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Free Fall Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area

How to Enjoy Fall in St. Louis Without Spending Any Money


St. Louis is a great city when you're looking for something to do without spending money. Many top attractions like the St. Louis Zoo and the Science Center are free, and there are special free events and activities throughout the year. Here are the best free fall events in the St. Louis area.

Twilight Tuesday Concerts

The Missouri History Museum hosts free fall concerts on the museum's north lawn on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Local musicians perform all kinds of music from jazz to blues to rock-n-roll. Featured performers this year include Steve Davis and Dr. Zhivegas.
September 3 - October 8, 2013

First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center

Admission to the St. Louis Science Center is free for everyone (except for special exhibits). On the first Friday night of each month there is also a free Star Party at the Planetarium. Members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society set up telescopes for public viewing and are available to answer questions.
September 6, October 4 & November 1, 2013

Ghosts of the Arch Grounds

The National Park Service is hosting free events at the Gateway Arch this fall. One Friday night a month, take a ranger-led twilight walk followed by free telescope viewing from the St. Louis Astronomical Society.
September 13 & October 11, 2013

Citywalk Concert Series

Free concerts on the second Friday of the month at the outdoor plaza at Ferguson Citywalk. Performers include Jeanne Trevor and The Righteous Mind Project. Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 13 & October 11, 2013

Great Forest Park Balloon Race

One of the top free events of the fall is the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Visitors can get a close look at the balloons during the Balloon Glow, then come back for the race the next day.
September 20 & 21, 2013

Free Family Nights at the Magic House

The Magic House is the top childrens museum in St. Louis and your family can enjoy it for free. The museum offers free admission on the third Friday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 20, October 18 & November 15, 2013

Family Sundays at the Art Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum is another free treasure in Forest Park, and Sunday is a good day for families to visit. Each week, the museum hosts "Family Sundays" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes kid-friendly art projects and a tour of the exhibits at 2:30 p.m.
September, October & November, 2013

Art Museum Outdoor Concerts

The St. Louis Art Museum also hosts an outdoor concert series in the fall. Visitors can enjoy performances from a variety of musicians and artists. Tickets are required. You can pick up free tickets, near the museum's main entrance, starting the first of every month.
August 23, September 13 & 27, 2013

Third Degree Third Friday

Third Degree Glass Factory hosts a free open house on the third Friday of each month. There are glassblowing demonstrations, art exhibits, live music and more. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
September 20, October 18 & November 15, 2013

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