Last summer, I averaged attending two to three festivals a month, no joke. Almost all of them are free to attend with food and drinks for sale. Whether celebrating blues music, the 1904 World’s Fair (why not keep celebrating?!), the Renaissance, or the first cocktail party recorded in history, these were always a total joy to attend. St. Louis’s festival habit continues into the fall and winter, albeit with more moderation, with festivals for Halloween, local art, harvest, and many more. If there is an excuse to celebrate, we have found it — and exploit it with great bravado! (Michael N., M2)