September 10, 2010

Fairs, Fiestas, Food, Fine Art and…Flutes? Getting Around STL Sept. 10-12

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Yes, we know that is a lot of words that start with the fricative letter F.  But here’s another one: fun.  It’s going to be another St. Louis late summer weekend full of fantastic fairs, festivals, food and finds. So forget the forlorn forecast, and focus on the fine form, finger foods, folk, friends and frijoles that will make up this fine St. Louis festival weekend!


Art, music and eats are all around us at the Saint Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton Fri-Sun, located near the Clayton MetroLink Station. And check out alternative local art and food at Art Outside at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood Fri-Sun, right off the #32 M.L. King Chouteau or #16 City Limits MetroBus routes, or a quick bike ride from the Maplewood MetroLink Station.

If you’re in the mood for block-style party and live street music this Saturday, the new #59 Dogtown can get you to the first annual Dogtown Street Musicians Festival on Tamm and Clayton Avenue.  Or check out the Taste of Benton Park concert in Benton Park, with samba music and 12 area restaurants. Samba on down via the #11 Chippewa, #30 Soulard, or #73 Carondelet MetroBus routes.

September 16 is Mexican Independence Day, and St. Louis is all about the fiesta this weekend!  Head to Soldier’s Memorial in downtown St. Louis for the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival Fri-Sun, accessible by the Civic Center MetroLink and MetroBus Transit Center, or the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station.  Cherokee Street in South St. Louis is hosting its own Mexican Independence Day Festival Sat-Sun from Iowa to Nebraska Streets.  Hop the #73 Carondelet or #11 Chippewa MetroBus to the celebración!

Whatever festivities fit your fancy this weekend, find all MetroLink and MetroBus timetables and route information at

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