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CLAY­TON PAR­TIES IN THE PARK— Down­town Clay­ton hosts en­ter­tain­ment, fun food, cock­tails and live mu­sic 5-8:30 pm ( Jul 11). www.par­tiesinthep­ark.org. Cen­tral Ave. be­tween Forsyth & Mary­land in Clay­ton, 314.726.3033. Map 4-2A

FES­TI­VAL OF NA­TIONS— Non-stop mu­sic, dance, crafts and food rep­re­sent­ing a wide spec­trum of cul­tures and eth­nic­i­ties takes over the east­ern third of Tower Grove Park ( Aug 25-26) Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. Free shut­tle ser­vice around park’s bound­ary streets makes ac­cess easy. www.fes­ti­val­of­na­tion­sstl.org. Grand Blvd. and Ar­se­nal St., Map 4- 4F

FES­TI­VAL OF THE LIT­TLE HILLS— The big­gest cel­e­bra­tion of the year in his­toric St. Charles fea­tures more than 300 craft booths, ar­ti­san demon­stra­tions, food, cos­tumed reen­ac­tors, live mu­sic, street per­form­ers, ma­gi­cians, face-paint­ing and some 300,000 vis­i­tors ( Aug 17-19). F 4-10 pm; Sa 9:30 am-10 pm; Su 9:30 am-5 pm. www. fes­ti­val­ofthe­lit­tle­hills.com. Fron­tier Park, in St. Charles, next to the Missouri River, I-70 to the north 5th St. exit to Boone’s Lick Rd., right to Main St., 636.940.0095. Map 3-2A

ST. LOUIS WORLD’S FARE HER­ITAGE FES­TI­VAL— The World’s Fair Pavil­ion in For­est Park (one of the few sur­viv­ing struc­tures from the 1904 World’s Fair) is host to a restau­rant row, live mu­sic, Kids Is­land, 1904 World’s Fair His­toric Ex­hibit, art vil­lage, back­yard games, fer­ris wheel, bike and skate ramp, mixol­ogy demos and more ( Aug 17-19) F 5-10 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-10 pm. www.stl­worlds­fare.com. 1904 Con­course Dr.,. Map 4-2D

WASH­ING­TON TOWN & COUN­TRY FAIR— One of the big­gest fairs in the re­gion ( Aug 1-5) fea­tures ev­ery­thing from live­stock com­pe­ti­tions, bull-rid­ing, rodeo, trac­tor pull, mo­tocross, chain-saw carvers, glass-blow­ing, sheep shear­ing, ca­nines in the clouds stunt show, pig chases, fam­ily fun cen­ter, strolling en­ter­tain­ers and amuse­ment rides to big-name en­ter­tain­ment like Josh Wil­son ( Aug 1), Walker Hayes ( Aug 2), Chris Knight, Ja­son Boland & The Strag­glers, The Turn­pike Troubadours ( Aug 3), Jake Owen, Jor­dan Davis and Chris Jan­son ( Aug 4) and Sawyer Brown ( Aug 5). Shut­tles from park­ing lots through­out the city and the Am­trak sta­tion. www.wash­mo­fair.com. City Park, Wash­ing­ton, Missouri, 50 min­utes west of St. Louis on High­way 100, 636.239.2715. Map 1- 4B

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