Moonlight Ramble | Aug 26, 2023

Hop on your bicycle and enjoy a relaxing ride along the streets of St. Louis during the 59th Annual Moonlight Ramble. Along with the bike ride itself, you’ll find a vendor area, entertainment, a special event shirt, and a post-ride party where you can indulge in tasty snacks and refreshing drinks.

Riders may choose between a short (7-8 miles) and long (15-16 miles) ride. Advance choice is not required and the price is the same for either distance.

Location: 2023 Ramble will start and finish in The Grove

13. Festival of Nations | Aug 26-27, 2023

Bring your appetite and get ready to learn about and celebrate the different cultures contained in the St. Louis area. The Festival of Nations is an annual event loaded with performances, food, and retail vendors, representing different nations and cultures from all over the world.

Some 60+ different nations and ethnicities will be represented at this event. Load up on the food from around the world, then head over and enjoy some one-of-a-kind performances. This family-friendly event is free to attend. 

Location: Tower Grove Park; 4257 Northeast Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

14. Evolution Festival | Aug 26-27, 2023

Get ready for an exciting musical experience as the first-ever Evolution Festival arrives at Forest Park, featuring a diverse lineup of rock, hip-hop, blues, and country artists. The event will be headlined by Brandi Carlile, the Black Keys, the Black Crowes, Brittany Howard, and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals.

The festival is an all ages event. Children under 10 may enter for free, provided they are with a wristbanded parent.

Location: Forest Park 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112

Still wondering what to do in August? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in August! 

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