Summer in St. Louis
Today marks the summer solstice of 2013, otherwise known as the official first day of summer! It’s time for some ice cold lemonade, a dip in the pool and getting out and about around the city! As you can see, our team map is getting pretty full. And, as St. Louisans know, the city is chock-full of summer adventures to be had!
When I asked some of the Matchbox Team to share more about their favorite traditions or memories of summer in St. Louis, here’s what they said:
Our Team’s Summer in St. Louis Memories
Mindy: I love summers in St. Louis! From Twilight Tuesdays, Schlafly Farmer’s Market and Whitaker Music Festivals throughout the week, to Food Truck Fridays and SLAM’s Outdoor Film Series on the weekends, there is ALWAYS something to do! Summers also mean it’s once again time for LouFest, the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, Schlafly’s Art Outside … and BASEBALL (duh!)! Just don’t forget to stop by Ted Drewes for their best concrete ever, the Fox Treat!
Theresa: I have only spent one summer in St. Louis, and it was hot, very hot. Luckily though, they have really delicious beer to cool you down. One of my favorite memories of last summer was hanging out at the Urban Chestnut bier garten, sipping on some Zwickel and then getting to ride home in the back seat of my friend’s convertible with the top down.
Sarah: I’m a big theatre geek, so the chance to see some live theatre (…or better yet, act in it!) is always appealing. One of the awesome things about summer for me is that the community theatre I’m involved with starts up again after a few month hiatus in late winter/early spring. And when I’m not busy with rehearsals and performances in my hometown, I can always head to St. Louis for some A+ theatre gawking at the Muny. My family tries to make it to the Muny at least once a summer. We’ll grab some sandwiches and head there early to have a picnic on the grass and save our place in line for the free seats.
Cullen: This is my first full summer with my daughter and I can’t wait to take her to all of my favorite places. Though we’ve already hit the Zoo and Grant’s Farm we still have Eckert’s, Cardinals games and several State Parks that are calling our name. I love this time of year because by the time I make it home I still have several hours of daylight that lets us take bike rides, stroll through the neighborhood and fire up the grill. Let’s just hope this year isn’t as hot as last.
Brent: I’m looking forward to the parks around St. Louis this summer. My wife and I frequent Tower Grove, Forest Park and Queeny Park to take our dogs for a walk, ride our bikes and just to get out and get some fresh air. The movie series on Art Hill is coming back to the St. Louis Art Museum and I can’t wait to sit out side on a summer night and watch a classic movie that I have most likely never seen before. After all is said and done Ted Drewes is the place to be!
Don’t let us have all the fun! Be sure to take some time this summer and enjoy all the awesome things St. Louis has to offer!
Shakespeare in the Park
Missouri Botanical Gardens
St. Louis Zoo
BigBalls Kickball in Tower Grove Park
St. Louis Science Center
SLAM’s Outdoor Film Festival
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Quail Ridge Park
Fair St. Louis