Summer Things To Do in St. Louis

Summer Things to Do

The heat during St. Louis summers can feel unbearable. But if you feel up to braving the heat—and you have a lot of water on you—St. Louis has some incredible activities to offer. Here’s a list of our favorite summer things to do in St. Louis:

Movies on Art Hill:

Make sure you check out one of the movie nights at Art Hill. Pack a blanket and some snacks and drinks and then settle in for a movie night under the stars.

July 13: Raiders of the Lost Ark

July 20: Hidden Figures

July 27: Dr. No

August 3: The NeverEnding Story


The MUNY is one of our absolute favorite things to do in St. Louis. They put on affordable musical productions all summer long. The MUNY itself is a remarkable space—the oldest and largest outdoor musical theater in America. Tickets start at just $15.

July 9-16: Jersey Boys

July 18-25: Annie

July 27-August 2: Gypsy

August 4-12: Meet Me in St. Louis

Whitaker Music Festival:

Every Wednesday night, the Missouri Botanical Garden puts on a free concert. You get to bring out your picnic supplies again and listen to great music, all while sitting in botanical garden scenery.

July 11: Ivas John Band

July 18: Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band

July 25: Dawn Weber and the Electro Funk Assembly

Cardinals Game:

Cardinals games are happening sporadically all summer long! Even if you don’t like baseball, the view from the cheap seats at Busch stadium is one of the best in the city—especially during an evening game. Stadium tickets start at just $11!

The Boat House:

There’s no more scenic place in St. Louis to grab a meal and a beer. And, if you’re feeling up to it, you can rent a boat and make your way through the waters of Forest Park. They have paddleboats, stand up paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks for hourly rent.

Farmers Markets:

There are a variety of farmers markets in St. Louis to choose from. Soulard Famers Market is a must see—it’s the oldest in St. Louis, established in 1779, and it’s open Wednesday through Saturday.