5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 6/28 – 7/1

Friday June 28, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this weekend.

Pridefest St. Louis

Join in St. Louis’ loudest, proudest festival of the year, PrideFest 2013. The event, which moved Downtown this year from Tower Grove, features a colorful array of vendors, food and two stages of live entertainment. Don’t miss the centerpiece event, the Pride Parade at 11am on Sunday. Eryn Woods, Andy Bell and Josie Lowder are among the headliners. For a list of the top three things not to miss at Pride Fest this weekend click here.


Opening of the Missouri Civil War Museum

It’s been nearly 150 years in the making! This Saturday the Missouri Civil War Museum housed in the historic 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange & Gymnasium Building will open to the public! The museums exhibits cover the years leading to the war and through it’s aftermath. The opening of the Missouri Civil War Museum is Saturday, June 29. Admission is $7  – Adults, Children 5-12 – $5 and Military – FREE

Saint Louis Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Celebrate the opening of the new East Building at Saint Louis Art Museum during the weekend-long grand opening celebration. Participate in hands-on projects and performances for all ages, enjoy food booths and live music and explore the new East Building. The weekend long celebration takes begins at 9:30 with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 29 and ends Sunday June 30. Admission: FREE

Opera Theatre Saint Louis Season finale

Thousands have flocked in for this years Opera Theatre Season and this weekend is your last chance to see their landmark premiere Champion. The show, is based on a true story of a boxer name Emile Griffith, who killed a man in the ring and was later severally beaten leaving a gay; it addresses issues of sexuality but also of understanding and forgiveness. It features music by five-time Grammy Award-winning composer, Terence Blanchard and libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer. Your last chance to see this fabulous show is Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. Admission: price varies

 Desert Show: Plants and People of the Western US Deserts Exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden

This weekend through August 4 step into a fascinating desert environment emphasizing the important role desert plants play in our lives. See cacti varieties and learn about the use of plants by American Indians for textiles and food in this unique show highlighted by plant collections not regularly displayed at the Garden. The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday June 29. Admission

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar of events for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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