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Top Free St. Louis Week of June 24, 2016

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Top Free St. Louis Week of June 24 - June 30

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

Top Free Pride Events This Week

St. Louis Pridefest 2016 - 37th Annual Celebration

Friday - Sunday, Different Times Each Day

Soldiers Memorial Park in Downtown St. Louis

A $5 donation suggested this year to support several initiatives. Two stages, vendors, parade (Sunday @ 12:00 PM), Children’s Area, Athlete’s Village, Under 25 Area, Non Profit Village, Commitment and Legal Wedding Ceremony, LGBT Wreath Laying Ceremony, Pride 5K, VIP Tent and more!

Pridefest 2016


Pride Movie Night: “Hairspray” Presented by Edward Jones

Friday, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Soldiers Memorial Park in Downtown St. Louis

Starting at 4:30 PM, comedians will perform. Giveaways from Z107.7 and a costume contest. Food trucks and adult beverages available for purchase. Bring a blanket to sit on!

Hairspray Movie Night


Divas of the Galaxy

Friday, 9:00 PM

REHAB Bar and Grill

Drag show at 9:00 PM.


Space Jam

Saturday, 9:00 PM

REHAB Bar and Grill

Blacklight and foam dance party.


Return Home

Sunday, 5:00 PM

REHAB Bar and Grill

Free BBQ Buffet at 5:00 PM.


Tower Grove Pride 2016

Saturday, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ritz Park

Performances, food and drink vendors, craft vendors, and more.


Diva’s on the Edge - Pride Disco Show w/ Krista Versace

Friday & Saturday, 10:00 PM




Top Free Places to Buy Cool Stuff This Week

North City Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13th Street Community Garden

Every Saturday through October.

North City Farmers' Market



Vintage Bliss Market

Saturday & Sunday

Westport Plaza

Vintage, antique, handmade and repurposed goods from a variety of vendors. The first 100 attendees on Saturday and first 50 attendees on Sunday will receive a free tote bag from Westport Plaza.


STL Print Week’s Print Market

Sunday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Central Print

See the region’s best printers and makers at the Print Market! There will be a big tent behind The Firecracker Press/Central Print where you can buy work, talk shop, trade ideas, and meet your letterpress heroes. Local coffee shops, soda fountains, and food trucks on hand.


St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cherokee Street

Dog, bike and family friendly!

Swap Meet



 Top Free Ways to Get Outdoors This Week

 Outdoor Days Saint Charles

 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Frontier Park

 This year’s theme is “Year of Birding.” There will be an array of birding & fishing themed activities, programs, display interaction, demonstrations, and shows.

Outdoor Days


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.



 Top Free Music Events This Week

Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

 Wednesday, 5:00 PM

 Grand Center

Jazz Crawl


Jungle Boogie at the Zoo

Every Friday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 St. Louis Zoo

Ticket to the Beatles (Tribute) performing and kids activities.

Jungle Boogie


Open Bluegrass Pick

Sunday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks


Whitaker Music Festival: Saint Louis Social Club

  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: Spectrum Band

 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!


Tuesday Composer Club: Composition Workshop and Performances

 Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 The Dark Room


Rendezvous Karaoke

 Monday and Thursday, 10:00 PM

 Just John



University City Summer Band Series: Celebrating 20 Years of Patriotic Concerts

 Tuesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 Heman Park

Patriotic Concerts



 Top Free Movie Events This Week

 Food Truck Frolic & Zootopia

 Friday, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 St. Charles Community College

 Movie begins at twilight. Free parking, free popcorn, food and drink for purchase. Bring your own blankets and chairs.


A City Decides: The St. Louis School Desegregation Program Film Screening

 Wednesday, 7:00 PM

 Missouri History Museum

 Film Screening. After the film, hear from a panel of alumni from the NCCJ St. Louis’s Anytown Youth Leadership Institute, who will discuss their own contemporary desegregation stories.



 Top Free Art Events This Week

 Taking a Look Inside Coco Chanel

 Thursday, 7:00 PM

 Missouri History Museum

 Dr. Chajuana Trawick, professor of fashion design at Lindenwood University, discusses how Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel continues to inspire women and future designers through her legendary fashion house, timeless pieces, and the little black dress.


24 Hours, 15 Scents Release Party

 Saturday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Pulitzer’s Art Foundation

 Release party for new exhibit celebrating the power of scent. In the exhibit, stories have been collected from the St. Louis area, printed and given a scent. At this release party, guests will receive a free copy of printed story and are encouraged to experience scents in a new way.


Tour de Museum

 Saturday, 9:00 AM

 Grand Center, Starts at The Kemper

 Ride begins at 10:00 AM. Led by Trailnet, this cycling tour visits CAM, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Pulitzer

Arts Foundation, Saint Louis Art Museum, and World Chess Hall of Fame, featuring a scavenger hunt at each location.


Urban Wanderers “The Journey” - Meet the Artists Event - Presented by the Petco Foundation

 Friday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

St. Louis University Museum of Art, Aronson Gallery



 Top Free Art Parties This Week

 SLAM Underground: Folk

 Friday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 St. Louis Art Museum

 This month we are inspired by our main exhibition, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. If you like to have a good time, you should probably be here. Stay tuned for more details.


Work/Play Closing Event

Thursday, 5:30 PM

 Forest Park, Dennis & Judith Visitor and Education Center

 Closing event for Forest Park Forever's first artists in residence, WORK/PLAY. See their finished work (a handmade quilt dyed with natural materials found in the Park), learn about their process, interact with the artists with a hands-on demo and enjoy bites from SweetArt and musical sounds from Darian Wigfall.


Contemporary Night Out

  Friday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 Contemporary Art Museum

 Collaborative evening of short, informative programs about various aspects of the world of contemporary art. This year Contemporary Night Out will explore the role of the artist as activist, specifically examining the issue of identity.

Contemporary Night Out



 Top Free Performances This Week

 Curtain Call Presents Stars of the Muny’s The Music Man

 Saturday, 8:00 PM

 Curtain Call Lounge

 Unique performances of a variety of songs from amazingly talented Muny cast members appearing while in rehearsals for their show.


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



 Top Free Trivia & Games This Week


Sunday, 7:30 PM

Llewelyn’s Irish Pub

Drink specials, prizes.


Video Trivia Night

 Wednesday, 9:00 PM

 Just John

Video Trivia Night


Every Wednesday -- Geeks Who Drink

Wednesday, 8:30 PM


Geeks Who Drink


Beers & Board Game Tuesdays

 Tuesday, 6:00 PM

 Propaganda STL

 Play chess, checkers, scrabble, game of life, battleship and more. Feel free to also bring your own games. Federico will be glad to combat you in chess, beat him and get a free beer!



 Top Free Ways to Celebrate St. Louis Parks This Week

 Forest Park’s 140th Anniversary

 10:30 AM: Forest Park Forever artists in residence The 442s will perform a pop-up concert, will be brief remarks, followed by complimentary cupcakes and more music from The 442s. Stop by one of the Park's institutions during the day to get a special "Happy Birthday, Forest Park" sticker.

140th Anniversary


Benton Park’s 150th Birthday Party Bash

 Saturday, 11:00 AM

 Benton Park

 Music all day, food and drinks for purchase, Benton Park Merchandise for purchase.

Birthday Bash



 Top Free Parties and Festivals This Week

 Fiesta in Florissant

 Saturday (10:00 AM - 10:00 PM) & Sunday (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)

 Knights of Columbus Park

 Non-stop entertainment, food and beverages from Latin and South America, folk arts and crafts, pinatas, Dora the Explorer, pony rides, inflatable rides, informational booths and more.

Fiesta in Florissant


Thirsty Thursday Block Party

 Thursday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Delmar Loop

 Live music, inflatable basketball hoop, beer tasting and art demonstrations at Craft Alliance, and a “Loop Celebrity Dunk Tank.”

Thirsty Thursday


 Kegs with Legs #30: SLAM! Agency

 Thursday, 6:00 PM

 SLAM Agency

Kegs with Legs #30