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From fairs and festivals, to kids summer camps and volunteer opportunities, this 2016 St. Louis Summer Guide has a little something for everyone!


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    festivals fairs&Festival of Nations

    Festival of Nations

    This August, more than 140,000 visitors will gather in beautiful, tree-lined Tower Grove park for two days of free, non-stop ethnic music, dance and the most diverse array of food in town. Founded in 2000, our annual Festival of Nations has quickly grown into the St. Louis regions larg-est multicultural festival.When: Saturday, Aug. 27 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Where: Tower Grove Park How much: FreeMore info: www.festivalofnationsstl.org

    St. Louis Art FairThe Saint Louis Art Fair is a free, three-day celebration of the visual and perform-ing arts. The main focus is an easy-access juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and craft with exhibiting artist. The Art Fair presents live per-formances, hands on activities for children, and showcases some of St. Louis top restaurants.When: Sept. 9, 10, & 11Where: ClaytonHow much: FreeMore info: www.saintlouisartfair.com

    japanese festivalCelebrating the history, culture, and people of Ja-pan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botani-cal Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Since 1977, the Missouri Botanical Garden has produced the an-nual Japanese Festival in conjunction with the Jap-anese Activities Committee, a coalition of several Japanese-American organizations that provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.When: Sept. 2 - Sept. 4Where: Missouri Botanical GardenHow much: $15 adults, $5 kids under 13More info: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

    Rise up festivalThe Rise Up Festival Art Show will feature 30 art-ists from the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, a main stage with music from local artists. The festival will also offer childrens activities, street perform-ers, and yummy treats from some of St. Louis best food trucks.When: Saturday, Aug. 20 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.Where: Washington Avenue at 16th Street How much: FreeMore info: www.risestl.org

    big muddy blues festivalEvery Labor Day weekend, St. Louis historic Lacledes Landing hosts over 60,000 people from around the country for the Big Muddy Blues Festival. This outdoor festival attracts an eclectic audience with the intention of celebrating the indigenous art from known as the Blues. When: Saturday, Sept. 3 & Sunday, Sept. 4 3 p.m. - midnightWhere: Lacledes LandingHow much: FreeMore info:www.bigmuddybluesfestival.com

    Circus floraWith their all-new 30th anniversary produc-tion, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis favorite summer activity. PASTIME will take us back to a simpler time when every kid dreamed of being Stan the Man and every empty lot played host to neighborhood baseball games.When: Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Fri-day and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and5:30 p.m. Where: Corner of Grand Boulevard and SamuelShepard DriveHow much: $10 - $48More info: www.circusflora.org

    loufestExperience 30+ bands across 4 stages from household names to up-and-coming artists. With art markets, the Loukidz stage, photogenic spaces and plenty of merch to bring home, theres plenty to do for the entire family. From pizza to brews and more, everything is handpicked from a local restaurant or vendor. When: Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 Where: Forest Park How much: $60 - $350More info: www.loufest.com

    St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage FestivalThe 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festi-val is the premiere showcase of the St. Louis beer scene. This festival features over 100 styles of beer from over 40+ STL-based breweries, as well as exclusive brewery collaborations and home brew club tastings, live music and great food all in an idyllic setting beneath the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River.When: Saturday, June 11Where: Gateway ArchHow much: $30 - $60More info: www.stlbg.com/heritage

    Great Forest Park Balloon RaceThe Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burn-ers. Get up close and walk around the balloons. Refreshments and food are available. The event will conclude with the PNC Bank fireworks finale display beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. The Balloon Glow will be on Friday evening. The Bal-loon Race will take place on Central Field by the Jewel Box in Forest Park, on Saturday afternoon. When: Friday, Sept. 16 & Saturday, Sept. 17Where: Forest ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com

    Fourth of July Weekendfair st. louisWhen: July 2 - July 4Where: Forest ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.fairsaintlouis.org

    st. charles riverfestWhen: July 1 - July 4Where: 222 S. Riverside Dr.How much: FreeMore info: www.historicstcharles.com

    ellisville FireworksWhen: 9:30 p.m. July 4Where: Bluebird ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.ellisville.mo.us

    alton fireworksWhen: 9:15 p.m. July 3Where: Alton RiverfrontHow much: FreeMore info: www.visitalton.com

    webster community daysWhen: July 2 - July 4Where: Memorial ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.webstergroves.org

    ofallon heritage & freedom festWhen: July 3 - July 4Where: Ozzie Smith Sports ComplexHow much: FreeMore info: www.heritageand-freedomfest.com

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    festivals fairs&Kimmswick Strawberry FestivalThe Strawberry Festival Kimmswick is held on the first full weekend in the month of June. The 2016 Festival will be on June 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm. The Strawberry Festival Kimmswick is smaller in size than the Annual Apple Butter Festival but is growing larger each year.When: June 4 - June 5Where: Kimmswick, MOHow much: FreeMore info: www.cityofkimmswick.org

    SLAM OUTDOOR FILM SERIESCamera! Lights! Action! Its time to enjoy a free movie under the starry summer sky. Spend your Fridays in July on Art Hill with the Saint Louis Art Museums Outdoor Film Series. The party starts at 7 p.m. with food, music and festivities on Art Hill Plaza. A Monty Python, Hitchcock, Beatles or Bond movie will give you a much needed blast from the past.When: Fridays in July Where: Forest ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.slam.org

    shakespeare festivalRenowned New York actress and Olivier nomi-nee Nancy Anderson will play the role of Titania in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of A Midsummer Nights Dream, June 3-26, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. This marks the companys 16th season of free, outdoor, profes-sional theatre in the park.When: Nighlty at 8 p.m. except Tuesdays in JuneWhere: Shakespeare Glenn in Forest ParkHow much: FreeMore info: www.sfstl.com

    let them eat artMaplewoods whimsical tribute to Bastille Day. This is where Mardi Gras meets the Christmas Tree Walk. Take a self-guided tour through the streets of historic downtown Maplewood where you will find live art demonstrations, music, en-tertainment and surprises. Enjoy food and drink specials streetside from Maplewoods award-win-ning restaurants and food purveyors.When: Friday, July 8Where: MaplewoodHow much: FreeMore info: www.cityofmaplewood.com

    Budweiser taste of st. louisVoted St. Louis` Best Food Event by St. Louis Magazine`s A-List Readers` Choice Poll for three years running, the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis will take place in its new location in the Chester-field Amphitheater in Central Park & Chesterfield Village. Free attractions include: regions best restaurants, Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competi-tion, Goose Island School of Cooking, Concerts, the ArtWalk, and the Marketplace.When: Sept. 18 - Sept. 18Where: Chesterfield AmpitheaterHow much: Free entrance, cost of tastingsMore info: www.tastestl.com

    pridefestFor over thirty years, Pride St. Louis, Inc. has been working to raise understanding and ac-ceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans-gender individuals in our community. We are not a political group, but rather a community-based organization that envisions a world where diversity can be celebrated and prejudice has been eliminated. We welcome you to join us for a meeting, a workshop, or a special event. As an organization, we are working hard to bring about changesright here in St. Louis.When: June 24 - June 26Where: Soldiers Memorial How much: FreeMore info: www.pridestl.org

    st. louis renaissance FaireThe St. Louis Renaissance Festival is a long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance! Roam the village shoppes for unique crafts as our arti-sans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking. Delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on our nine stages of non-stop entertainment!When: Preview weekends May 28 - May 29, June 4 - June 5Where: Wentzville, MOHow much: $18.95 for adults, $11.95 for childrenMore info: www.stlrenfest.com

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY GREEK FESTWhether youre of Greek decent or just love ethnic cuisine, our Greek Fest is a lively environment destination in which you can experience the Greek communitys deeply rooted traditions and heritage.When: May 27 - May 30Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox ChurchHow much: FreeMore info: www.stlouisgreekfest.com


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    art fair at laumeier

    art fair at laumeierMake Laumeiers Annual Art Fair your Mothers Day weekend tradition! Now in its 29th year, the Art Fair features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, special wine and beer tasting events, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country. Rain or shine; no pets or outside food and beverage allowed


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