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9 Events you Don’t Want to Miss this June in St. Louis

June is here and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Here are 9 events you don’t want to miss this June in St. Louis. From Father’s Day to PrideFest, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this June in St. Louis.

9 Events you Don’t Want to Miss this June in St. Louis

St. Louis Uncorked

When: June 1st– 2nd, 2018
Where: Kiener Plaza
6thand Chestnut Streets
St. Louis, MO
The two-day festival is back at Kiener Plaza and surrounding streets, located west of the Old Courthouse downtown. Entercom-St. Louis produces and hosts the festival in partnership with Gateway Arch Park Foundation and the City of St. Louis with additional support from the Downtown Neighborhood and Business Associations.

Performing on the Bud Light Main Stage: Mat Kearney, Plain White T’s, Matt Nathanson, The Verve PipeRozzi, Pete Ayres Band, The Big Rigs, Alexandra Kay, A Love Electric, Feel Good Inc and Hounds!

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: Romeo and Juliet

When: June 4th, 2018
Where: Forest Park Shakespeare Glen
5595 Grand Drive
St. Louis, MO

Shakespeare Festival’s most anticipated event of the year is our mainstage production in Forest Park. In 2018, Romeo & Juliet returns to Shakespeare Glen for the first time since our inaugural season.

Since 2001, our patrons have enjoyed free, high-quality Shakespeare productions under the stars. With no tickets required or gates to walk through, we bring the power of Shakespeare and his legacy of storytelling to all. Make your plans to join us In the Park.

Twangfest

When: June 6th– 9th, 2018
Where: Off Broadway
3509 Lemp Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Welcome to Twangfest, the best music festival you’ll ever attend, if you’ll allow us a moment of immodesty. Twangfest is a place where incredible musical performers from all over the country play before the most fervent bunch of music lovers that they or you will ever meet. We often say that Twangfest is a big tent; the big top of a musical three-ring circus, filled with the sights and sounds that make roots music so vibrant and inspirational. Get ready to fill your ears and feast your eyes, and be sure to introduce yourself to friends new and old. But most of all, have yourself a great time! In fact, we dare you not to.

Twangfest is not just an event; it’s also a nonprofit organization working to preserve and promote the unique tradition and culture of Americana music.

Whitaker Music Festival

When: June 6th, 2018
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO

The open-air Whitaker Music Festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.

The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity and encourage vitality within the community.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site.

Life Outside Festival

When: June 9th, 2018
Where: Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
13236 Streetcar Drive
Maryland Heights, MO

Join us for this free festival of the outdoors from Great Rivers Greenway and lots of partners! Live local music, food and drinks for purchase, and plenty for all ages to see, try and learn.

Check out what you can do to live life outside in your yard, local park or on the greenways – something for everyone!

St. Louis Soap Box Derby

When: June 10th, 2018
Where: The Hill Neighborhood
Columbia Ave and Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO

Come to The Hill for the 20th annual St. Louis Soap Box Derby and Hill Car Show.  Watch as youngsters ages 7 – 20 race down Macklind Ave. in Soap Box Derby racers for a chance to represent St. Louis at the National Finals in Akron, Ohio later in July.

The Hill Car Show will showcase more 150 Vintage cars and motorcycles on display. Enjoy a Taste of The Hill from local restaurants in the food court. This is a FREE event presented by The Hill Business Association and St. Louis Jaycee Foundation.

New This Year:  Watch as St. Louis area engineering and architecture companies compete in custom-built, adult-sized racers to benefit charity.

Taste of Downtown STL

When: June 16th– 17th, 2018
Where: Kiener Plaza
6thand Chestnut Streets
St. Louis, MO

Taste of Downtown STL highlights the many restaurants in Downtown St. Louis during a free admission outdoor festival with some of the best restaurants in Downtown St. Louis paired with drinks, artists, and unique retailers. There is also a local music showcase on the main stage and special experiences with local chefs for patrons to enjoy.

PrideFest

When: June 23rd– 24th, 2018
Where: Soldiers Memorial
1300 Market Street
St. Louis, MO

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come to PrideFest and the Grand Pride Parade in St. Louis. This year, the Arch will once again provide the backdrop for the parade on Market Street, and the parade will run adjacent to the festival. The Pride Parade has served as a method for legislators and candidates to illustrate their support of the LGBT community and the causes we support. The parade also serves as a means to showcase the creative talents and service hundreds of LGBT-friendly businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups, as they spread their message to all who attend. The 2018 parade will occur on June 24th, 2018.

Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival

When: June 23rd, 2018
Where: Chesterfield Amphitheater
631 Veteran’s Place Drive
Chesterfield, MO

Join us for an exciting lineup that showcases the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz. The Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz festival features Simon Phillips and Protocol, violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman with chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future. Enjoy a variety of wine and great food. Admission is just $5 at the gate, and kids under 12 are free! There’s family fun for everyone at the beautiful Chesterfield Amphitheater near Chesterfield Mall, overlooking the Central Park lake. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blanket, and enjoy the sixth annual Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival!

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