Festivals in the St. Louis and Ballwin Area

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There’s no shortage of summer fun in the St. Louis and Ballwin area. From cultural celebrations to free concerts, here are just a few of the exciting festivals you can enjoy this summer.

There’s no shortage of summer fun in the St. Louis and Ballwin area. From cultural celebrations to free concerts, here are just a few of the exciting festivals you can enjoy this summer.

Blues at the Arch

Lauded as the “Best Way to Celebrate St. Louis” by the Riverfront Times, this festival brings renowned Blues artists from across the nation for a series of free concerts in August. Head to the Gateway Arch National Park on Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30 to take in some soulful tunes.

The Art Fair at Queeny Park

Admire skilled handiwork and fine craftsmanship at the Art Fair at Queeny Park in Ballwin. Since the event in held indoors at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, it will be held regardless of weather conditions. You can browse the booths and mingle with the artists from Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Festival of Nations

At the International Institute’s Festival of Nations, you can enjoy the region’s largest multicultural celebration. Featuring live dance demonstrations, non-stop music, folk art, and more than 40 vendor booths, this festival offers fun for revelers of all ages. Join the festivities from Aug. 24-25.

Japanese Festival

Come to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis to experience this annual celebration of Japanese culture. You can enjoy a tour of the Japanese garden, arts and crafts, authentic cuisine, and cultural demonstrations. The event runs from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, starting at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday.

At ELCO Cadillac, we’re proud to be a part of the Ballwin and St. Louis community.

Father’s Day Activities in St. Louis That Dad is Sure to Love

Father's Day

If you’re in the St. Louis area and are in search of the perfect thing to do with dad this Father’s Day, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best Father’s Day activities in St. Louis so you can count on a great afternoon that shows your dad just how much you car. Don’t forget Father’s Day is June 17th!

Kimmswick Car Show

Take a trip to nearby Kimmswick this Father’s Day and treat dad to an afternoon at Kimmswick’s annual Father’s Day Car Show. It will feature a huge selection of cars and motorcycles as well as great food and music. The event will take place from noon until 3pm, so make your plans no and show up early!

Father’s Day Beer Garden

Bring dad to the terrace at Perf Marquette Lodge to enjoy a Father’s Day Beer Garden. Aside from tons of great local and national beers to try, the Beer Garden will feature live music and BBQ. What’s not to love?

Sinatra at the Symphony

This Father’s Day, the St. Louis Symphony will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra with “Sinatra: 100 Years and Beyond.” If your dad is a music fan, get your tickets to this unique performance before it’s too late!

You can never run out of things to do with your dad in St. Louis. But to make Father’s Day truly special, take him to ELCO Cadillac! Whether it’s for a new luxury car or just an oil change, he’s bound to love it.

 

Thanksgiving in St. Louis

Thanksgiving in St. Louis
The Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade is one way to celebrate Thanksgiving in St. Louis.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… almost! Before we get to celebrating Christmas, we have to be sure not to leave out that wonderful holiday in between – Thanksgiving! Here are a couple of ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving in St. Louis this year.

Thanksgiving Day Parade
No, not the Macy’s one – St. Louis’s own! The Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade is in its 32nd year running and just as fun (and big) as ever. This year, there are nearly 130 separate groups marching in the parade – so there’s sure to be something for everyone, from balloon animals to antique Cadillacs.

The Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade will march from 7th Street to Market Street and kicks off at 8:45 a.m. And of course, Santa Claus will be at the end of the parade to send everybody off into the holiday season.

Hungry Turkey 5K Run
Want to earn that Thanksgiving feast? Start your morning off with a run. The Hungry Turkey 5K welcomes every runner out there, from ages six and up. It’s a great activity to do with the whole family since adults and kids can register together and run together.

No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s sure to be fun as long as your family is by your side. From all of us at ELCO Cadillac, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.