10 THINGS TO DO IN ST. LOUIS IN JULY
July 9, 2015 admin
July always starts off awesome with tons of 4th of July festivities to choose between. But, now that the holiday has passed, what else is going on around St. Louis? Below you’ll find some great options to help fill out the rest of the month.
Cajun Concert on the Hill
Where: Stone Hill Winery, 1110 Stone Hill Hwy. Hermann, MO 65041
When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 10, 1-5 p.m. July 11-12.
Why: Enjoy three days of to-tappin’ Bayou music, cajun dancers, delicious food and tons of fun.
STL Summer Fest
Where: MX District, 618 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis
When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 10
Why: This free event is open to all and features street performers, live music, cold cocktails, food and other vendors.
Website: RSVP for free general admission or pay $50 for a VIP ticket.
STLive on Washington Avenue
Where: 1011 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis
When: 5-11 p.m. every Friday throughout the year
Why: The weekly event features a multitude of passionate and talented musicians who play every Friday night, 52 weeks a year.
Clayton Restaurant Week
Where: 16 different restaurants throughout Clayton, MO
When: July 13-19
Why: This is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to explore local restaurants’ menus. More than a dozen of Clayton’s top dining establishments are opening their doors for the second annual Clayton Restaurant week. This means that foodies can get a three-course meal at any of the participating establishments for just $25 (not including tax and tip).
Walk to the Wharf Lunchtime Concert Series
Where: 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 24
Why: Take a stroll and grab some lunch near the base of the Grand Staircase every Thursday this summer. Music, activities and a variety of food trucks await those who come.
Website: http://greatriversgreenway.org/ (organizer)
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series at Saint Louis Zoo
Where: Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Dr.
When: 5-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28
Why: This is the perfect family fun night event. Admission to the zoo and concerts are free on these evenings, and there’s a different musical act every single week.
Website: Click here for the event page.
St. Ann Sunday Food Trucks
Where: St. Ann Park, 4445 Ashby Ave. in St. Louis
When: noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19
Why: More than a dozen food trucks are committed to this event including Vincent Van Doughnuts, Que Sazon, Deli On A Roll and Kona Ice Cream. In addition, there will be face painting and pony rides for the kids if the weather holds out.
Website: Event’s Facebook page.
Season Home Canning & Preserves Beginner Class
Where: L’Ecole Culinaire, 9811 South Forty Dr.
When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18
Why: If you’re a gardener or you love taking advantage of the fresh finds at local farmers market, but can’t eat it all fast enough, consider learning to can and preserve your fruits and veggies. This class is $85 and will teach you the basics and safest methods to start canning and preserving at home.
Website: All classes can be seen here.
24th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
Where: Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Ave.
When: July 27 through Aug. 1
Why: This week-long event features master workshops for beginners and advanced dancers, performances, salsa night, tap jams, dances, panel discussions and more. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or you’re just interested in trying something new, you can register for classes and the rest of the festivities online.
Senufo Art and Identity in West Africa Exhibit
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Dr. in Forest Park, MO 63110
When: During museum hours Tuesday through Sunday until Sept. 27
Why: This exhibit features a stunning collection of masks, figures and other objects from three countries in West Africa.