Saint Louis Science Center – 5050 Oakland Ave., King’s Oak
Uncorked: STL Champagne & Wine Fest 

Uncorked Wine Festival is headed to St. Louis this month with the STL Champagne & Wine Fest on August 21. Taste more than 100 wines and Champagnes from across the world while you explore the Saint Louis Science Center, including interactive exhibits, food for purchase, a photo booth and more.

VIP tickets will snag you four hours of unlimited tastings, shorter lines, a special commemorative wine tumbler and access to a VIP lounge featuring high end wines and private bathrooms. Early admission tickets include four hour of tastings, shorter lines and a special commemorative wine tumbler. General admission tickets are also available for three hour sof tastings and a special commemorative wine tumbler.

The Bullock at Live! by Loews St. Louis – 799 Clark Ave.,
Bacardi Pop-Up Rum Bar

Even if you can’t make it to a beach this year, a chilled rum cocktail can take you there in spirit. Head downtown to The Bullock at Live! by Loews St. Louis at Ballpark Village all this month to celebrate National Rum Month with a Bacardi pop-up bar. Hit the rooftop bar for rum tastings, specialty Bacardi cocktails and Tiki drinks throughout August. It’s the perfect stop before or after a Cardinals game, too.

Try the Quatro Colada, a cocktail “for the squad” feature Bacardi 4 Year Rum, Falernum, pineapple juice, coconut water and lime juice. The space features views of Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village, a 12.5 x 7 foot TV to catch the game and an outdoor fireplace for extra ambiance, plus a selection of small plates include mini lobster rolls, truffle pizzas and zaatar-spiced hummus.

Chesterfield Amphitheater – 690 Chesterfield Parkway,
Open Highway Music Festival

All three stages are back this year for the 10th anniversary of the Open Highway Music Festival at Chesterfield Amphitheater from August 5-8. Old Crow Medicine Show kicked things off last night; catch three more days and nights of rock, Americana, country and indie music.

Friday night features Marcus King Band, with acts on Saturday including Watchhouse, The Mighty Pines, and Funky Butt Brass Band. The festival wraps up Sunday with Whitey Morgan, Paul Cauthen, Flatland Cavalry, Morgan Wade and more. Grab a festival past or daily tickets — $1 of every ticket goes to the St. Louis Area Food Bank. 

Hermann Farm – 526 E. 1st St., Hermann
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Othello

After an acclaimed run of King Lear in Forest Park, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is headed to historic Hermann Farm in Missouri wine country for a free performance of Othello on August 21. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase before and during the show.

If you really want to make an evening of it, VIP tickets are available for $175 to benefit the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival. Enjoy a private cocktail and hors d’oeurves reception at nearby Black Shire Distillery, reserved show seating, and an Othello-themed tote with a picnic dinner, bottle of wine, win glasses, a bottle opener and a picnic blanket. If you’re not full yet, follow the performance with a dessert reception with the cast and crew.

Laclede’s Landing
Bicentennial Brewers Beer Garden

St. Louis’ best breweries are celebrating Missouri’s bicentennial August 7 with a beer garden event on August 7. Though the event is free, advance and day–of tasting tickets are available for $25 and include a commemorative tasting glass and eight tasting coupons. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for 5 for $13, plus full beer pours for purchase. 

Pocket Parks street games and kids’ activities will also be at Laclede’s Landing, plus demonstrations from local arists, a dog park, and food trucks. Participating breweries include Urban Chestnut, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Square One, Anheuser-Busch Research Pilot Brewery, Public House, Schlafly, Morgan Street and more.