10 Things to Do in July in St. Louis

Saturday July 1, 2017

July kicks off with parades, fun and fireworks at the many 4th of July celebrations in the St. Louis area. But after Independence Day there are still dozens other events to check out. Here are recommendations for things to do in July in St. Louis.

Fair Saint Louis | July 2 – 4

Fair St. Louis is one of the biggest events of the summer. The fair offers a chance to celebrate Independence Day with music, food, kids activities and fireworks. The fair will once again be held at Art Hill in Forest Park. This year’s headliners are AKON, 3 Doors Down and Jake Owen.

The Muny Season Continues | July 5 – 27

The Muny season continues this month in Forest Park. Shows for July are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumAll Shook Up and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Whitaker Music Festival | July 5 – 26 (Dates Very)

The open-air festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden continues through July.  This month the free Wednesday concerts under the stars will feature Beth Bombara and Ptah Williams.  Admission to the Garden is free on Wednesdays after 5 p.m., and the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and gather around the Cohen Amphitheater. Food and drinks are also for sale at the Garden.

Art Hill Film Series | July 14, 21 & 28

Join the fun this summer and head to the 8th annual Art Hill Film Series. Watch a film, listen to live music, bring a picnic, or get a meal from a host of food trucks!  In honor of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s summer exhibition “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015,” this year’s Film Series is a celebration of fabulous fashion, featuring Oscar nominees and winners for Best Costume Design.

Let Them Eat Art | July 14

Maplewood’s Bastille Day celebration celebrates the community’s creative designers and artists; live painting is often part of the event, and area artists open their shops and studios.

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase | July 16 – 20

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The 12 film programs that screened at the Tivoli from July 17-21 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Programs with feature-length films include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers.

6th Annual Midwest Belgian Beer Fest | July 29

Perennial Artisan Ales is having their sixth annual Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. Join them and 60 of their favorite and closest brewery friends for a celebration of good beer and good times.  It’s all goind down during the St. Louis Craft Beer Week on Saturday, July 29 at the Local 36 Union Hall.

Momma Mia at the Fox Theatre | July 28 – 30

Mamma Mia! returns to the Fox Theatre this month for its Farewell Tour. The award-winning musical featuring the songs of ABBA is always a favorite with St. Louis audiences.

Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour | July 27

The resurgent Guns N’ Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continues to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017. They will perform at the Dome at America’s Center on Thursday, July 27 with special guests The Deftones.

Food Trucks at Grant’s Farm | July 7 – 28 (Dates Very)

Grant’s Farm is open late every Friday of the month. The popular attraction will have a variety of local food trucks serving up entrees and sweets in the Tiergarten. There will also be live music, carousel rides and snow cones. The animal exhibits will all be open for viewing as well.

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