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Top Free St. Louis Week of July 1, 2016

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Top Free St. Louis Week of July 1 - July 7

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!

Free Fourth of July Events in Saint Louis!

Fair St. Louis

Saturday - Monday, Starts at 1:00 PM each day

Forest Park

All kinds of activities from water ski club demonstration to Bud and burgers sampling to a fairway and tons more! Headliners this year Lee Brice, Sammy Hagar and The Circle and Flo Rida.

Fair St. Louis


134th VP Parade (America’s Biggest Birthday Parade)

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Downtown St. Louis, Starting at Market & 7th

VP Parade


Riverfest 2016

Friday - Monday, Different Times Each Day

Frontier Park

Parade, live music, carnival, food & craft vendors, and fireworks.

Riverfest 2016


Webster Groves Community Days

Friday - Monday, Different times each day

Memorial Park at Elm & Glendale

Pet parade, performances, Miss Webster Groves Pageant, fireworks, parade, carnival (fee for rides), midway booths (fee for games), & BBQ (fee for food).

Community Days


Heritage & Freedom Fest

Saturday - Monday

Ozzie Smith Sports Complex

Concerts (highlights: Chase Bryant, Love and Theft, Sister Hazel), parade, carnival rides and midway games (fee), food and drinks (fee), fireworks, free kids’ activities, side shows, craft and merchandise vendors, free shuttle service on Sunday and Monday.

Heritage & Freedom Festival


4th of July Celebration

Monday, 7:00 PM

Chesterfield Mall

Music, kids’ zone, Bubble Bus, photo booth, stilt walker and performances by gymnasts from Olympiad Gymnastics Training Center. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No glass. The fireworks begin at 9:30 PM.


Patriots in the Park

Friday & Saturday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Wilson Park

Cost for various activities. Fireworks at 9:15 PM.

Patriots in the Park


Twin Oaks 4th of July

Saturday, 7:00 PM

Twin Oaks Park

Live music and fireworks at 9:15 PM.


Kirkwood 4th of July Celebration

Monday, 7:00 PM

Kirkwood City Park


Arnold City Fireworks

Monday, 7:00 PM

Arnold City Park

Bring a blanket or chair. Food vendors, kids inflatables, and live music.


Bridgeton 4th of July Celebration

Monday, 6:00 PM

Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex


Florissant Independence Day Celebration

Monday, 7:30 PM

The James J. Eagan Center at Florissant Valley Park

Concert at 7:30 PM. Fireworks at dusk. Bring a lawn chair.


Eureka July 4th Celebration

Monday, 7:00 PM

Lions Park

Children’s activities, car show, live music, concessions.


Hazelwood 4th of July Celebration

Monday, 8:30 PM

White Birch Park


Ferguson 4th of July

Monday, 9:15 PM

January-Wabash Memorial Park

Food and drink concessions, parade, fun for the kids, live entertainment and fireworks!


Alton Fireworks Spectacular

Sunday, 5:00 PM (Grounds open) (Fireworks at 9:15 PM)

Riverfront Amphitheater

Hudson & Hoo Doo Cats performing before fireworks. Food and drink vendors.


Fourth of Ju’Luau

Sunday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Wheelhouse Downtown

Hawaiian party! Drink specials.


Fireworks Bike Ride!

Saturday, 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM


Meet at HandleBar for a drink, take off at 9:00 PM, bike to watch fireworks then bike back to the bar!


Red, White, and Blue Party!

Sunday, 10:00 PM - 2:30 AM



Molly’s 4th of July Weekend Party

Sunday, 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM

Molly’s in Soulard

4th of July themed bar and food specials all day, giant Jenga, bar games and live music.


Community Fireworks at Ritenour

Sunday, 9:20 PM

Ritenour High School, Moore Field Grandstands

DJ, food and beverages available.


JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park

Friday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jefferson Barracks Park Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

Live music and fireworks display. Concessions available for purchase.



Top Free Art Events This Week

First Fridays

Friday, til 9:00 PM

Grand Center

Museums and Galleries open late. Exhibition tour, bar and music at the Contemporary Art Museum.


#ThisIsABrooch: Pop Up Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

A night of celebrating handmade brooches with music and drinks. Photo booth, cocktails, limited line of jewelry, photography and video exhibit and more.



Top Free Family Events This Week

First Fridays: Enter the Matrix

Friday, 6:00 PM

St. Louis Science Center

Meet local virtual reality and augmented reality developers and explore first-hand the virtual worlds they are creating. The Matrix showing in the OMNIMAX Theater at 10:00 PM.

Enter the Matrix


Morning Play Date

Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Contemporary Art Museum

Aspiring young artists and their families participate in a fresh take on the classic play date, featuring artist-led activities and performances.



Free Dance Performances

Dance the Vote

Saturday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vintage Vinyl

Local theater and dance companies will be performing interpretive dances based on historic voting experiences. Voter registration deadline is July 6th for the August 2nd primary election so don’t forget to register to vote!

Dance the Vote


Dance Performance by Mexican Cultural Society

Wednesday, 10:30 AM

Missouri History Museum

Learn about Mexican culture through dance and learn your own dances!

Mexican Cultural Society


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

Friday, 10:00 PM




Top Free Movie Events This Week

A Film to Be Determined by Michael Rey

Friday, 9:00 PM

White Flag Projects

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


16mm Double Feature Night -- Day the Earth Stood Still and Richard Pryor Live

Tuesday, 8:00 PM

The Way Out Club

Movie trivia and prizes.

16mm Double Feature Night


Black Cinema Club

Sunday, 3:00 PM

Blank Space

Screening of “A Soldier’s Story” and post-movie discussion.

Black Cinema Club



Top Free Shopping Events 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


Schlafly Farmers Market

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks


St. Louis Swap Meet #6: The Too Broke to Leave Town Edition

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Cherokee Street

Dog, bike and family friendly!

Swap Meet #6



Top Free Lemonade!

Free Lemonade!

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis



Free Adult Cartoon Nights

Saturday Morning Cartoon Armageddon, Vol. 3!

Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Moolah Theatre & Lounge

Free cereal bar while supplies last!

Cartoon Armageddon


Littles’ Cartoon Night

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Shameless Grounds

This is not an event for children under 18. This event is for people who identify as Littles. Cartoon screening, coloring, food. Bring a blanket, sleeping bag or pillows.

Littles' Cartoon Night



Top Free Music Events This Week

Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series: Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers

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

St. Louis Zoo

Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers (Swing/Jazz/Rhythm) performing and kids activities.

Jungle Boogie


Whitaker Music Festival: Jay Farrar

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.


Tuesday Composer Club: Composition Workshop and Performances

Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dark Room


Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

Wednesday, 5:00 PM

Grand Center

Jazz Crawl


Carondelet Summer Concerts

Sunday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carondelet Park

The KD Allen Band performing.

Carondelet Concerts


Rendezvous Karaoke

Monday and Thursday, 10:00 PM

Just John




Top Free Trivia Events This Week

Video Trivia Night

Wednesday, 9:00 PM

Just John

Video Trivia Night


Worthless Knowledge Wednesdays

Wednesday, 8:00 PM




Geeks Who Drink

Wednesday, 8:00 PM


Geeks Who Drink


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, 8:00 PM




And Don’t Forget...

Free Walking Tour/How a Sculpture Park Was Grown

Sunday, 2:00 PM

Laumeier Sculpture Park


Vintage Bike Night St. Louis

Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks