One of the most anticipated events of the summer, Shakespeare in the Park runs through the month until June 23 in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park. This year’s featured Shakespeare play is Love’s Labors Lost, which tells the story of a Princess of France and her ladies who come to Navarre for a diplomatic mission only to encounter a young king and his lords who have taken a vow not to see women. In true Shakespeare fashion, affairs of state give way to affairs of the heart as love and intimacy make their way into the lives of the characters.
This is the 5th annual Gin Festival in St. Louis, and it’s held at the Mad Art Gallery. This festival is packed with educational seminars, distillers from around the world, outdoor entertainment, workshops, and botanical filled activities.
Twangfest is a celebration of Americana and roots music featuring artists from across the US. Musicians play at Off Broadway in the historic Cherokee Lemp District. Featured musicians this year included: Craig Finn + The Uptown Controllers, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, James McMurtry, and Superchunk.
This is the annual Susan G. Komen 5K race to raise awareness and fundraise for research to combat breast cancer– it’s also the largest one in the country. Events and walk site open at 7:30 AM at Soldiers Memorial, run/walk begins at 9:30 AM. Come wearing pink. There’s also a one-mile fun run option.
It’s the 101st season at the Muny in Forest Park this summer. Tickets are as low as $15 and run up to $100. Or you can always try to arrive early and grab a free seat in the back.
June 10 - 16 Guys & Dolls This musical gambles with luck and love during a time when Broadway was rampant with wise guys, mission girls, and Lindy’s cheesecake.
June 19 - 25 Kinky Boots This musical is an international smash-hit and winner of many awards. It tells a story of a struggling British shoe factory that finds a surprising way to recreate themselves, featuring 16 Grammy Award-winning songs written by Cyndi Lauper.
June 27 - July 3 1776 This three-time Tony Award-winning musical sets ablaze the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence and illuminates the personalities, passions, and compromises that created a nation.
At Ballpark Village, you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of tacos for just $3 each from the St. Louis area’s best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries. You can also expect foods such as Mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, and nachos, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage stations.
This is the annual event and the largest, continually record-breaking celebration in St. Louis for the LGBTQ community, drawing visitors from the region and around the country. The parade is at noon on Saturday, June 29th on Market Street. The festival begins at Soldiers Memorial after the parade and will be filled with dancing to live music, booths to shop, food and drink vendors.