Fun Things To Do in St. Louis in August

Last updated on October 13th, 2022 at 11:32 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

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: A Midsummers Night’s Dream (August 2-27)

Returning for its second season, Shakespeare in the Park presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This traveling performance will visit 24 local parks in the St. Louis area, this August. Directed by Tre’von Griffith, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, is getting a modern twist.

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. Opening night is August 2nd at downtown St. Louis’s Kiener Plaza, 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. Beer Outside Nights (Aug 5)

Beer Outside Nights
Photo Credit: Beer Outside Nights

Act fast, you do not want to miss out on this event and it will likely sell out! This pop-up event is taking place at Laumeier Sculpture Park and combines the giant unique sculptures provided by the park and the enjoyment of drinking ice cold beer outside on a warm summer evening.

Beer Outside Nights will have a tap trailer that will be fully stocked with craft beer, locally brewed! There also be a food truck, in case you are wanting something a little more than just beer in your tummy! This event on August 5th is free to attend and will run from 4pm-8pm. 

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

3. Matcha and the Japanese Way of Making Tea (Aug 10)

Matcha and the Japanese Way of Making Tea event

Calling all tea lovers! Learn all about the Japanese tea, matcha. Matcha has been growing in popularity but not many people understand how to prepare it. Attend this class to learn all about preparation techniques, using all of the traditional tools and equipment.

A tasting is included in the purchase of the ticket for this class. So join renowned tea specialist, Christopher Cureton, at The London Tea Room for the Matcha and the Japanese Way of Making Tea event! Tickets are $30 and the event starts at 7pm.

Location: 3128 Morganford Road, St. Louis, 63116

4. Shave to Save St. Louis (Aug 11)

The Shave to Save St. Louis (say that five times fast!) is a fun fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Program. This program provides free lodging for cancer patients and their families and/or caregivers while undergoing cancer treatment away from home. Come to the Ballpark Village to witness 25 people line up to have their heads and/or beards in solidarity with everyone who has been affected by cancer. 

Event starts at 6:00 p.m.

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

5. Full Moon Yoga with Citra Fitness & Movement (Aug 12)

 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

6. Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival (Aug 12-14)

Everybody's Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival

Feeling hungry? Then the Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival is the place you want to be! This traveling three-day festival is coming to the St. Louis area, bringing fun, food, and music with it!

Sample traditional barbecue offerings from around the country, while celebrating this multi-cultural event! The event takes place about 25 minutes from St. Louis, in Chesterfield. There will be curbside services for those who cannot or do not wish to attend the event in person. Tickets are $20.

Location: Faust Park (15185 Olive Street Road, Chesterfield, MO)

7. Grub & Groove 2022- St. Louis (Aug 13)

Spend a beautiful summer evening in St. Louis enjoying the local flavors while being entertained by artists. The Grub & Groove 2022 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: 5300 Donovan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63109

8. Dripping N Diamonds Adult Prom (Aug 13)

Roll back the clock and get ready to spend the evening dancing! Why should high school kids have all of the fun, after all? The Dripping N Diamonds ADULT PROM is your chance to dress up and relive one of the most iconic nights of your high school experience.

Taking place at the Ann MacDonald Center in the northern section of St. Louis County from 5:30-10pm, this event is just a short drive from downtown. Throw on sparkling gowns or a tux, and get ready to enjoy this party designed for fun-loving grown-ups looking for a reason to dress up and feel fancy! Tickets for this event range from $65- $700. 

Location: Ann MacDonald Center, 11410 New Halls Ferry Road

9. Festival of Little Hills (Aug 19-21)

festival of the little hills in St. Charles

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. 8th Annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar (Aug 20)

Otherwise referred to as Black Pride Day, the 8th 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. Party Like It’s 1999! Trivia Night (Aug 26)

Love trivia and want to support an amazing cause? Then the Party Like It’s 1999! Trivia Night with the Safe Connections Professionals is the event for you. This event is open to everyone 21+ years or older.

The event is presented by the 4 Hands Brewing Company, hosted by the nonprofit Safe Connections Young Professionals, an organization dedicated to educating and putting a stop to relationship violence and sexual assault. Join in as a single player or grab a group, and get ready for a night of  90s theme trivia! Tickets are $30 a piece or $240 for a team of eight people.

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

12. St. Louis Wing Fest Preview Showcase (Aug 27)

St. Louis Wing Fest

Head on over to St. Louis’s iconic Forest Park and get ready to enjoy a tasty afternoon enjoying local wing samplings. The St. Louis Wing Fest Preview Showcase is designed for chicken wing and beer lovers alike!

Sample from a wide selection of chicken wings in various sauces and rubs from some of the top chefs from the St. Louis area. Pick your favorites and cast your vote! VIP tickets include samplings of beers and other spirits between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Boathouse at Forest Park; 6101 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

13. Festival of Nations (Aug 27-28)

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. St. Louis VegFest 2022 (Aug 28)

Calling all Vegans, Vegetarians, and animal lovers, St. Louis VegFest is returning to the area! This family-friendly event is open to everyone and is designed to celebrate and educate the public about the benefits of Vegan and Vegetarian diets. With motivational speakers, free yoga events, cooking demonstrations, and over 60 vendors, VegFest 2022 has something for everyone! There will also be a Kids Corner and live musical and other performances throughout the day. This event is free to attend! 

Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: World’s Fair Pavilion, at St. Louis Forest Park

Still wondering what to do in August? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in August! Where will your next trip or excursion be in Missouri?

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