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Top Things to Do in July 2014

Concerts, Outdoor Activities and Other July 2014 Events in St. Louis


July begins with parades, fun and fireworks at the many 4th of July celebrations in the St. Louis area. But after Independence Day there are still dozens other events to keep you busy. Here are recommendations for things to do in July 2014 in St. Louis. And don't forget about the free movies and concerts going on all summer long.

Fair Saint Louis

Photo courtesy Celebrate St. Louis

Fair St. Louis is one of the biggest events of the summer. The fair offers a chance to celebrate Independence Day with music, food, kids activities and fireworks. Don't forget about the change of location in 2014. Fair St. Louis is at Art Hill in Forest Park.
July 3, 4 & 5, 2014
Forest Park

Gateway Festival Orchestra Concerts

Photo courtesy Washington University

The Gateway Festival Orchestra is performing free outdoor concerts in July at the Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. The concerts begin July 6, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening.
July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2014
Brookings Quadrangle, Washington University

Whitaker Music Festival

Photo by Leslie Wallace, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

The free concerts at the Missouri Botanical Garden continue through July. Featured performers this month include Old Salt Union and Nigel Mooney. Admission to the Garden is free on Wednesdays after 5 p.m., and the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and gather around the Cohen Amphitheater. Food and drinks are also for sale at the Garden.
Wednesdays in July 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

Free Movies at the Art Museum

Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Art Hill in Forest Park. The St. Louis Art Museum's Outdoor Film Series is held Fridays in July. The movies begin at 9 p.m. The Art Museum's main level and restrooms will be open until 11 p.m.
July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 2014
Forest Park

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase is the venue to show off the work of St. Louis directors and filmmakers. You can take in dozens of feature films, shorts and documentaries during the festival. There are also free seminars for anyone interested in making movies.
July 13-17, 2014
Tivoli Theatre

Mayhem Festival

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater will be rocking during the Mayhem Festival featuring Korn, Avenged Sevenfold and Asking Alexandria. Tickets start at $25
July 16, 2014
Maryland Heights

Butterfly House Bug Hunt

Photo courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

The Butterfly House in Faust Park invites you to a Bug Hunt. The kid-friendly event includes games and activities that teach about the behaviors of insects and how they live in their habitats. The Bug Hunt is from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $12 for the general public and $10 for members.
July 19-20, 2014
Faust Park, Chesterfield

Jammin' at the Zoo

The Young Zoo Friends are hosting a party with music, entertainment, gourmet food and drinks. There's music from Spanky's Dueling Pianos, Laser Panther and Dirty Muggs. Admission is $10 for Zoo Friends members and $20 for non-members. The cost includes a wine and beer tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available for everyone.
July 23, 2014
St. Louis Zoo

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