Your STL End-of-Summer Must-Do List
Summer has flown by, and school is just around the corner. To help you soak up all that’s left of summer while you still can, we’ve compiled a bucket list of fun things to do in St. Louis before that first school bell rings. How many can you check off?
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1. Movie Mondays at Ballpark Village – August 10, 6 p.m.
Grab your family and friends (and a blanket!) and head to BPV to watch a film favorite, The Little Rascals, on the outdoor Busch II Infield. Entry is free, and the Dugout Bar will be open to purchase food and drinks.
2. STLive on Washington Avenue – Every Friday night
STLive hosts live music of all genres every Friday night on Wash Ave. downtown. Grab a table at your favorite restaurant or bar and get lost in the sweet sounds of live music for the evening.
3. Forest Park – Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Whether you want to take a stroll with your dog, rent a paddleboat, visit the zoo, play ball with friends or grab a bite at the Boathouse, Forest Park is the perfect place to spend your day. The seventh largest urban park in the United States, it is a treasure in the heart of our city.
4. Free Family Fridays at the Old Courthouse – Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. through September 4
Whether you’re new to STL or have lived here all your life, stop by the Old Courthouse for an hour-long, theme-based history lesson where you’ll learn about St. Louis and westward expansion during the 1800s. Children will also create a craft project that relates to the day’s topic. Reserve your spot ASAP by calling 877-982-1410!
There’s something so satisfying about picking your own fruits and vegetables! Luckily, Eckert’s has three different locations in the area (Grafton, Mo.; and Millstadt and Belleville, Ill.). View their website for hours of operation, an update on available crops and a calendar of events.
6. The Muny
Catch “Oklahoma!” (August 10-16) at the Muny in Forest Park, which is in its 97th season. Even better: Get there early (lines begin forming around 4 p.m.) to score one of 1500 free seats for the 8:15 p.m. show.
7. Ted Drewes – Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
What better way to close out a summer in St. Louis than with a city classic, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard? A hot fudge sundae or upside down concrete sounds like a perfect last-day-of-summer treat to us!