5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 7/4 – 7/7

Wednesday July 3, 2013

I typically hit you with the 5 Things Do to in St. Louis on Fridays, but with July 4 only a day away, I’m throwing the weekend plans two days early.

Happy 4th of July Weekend, everyone! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this 4th of July weekend.

Fair Saint Louis

Fair Saint Louis is three days of free family fun underneath the majestic Gateway Arch July 4-6! Join one of America’s biggest birthday parties with headlining artists Trace Adkins, Bret Michaels and Counting Crows under the majestic Gateway Arch. Plus, take part in the Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun run with dog tag finisher medals and a contest for the patriotic costumes, cheer on the Veiled Prophet Parade that kicks off at 9:30 a.m., watch awe-insipring stunts at the annual air shows and more. To see our guide of 4th of July Firework shows and more in St. Louis click here.

The Muny: Nonsense

Catch this Muny-style rendition of the internationally popular musical comedy “Nunsense,” through Sunday, July 7 and watch as the Little Sisters of Hoboken try to raise money for a proper burial of some sisters who met an unfortunate end. Phyllis Smith from NBC’s The Office will make her Muny debut playing Sister Julia, Child of Gods. Admission:  $12 – $80. You can purchase tickets at muny.org

Saint Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Series

Watch the classic love story “Casablanca” under the stars as SLAM kicks off its summer film series on Art Hill Friday, July 5. For dinner, bring a picnic, sample offerings from food trucks, or try out the new Panorama Restaurant in the museum’s newly opened East Building. Food trucks arrive and live music from Sheldon Blues Band, featuring Kim Massie, begin at 7pm, movie begins at 9pm. Admission: FREE

1863 St. Louis Fourth of July

Head down to the Old Courthouse on Saturday, July 6 to celebrate the birth of our nation with an 1863 Fourth of July celebration. History lovers will enjoy special music, speeches, volunteers dressed in period-clothing and a reading of the Deceleration of Independence. Admission: FREE

First Friday in Grand Center – July 5

Every First Friday of the month in Grand Center, museums in St. Louis’ Grand Center are free and open until 9:00 pm. It’s the perfect way to discover the neighborhood’s remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues that are all within walking distance of each other. This premier art district has something for everyone. You can come down for the art and stay have dinner at one of the many great dinning establishments. Participating venues include: Bruno David Gallery; Craft Alliance; Contemporary ARt Museum St. Louis; Portfolio Gallery, the Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts; the Sheldon Art Galleries; and on the St. Louis University Campus, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Admission FREE

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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