Looking for some summer boredom busters? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of 102 things to do in St. Louis this summer:
1. St. Louis Uncorked: We have to start the list with this one because it is the “First Sip Of Summer.” We can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than with this wine and music festival in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis Uncorked takes place at Soldiers Memorial and features FREE concerts by O.A.R. and Plain White T’s! Get the full festival details here. June 5th & 6th
2. Twilight Tuesday: Pack up the picnic basket and head to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park for a FREE outdoor concert. Honey Vox performs for Twilight Tuesday on June 2nd at 6:00 pm. Make sure to bring a blanket, some snacks, maybe your favorite adult drink and even your dog (on a leash) to enjoy this event.
3. Kimmswick Strawberry Festival: Kimmswick, Missouri calls itself “The Perfect Day Trip” and if you’re looking for the perfect day for that perfect day trip, you should go during the annual Strawberry Festival. In addition to every strawberry treat you can imagine – from strawberry shortcake to strawberry wine – they also have a petting zoo, bounces houses, rides for the kids and craft vendors lining the streets. June 6th & 7th
4. Movie Mondays: Enjoy a free movie on the outdoor screen at the Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village on Movie Mondays. The festivities start at 6pm, and the movie starts at 7. Bring a blanket, get some snacks from the Dugout Bar and cozy up for “The Lego Movie” on June 22nd, “Space Jam” on July 20th and “Little Rascals” on August 10th.
5. Circus Flora: Spend some time under the Big Top at Circus Flora this summer. This St. Louis circus kicks off its 29th season with the all-new show “One Summer On Second Street” on May 29th and runs through June 28th. This year’s show will feature a trampoline wall, trained house-cats and the Flying Wallendas.
6. St. Louis Renaissance Faire: Travel back in time to a 16th century French village and watch jousting matches, shop for handcrafted treasures, enjoy music, magic and more at the annual St. Louis Renaissance Faire. They have 5 special themed weekends, free daily activities, a petting zoo for the kids and adult beverages for mom and dad. Tickets are $12.95 for adults and $7.50 for kids (5-12) if you buy them in advance online. Open weekends through June 14th.
7. Fair St. Louis: Free to attend, and this year with big name acts like American Authors, Blondie, Melissa Etheridge, Tony! Toni! Tone! and Kool & The Gang, you won’t want to miss the Fair St. Louis just for the music entertainment alone! The fair will be in Forest Park, so plan accordingly! July 2nd – 4th
8. VP Parade: The Veiled Prophet Parade, or VP Parade as it’s more commonly known, is a St. Louis summer tradition. Head to Forest Park the morning of July 4th to kick off your holiday with 133rd annual parade. This year’s theme is “Saturday in the Park”, a tribute to the historic parks around the country, including Forest Park, of course. July 4th
9. Let Them Eat Art: This summer Maplewood celebrates its 10th annual Let Them Eat Art event – a whimsical tribute to Bastille Day. Head to downtown Maplewood to see live demonstrations by more than 35 regional artists, hear live music and enjoy food and drink specials from the city’s restaurants. July 10th
10. Slide The City: This family-friendly slip-and-slide water party event features live music, food, drinks and more than 10,000 sliders over the course of two days making their way down 1,000 feet of slick vinyl on Market Street in downtown St. Louis. Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties and squirt guns and get ready to get soaked! And did we mention this slide is 1,000 feet long? Yeah…that’s more than three football fields! This is the can’t-miss event of the summer! Get tickets here. July 11th & 12th