10 Cultural Events to Attend in St. Louis This June
Live music, art, theater performances and more bring St. Louis to life this month. Keep reading to see where we’ll be hanging out in June.
1. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: Now through June 24
A favorite of the Gateway City since the festival began in 2002, this year’s Shakespeare Festival boasts professional nightly productions of “Romeo and Juliet,” which audiences can watch for free in Forest Park’s Shakespeare Glen. Catch a performance every night at 8 p.m. now through 6/24, except Tuesdays. So grab a lawn chair and a bottle of wine, a few friends and enjoy!
2. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Whitaker Music Festival: June 13, 20 and 27
St. Louisans need few excuses to enjoy wine and beautiful weather, but the Whittaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden adds incredible, live (and free) music to the mix. On Wednesday evenings this month, enjoy Charlie Halloran on June 13, John Henry on June 20 and Acoustik Element on the June 27.
3. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Main-Season Performances: All of June
St. Louis is blessed with a number of world-class art, music and cultural institutions, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is no exception. The organization’s mainstage performances include a mix of classic operas and new masterpieces, including “La traviata,” “Regina,” “An American Soldier” (an original Opera Theatre commission), “Orfeo ed Euridice” and “Center Stage.” Ticket prices are also surprisingly affordable, so have a look and treat yourself to this extraordinary cultural experience.
4. Food Truck Friday: June 8
Head to Tower Grove Park to join fellow St. Louisans with one of the city’s best foodie events of the month, in which over 20 of your favorite specialty food trucks gather in South City to bring you the best in food truck deliciousness. This season’s participating food trucks include 4 Hands Brewing Company, Seoul Taco, Guerrilla Street Food, Pi on the Spot, St. Louis Kolache and many more.
5. The Muny Main Season Performances: All of June
St. Louis happens to host one of the nation’s most prominent outdoor theaters, The Muny, and this year’s seasonal lineup of performances boasts celebrity performers and classic shows. This month, catch Jerome Robbins’ “Broadway,” “The Wiz” and “Singin’ in the Rain”—and better yet, the organization gives away a number of free tickets to each show, so everyone can enjoy live theatre.
6. Yoga Buzz Sunrise Yoga: June 15
Rise and shine on June 15 at 7 a.m. for a free yoga class at Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis, brought to residents by a partnership between the Gateway Arch Park Foundation and Yoga Buzz to host free classes in the city this summer. Visit the Yoga Buzz website to learn more about where you can find classes in the St. Louis area.
7. The Riverfront Times Music Showcase STL: June 16, 17
One of the city’s largest local music festivals brings showcase headliners Guided by Forces and Brooke Candy to center stage, supported by over 100 additional performances. Working with The Grove, The Riverfront Times will transform the neighborhood into a “music crawl,” featuring dozens of participating restaurants and venues to bring the event to life.
8. Taste of Downtown St. Louis: June 16, 17
A free outdoor food festival, Taste of Downtown St. Louis takes the weekend of June 16 to devote itself entirely to celebrating the many types of restaurants and cuisine it houses. The event will also feature food and drink samples, artists, artisan retailers and a local music showcase. Participating restaurants include Porano Pasta, Park Avenue Coffee, Drunken Fish, Robust Wine Bar, Mango Peruvian Cuisine and more.
9. PrideFest St. Louis 2018: June 23, 24
On the weekend of 6/23, Soldiers Memorial Park in Downtown St. Louis will be transformed into an inclusive celebration of and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. The PrideFest parade will be held June 24 alongside a lineup of powerful speakers, musicians, local vendors and more.
10. SLAM Underground: Spectrum: June 29
The Saint Louis Art Museum’s notable event series SLAM Underground amps up this month on the final Friday of June from 7-10 p.m., with art, live music, cocktails and more. The event showcases the city’s crown arts jewel through a new lens, with free admission as always.
Cover image courtesy of Stanislav Rabunski.