By Heidi Glaus
St. Louis (KSDK) -- The holiday weekend offers a list longer than usual of things to do.
For starters, the Japanese Festival is one of the largest and oldest festivals of it's one of a kind in the United States. This weekend you can sample Japanese food, listen to music and even see some sumo wrestling at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
You can also check out Kim Massie and a slew of other great performers at The Big Muddy Blues Festival on the Landing. More than 30 bands will play on three stages starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Gateway Cup will also race through four neighborhoods starting with Lafayette Square on Friday night, this is chance to see cyclist take corners at 30 miles per hour.
Plus new this year, is the loop's first Chalk Festival. You'll be able to watch artist in action as they add a little more color to the sidewalks along Delmar boulevard starting around 9 a.m. on Saturday.
There's also the art fair at Queeny Park, St. Nicholas Greek Festival, Veterans Festival in Forest Park and the Barnyard Olympics at Eckert's Farm in Belleville.
Metromix has more details about these events and about other things to do this weekend in St. Louis.