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Top Free St. Louis Week of July 8, 2016

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 Top Free St. Louis Week of July 8 - July 14


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 Events for Families

Urban Wanderers Junior Rescuer Kids’ Day

Saturday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Aronson Gallery at St. Louis University Museum of Art

Activities, arts and crafts and more.

Kids' Day


Family Programs

Sunday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Missouri History Museum

Boutique trucks on Museum’s front lawn. At 2:00 PM, get tips for shopping, wardrobe building, and outfit styling from a panel of fashion experts.


Summer Family Fun Series

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 AM

Missouri History Museum

Mondays: Music Mondays; Wednesdays: Special Performances & Presentations; Tuesdays and Fridays: Museum Storytelling & Make-and-Takes.


History Clubhouse Family Nights

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Missouri History Museum

Explore the History Clubhouse and experience music, face painting, crafts, and more!



Top Free Movie Events

Sci-Friday: The Last Starfighter!

Friday, 7:30 PM

Shameless Grounds, LLC

Free popcorn and warm cookies!


2016 Art Hill Film Series - Top Gun

Friday, 6:00 PM

Art Hill

Food trucks at 6:30 PM, movie at 9:30 PM.



Top Free Neighborhood Festivals & Parties

Annual Catsup Bottle Summerfest Birthday Party

Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

American Legion Post 365 in Collinsville, IL

Old-fashioned birthday party games, craft booths, food & drinks, live music, classic car show and cruise, ketchup tasting contest, Princess Tomato & Sir Catsup Contest and more!


Southern Fried Chicken Festival

Sunday, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

4 Hands Brewing Company

Celebration of beer and fried chicken. Special new beer, face painting, t-shirt printing by Art Farm and treats from Strange Donuts.


Cherokee Nights

Thursday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cherokee Street

Art, music, food, buskers, and other forms of entertainment.


Party Animals!

Saturday, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Vino Gallery

Live music, shop local makers, drinks and more. Bring your pet!

Party Animals!


Let Them Eat Art

Friday, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Downtown Maplewood

Live music, entertainment, vendors and art demonstrations. Also, a bowling shirt contest and special exhibit paying tribute to the Art of Bowling for Saratoga Lanes Centennial.


Jeweled Feather Grand Opening Festival

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Jeweled Feather

There will be food trucks, dessert treats by Kaked by Katie, and music! Tents and chairs will be set up.



Top Free Food Events

2016 Sauce Magazine Food Truck Friday

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tower Grove Park

Food trucks, drinks, live music. Bring chairs or blankets.


Feast in the Park at Tilles Park

Thursday, 5:00 PM - 8 PM

Tilles Park

Fanfare performing. Bring chairs or blankets. Buy food and beverages there.


Schlafly Farmers Market

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks

Enjoy foods from a wide variety of vendors as well as fresh Schlafly beer and live music!



Top Free Performances

Diva’s on the Edge w/ Krista Versace

Friday, 10:00 PM



Young Frankenstein at the Muny

Wednesday, Thursday 8:15 PM

The Muny

The gates to the free seats (1500 total) open at 7:00 PM each evening. Lines for the free seats begin forming as early as 4:00 PM.


Curtain Call Presents Stars of the Muny’s Young Frankenstein

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Curtain Call Lounge

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


Second Tuesdays: I Live Here

Tuesday, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Urb Art

Storytelling event. This month’s theme about stories of race, class, power and poverty; stories of the first time you felt like you belonged; stories about community. Not an open-mic event. Limited seating, so register here: 



Top Free Ways to Learn About History

In Mourning: Victorian Funeral Customs

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Missouri History Museum

Mock Victorian funeral, followed by a discussion of Victorian mourning traditions.


Celebrate St. Louis Series

Friday. 8:00 PM


Food, drinks, and live music plus presentations from local St. Louis businesses.


150 Years of Preserving History

Wednesday, 2:00 PM

Missouri History Museum



Top Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

University City Events

Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Heman Park

Performance from ASJR w/ Mother’s Children feat. Archie Johnson


2nd Annual Soulition Park Jam

Saturday, Noon - 7:00 PM

Strauss Park

Featuring music from DJ Willpower, DJ Nune is Lamar Harris , John Cobb, DJ Agile-One, Nappy DJ Needles, The DJ Jmo, and DJ Reminise.


Whitaker Music Festival: Ptah Williams

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.


Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kranzberg Arts Center

Jazz Crawl


Carondelet Summer Concerts

Sunday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carondelet Park

The Trip Daddys performing.


Faust Park Summer Concert Series: Fanfare

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!


Parties in the Park

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Downtown Clayton

Three Pedros performing.


Jungle Boogie at the Zoo

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

St. Louis Zoo

Bottom Up Blues Game (Blues/Jam) performing and kids activities.

Jungle Boogie




Top Free Other Ways to Get Outdoors

Guided Prairie Walks

Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park (Alton, IL)

Take a tour along the trails as guides help you identify a variety of wildflowers and grasses.


Tower Grove South Neighborhood Association Picnic

Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Humboldt South Pavilion, Tower Grove Park

Food, drink, and activities for the kids. Make sure to RSVP here:


Summer Yoga Series

Wednesday, 6:00 PM

St. Louis Ballpark Village

Yoga tank giveaway at each class!



Top Free Trivia & Game Events

Worthless Knowledge Wednesdays

Wednesday, 8:00 PM




Inaugural Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

Tuesday, 8:00 PM

Llewelyn’s Irish Pub

Trivia night, prizes given to top 3 teams.


Vintage Game Night

Sunday, 5:00 PM

The Cherry Lounge

Vintage Game Night


Geeks Who Drink

Thursday, 8:00 PM





Top Free Music Events

Free Karaoke with KJ Sheel

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Elvis Room in Blueberry Hill

Free karaoke and drink specials!


Not Your Average Open Mic

Wednesday, 8:00 PM

The Cherry Lounge

Not Your Average


Beatboxing with Nicole Paris

Monday, 10:30 AM

Missouri History Museum

Nicole will share technique tips and lead a few exercises to get you making a few beats yourself!


Listener’s Cut: Volume 4

Friday, 7:30 PM

Magnolia Cafe at KDHX

Make sure to RSVP because space is limited!



Top Free Events for Adults Only

International Puppy Contest 2017 - 5th Anniversary

Thursday, 7:00 PM

JJ’s Clubhouse and Bar

Huge puppy party for adults (not a young dog).


Durango Cigar Rolling Event

Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Randall’s Wine and Spirits

Tasting/launch party for the Micro Tobacconist. They will be grilling brats and giving away a $100 Brennan’s Cigar Lounge gift certificate to whichever customer spends the most.