The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race starts on Friday with a balloon glow and continues Saturday with the race. The balloon glow is from 7 to 9:15 p.m. in Central Field at Forest Park.
Eat Pancakes, Buy Books
The Old St. Ferdinand Shrine will host an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 8-11:30 a.m. The breakfast will be held in the shrine schoolhouse at 1 rue St. Francois. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Gluten-free pancakes and diabetic-friendly syrup available. Book fair is $4 per bag and includes free tours of the church. For more information, visit the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine's website or call (314) 837-2110.
Faust Park Heritage Festival
The historic village at Faust Park in Chesterfield will come alive on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff dressed in period outfits demonstrating traditional activities done in the 19th century. Watch pottery firing, blacksmithing, rope making. Kids can participate, food vendors will be available.
Live Music, Festivals
Celebrate St. Peters at 370 Lakeside Park will feature carnival rides, vendor booths, live music and a family stage featuring a storyteller, magician, puppeteers and more.
The Old Webster Groves Jazz and Blues Festival will be Sept. 21 from noon to 10 p.m. The event includes two concert stages who will feature some 11 groups between them through the course of the day. Also find food, drink and street performers.The Maryland Heights Fall Family Concert starts at 6 p.m. in Creve Coeur Park, and the Soulard Blues Band’s performance starts at 7 p.m. Activities during the event include games, face painting, a Josh the Juggler performance and an exhibition by the World Bird Sanctuary. Participants should bring their own seating.
Country music star Jason Aldean appears at Verizon Amphitheater Friday on his 2013 Night Train tour. Aldean’s 2010 album, “My Kinda Party,” went triple-platinum, and he’s had nine singles reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs, including “Why,” “She’s Country,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and a duet with Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Dancing in the Street
More than 1,000 dancers from regional companies will perform at the Grand Center District between Lindell and Delmar on Grand. Event runs Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.