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Top Things to Do in June 2014

Warm Nights in St. Louis are Perfect for Concerts, Fairs and Festivals


St. Louis in June may be hot and humid, but summer is when St. Louis really comes alive. Here's information on the best outdoor concerts, festivals and even options for those looking to stay indoors. These are the top picks for June 2014 in St. Louis. Do you know of another great June event happening in St. Louis? Share the details here.

If you're looking for great things to do without spending any money, check out Free Summer Events & Actvities in St. Louis.

1. Free Shakespeare

You still have a few weeks to catch the free performances of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V in Forest Park. The show goes on for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis every night but Tuesday.
May 17 - June 15, 2014
Forest Park

2. Circus Flora

Circus Flora, St. Louis' very own one-ring circus, will raise its air-conditioned big top in Grand Center this month. This is the 28th year for the locally-owned and operated circus. This year's production is A Pawn. The show will feature live music, clowns and plenty of acrobatics. Tickets are $10 to $48 and are available through MetroTix at 314-534-1111.
May 29 - June 22, 2014
Grand Center

3. Whitaker Music Festival

The Missouri Botanical Garden is once again hosting free summer concerts on Wednesday nights this summer. The featured musicians this month include the Peter Martin Quartet and Javier Mendoza. 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. The Whitaker Music Festival is just one of many free summer events in St. Louis that are worth checking out.
June 4 - August 6, 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

4. Twangfest

Twangfest is a celebration of music featuring artists from across the country. Musicians play at Plush or Off Broadway. Single show tickets are $15 to $25.
June 4-7, 2014
Off Broadway & Plush

5. Horseradish Festival

Photo courtesy Collinsville Chamber of Commerce

The name really says it all. This annual festival celebrates everything about the pungent, spicy root known as horseradish. And when it comes to horseradish, growers in Collinsville sure know what they're talking about. That's because the Metro East town produces 60 percent of the world's horseradish every year. There will be plenty of horseradish flavored food at the festival, as well as a Bloody Mary contest, a craft fair and root toss.
June 6-8, 2014
Woodland Park, Collinsville, IL

6. Brewers Heritage Festival

If you truly love beer, or just like a good festival, then make the trip to Forest Park for the Brewers Heritage Festival. Local beer makers will be offering samples of their finest brews. General admission tickets are $35.
June 13-14, 2014
Forest Park

7. Race for the Cure

Pink is the color to wear on June 14 in Downtown St. Louis. That's when breast cancer survivors and their family and friends will hit the streets for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. St. Louis has become the largest race in the country with more than 60,000 participants each year.
June 14, 2014
Downtown St. Louis

8. The Muny Season Begins

It's not truly summer in St. Louis until the lights go on at the Muny in Forest Park. This is the 96th year of performances at the largest outdoor theater in the country. The season begins June 16 with Billy Elliot. Tickets for all shows are $14 to $85, or arrive early and sit in the free seats!
June 16 - 22, 2014
Billy Elliot

June 25 - July 2, 2014

9. Macklind Avenue Mile

Get in a little exercise this month at the Macklind Avenue Mile. The race is a one-mile, downhill trek along Macklind Avenue from the South City YMCA to Big River Running Company at Macklind and Devonshire. The running (or walking) begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 a person and registration is available online.
June 28, 2014
South St. Louis

10. PrideFest

Thousands of visitors will fill Soliders Memorial in Downtown St. Louis the last weekend in June for the 35th annual PrideFest celebration. The festival is the year's largest event for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It draws visitors from across the region and around the country. There are activities all weekend long including a parade, live music, food and entertainment.
June 28 & 29, 2014
Downtown St. Louis

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