It’s festival season in St. Louis & the city is bursting with food, music, and art. There’s no doubt about it – the Gateway to the West is ready to roll this summer! If you’re planning a visit, you’ll want to experience the best St. Louis has to offer. With plenty of options ($1 Food Festival, Reggae Fest, Blues at the Arch, The Taste of St. Louis…the list goes on!), you’re guaranteed to have an amazing trip. We’ve picked out three signature events the city celebrates every summer that are also located near Magnolia. Book your stay with us now!
Fair Saint Louis: July 4, 5, 6
7 blocks from Magnolia
With very good reason, Fair Saint Louis is touted as “America’s Biggest Birthday.” The weekend includes three whole days of pure entertainment. This year’s schedule includes “America’s Birthday 5K Race,” a parade, Boeing Air Shows, science exhibits, and musical acts like Randy Houser, Brett Young, Keith Sweat, and the Flaming Lips. 200,000-300,000 people attend Fair Saint Louis every Fourth of July weekend. Will you be one of them this July? 2019’s fair is sure to be an unforgettable experience under the Gateway Arch! Cue the fireworks.
Big Muddy Blues Festival: August 30, 31, September 1
7 blocks from Magnolia
If celebrating St. Louis’ rich history of “the Blues” sounds like a great way to spend a weekend, this one’s for you. Every year, 30,000 music fans gather at Laclede’s Landing and listen to more than 50 world-class bands/musicians play a wide variety of blues music. This outdoor festival features a 100% local lineup and is the region’s largest Blues event. Get your tickets & hit the festival’s cobblestone streets this Labor Day weekend.
Annual Saint Louis Art Fair: September 6, 7, 8
25-minute drive from Magnolia
Now in its 25th year, the Saint Louis Art Fair was originally founded by a group of art enthusiasts interested in breathing some new life into the city’s landscape. This festival has developed into a nationally juried fine arts & crafts show that receives over 150,000 visitors every year! The art fair is held in the streets of Clayton where musicians, street performers, artists, and vendors gather for three days to celebrate the cultural landscape of the Saint Louis area. Stroll around, admire their talent, and indulge in the city’s finest culinary delights! The event is free to the public & fun for the whole family.