7 Things To Do This Weekend: June 22-26

By ALIVE Staff
In Culture

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further.

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Photo courtesy of Blush Boutique

1/ St. Louis PrideFest
June 24-26
Downtown St. Louis
For the fifth year, St. Louis stands together in solidarity for St. Louis Pride Fest. Located in Downtown St. Louis, the event runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The festival includes a movie night of “Hairspray” on Friday with local food trucks in attendance, a bike race and volley ball tournament on Saturday and, of course, the parade on Sunday at noon. For more details on events and times visit STL Pride Fest’s website.

2/ Thirsty Thursday Block Party
June 23 and June 30
Delmar Loop
Head to The Loop for a Thirsty Thursday Block Party, June 23 and June 30. The party will have live music by Kid Scientist and Whoa Thunder and fun activities, including an inflatable basketball hoop, beer tasting and art demonstrations at Craft Alliance. Also, be sure to participate in “The Loop Celebrity Dunk Tank” featuring local business owners from Blueberry Hill, COCA, Loop Trolley Company, Fitz’s Root Beer and Salt + Smoke.

3/ BlushFEST
June 23
Blush Boutique
Gather your gal pals for a fun night of shopping, crafting, and live music. Festival wear from favorite brands like Free People, Wildfox and Gentle Fawn will be 20 percent off. Come step up your boho wardrobe game and gain a few tips from professional stylists in the process.

4/ Forest Park’s 140th Anniversary
June 24
Forest Park
Come out to join the City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever in celebrating the 140th anniversary of Forest Park! Enjoy live music by The 442s and complimentary cupcakes from Cose Dolci Bakery outside the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park.

5/ Tour de Museum
June 25
Multiple Locations
Led by Trailnet, this cycling tour visits CAM, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis Art Museum and World Chess Hall of Fame, featuring a scavenger hunt at each location.

6/ 24 Hours, 15 Scents
June 25
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, in collaboration with The Institute for Art & Olfaction, is throwing a release party for its new exhibit celebrating the power of scent. In this exhibit, stories have been collected from the St. Louis area, printed, and given a scent. At this release party, guests will receive a free copy of printed story and are encouraged to experience scents in a new way.

7/ Print Market
June 26
The Firecracker Press
The Firecracker Press will be selling its new line of cards, posters, gift items and more. Vendors include: St. Louis Small Press Expo,Perennial, Brad Vetter, The Red Door Press, Lizzy Martinez, Skyline Type Foundry, Iron Leaf Press, Bill Dugan, Steven Davis, Hammerpress and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Pyro Pizza STL Food Truck will be on site, along with dessert and beverage vendors.

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