We have been enjoying our summer with mostly free activities and I just have to share some of them. For those living in or visiting the St. Louis area, here is the first installment of a small insider's list of the best free activities and events to take advantage of here in the Gateway City. Please feel free to comment and add your favorite free St. Louis activities. This is a great town for free fun!
The Missouri Botanical Garden offers the Whitaker Music Festival Wednesdays through August 4.
The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and free admission starts at 5 p.m. The Children’s Garden is open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m. Parking is free.
Let's talk about this. People keep telling me that they don't like going to the music festival because it's so crowded (it totally is) but do you have to have a lawn seat right in front of the stage? I look at these music festival nights as a free time to enjoy an evening in the garden (which normally closes at 5 p.m.) and it is the only time you are allowed to picnic there.
Malcolm Martin Memorial Park may be one of the area's best-kept secrets. It is a green space directly across the Mississippi from the Arch. According to the website: "