6 Free Summer Events to Attend in St. Louis
Whether you’ve lived here for one year or 20, St. Louis is the perfect city for providing wallet-friendly options for that college budget. Enjoy summertime in St. Louis with Shakespeare, movies and much more for no cost.
Fair St. Louis 2018
Celebrate America’s birthday at one of St. Louis’ greatest traditional events. With headliners like the Saint Louis Symphony, Andy Grammar and Martina McBride from July 4–8, join thousands of festival-goers at the event held once again on the Arch grounds.
Fair St. Louis 2018 - Every day and all day there's plenty of fun. www.fairsaintlouis.org
S.L.A.M. Film Series
Go on a journey through films filled with this year’s theme: Epic Quests. The free film series takes place on Fridays this summer with movies “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Hidden Figures,” “Dr. No” and “The Neverending Story.” Grab a bite from the row of local food trucks or bring your own and enjoy music at 6 p.m. before the film begins at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket and your appetite to take in the magic of Art Hill in Forest Park turned into an outdoor cinema.
This summer, embark on an incredible journey with the Saint Louis Art Museum at the Art Hill Film Series! Inspired by…slam.org
Shakespeare in the Park
This annual event draws hundreds to Forest Park in an effort to preserve William Shakespeare’s numerous works. From June 1–24, the Shakespeare Festival will be presenting the timeless classic, “Romeo and Juliet.” In Forest Park, the show starts 8:00 p.m. every night except Tuesday. Completely free, pack a picnic and bring your friends and family to this unique Forest Park tradition.
To produce professional Shakespeare theatre, culminating in a free production in Forest Park, and to celebrate both…www.sfstl.com
Whitaker Music Festival
This music festival takes place every Wednesday throughout the summer featuring eclectic artists Missouri Botanical Garden as the beautiful setting. Acts this year include Jack Grelle, Ptah Williams and Brothers Lazaroff. Unlike other music festivals in St. Louis, this extends through the entire summer and brings in local, independent artists. You can enjoy great music and the natural beauty of the Botanical Gardens.
Festival of Nations
Held in Tower Grove Park, from August 26–27, this is the premier international festival in the St. Louis region. Come hungry to enjoy more than 40 food booths from countries around the world. Sit and enjoy the global music to experience all of the different cultures that make up St. Louis.
International Institute Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park www.festivalofnationsstl.org
One of the most renowned outdoor theaters in the country, The Muny has a full line up of Broadway shows this year. Celebrating its 100th season, shows will run from June 11 — August 12. Some of the shows featured this season include “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Annie,” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” The last nine rows of the theater are free seats at every performance, first-come-first-serve basis. Whether you want to pay for a ticket or take one of the free seats, you’ll still get to enjoy a great Broadway-quality show.
The Muny is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical.muny.org
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