12 Summer Festivals, Fairs and Events in St. Louis this June

By Katie Davis
In Culture

This month, St. Louis is absolutely full of festivals, fairs, film events and so much more. Whether you plan to go by yourself or take family, friends or children along, you should have no trouble finding events this June. Check out our top picks below.

St. Louis Uncorked: First Sip of Summer
June 6-7

Soldiers’ Memorial
Free music, summer air and the opportunity to sample numerous local brews as well as delicious food from local breweries, restaurants and more; that’s what you’ll find at this month’s St. Louis Uncorked: First Sip of Summer event. Find info here.

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11th Annual Art&Air. Photo courtesy of Webster Community Arts Foundation.

11th Annual Art & Air
June 6-8
Webster University/Eden Theological Seminary
Boasting artwork from over 110 artists, numerous genres and styles, as well as artist levels from student to professional, the annual Art & Air takes place in the heart of historic Webster Groves. Plan to enjoy great works, listen to music, sample some food and enjoy the area. Info online.

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Lafayette Square Spring House Garden Tour. Photo courtesy of LafayetteSquare.org

45th Annual Lafayette Square Spring House and Garden Tour
June 7-8
Lafayette Square

This annual self-guided walking tour visits a dozen different Victorian homes and gardens, and this year, celebrates the city’s 250th anniversary. Bring the whole family to experience costumed characters, delicious treats, a live Saturday night concert, trolley rides, carriages and much more.

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series
June 10, 17, 24
Faust Park
This outdoor festival continues in 2014 with many more bands performing and plenty of great concessions, as well as food trucks selling their fare. This June, go see performers like Bob Kuban, The Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes Duo and Trilogy all perform live. More information here.

Whitaker Music Festival
June 11, 18, 25
Missouri Botanical Garden
Head over to MOBOT, and enjoy this extremely popular and free outdoor music festival in the scenic gardens area. Plan to hear from the likes of Al Holliday & the East Side Rhythm Band, Marsha Evans & the Coalition and Javier Mendoza. More info online.

Clayton Parties in the Park
June 11
Downtown Clayton
Parties in the Park is back at it this summer with concerts, great happy hour deals, delicious food offerings from downtown Clayton restaurants and plenty of festivities to go around. Catch Odds Lane as the group performs for party goers. Find details and info here.

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Brewers Guild Heritage Festival. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Brewers Guild.

Brewers Guild Heritage Festival
June 13-14
Forest Park
Hosted by the St. Louis Brewers Guild, this festival showcases the best local brews the city has to offer, with over 100 different beers from 23 local breweries. This event also features great live music, plenty of food options from local food trucks and the optimal surrounding of Forest Park. For those who want the full experience, VIP tickets are an option. Info online.

Classic French Film Festival
June 13-22
Saint Louis Art Museum and Webster University
Cinema St. Louis celebrates the city’s rich Gallic history and the legacy of French film through this festival. Experience works like the silent, “Be My Wife,” 1957s, “The Mystery of Picasso,” the enticing film, “Lola,” and “Monsieur Hire.” Information online.

International Cheese, Wine and Canine Festival
June 14
Purina Farms
Learn about unique dog breeds, check out some beautiful dogs, enjoy the surrounding of Purina Farms and sample delicious cheeses and wines from around the world. This yearly event also features prizes, free gifts with tickets and more. Info here.

Vintage Bliss Market
June 21-22
Westport Plaza
Witness spectacular handmade, vintage and antique items at this sixth annual market. This is a juried event and those who participate as vendors submit their wares and are judged based on originality, quality, design and more. Arrive early to find some unique items and see the vendors setting up their individual booths.  Details online.

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Maplewood Summer Concert Series. Photo courtesy of Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation.

Maplewood Summer Concert Series
June 25
Ryan Hummert Park
Maplewood hosts its summer concert series again this year throughout the summer. This June, catch Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes perform live at the beautiful Ryan Hummert Memorial Park. Info online here.

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PRIDEFest St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Pride St. Louis, Inc.

PRIDEFest
June 28-29
Downtown
This huge annual event hosted by PRIDE St. Louis, Inc. attracts thousands of visitors to the city each year. Again hosted Downtown this month,PRIDEFest will feature plenty of parties and events, the annual run, a commitment ceremony, numerous vendors and of course, the highly anticipated parade. Find information here.

We hope you’ve found at least one fun thing to fill your calendar with this June. For more ideas and updated lists like this, subscribe to The 314 in the sidebar.

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