5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 6/26 – 6/29

Thursday June 26, 2014

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

Pridefest stlPridefest STL 2014 – June 28 – 29
Bust out the feathered boas and wear all the colors of the rainbow at PrideFest, the annual celebration of St. Louis’ fabulous and thriving LGBT community. Festivities at Soldier’s Memorial will include an impressive lineup of national talent that includes musical performances, dance routines and drag shows.  In addition to the entertainment, be sure to hit the parade on Sunday morning. It’s the second largest in the city of St. Louis.  Also area vendors will also be located in two food court areas for delicious eats and cool drinks.

Faust Historic Village Open House – June 28 – 29
Experience St. Louis County as it was a century ago. Tour the 1850s Conway House, home of Dr. Frederick and Lavinia Bates and its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen. Also tour the circa 1848 log cabin of Ludwig and Salome Mertz, a dye and insect repellent garden, German vegetable garden, smokehouse, outhouse and woodshed and the Davis House, which originally was a two story log cabin with its detached washhouse and smokehouse. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as the heritage gardens.

Desert Show: Plants of South Africa & Madagascar at the Missouri Botanical Garden – June 28 – 29
I think it’s safe to say St. Louis is the exact opposite of a dessert. But you can still experience the fascinating environment inspired by the desert in bloom. See the Garden’s living collection of succulent varieties unique to southern Africa and Madagascar in this colorful flower show emphasizing the important role plants play in our lives.

Tarzan – June 25 – July 2
Summer is here! Enjoy an evening under the starts at America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre! From June 25 through July 2 see the smash hit disney film Tarzan come to life on The Muny stage. The story follows an infant boy, orphaned and left alone to be raised by jungle inhabitants. As an adult, Tarzan’s two worlds collide when the sudden arrival of humans, forces him to choose between a “civilized” life with the beautiful Jane and life in the jungle.

2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship – through 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.

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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