10 Family Friendly Festivals

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St. Louis Family Festivals

One of the best things about Summer in the Lou is that there is always something to do! We went ahead and compiled a list of our top 10 family festivals you will not want to miss.

 

1. Ballwin Days, June 7-10 // Vlasis Park, Ballwin

Free admission

Free live entertainment: Friday, Dr. Zhivegas; Saturday, Rogers & Nienhaus and HEAD EAST; and Sunday, Well Hungarians

Free activities for kids in the Kid's Korner (Sunday)

5K and 1 Mile run (Sunday)

Sand Volleyball [NEW this year!]

Carnival rides

Car show

Fireworks (Friday & Saturday)

 

2. Purina Farms Countrytime BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews Festival featuring Kids Carnival, June 16-17 // Purina Event Center

Free admission

Dog-friendly

Parking $5

 

3. Creve Coeur Days**, June 21-24 // De Smet, Creve Coeur

“Arm Band Nite” (Thursday ONLY) - purchase a $20 arm band for unlimited carnival rides all night!

Food

Entertainment

Parade (Sunday)

**Unlike other community festivals, Creve Coeur Days is not a city function but is planned and produced by a dedicated group of area citizens who volunteer their time and skills to help raise money for local charitable organizations.

 

4. Let Them Eat Art, July 13 // Historic Downtown Maplewood

Live art demonstrations by regional artists

Live music

Food & Drink

 

5. St. Louis World's Fare Heritage Festival, August 17-19 // Forest Park

Free admission

Live music & entertainment

Historical exhibitions

Artist Village

Food trucks

Food & drink tents

Carnival games & activities

 

6. TOCO Family Festival, August 25 & 26 // Jellystone Park, Eureka

Learn about STEM, Music, Art & Spanish

Interactive hands-on activities

Stories

Songs

Swimming

Games

Kids Club

Playground

Camping

2018 Theme: “Be a Superhero”

 

7. Festival of Nations, Dates TBD // Tower Grove Park

Free admission

Global corner

International food court

Family arts & crafts

Kids music workshop

Dance lessons

World religions

Sports & games from around the world

 

8. Japanese Festival, September 1-3 // Missouri Botanical Garden

Admission: $15 Adult (13 & older), $7 Children (3-12), $7 Garden members (free for member children 3-12)

Origami paper folding and other art

Dance

Food

Entertainment including Samurai Soul sword fighting & kimono fashion show

Traditional Japanese games

 

9. Eureka Days, September 7-9 // Lions Park, Eureka

Free admission

Free live entertainment

Free activities for kids in the Kid's corner

Parade (Saturday)

Bar & Beer garden

Artisan Fair

Eureka Lions Club Run for Sight: ½ mile, 3K walk, 5K run, 10K run (Saturday)

Knockerball (Friday & Saturday)

Carnival rides

$1 Carnival ride day (Sunday, noon-6pm)

Fireworks (Saturday)

 

10. LouFest, September 8-9 // Forest Park

Admission varies; Children 10 & under FREE with a ticketed adult

Music

Face painting

Food from the best local restaurants

Art

Open rain or shine!