Your Guide to St. Louis Summer: Best Free Things to Do

Free Movies, Music, Top Attractions and More

Whitaker Music Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
Crowds at the Whitaker Music Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

Free is the way to go in St. Louis this summer. Whether it's concerts, movies or visits to some of the area's top attractions, you can always find something to do without spending any money. Here's information on the best free events and attractions in St. Louis all summer long.

Movies & Live Theater

Whether you want to sit outside under the stars or in a nice air conditioned theatre, you'll find free options in St.

Louis this summer. Popular events include Shakespeare in the Park in June and the outdoor film series at the St. Louis Art Museum in July.  And of course, there's always the chance to catch a free musical at The Muny in Forest Park. For more information on these and many other events, see the top picks for Free Summer Movies and Live Theater in St. Louis.

Free Concerts & Live Music

From big events to smaller concerts, St. Louis has free live music to fit any taste. Each year, crowds turn out on Wednesday nights for the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. On Friday evenings, the St. Louis Zoo hosts its Jungle Boogie concerts. And don't forget about Fair Saint Louis with its nationally-known headliners. These are just a few of the dozens of free live music options in St. Louis during the summer. For more information, see the top Free Summer Concerts and Live Music in St. Louis.

Free Top Attractions

Top attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, Science Center and Art Museum always offer free admission, but there are also special free events at the Magic House, Jewel Box and other popular attractions during the summer. Here are the best ways to enjoy the Top Free Summer Attractions in St. Louis.

Free Fun for Kids

When school is out, kids have a lot of free time on their hands. There are ways to keep children entertained this summer without spending money. St. Louis has a lot of great kids events, activities and attractions that are free. Some popular options include the Suson Park Animal Farm, Citygarden, Powder Valley Nature Center and Tower Grove Park. Here are more ideas for Free Summer Fun for Kids in St. Louis.