Arts, Performing Arts, Food and Drink, Festivals

The St. Louis World's Fare Heritage Festival

When: Sat., Aug. 22, 4-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 2015

The 1904 World's Fair still looms large in St. Louis' history. The city was big and growing bigger, and Forest Park welcomed the world into its leafy environs to celebrate progress and the future. The St. Louis World's Fare Heritage Festival recalls that great moment in time, while also celebrating everything going on in the city right now. From 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday (August 22 and 23), you can stroll through art displays, play games and hear music from Looprat, Daughters of Zion and the Schwag. Local restaurants and food trucks will be nearby, waiting to fill you up -- stop by I Scream Cakes, Mission Taco Joint, Sugarfire Smoke House and Drunken Fish, though not necessarily in that order. It all takes place in Forest Park's Shakespeare Glen (www.stlworldsfare.com). Admission is free, but you'll need money for food and drink.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission