July Fun in St. Louis

The heat has officially arrived and so has more fun.  July brings rather hot and humid weather here in St. Louis.  Click here for a list of pools throughout the St. Louis area so your family can stay cool this summer.  This month’s fun kicks off with 4th of July festivities.  This happens to be one of my favorite holidays.  I enjoy watching all the fireworks displays, spending time with family, and of course eating bbq.  Be sure to stay safe and cool throughout the month.  Here is a list of activities for July.

Fair St. Louis – Fair St. Louis will be held in the heart of Forest Park to thrill the city and celebrate Independence Day. This year’s Fair St. Louis takes advantage of the holiday weekend to spread over four days…..July 1st – July 4th.  The 135th VP Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday July 1st at the intersection of Broadway and Market streets in downtown St. Louis.  Fair Saint Louis is a free admission event produced each year by St. Louisans for St. Louisans and their guests celebrating our nation’s independence each Fourth of July. The Fair typically hosts hundreds of thousands of attendees listening to fantastic music, playing in the Festival Zone, checking out new products in the Interactive Zone and of course, being “wowed” by our nationally recognized fireworks displays each evening – all for FREE. Other rides and activities have a nominal fee including the zip line, human slingshot and the Pay to Play Zone for kids of all ages. You can also check our The Fairway – an area for local artists and merchandise vendors selling their wares. Every day there’s plenty of fun from beginning to the end of the day. 

Let Them Eat Art – Let Them Eat Art is Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day held each year the second Friday evening of July.  The event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food & drink by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors.  Let Them Eat Art is not an art fair; it’s a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.  This event is held Friday, July 14 from 6 PM to 11 PM.

GROW – Dig deeper with our GROW exhibit as we look at the science of the most important element of our daily lives: Our food. You’ll find the answers to all these questions and so much more at this one-of-a-kind exhibit focusing in on the journey of food.  This event is held at the St. Louis Science Center throughout the month of July.

The Muny –  The Muny is bringing seven shows to Forest Park for its 99th summer season, including two first-time performances.

The summer lineup is as follows:

  • Jesus Christ Superstar (June 12 – June 18)
  • The Little Mermaid (June 20 – June 29)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 5 – July 11)
  • All Shook Up (July 13 – July 19)
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (July 21 – July 27)
  • A Chorus Line (July 29 – August 4)
  • Newsies (August 7 – August 13) 


International Lily Show – A spectacular Lily Show sponsored by North American Lily Society is free and open to the public at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis on June 30 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., July 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  By the way Lillies are my favorites.

St. Charles Riverfest –  A four day celebration held July 1st through 4th includes a parade, live music, carnival, food & craft vendors, and fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River in Frontier Park. Click here for details of the event.

GeeklyCon 2017 – GeeklyCon is held July 20th- 23rd.  It is a large gaming room filled with people playing boardgames and tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons. If you want to play your first game of D&D, or finally find enough people willing to play Twilight Imperium with you, then GeeklyCon has you covered. There is plenty to do outside of the game room as well. See a live performance of your favorite Geekly podcasts, compete and win points for your house in the Geekly House Cup, go out for a drink with your new best friends, or see the sights around St. Louis. 

The Riverfront Time has provided us with a complete list of places to watch fireworks.  Click here for more information

Be sure to follow us on Facebook.  I will be posting additional activities throughout the month.  You can also find us on Instagram, just search by name.


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