Summer heat may be raging, but August in St. Louis is hot in another way, too! Whether you like music, sports, art, or any other kind of fun, there are plenty of great St Louis events in August 2018 to check out! Here are just a few!

St Louis Events August

Season Finale at The Muny | August 1 – 12

The Muny’s 100th Season is going out with a bang! August 1 and 2 mark the final two shows of “Gypsy,” the story of stage mom, Momma Rose, who is living vicariously through her daughters. This timeless classic is full of musical fun for the whole family! August 4-12 will be the final show of the season, and it’s a local favorite! There’s nothing more St. Louis than “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and you won’t want to miss this heartwarming, dynamic adaptation. $15-$100.

Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis | August 2 – 4
If you have a need for speed, Street Car Super Nationals is the answer! Come see the fastest, most exciting Pro Mods in St. Louis. See website for ticket prices. Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, Illinois.

Blues at the Arch | August 3, 10, 17, 24

For the third year in a row, the Gateway Arch Foundation, the National Blues Museum, and the Naitonal Park Service host some of the best blues artists around for free Friday night concerts!

August 3:  6 p.m. – Little Dylan | 7 p.m. – Zac Harmon
August 10: 6 p.m. – Keesha Pratt | 7:30 p.m. Marquise Knox
August 17: 6 p.m. – Skeet Rodgers and the Inner City Blues Band | 7:30 p.m. – Dexter Allen
August 24: 6 p.m. – Jeremiah Johnson | 7:30 p.m. – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Fringe Festival | August 15 – 25
One of the best-kept secrets in St. Louis is the thriving performing arts scene, and Fringe Fest celebrates them all! This seven-day festival takes place at multiple venues, from Grand Center and beyond. Check out the event calendar!

World’s Fare Heritage Festival | August 17 – 19
From food to music, history and art, St. Louis has so much to be proud of! Celebrate it all with three days of live music, food truck, an artists’ village, kids’ games and more at the World’s Fare Heritage Festival! Free. World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park.

Festival of Nations | August 25 – 26
Tower Grove Park will be the place to be for International Institute St. Louis’ annual Festival of Nations. The food alone is worth the trip with over 40 ethnic food booths, plus enjoy music and dance on multiple stages and an international bazaar like none other! Free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

And a bonus event!

Sam Smith in Concert | August 17
This English crooner has won an American Music Award, a BBC Sound of … Award, a BET Award, three Billboard Music Awards, and three Brit Awards, and has been nominated countless times. See him life at Chaifetz Arena! 8 p.m. $55 and up.

Of course, nothing makes these fun St Louis events in August more enjoyable like watching them without the burden of glasses or contacts! To find out how you can have clear, natural vision without the hassle of eyewear, visit, or give us a call at 314.375.2020.

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