St. Louis in June may be hot and humid, but summer is when St. Louis really comes alive. Here's information on the best outdoor concerts, festivals and even options for those looking to stay indoors.
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is once again hosting free summer concerts on Wednesday nights this summer. The featured musicians this month include Jack Grelle and The Gaslight Squares. Admission to the Garden is free on Wednesdays after 5 p.m., and the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and gather around the Cohen Amphitheater. Food and drinks are also for sale at the Garden. The Whitaker Music Festival is just one of many free summer events in St. Louis that are worth checking out.
May 31 - August 2, 2017
Missouri Botanical Garden
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Circus Flora, St. Louis' very own one-ring circus, will raise its air-conditioned big top in Grand Center this month. This is the 31st year for the locally-owned and operated circus. This year's production is Time Flies. The show will feature live music, clowns and plenty of acrobatics. Tickets are $10 to $48.
June 1-25, 2017
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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis gives free performances this month in Forest Park. This year's play is The Winter's Tale. The show goes on every night at 8 p.m., except Tuesday. Pre-show activities including music, performance art and backstage tours begin at 6:30 p.m. Vendors will be selling food and drinks, or bring your own picnic basket and a bottle of wine.
June 2-25, 2017
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Grant's Farm is open late every Friday of the month. The popular attraction will have a variety of local food trucks serving up entrees and sweets in the Tiergarten. There will also be live music, carousel rides and snow cones. The animal exhibits will all be open for viewing as well. Parking is $12 per car or $5 for walk-ups.
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2017
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The name really says it all. This annual festival celebrates everything about the pungent, spicy root known as horseradish. And when it comes to horseradish, growers in Collinsville sure know what they're talking about. That's because the Metro East town produces 60 percent of the world's horseradish every year. There will be plenty of horseradish flavored food at the festival, as well as a Bloody Mary contest, a craft fair and root toss.
June 2-4, 2017
Woodland Park, Collinsville, IL
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Pink is the color to wear on June 10 in Downtown St. Louis. That's when breast cancer survivors and their family and friends will hit the streets for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. St. Louis has become the largest race in the country with more than 60,000 participants each year.
June 10, 2017
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It's not truly summer in St. Louis until the lights go on at the Muny in Forest Park. This is the 99th year of performances at the largest outdoor theater in the country. The season begins June 12 with the Jesus Christ Superstar. Tickets for all shows are $14 to $85, or arrive early and sit in the free seats!
June 12-18, 2017
Jesus Christ Superstar
June 20-29, 2017
Disney's The Little Mermaid
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St. Louis is prime viewing for the upcoming total solar eclipse in August and to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event, there is an Eclipse Expo this month at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park. The expo will include presentations by eclipse experts, exhibits and children's activities. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free if you pre-register before the event.
June 17, 2017
St. Louis County
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Thousands of visitors will fill the area around Soliders Memorial in Downtown St. Louis the last weekend in June for the annual PrideFest celebration. The festival is the year's largest event for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It draws visitors from across the region and around the country. There are activities all weekend long including a parade, live music, food and entertainment.
June 23-25, 2017
Downtown St. Louis
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Get in a little exercise this month at the Macklind Avenue Mile. The race is a one-mile, downhill trek along Macklind Avenue from the South City YMCA to Big River Running Company at Macklind and Devonshire. The running (or walking) begins at 8 a.m. After the race, there is a family-friendly street festival.
June 24, 2017
South St. Louis