5 things to do in St. Louis this weekend

ST. LOUIS - Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsChannel 5 has got you covered. We've compiled a list of five events around town that we think will keep you entertained.

If you attend one of these events, feel free to send us your photos on Facebook or Twitter at #5Events or email them to us at newstips@ksdk.com.

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Pridefest 2014 – June 28-29 – Soldier's Memorial Plaza – Pridefest is back, and it's louder and prouder than ever – especially now that it's moved to new digs at Soldier's Memorial. Entertainment includes MKTO, Betty Who, Cazwell, Alex Newell from Glee, Fortune Feimster of Chelsea Lately and Manila Luzon from RuPaul's Drag Race. In addition to the entertainment, be sure to hit the parade on Sunday morning. It's the second largest in the city of St. Louis! For more information and a schedule, go to http://bit.ly/1q6IOaS.

The Whiskey War Festival – June 28 – VFW Post 2866 – Whip out your jorts, pre-game with some Bud Light and get ready to catch some fantastic local bands during the third annual version of St. Louis' premiere grassroots music festival. Founded by local country rockers the Maness Brothers, groove to local artists performing everything from grunge to folk to Americana. Tickets are $10. For more information, check out http://on.fb.me/1lofn1d.

Gateway Dragon Boat Festival – June 28 – Creve Coeur Park – Watch as normal folk from all over St. Louis turn into heroes on Creve Coeur Lake as they compete for bragging rights and glory aboard the uniquely awesome boats for which this festival is named. The races start at 9 a.m. and admission is free for spectators. The money raised supports Operation Family Help, which provides services to families in financial need. For more information, check out http://bit.ly/1iuYYJ2.

Farm Dog Block Party – June 28 – 2200 block of Pine – No dog? No problem! You can still go to this collaborative event between the Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Gateway Greening. In addition to food vendors and trucks, you can also take tours of Gateway Greening's urban farm, find out what a doggie massage is and listen to live music. Also… if you don't have a pet but want one, there's pet adoptions all day. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/1lPU2yP.

Desert Show at the Botanical Garden – June 28-29 – Missouri Botanical Garden – Given its abundance of green, it's safe to say that St. Louis is pretty much the opposite of a desert. But you can still experience some parts of these unique landscapes at the Botanical Garden, where you can see a collection of succulent varieties unique to southern Africa and Madagascar. For more information, check out http://bit.ly/1nE1qZN.

WEATHER: Worried about Mother Nature getting you down? The NewsChannel 5 weather team is on your side, and they can make sure you're prepared to have the most legendary weekend possible. Check out their up to the minute forecast here: http://www.ksdk.com/weather/.


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