5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 6/20 – 6/22

Friday June 20, 2014

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

St. Lou Fringe Festival – Saturday, June 20 – Sunday June 22
Immerse yourself in everything arts and culture related for five days straight June 18-22. The performing arts festival will feature a variety of performers from theatre, dance, music, circus, burlesque, improve, comedy and much, much more. The Fringe consists of nightly parties, three outdoor stages and a herd of street performers. Plus, The Fringe presents over 100 artists and performances from around the country. Grab your friends and come to The Fringe for endless fun!

Vintage Bliss Market – Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22
Head on down to Westport Plaza for the weekend of June 21-22 to experience a one-of-a-kind shopping event. With more than 60 vendors featured, shoppers will find everything from antiques and unique handmade items to vintage goods and shabby-chic styles. Enjoy live music along with great food and drinks while you shop.

Fiesta in Florissant – Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22
Fun will flourish as the Fiesta in Florissant unfolds with fabulous food, folkloric dancers, live Latino bands and an exotic petting zoo with pony rides. And Ay, caramba! Free admission!
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2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship – Friday, June 20 – Tuesday, July 1
Some of the nation’s top young chess stars will be in St. Louis to compete for a $3,000 prize and a lifetime of bragging rights. The event showcases the top students in the country, and spectators are welcome.

Flicks and Foodies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Saturday, June 21
Gather your family and friends and head to the Gateway Arch Grounds for this free outdoor classic movie night under the Gateway Arch! First, enjoy live music from Letter to Memphis from 7-9pm while you grab a bite to eat from a variety food trucks from 7-10pm. Then at sunset, take in a classic film, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” under the stars on the big screen from 9-11pm.

Circus Flora – The Pawn – thru June 22
Join Circus Flora for its conclusion of its 28th season production, “The Pawn,” in partnership with the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis. A chess match unlike any other, Circus Flora’s “The Pawn” will bring the game of logic to life with performances by acrobats, trained camels and an equestrian bareback rider. Journey back to the ancient lands from where chess began and experience the mystique of Persia and India while following the Pawn through a whimsical world of creatures and intrigues inspired by a chess-board’s cast of characters.

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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