St. Louis Spring and Summer Festivals 2022 | Explore St. Louis (2022)

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From Late March through Labor Day, you’ll find special events in St. Louis that include fairs and festivals for culture and music lovers, craft beer enthusiasts, and more. Here are the 2022 St. Louis Fairs and Festivals this Spring and Summer to check out on your next visit.

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St. Louis Earth Day Festival


St. Louis Earth Day Festival | April 23-24, 2022

Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations; meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values; catch local musical acts and performance art; participate in a number of hands-on educational activities; and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian and vegan options.

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Art Fair at Laumeier


St. Louis Microfest | May 7, 2022

Join beer-lovers from everywhere in a tasting of over 100 international and craft beers at the Annual St. Louis Microfest. The festival includes live music, a silent auction, tastes from 75 breweries, food and fun!

Cherokee Cinco de Mayo | May 7, 2022

What started a decade ago as a few booths has blossomed into one of the city’s biggest and happiest festivals. Sample delicious food from Cherokee’s Mexican and South American eateries, listen to live music, and more.

Laumeier Art Fair | May 6 – 8, 2022

The Annual Art Fair not only features up to 150 juried artists from across the country but also local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, and live music. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s dedication to creativity, community connections, and the restorative benefits of art and nature.

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Taste of Maplewood | May 20 – 21, 2022

The festival is a culmination of Maplewood and Richmond Heights’ most renowned restaurants, beloved boutiques, and unique specialty stores. In its 10th year the event’s vibe is distinct and unmistakable, radiating the culture and character of the businesses in the area. In addition to the food and libations, visitors will enjoy live entertainment on two stages, and much more!

Schlafly Art Outside Festival | May 27-29, 2022

An alternative juried and invitational art fair dedicated to showcasing local art. Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features quality and affordable art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer.

St. Louis African Arts Festival | May 28 – 30, 2022

This African Arts Festival includes an African marketplace, African arts and crafts, health village, jewelry, clothing, oils, African films, authentic foods, children’s activities, cultural demonstrations and more.

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Shakespeare in the Park: Much ADO ABOUT NOTHING | June 1 – 26, 2022

For the 22nd Annual free production in Forest park, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents “Much Ado About Nothing.” Much Ado About Nothingis one of Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedies. The central characters, Beatrice and Benedick, are thorny, intelligent, witty and hopelessly bad at love. A battle royale ensues in a hilarious attempt to resist their overpowering mutual attraction that makesMuch Adosuch a timeless story of romance, suspicion and restoration.

Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | June 4 – 5, 2022

The 1.25-mile oval at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. will host a NASCAR Cup Series race when the nation’s premier stock car racing series makes a stop at the track for a yet-to-be-named event on June 4 – 5, 2022.

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Central West End Cocktail Party | June 11, 2022

Join the Central West End for their 5th Annual Cocktail Party. The CWE is home to what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell Boulevard. Each year, the CWE pays tribute to thisveryimportant anniversary and celebrates the neighborhood history in style!

The Muny 104 | June 13 -August 18, 2022

The Muny’s 104th full seven-show season includes two Muny premieres, the fulfillment of 2020 promises and the treun of a 2021 favorite cut short. This season viewers can enjoyChicago(June 13-19),Camelot(June 22-28),Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’sMary Poppins(July5-13),Sweeney Todd(July16-22),Legally Blonde(July25-31),The Color Purple(August 3-9)andJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat(August 12-18).

Pridefest St. Louis | June 25-26, 2022

PrideFest St. Louis is one of the most-attended Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the Midwest region. Held in the green spaces outside of Soldiers Memorial, Market Street between North Tucker and North 15th. Grab some food and take in some entertainment. Don’t miss the Pride Parade down Market Street on Sunday.

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Fair Saint Louis on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.


Fair Saint Louis | July 2 – 4, 2022

Celebrate our nation’s independence with something for everyone at Fair Saint Louis! A free admission festival under the iconic Gateway Arch featuring concerts, firework displays and more.

Let Them Eat Art | July 8, 2022

Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day. This neighborhood event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food & drink by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors. Let Them Eat Artis not an art fair; it’s a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.

Art Hill Film Series | July 8, 15, 22 and 29

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Join the Saint Louis Art Museum when the Museum’s front yard is transformed into the city’s biggest cinema. This year’s sports theme—Game On!—is a nod to the upcoming summer exhibition Catching the Moment,which celebrates the acquisition of more than 800 works of contemporary art assembled by Cardinals Hall of Famer Ted L. Simmons and his wife, fine art printer and publisher Maryanne Ellison Simmons.

22nd Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase | July 15 – 24

The 22nd Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed by St. Louis-area residents. See a range of films from narrative and documentary features to multi-film compilations of fiction, experimental, and documentary shorts.

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Blues at the Arch | August 12 – 14

Experience blues music like never before on the Arch grounds! Gateway Arch Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Blues Museum and the National Park Service, is thrilled to host Blues at the Arch, reimagined as a free music festival. The festival pays tribute to St. Louis’ storied blues history and showcases the talents of national and local entertainers along with featuring food trucks, a market, after parties and more.

Grub and Groove | August 13

Visit Francis Park for the 11th Annual Grub & Groove, a free event presented by Alliance Credit Union full of fun for the entire family. Eat food from 13 local restaurant vendors, visit the 4 Hands Brewing Company Draft Experience, play in the Spectrum Brands Kids Zone, cool off with a frozen drink from Tropical Liqueurs, or just enjoy the afternoon listening to local musicians.

Moonlight Ramble | August 13

Grab your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through the streets of St. Louis with the Annual Moonlight Ramble. In addition to the bike ride the event features a vendor area, entertainment, a commemorative event shirt, and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks.

Tennessee Williams and Italy | August 18 – 28

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWStL) returns for its seventh year, giving center stage to a newly reimagined and sensual Fellini-esque production of William’s romantic Sicilian love storyThe Rose Tattoo, directed by David Kaplan and performed in the Big Top in the Grand Arts Center.

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Bommarito Automotive Group 500 | August 20, 2022

The sixth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 will take place at the World Wide Technology Raceway on August 20. Fans will be treated to an action-packed day with entertaining content on and off the track.

Festival of Nations | August 27 – 28, 2022

The International Institute of St. Louis’ Festival of Nations is the bi-state region’s largest annual multicultural celebration. This year, our three stages will feature fun-filled entertainment, including professional-level dance and music troupes. Ethnic craft demonstrations & workshops, an ethnic gift bazaar, and more. Nearly 50 ethnic food booths, featuring mouth-watering delights from the four corners of the world. Free admission to the Festival of Nations.

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Japanese Festival | September 3 – 5, 2022

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Since 1977, the Missouri Botanical Garden has produced the annual Japanese Festival in conjunction with the Japanese Activities Committee, a coalition of several Japanese-American organizations that provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.

World’s Fair Heritage Festival | September 2 – 4, 2022

St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival will bring a mashup of activities and entertainment as we celebrate our St. Louis community through music, art, history, business, and local culinary hotspots. This FREE event will bring an eclectic assortment of local musicians, performers, artists, food trucks, and businesses to the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park highlighting all the wonderful diversity, history, and creativity our city has to offer.

Saint Louis Art Fair | September 9 – 10, 2022

It’sthedestination for high-end visual art and engaging live performances on two separate stages. Hosted in downtown Clayton, the fair picks just 149 artists from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. But it’s also family friendly, with a Creative Castle where younger attendees can make educational art projects.

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Music at the Intersection | September 10 – 11, 2022

Celebrate St. Louis’ musical heritage at Music at the Intersection. From Jazz to Blues, Soul to Hip Hop, and everything in between, this festival will highlight over 60 acts on six world-renowned stages throughout the Grand Center’s Arts District.

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