Summer is here! If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out of the house and enjoy all the fun and excitement the season has to offer!
What are your favorite summer festivities?
The summertime is full of activities and celebrations that are perfect to enjoy with your roommate! Wondering where you two should start? We’ve put together a list of fun events in St. Louis and beyond to kick start your summer adventures!
St. Louis, MO
If you’re in the St. Louis area, check out one of these great activities:
Make your way to Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park between June 1-26 to enjoy Much Ado About Nothing in the great outdoors. These annual performances are always a big hit–and they’re free! Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
The beloved Whitaker Music Festival hosted at the Missouri Botanical Gardens returns this year! The gardens host a wide array of musical artists on Wednesdays throughout the summer, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and stroll through the gardens. Did we mention admission is free with a reservation?
Want to support local women-run businesses? Procure Market is a monthly pop-up event held at the new St. Louis Foundry that features more than 50 creative women business owners. The event is curated by The Women’s Creative. The Foundry is also home to some delicious food vendors, so don’t forget to grab a snack after you shop!
Home to over 14,000 animals, the St. Louis Zoo is always a fun place to visit! With extended summer hours, there’s no excuse not to stop by and enjoy the fun. Also, from June to August, the zoo hosts weekly music on Fridays as part of the Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series.
For over 100 years the Muny has been producing phenomenal outdoor musical and theater performances. With shows like Mary Poppins, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, and Chicago, this year’s line-up has something for everyone. Buy tickets in advance or go day-of to see if you can snag free tickets!
Would it be summer without a trip to Busch Stadium to see a baseball game? Check out the Cardinals Schedule and bond with your roommate over some popcorn and a round of “Take me out to the Ballgame.”
Our list so far has been St. Louis-centric, but most cities and towns have some great summer festivities you can tap into. Regardless of where you live, here are some ideas as you make plans for the summer with your roommate:
Outdoor Movies or Concerts
Many local parks departments, libraries, or arts and culture organizations host outdoor movie or concert series in the summer. Most are free and family-friendly !Check with your local Parks and Recreation Departments to see what activities are happening near you.
Festivals and Fairs
Depending on where you live, you may know of annual fairs, community celebrations or festivals happening nearby. Many communities host local art fairs or festivals focused on food (think barbeque or strawberries) or drink. Most State and County Fairs are also held during the summer months.
Holidays and Special Events
Keep an eye out for events that celebrate local holidays or events in your community. Common summer events you might see include Pride Month parades, Juneteenth celebrations, and Fourth of July parties. Many block parties and neighborhood gatherings are also held in the summer, so keep an eye out for special events promoted in your area.
Picnic or Barbeque
Don’t let a lack of larger events stop you and your roommate from enjoying the weather and each other’s company! Create your own summer fun by picnicking in a local park, taking a nature walk, trying a new restaurant or barbequing in the backyard together! You don’t need to plan a big outing to have fun with your roommate!
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