Summer Fun Guide

summer wavesSt. Louis is a fun area with a lot to do any time of the year. During the summer, the city really comes alive with festivals and concerts that you can go to for some entertainment, with many of them offering free admission. Here is your summer fun guide for the St. Louis area.

Art Fair at Laumeier

The Art Fair at Laumeier is a nationally acclaimed fine-arts fair featuring the works of both local artists and national craftsmen. You can look through the many displays that feature mediums from clay to glasswork. You’ll also find paintings, photography, and wood sculptures.  This festival is more than just art: You can also enjoy live music, food, and demonstrations. There’s also a beer garden for adults and the Creation Station area where kids can work on some of their own masterpieces. The event takes place the second weekend in May each year.

Brewfest by Budweiser

Brewfest by Budweiser brings live music and more than 60 styles of brews from local home brewers to the Budweiser Brew House Beer Garden on Clark Street. Tickets to Brewfest range from $25 to $60 and include admission, a pig roast, and samples of the many home brews featured at the event. You’ll also get a commemorative glass to take home with you after the event. Brewfest by Budweiser takes place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, August 19th.

Fair Saint Louis

Fair Saint Louis is a celebration in honor of America’s birthday. Events kick off on July 1 with America’s Birthday Parade in Downtown St. Louis.  The Fair itself runs from July 2-4 in Forest Park and features entertainment, food, and plenty of fun. The performance lineup for 2017 includes Akon, 3 Doors Down, and Jake Owen. You can also enjoy fun rides such as the zip line and the human slingshot, or you can experience the interactive STEAM exhibit. Bring the kids to the Festival Zone for kid-friendly activities that include a climbing wall, face painting, and caricature artists, or stroll down the Fairway to see the works of local artists. The athletic canines of the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team also will perform for visitors. Make sure to stick around until after the sun goes down so you can see the fireworks. Admission to the fair is free, and it is open to everyone.
These are some of the fun festivals and events that are set for St. Louis this summer. Check out one of these and enjoy the food, music, and entertainment.
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