Happy September! We want to help you kick off Labor Day weekend (and fall) with this roundup of festivals and autumnal activities, because frankly, we believe it is the best time of the year. We’ve also included a few notable homes for sale in nearby neighborhoods. Enjoy!
south grand fall festival – tower grove
September 16 from Arsenal to Humphrey on Grand Avenue
The South Grand Business District is hosting the second annual Fall Festival to celebrate what makes South Grand and its surrounding community unique. The event will incorporate local artists and musicians, dancers, and, most of all, great restaurants, services and shops. The vendors at the event will include, vintage, handmade items along with a DIY Craft Zone. Entertainment in Ritz Park includes yoga, dancers, performances by local schools bands. (Event Website)
Within walking distance is 3201 Hartford, a stunning 1927 Arts & Crafts masterpiece that has beautiful built-in bookshelves and tons of storage. The east-facing sun room is a showstopper with gorgeous stained glass. All three bedrooms on second story have walk-in closets and there are two full bathrooms.
GREEN TREE FESTIVAL – KIRKWOOD
September 16, 17, and 18 in Kirkwood Park at the corner of Geyer and Adams
This annual free festival is held every year in Kirwood Park and this year’s them is: It’s a Greentree Space Journey! The family oriented event features live music, dog shows, a wine garden, cutest baby contest, more than 180 arts & crafts booths, food and information booths, and lots more. Saturday and Sunday are Kids’ Days with special performances by Babaloo and School of Rock, a petting zoo, magic show, Tekno Bubbles, crafts, and kids’ entertainment. A parade starts at 10 am on Saturday. (Event Website)
Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival – Webster Groves
September 17, noon to 10pm at Gore and Allen Avenue
Now in its 16th year, the award-winning Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival has grown to well over 15,000 annual attendees and features the best in original music from two stages, delicious food and beverage, and some of the area’s most unique shopping. Family-friendly atmosphere and activities. Wear your dancing shoes! (Event Website)
348 Hampshire Court, a retrolicious ranch has 2 bedrooms on the main level along with eat-in kitchen, large living room with gas fireplace + bay window offering a picture perfect view of the manicured neighborhood, and a very flexible bonus room which has functioned as a dining room, office, extra bedroom and play area.
Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival – Soulard
September 23, 24, 25 in Soulard Park
This is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area. The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with piñatas and traditional Hispanic games. The event is free. (Event Website)
PARTY in the Park – Olivette
September 23 at Warson Park
Enjoy the THRILL ZONE, which includes bungee jump, climbing wall, zip line, mechanical bull (14 and over only), and inflatables. There will be a DJ Reggie Dance Party. Bring your own dinner or purchase dinner onsite. (Event Website)
188 Green Briar Court borders Olivette and Creve Coeur. This large ranch home is tucked in a quiet cul-de-sac along with other well-kept homes. Natural light pours into the kitchen, there is an open concept living and dining room with mid-century details, and an awesome finished lower level. Three bedrooms on main floor and two on lower level. Huge, fenced backyard.
BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET – TOWER GROVE
September 30, October 1-2 at Missouri Botanical Gardens
More than 120 food producers and crafters offer baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Enjoy live music and a kids’ corner with crafts and fall activities, too! Outdoors under tents, rain or shine. Admission is $12/adults, $5/children 3-12, $5/members, free for member’s children 3-12 and for all children under 3. (Event Website)
3133 Morganford is loft living in the heart of all that Tower Grove South has to offer. This 2 bed/2 bath home boasts 2,098 sq ft and was a former commercial space. It provides an ideal live/work option with an open layout, refinished floors, original tin ceilings and 2 skylights.
Historic Shaw Art Fair – Shaw
October 1 – 2 on the 4100 & 4200 blocks of Flora Place
The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has hosted the very popular Shaw Art Fair each fall since 1993. Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area, along with musical entertainment. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event. Admission is $7 per adult, which is good for both days. Children 14 & under are free with an adult. Bring a non-perishable food item to receive $1 off admission. (Event Website)
Harvest Festival – Sunset Hills
October 16 at Laumeier Sculpture Park
More than 3,500 patrons attend Sauce Magazine‘s annual event featuring fall foods and beverages from St. Louis’ top restaurants, a farmers market, locally made arts and crafts, live music and more on the Park grounds. Admission is $8–$10; children ages 10 and under are FREE. Rain or shine. (Event Website)
This exquisite 2 bedroom condo at 12440 Rott Road sits on 7 acres neighboring Laumeier Sculpture Park. Open floor plan, built-ins, marble fireplace, chef’s kitchen and lavish master bathroom. Inclueds 2 assigned parking spaces in the heated underground garage. Easy living!
boo at the zoo – dogtown
Nightly, October 18-30 at the St. Louis Zoo
Come explore the Zoo after dark during the special Halloween evenings: Boo at the Zoo Nights! This non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience is filled with laughs and adventure. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Boo at the Zoo Nights is not a trick-or-treating experience. Admission $6/Zoo members; $7/general public. $1 discount for kids in costume. Children under age 2 are free. (Event Website)
Just a five minute walk from the zoo is 1465 Graham, a 2 bedroom/2 bath bungalow that is a real stunner. A beautifully updated kitchen has gourmet appeal and the basement is professionally finished with a fireplace and a large bathroom with gorgeous tile. This one will go quickly.
Halloween nights at grant’s farm – crestwood
October 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at Grant’s Farm
Each year, Grant’s Farm hosts a family-friendly Halloween celebration complete with costumes, decorations, food, music and more. The Halloween celebration begins with a tram ride in the the dark to the center of the park. Along the route, there are a variety of ghosts, gobins and other decorations lighting the way. The decor is spooky, but still designed to be kid-friendly for the most part. $20 for cars and $50 for buses. Walk-ins are $5 a person. (Event Website)
Walk to Grant’s Farm from this all brick ranch in the Lindbergh school district and the city of Crestwood. 9134 Fort Donelson has recently refinished hardwood floors, a mid-century wood burning fireplace with built-in bookshelves, along with a mature trees on a quiet street.
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