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.
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
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
July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 2014
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
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
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
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