Mingle at the Mills
When/Where: Friday at St. Louis Mills near Nascar Speedpark, from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy this family friendly event featuring a car cruise, chicken wing cook-off, go-kart races, live music, and food and beverages.
When/Where: On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 an 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Soldier's Memorial Park on 14 and Market streets in downtown St. Louis.
Why go: Enjoy live music, authentic Latin cuisines, hispanic arts and crafts, Folkloric dancers, a kid's corner, and margaritas and beer.
Pricing: Admission is free.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Central Field. Click here for the schedule of events for the weekend.
Why go: freebies, children's activities and awesome hot air balloons fly accross the St. Louis sky
Thirteenth Annual HOP in the City
When/Where: Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m. at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St. at 21st Street, in St. Louis
Why go: Try over 40 different Schlafly beers. Enjoy great food, live music, and unlimited beer samples.
Pricing: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, at either Eckerts Farm in Milldstadt or Belleville.
Why go: Enjoy wagon rides, music, live entertainment and festival food including funnel cakes, roasted sweet corn, caramel apples and more.
Pricing: Free Admission, food and rides are extra.