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8 Things to do in St. Louis this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? (August 23-25, 2019) Here are some options!

ST. LOUIS — Pet-A-Palooza

Do you love animals? You can celebrate that love this weekend at Pet-A-Palooza. Bring your dog or find a furever friend! Pet-A-Palooza is sort of a paradise for pet lovers. You can catch a dog show, teach your dog new tricks, meet some new friends, and maybe even take one home. There will also be dog yoga and a photobooth. The event is free and starts at 11 a.m. at Purina Farms this Sunday. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Backstoppalooza is this Saturday at Chesterfield Ampitheater. Now in it’s seventh year, the event is a fundraiser concert for Backstoppers, Inc., which is an organization supporting fallen officers and firefighters. The concert itself is free, and merchandise, food, and donations all go to Backstoppers. Doors open at 6 p.m., and this year’s headliner is “Dogs of Society” – an Elton John Rock Tribute. So, you can Crocodile Rock all night! For more information, visit the Facebook Page.

Festival of Nations

Maybe, you want to travel the world this weekend without leaving St. Louis. Festival of Nations is this weekend, and so many people look forward to it every year. It’s a gathering of people, cultures, and food from dozens of countries all around the world. It’ll be in a different part of Tower Grove Park this year – more toward the center where there is more shade and a closer shuttle stop. Enjoy the festival Saturday or Sunday… or both! It starts at 10 a.m. both days. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page

Indy Pro 2000 Championship

If you want something to really rev your engine, head out to World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship. The cars and stars of the Indy 500 will duke it out with qualifying races on Friday, and the main event is Saturday. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. both days, and tickets start at $45. For more information, visit the Facebook Page.

Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Tour

All you country music fans – this one’s for you! Jason Aldean is making a stop in St. Louis for  his Ride All Night Tour, and you can still buy tickets! The concert is this Saturday at the Hollywood Casino Amitheatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Parking is included in the ticket price. For more information and to see how you can purchase tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Food Truck Frolic

Back for its seventh summer, the 2019 Food Truck Frolic has food and fun for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do for the evening or eager to taste food from some of the best food trucks in St. Louis, this event is sure to deliver. Check out vendors, enjoy a DJ and live music, and chow down! The event is this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Charles Community College. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page

I Love Forest Park 5K

Presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the “I Love Forest Park 5K” is a way to have fun while benefitting the park! Whether you decide to walk or run the race, you can take in the most beautiful route in the region. There will be a kids obstacle challenge this year, as well. There will be music, snacks, drinks, and prizes. For more information and to see how you can register, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tenacious Eats Presents “Napoleon Dynamite”

 To celebrate Napoleon Dynamite’s 15th anniversary, Tenacious Eats is integrating food and film in a fun way! Watch this classic film while enjoying courses catered to the theme of the movie. Feel free to dress in costume – it is encouraged and could be rewarded! Doors open at 5 p.m. with the film starting at 6 p.m. For more information on getting tickets and the event itself, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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