I love this time of year in St. Louis! There are so many free events and activities. And with the kids being out of school, it’s not always easy to entertain them at home. Now worries, St. Louis has just what you need. It turns out there is a free event that is perfect for the family every day this week. Here’s the list:
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Muny in Forest Park is playing Shrek at 8:15pm. Free tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you bring a blanket to sit on. The Muny also installed new fans this year that are quiet and help with the heat. There are free shows through the first week in August with each week featuring a different musical.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
There is something new and fun at The Missouri History Museum almost every day. Currently, the museum is hosting the Summer Family Fun Series. On Tuesday from 10:30am-12pm, there will be a camp-out with a campfire, games, crafts and musical entertainment from Mark-O-Polo. Stick around for ‘Getting Dressed: Inside out in Football’, a special, one-person performance at 2pm.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Every Wednesday from June 5th to August 7th, you can enjoy music at the Missouri Botanical Garden. On Wednesday, June 26th Ransom Note will be playing. Their music style is smooth soul meets arena rock. Free admission starts at 5:00pm with the concert starting at 7:30pm. My family personally likes to bring dinner and wine and enjoy a fantastic picnic in the garden. There are kids running around and it makes for a great family atmosphere. There are a few rules you should know before you go: No pets, grills, open flames, smoking, standard tables, balloons or banners.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wehrenberg Theatres has a great Summer family series from June 5th to August 15th every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am. You and the family can see a movie for free. All seating is on a first come first serve basis at select locations throughout the St. Louis area. If you enjoy popcorn and a drink, there is a special kids combo for only $5.00 during the series. Here’s the list for Thursday: The Smurfs will be playing at Campbell 16 Cine, Cedar Rapids Galaxy 16 Cine, Chesterfield Galaxy 14, O’Fallon 15, Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine and Ronnie’s, Parental Control will be playing at Des Peres 14 Cine and Town Square and African Cats will be playing at Mid Rivers 14 Cine.
Friday, June 28, 2013
The St. Louis Zoo presents Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series every Friday from May 24th to August 30th from 5 to 8pm. This Friday, June 27th is the Bottoms Up Blues Gang. Take this time to enjoy some music and walk around the zoo. The zoo will be closing at 7:00pm but the music continues until 8:00pm.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Eckert’s Summer Concert Fest. The concert will be at the Belleville Eckert’s location at 951 s. Greenmount Road. The concert is held in the plaza area outside the country store from 7-9pm. There will be kids activities and custard along with food and drink for sale. Feel free to bring a blanket and chairs. This Saturday, singer-songwriter Doug E. Rees will be performing.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Visit the Sunday Serenades in Francis Park located at Childress and Nottingham Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109. The Compton Heights Concert Band will be playing from 7:30-9:30pm. Bring a blanket and a picnic if you would like. This is a beautiful city park with a great neighborhood feel.
All of these events are free and perfect for the family.
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