Get Out: Labor Day Weekend in University City

Get Your Chalk On, Veterans Fest and I am Art Too are all happening in the Delmar Loop and surrounding area.

It's Labor Day weekend and with , there is no need to leave town. There are tons of events in and around to keep you entertained.


  • I Am Art Too — An exhibition at the . I Am Art, the live art/photography exhibition is back with its second installment, I Am Art Too. The show will feature music; photography by GYB, SexXy Byrd, Julianne Wise & Shannon Nellesen; live art by Timothy Wagner & KDPelloquin; art by Ramiro Rojas-Lara; performances by Aja La'Starr, Breaklouis & Ma Tiff Dance & Entertainment Co; and a mini-runway show where entertainment and art collide. $5 and the proceeds benefit Urban Canvas Network.
  • Javier Mendoza at — The show is slated from 9 p.m. to midnight.


  •  in the Delmar Loop. The second annual competition for chalk artists begins at 9 a.m. The rain date is Sept. 2.

All Weekend

  • Veterans Festival in Forest Park — There will be a combination of sporting competitions, amusement rides and concerts to thrill all ages when the Veterans Festival opens in Forest Park. Admission is free and all events are open to the public. During the festival, special events will be held at the , St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and St. Louis Science Center as well as the nearby Missouri Botanical Garden. 
  • St. Nicholas Greek Festival — St. Nicholas Church at 4967 Forest Park Parkway is holding its annual festival this weekend. It features authentic Greek food and pastries, dance demonstrations and live music, marketplace and entertainment. The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Labor Day. 

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 7-9 — in downtown Clayton
  • Oct. 6 —  

Ellen Bern August 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Chalk Festival & rain this weekend! Here's the plan: If it is raining on Saturday then the Chalk Festival will be held on Sunday. If it is raining Sunday morning then the Chalk Festival will be held the following Saturday, September 8. Mother Nature calls the shots.


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