Havana Nights Celebration
Don’t let summer slip by without one final hurrah on Labor Day weekend. This Cuban-themed party features a menu with roasted snapper, smoked pork, ceviche and plenty of rum-based cocktails. Mojitos and Cuba libres are available, as well as imported brews. Keep cool with a mojito popsicle as the dance floor heats up with live Latin music and close out the night with fireworks. Reservations available online.
Sip & Savor Taste Event
Get a taste of what St. Charles County and surrounding areas have to offer at this annual event featuring more than 50 vendors including Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Tucanos Brazilian Grill and Fuzzy’s Tacos. Between bites, sip pours from Cork & Rind, Third Wheel Brewing Co. and Augusta Wine Co. Catch live music from Wade Trent, Grant Cordell and Clayton Jones. Tickets available online.
St. Louis Craft Spirits Cocktail Week
Showcasing local gins, vodkas and whiskeys from around 20 area distilleries, savor a range of flavors from Spirits of St. Louis, The Big O, Lifted Spirits and more during this weeklong celebration. Stop by Lafayette Park for the kick-off cocktail party or dress to impress for the swanky Casino Royale Patio Martini Party. Complete schedule of events available online.
The Taste in Ferguson
This family-friendly event features samples from Sugarfire Smoke House, Pironne’s Pizzeria, Marley’s Bar & Grill and more. Don’t miss a heated cook-off when the city’s police department tries to take the trophy from the reigning champions, the Ferguson Fire Department. Cooking demonstrations, live music and kids’ activities rounds out this event. Tickets available online.
Wentzville Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Celebrate the start of the harvest season with a community food festival complete with live music and family-friendly activities. Taste test from around 30 local restaurants and breweries like Friendship Brewing Co., Missouri Beer Co., Stone Summit Steaks and Seafood and Old Town Smokehouse. Tickets available online.
Traditional German Oktoberfest actually starts in September, and the Stubborn German crew are sticklers for tradition. Head to Waterloo for a slew of German brews, as well as brats and Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock) available for purchase from Schneider’s Quality Meats. Don your lederhosen and practice your polka with live music from the Waterloo German Band, Bolzen Beer Band, Herb Eberle and Die Spitzbuam.