Fun Things to do in St. Louis in July

Summers in St. Louis, Missouri have a lot to offer and the month of July is a particularly busy one. From Fair St. Louis and 4th of July celebrations to boozy craft and trivia nights and art festivals, there is no shortage of fun things to do in St. Louis in July.

This year is extra exciting because it sees the return of several events that have not been put on since before Covid!

14 Of The Most Fun Events to Attend in St. Louis, MO, for July 2022

We have searched and found the 14 most fun activities to fill your calendar in July.

Fun Things to do in St. Louis in July

So, this July 2022, swing by the Gateway to the West and check out some of the amazingly fun events the St. Louis area has to offer.

1. JB Blast: Independence Day Celebration (July 1)

JB BLast Independence Day Celebration

Kick-off the weekend of July 4th celebrations at the historic Jefferson Barracks. Spend the evening enjoying live music at the outdoor Veterans Memorial Amphitheater then top off the night with an amazing fireworks display. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and drinks and snacks to enjoy then find the perfect spot to watch the show. This event is free to attend!

July 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, 345 North Road, St. Louis

2. Fair Saint Louis (July 1-4)

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Photo Credit: Fair St. Louis

Fair Saint Louis is back! Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July at Kiener Plaza with a St. Louis tradition dating back to 1981. With live musical performances Saturday through Monday. A few of the acts you can expect to see are X Ambassadors on Saturday night, Tyler Farr, Third Eye Blind, and Rodeny Atkins Sunday evening, and Joe Dirt and Just in Time Monday evening.

Plus there will be a 90’s House Party Monday night, see the full entertainment schedule here! And do not forget about the fireworks! The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. on the 4th with a spectacular, explosive show over the Mississippi River with the St. Louis Arch in the background. This event is family-friendly and free to attend.

July 1st – July 4th, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Kiener Plaza, 601 Market St, St. Louis

3. Gateway Arch Fireworks Cruise (July 4)

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Grab a front-row seat to St. Louis’ most spectacular fireworks display. The annual Fireworks Cruise celebrates America’s independence with a night of food and fun that the whole family will love. Come aboard the Becky Thatcher paddleboat and enjoy dinner on the Mississippi River along with the sounds of a Dixieland band. After dinner, return to dock beneath the Gateway Arch and watch the night sky light up in celebration of the USA.

Cruise: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm with a boarding time of 7 pm

4. National Anti-Boredom Month: Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt (July 5-9)

Kick-off St. Louis Public Library’s month of anti-boredom with an Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt! Grab your kiddos, head to the library, and start searching for ice cream cones! Find them all and take home a special prize. This family-friendly activity is great for kids ranging from preschool age up through the 12th grade! And this event is free!

July 5th- July 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: 4401 Hampton Ave St. Louis MO 63109

5. A Walk Through History: 150th Anniversary Tour (July 6)

Put on your walking shoes and head over to St. Louis’ historic Tower Grove Park and get ready to explore and learn about some of the park’s iconic features at the A Walk Through History: 150th Anniversary Tour.

This includes The Ruins, the Turkish Pavilion, and the Victorian-style gateway that lead into the park. Learn about Henry Shaw’s idea behind creating the park and its unique layout and agriculture. To join in on this one-hour tour, meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Music Stand located in the Central Corridor of Tower Grove Park. This event is free to attend.

July 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: 2717 Music Stand Loop St. Louis, MO, 63110

6. Schitt’s Creek Trivia at Schlafly Library (July 7)

Schitt$ Creek Trivia in St. Louis

Are you the biggest Schitt’s Creek fan? Here is the perfect chance to prove it! Whether you are bringing a group of family or friends or you are wanting to compete solo, get ready for a fun evening of Schitt’s Creek Trivia! There will be prizes for the top scorers and be sure to dress up as your favorite characters! Each team can have up to eight players and be sure to register well in advance. This event is put on by the St. Louis Public Library and it is free to attend!

July 7th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Schlafly Library; 225 North Euclid Avenue St. Louis MO 63108

7. Taste of North St. Louis (July 16)

Feeling a little hungry? Then head over to North St. Louis and enjoy a tasting event with you in mind. Taste of North St. Louis celebrates the unique tastes and culture only found in this area of the city. Enjoy music, local businesses, and food vendors throughout the day. This festival is hosted by SAINT LAAA FAB and is free to attend!

July 16th, 1:00 p.mp – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 2323 North 14th Street St. Louis, MO 63106

8. NIGHT OUT: Natural Dyed Scarves (July 22)

Dyed Scarves

This event is for those who enjoy a fun evening of getting crafty and sipping on yummy cocktails! Spend an evening at the stunning Laumeier Sculpture Park and make your very own naturally dyed scarves. Use indigo dye to create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf after experimenting with patterns and different shapes. At the evening’s end, you will have an eco-friendly scarf that no one else will have! Tickets are $54 and this is a 21 year old or over event.

July 22nd, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park; 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63127

9. FestAbility: A Celebration of Disabilities (July 23)

FestAbility is back after two years due to Covid. On July 23rd, more than 3,000 people and three dozen vendors will be on hand at the Missouri History Museum to celebrate FestAbility. The Disability Pride March kicks off at 10:00 a.m. This event will also include disabled advocates, creators, performers, and other vendors. This event is all-inclusive and is free to attend.

July 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Missouri History Museum; 5700 Lindell BoulevardSt. Louis, MO, 63112,

10. Night at the Zoo presented by Mercy (July 27)

Night at the zoo

Do you love the zoo but want a chance to explore it without a bunch of kiddos running around? Spend an Evening at the Zoo is an event for 21+-year-olds only! Admission includes fun attractions like riding the Conservation Carousel and the Railroad, entrance into the Caribbean Cove to visit the Stingrays, Sea Lion Show, and Dinoroarus, plus two drink tickets! Plus there will be discounts at the food outlets and gift shops throughout the night. Tickets for zoo members are $25 and $30 for non-members.

July 27th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The St. Louis Zoo

11. Margarita Fest (July 30)

margarita fest in St. Louis

Margarita Fest at St. Louis’s Ballpark Village. Hop from location to location inside the village enjoying the first Margarita Fest. Each venue offers Una Vida margaritas and drinks specials. There will also be two live stages in the village featuring musical performances.

General admission tickets start at $14.99 and VIP Upgrades for $44.99 include two margarita vouchers, tequila tastings, and more!

>> Learn how to make the perfect Margarita!

July 30th, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave. St. Louis

12. World Naked Bike Ride – St. Louis (July 30)

Feeling a little extra adventurous? Then the World Naked Bike Ride- St. Louis just might be the event for you! Just like the name suggests, grab your bike, meet up at St. Louis’s historic Grove and get ready to celebrate body positivity! This event encourages participants to bare as much as they dare! Many people will bare it all, while others will wear some clothes or use body paint! This event is free but they do ask for donations.

July 30th with a meeting time of 4pm.

Location: The Grove neighborhood (Manchester Ave between Sarah and Talmage St.)

Route: Grove -> Lafayette Square -> Downtown -> Soulard -> Cherokee -> S. Grand – > TG Park -> Grove.

Beyond STL (But Worth A Mention!)

13. Let Them Eat Art (July 8)

Let them eat art in Maplewood

Get ready for an art fair like you have never experienced before. Let Them Eat Art is not just about viewing art but it is about the appreciation for the creation of art. Scroll through downtown Maplewood and watch local artists create works of art right in front of you. There will also be live performances, activities for kids and adults, dozens of art vendors, and food options. Plus, the local shops and restaurants along St. Louis’s historic Manchester Street will be open for exploring. Spend the evening drinking, eating, and celebrating all things art! This event is free to attend.

July 8th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Maplewood, around Historic Manchester Road

14. South of France Wine Tasting (July 21)

Hosted by Vom Fass of St. Louis, enjoy the flavors found in the south of France regions at the South of France Wine Tasting. Sample five-plus wines from various regions in the South France and expand your palette and wine appreciation. Professional sommelier, Shannon Behnen will be on hand to assist you with your wine tasting experience. Plus, this event includes charcuterie and other treats to pair with your wine. Do not wait, tickets will sell out fast! Tickets cost $15.

July 21st, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Vom Fass St. Louis; 7314 Manchester Rd Maplewood, Mo 631433108

Still wondering what to do in July? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in July! Where will your next trip or excursion be in Missouri?

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