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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 2013 in St. Louis. Do you know of another great June event happening in St. Louis? Share the details here.

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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 27th year for the locally-owned and operated circus. This year's production is A Trip to the Moon. 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 30 - June 23, 2013
Grand Center

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.
May 31 - June 3, 2013
Woodland Park, Collinsville, IL

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 Kim Massie and the Funky Butt Brass Band. 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 5 - August 7, 2013
Missouri Botanical Garden


Twangfest is a celebration of music featuring artists from across the country. Musicians play at Blueberry Hill or Plush. Single show tickets are $18 to $28.
June 5-8, 2013
Blueberry Hill & Plush

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. Top local breweries, including Anheuser-Busch, Schlafly and Square One, will have more than 80 beers for you to sample. And you won't leave hungry either. Some of the area's best restaurants will be selling their most popular dishes. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 the day of the event.
June 14-15, 2013
Forest Park

Free Shakespeare

Twelfth Night or Romeo and Juliet? How about both? The Riverside Shakespeare Theatre Company is staging free performances of Romeo and Juliet beginning June 21 at Frontier Park in St. Charles. Meanwhile, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis wraps up its performances of Twelfth Night on June 16 in Forest Park.
June 21 - 30, 2013
Romeo and Juliet
Frontier Park, St. Charles

May 24 - June 16, 2013
Twelfth Night
Forest Park

Race for the Cure

Pink is the color to wear on June 15 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 15, 2013
Downtown St. Louis

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 95th year of performances at the largest outdoor theater in the country. The season begins June 17 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Tickets for all shows are $12 to $80, or arrive early and sit in the free seats!
June 17 - 23, 2013
Monty Python's Spamalot

June 24 - 30, 2013
Shrek The Musical


Thousands of visitors will fill Soliders Memorial in Downtown St. Louis the last weekend in June for the 34th 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 29 & 30, 2013
Downtown St. Louis

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