18 Free Ways to Have Fun in St. Louis This Holiday Week

You don't need much money to have fun in St. Louis. Heck, you don't need any money to have fun here. In fact, we've collected free events coming up this week so being a cheapskate is easier than ever before. Take a look at all the good times to be had, and click on the links for more info.

You don't need much money to have fun in St. Louis. Heck, you don't need any money to have fun here. In fact, we've collected free events coming up this week so being a cheapskate is easier than ever before. Take a look at all the good times to be had, and click on the links for more info.

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Nola Swing Night
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Dec. 30. HandleBar, 4127 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.
Pictured: RFT photo of HandleBar.
Nola Swing Night
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Dec. 30. HandleBar, 4127 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.

Pictured: RFT photo of HandleBar.
The Mega Show Dance Party 
Wed., Aug. 30, 7-11 p.m. The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
Photo by Nicholas Phillips.
The Mega Show Dance Party
Wed., Aug. 30, 7-11 p.m. The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

Photo by Nicholas Phillips.
Simpsons Trivia
Wed., Aug. 30, 8-10 p.m. 4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis. 
Pictured: RFT photo of Layla.
Simpsons Trivia
Wed., Aug. 30, 8-10 p.m. 4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.

Pictured: RFT photo of Layla.
Gateway Cup: Lafayette Park
Friday through Monday (September 1 to 4). Lafayette Square, Park and Mississippi avenues, St. Louis.
Photo courtesy of Gateway Cup.
Gateway Cup: Lafayette Park
Friday through Monday (September 1 to 4). Lafayette Square, Park and Mississippi avenues, St. Louis.

Photo courtesy of Gateway Cup.
Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl 
Wednesdays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27. The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / Paul Sableman.
Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl
Wednesdays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27. The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

Photo courtesy of Flickr / Paul Sableman.
Imagery of Chess: St. Louis Artists 
Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 17.  World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Ave., St. Louis.
Photo by Michael Drummond.
Imagery of Chess: St. Louis Artists
Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 17. World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Ave., St. Louis.

Photo by Michael Drummond.
Strauss Park Alive Festival
Through Aug. 31, 8:45 a.m.-11 p.m. Strauss Park, Washington & N. Grand Boulevards, St. Louis.
Strauss Park Alive Festival
Through Aug. 31, 8:45 a.m.-11 p.m. Strauss Park, Washington & N. Grand Boulevards, St. Louis.

Lunchtime Live
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 29. Old Post Office Plaza, 9th St. and Locust St., St. Louis.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / Paul Sableman.
Lunchtime Live
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 29. Old Post Office Plaza, 9th St. and Locust St., St. Louis.

Photo courtesy of Flickr / Paul Sableman.
St. Louis Greek Festival
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (September 2 to 4). St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis.
Photo by Steve Truesdell.
St. Louis Greek Festival
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (September 2 to 4). St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis.

Photo by Steve Truesdell.
Launch Party for Mary Jo Bang: A Doll for Throwing 
Thu., Aug. 31, 7 p.m. Left Bank Books, 399 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis.
Photo by Harlan McCarthy.
Launch Party for Mary Jo Bang: A Doll for Throwing
Thu., Aug. 31, 7 p.m. Left Bank Books, 399 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis.

Photo by Harlan McCarthy.