Turn Up Tuesdays: STL Fairs

By Malaika Charrington

There are tons of fairs coming to Saint Louis for you to enjoy without messing up your budget this August and September. Here’s the list to help you get prepared and save the date!

International Institute Saint Louis Festival of Nations

The Festival of Nations is an awesome festival that you’ll hate to miss. Attendees get to try foods and watch entertainment from tons of different cultures. Thousands of people join each year for this great festival. This festival is August 27-28 in Tower Grove Park located at 4256 Magnolia Ave. Free Admission! For more information, click here.


Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival

The Botanical Garden Japanese Festival is a great cultural experience packed with samurai sword performances, traditional Japanese art and music, and great food! This festival is well worth its admission price. This festival is September 3-5 at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens (4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis). Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, click here.


Saint Louis Art Fair

The Saint Louis Art Fair is an excellent place to find beautiful art pieces and watch some awesome live performances. Kids can participate in tons of fun hands-on activities. This festival is from September 9th to the 11th in Clayton, Mo. Free Admission! For more information, click here.


Great Forest Park Balloon Race

There are tons of things for everyone at the Balloon Race. There’s great music, great food, and best of all, you get to see the balloons lift off, and fly away! Don’t miss it! This festival is from September 16-18. Free Admission! For more information, click here.


Historic Shaw Art Fair

The Historic Shaw Art Fair features lots of local artists and local music talent. It’s a relatively small fair when compared to others, but it’s still lots of fun! When you get there, try their famous kettle corn. You’ll love it! This fair is from October 1-2 on the 4100 and 4200 blocks of Flora Place. Admission is $7 for adults (free for kids 14 and under) and is valid for both days of the fair. For more information click here.


Be sure to save the date so you don’t miss these awesome fairs and festivals!