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Top Free St. Louis Week of June 17, 2016

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 Top Free St. Louis Week of June 17 - June 23

The St. Louis Public Library has so many free events, it would take me all day to put them on my calendar! You can check out their events here:  To scroll down the page, highlight the text and move your cursor to the bottom of your screen!


Top Free Ways to Connect With History This Week

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

James H. Killion Park (Salu Park) in Alton, IL

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. There will be crafters, food, information booths and other vendors!


Faust Village Open House

Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

St. Louis County Faust Park

Visitors to Faust Historic Village may tour the 1850s Conway house with its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen, the circa 1848 Metz log home, and the 1880s Hoch House. All homes will be staffed with docents in period dress.


Immortal Moments in Cardinals History

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Missouri History Museum

Cardinals History


The Colored Museum

Monday, 7:00 PM

Contemporary Art Museum


The Colored Museum



Top Free Ways to Make Your Life Greener This Week

The Living Green in the Public Media Commons

Saturday, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Public Media Commons

Screening of Jens Jensen The Living Green. There were also be native plant information and the opportunity to interact with native plant advocates and professionals.

The Living Green


Great Rivers Festival

Saturday, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

National Great Rivers Museum (#2 Locks and Dam Way, Alton, IL)

Live music from Whiskey Drive, local food and drink vendors, local art vendors, live bird shows, an appearance by Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience, archery, catch-and-release trout fishing, birdhouse building, sand and chalk art, lessons on how to catch and prepare Asian carp, and more!

Great Rivers Festival


Grand Opening of Grow

Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saint Louis Science Center

Mini tractor rides for kids, fermentation food demos, hands-on activities, live music and more! This new exhibit shows where our food comes from!



Free Coffee and Conversation

Saturday, 11:00 AM

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Master Gardener Yvette Luedde as she provides harvesting techniques for the preservation of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Visit Kim Yasuda’s Hunt + Gather, 2012, garden while learning how to dry and store your heirloom seeds for next year.


North City Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13th Street Community Garden

Every Saturday through October.

North City Farmers' Market



Top Ways to Get Active for Free This Week

International Yoga Day

Tuesday, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Chesterfield Amphitheater

All skill levels welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. See class schedule here.


Barre3 at Kirkwood Station

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Kirkwood Station Plaza

Registration begins at 9:30 AM. The first 75 arrivals will get a free swag bag full of goodies! Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.



CityTrek: CityArchRiver Sneak Peak

Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Drinks and appetizers provided.



Summer Yoga Series

Wednesday, 6:00 PM

St. Louis Ballpark Village

Yoga tank giveaway at each class!



Top Free Ways to Gather with The Community This Week

1st Annual Lantern Release

Saturday, 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fairground Park

We are expressing our concern over the growing violence in our city. is inviting St. Louis out to Unite against Violence and Release Lanterns in memory our loved ones we've lost due to violence in our community.


World Renowned “Make Music Day” Comes to St. Louis

Tuesday, 11:00 AM

Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House

Make Music Day


Pride St. Charles

Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters

Pride St. Charles



Top Free Movie Showings This Week

Movie Night -- Remember the Titans

Thursday, 8:00 PM

Budweiser Brew House

Popcorn, Cracker Jacks, drink specials, giveaways, and more.


StL Print Week Movie Night

Monday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Central Print

Featuring Linotype: The Film, also a preview of the new film Pressing On: The Letterpress Film by Erin Beckloff.


A Film to Be Determined by Dan Graham

Friday, 9:00 PM

White Flag Projects

Outdoor screening of an undisclosed film selected by artists. Complimentary refreshments.


Music & Movie: Saturday Brothers and Labyrinth

Friday, 7:30 PM

Ritz Park

Movie at 9:00 PM.


Movie Night in Francis Park

Saturday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Lanai Coffee

“Despicable Me” starts shortly after dark. Activities include onsite shopping truck, yoga, bike ride, fitness consultation and more.



Top Free Events for Families This Week

Emerson Free Family Night at the Magic House

Friday, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Magic House

A family (no more than 2 adults and 4 of their own children) can come to the Magic House at no charge.


Family Day Block Party

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contemporary Art Museum, The Pulitzer and The Sheldon

Recommended for ages 3-12. Enjoy superhero-themed art activities at each location, music by KDHX DJ Paul Stark, performances by Tapman, face painting, and more.


The Sheldon Presents ‘Nothing but the Blues’

Monday, 10:30 AM

Missouri History Museum

Family fun including special guests, storytelling, and hands-on arts and crafts projects inspired by objects and themes in the exhibits.

Nothing but the Blues



Top Free Summer Concert Series This Week

Carondelet Summer Concerts

Sunday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carondelet Park

Fanfare performing.



Carondelet Summer Concerts

Monday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

South St. Louis Square Park

Loot Rock Gang (acoustic blues/Americana) performing.

Carondelet Concert


University City Summer Band Series: Celebrating 20 Years of Soloists

Tuesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Heman Park



Maplewood Summer Concert Series: The Bottoms Up Blues Gang

Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ryan Hummert Park

Blues, Jazz and Folk music.


Whitaker Music Festival: The Grooveliner

Wednesday, 5:00 PM (music begins at 7:30 PM)

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Open-air festival. Bring your own picnic supper, baskets or coolers or buy picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones on-site.


Faust Park Summer Concert Series: Rockin’ Chair

Tuesday, 5:30 PM

Faust Park

Concert from 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM. Beer, wine, soda, water, popcorn and candy available for purchase along with area restaurants offering food trucks!



Top Free Other Music Events This Week

Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

Wednesday, 5:00 PM

Grand Center

Jazz Crawl


Music at the Intersection: Funk/Soul/Hip-Hop Tribute to Prince

Friday, 5:00 PM

Grand Center

Free music festival with local funk, soul and hip hop bands & DJs!

Music at the Intersection


Soulard Blues Band Open Jam

Monday, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Broadway Oyster Bar

Longest-running blue jam session in the nation.


Open Bluegrass Pick

Sunday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks


Tuesday Composer Club: Composition Workshop and Performances

Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dark Room



Top Free Food Trucks Events This Week

St. Louis County Food Trucks in the Park

Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tilles Park

Off the Shoulder performing.


Food Trucks in the Park

Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Frontier Park

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Live entertainment.



Top Free Game and Sports Events This Week

Beer Bingo

Wednesday, 9:00 PM

The Heavy Anchor

Win booze and prizes each round.


Every Wednesday -- Geeks Who Drink

Wednesday, 8:30 PM


Geeks Who Drink


ITap Trivia -- Every Thursday!

Thursday, 8:00 PM

International Tap House - CWE

Beer, trivia and prizes!


Fight Hard MMA

Saturday, 7:00 PM

Family Arena

Fight Hard MMA



Top Free Performances This Week

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Every Night Except Tuesdays until June 26, 8:00 PM

Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Greenshow 6:30 PM. Bring blankets, food and drinks or buy food and drinks there!

Midsummer Night's Dream


Comedy Shipwreck Open Mic

Monday, 10:00 PM

The Heavy Anchor



And This!

Belleville Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market

Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Belle-Clair County Fairgrounds

 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles.