MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY Soak up the sun, and enjoy all the city has to offer with these fun sumertime activities.
FORKS & CORKS AT THE CHESTERFIELD AMPHITHEATER
Enjoy this upscale, free event on August 31. Forks & Corks will feature delicious cuisine from the finest area restaurants, a wide selection of Missouri wines, regional craft beers, and an artist village and live music all day. Patrons may purchase tasting booklets for sample bite-sized portions of the culinary treats paired with signature cocktails from the restaurateurs. Local artists will also be showcasing their work.
EXPLORE SUMMER DAYS 2013 AT YMCA TROUT LODGE
Beyond the more than 40 activities offered every day at Trout Lodge, enjoy daily themes this summer like Western Day on Tuesdays, Pirate Day on Thursdays, and Luau Beach Party on Saturdays. Located just 90 minutes away from St. Louis, Trout Lodge’s fun, family events are great for all ages.
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM'S EAST BUILDING GRAND OPENING
To celebrate the grand opening of the East Building, the Saint Louis Art Museum is hosting A World of Art, a weekend festival of art, music, and family activities inspired by the amazing diversity of the museum’s collection. Plan to be a part of this historic community celebration on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30!
THE MUNY'S 95TH SEASON
The Muny, America’s largest and oldest outdoor musical theatre, celebrates its 95th season in Forest Park. The 2013 line-up is: Monty Python’s Spamalot (June 17-23), Shrek the Musical (June 24-30), Nunsense Muny Style! (July 1-7), South Pacific (July 8-14), Les Misérables (July 15-21), Mary Poppins (July 25 to August 2), and West Side Story (August 5-11). This summer will also mark the premiere of The Muny’s updated air circulation system.
PURINA FARMS PRESENTS MOM'S MARKET
Grab the kids, and head to Purina Farms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 27 and July 25 for Moms’ Market, a fabulous day of fun and shopping. Moms can browse plants, gifts, apparel, jewelry, homemade food items, and more from a wide variety of local, woman-owned businesses, while kids enjoy a special play area with a bounce house, crafts, and games. Admission is free. Reservations are recommended.
SUMMER CONCERT FEST AT ECKERT'S
Enjoy live music this summer at Eckert’s Belleville Farm from 7-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through August 31. Free and family-friendly, adults can listen to music while enjoying a glass of wine or beer on the patio, while kids enjoy a special play area with bubbles, chalk, hula hoops, a playhouse, and more! Food options are also available.
DISCOVER THE FUN OF FLOATING!
Missouri is awash with majestic rivers and scenic streams, many just a short drive from St. Louis. Whether meandering the Meramec, camping along the Current, or wandering the Missouri in the wake of Lewis and Clark, there’s no better way to discover nature. Fishing, bird, and wildlife watching, along with enduring family memories, are all within grasp from a canoe or kayak. For a list of float outfitters and Conservation Department boat launches, visit mdc.mo.gov; search keyword “floating.”
SUMMER FAMILY FUN SERIES AT THE MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM
This free series, held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, June 3 through August 2 at 10:30 a.m., allows children to explore what’s growing in the Gillette Family Garden, listen to storytelling in the galleries, or drop in for make-and-take crafts. Tuesdays feature special appearances by local performers, authors, and musicians, including Mama Lisa, Radio Disney, and Mark-O-Polo.Groups of eight or more must call 314-454- 3114 to make special arrangements.
NEW OPTIONS FOR PATIO DINING IN ST. CHARLES
Head to the Streets of St. Charles for refreshing drinks and delicious cuisine served indoors or out. Five Guys features burgers and handcut fries made to order. Tucanos Brazilian Grill offers the cuts of tastefully seasoned meats that you want, cooked over open-flame grills, served table-side. Prasino, a sustainably minded restaurant, serves farm-to-table ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
LATEST EXHIBIT AT WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME
Prized and Played: Highlights from the Jon Crumiller Collection showcases more than 80 beautiful, antique chess sets from across the centuries and around the world, as well as many interesting artifacts related to the history of chess. The show runs through September 15.
CRUISE THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI!
Riverboats have lined the St. Louis riverfront since the early 1800s. Today, the “Becky Thatcher” and the “Tom Sawyer” replicate history with daily one-hour sightseeing cruises, skyline dinner cruises, and specialty cruises like the blues cruise, Sunday brunch cruise, fireworks cruise, and more! Come aboard a Gateway Arch Riverboat and experience the best view of the Arch and the St. Louis skyline! Gift certificates are available.
GET A TOTAL BODY WORKOUT AT CRUSH CYCLE STUDIO
Experience the studio’s latest program to get in shape and feel energized this summer. First, activate core muscles during a 30-minute indoor cycling class on RealRyder® bikes that turn, tilt, and lean as you ride. Then, head outdoors for an exhilarating 30-minute run. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., so you’ll beat the summer heat and finish your day with no regrets! Other classes are also available.
LIVE THEATRE AT STAGES ST. LOUIS
This summer, enjoy a season of exhilaration and empowerment! It all begins with a celebration of country music legend Patsy Cline in Always… Patsy Cline (through June 30), then a treat for the entire family, Disney’s Cinderella (June 19-30), the dance filled hit Legally Blonde, The Musical follows (July 19 to August 18), and the grand finale—everyone’s favorite My Fair Lady (September 6 to October 6). Shows are presented at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood.
OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS
One of the country’s premiere festival opera companies, Opera Theatre draws audiences from every area ZIP code, nearly every state, and a dozen foreign countries for six weeks of laughter, passion, suspense, tragedy, and romance—all set to some of the world’s best music and sung in English. This year’s festival runs through June 30 and features the delightful The Pirates of Penzance, the arresting double bill of Pagliacci and Il tabarro, the heartbreaking world premiere of Champion, and the romantic comedy The Kiss.
VISIT THE WORLD AQUARIUM THIS SUMMER
More than 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you, as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two-headed snakes, and two-headed turtles. Come for a behindthe- scenes tour. Feed stingrays, pet a shark, get a fish manicure, and slide through the shark tank! And be sure to go online to learn about the World Aquarium’s new summer day camp programs for your budding marine biologist!
"ALL ABOARD" AT THE FABULOUS FOX
Check out a saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning Anything Goes starring Rachel York. One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing in to St. Louis May 28 through June 9.
UNPLUG AT THE INNSBROOK RESORT THIS SUMMER
Just 45 minutes west of St. Louis is a vacation destination that blends a relaxing lake getaway with small town charm. Unwind on the deck of your lakeside condo while your kids chase fireflies by the lake or spend the day on the course sinking the perfect putt. Go online to learn more about Innsbrook’s vacation packages, or create a custom package by calling the resort’s vacation planner.