Kick off the summer at this free celebration featuring barbecue food trucks, games and entertainment for kids and live music.
Happening on Central Avenue in Clayton, the Summer Kickoff includes music by Queens Boulevard, kids' activities, including a hula hooper, balloon artist, fire performer and cowboy, and food trucks featuring barbecue fare.
5-9 p.m. along Central Avenue in Clayton. More information: claytonmo.gov
Bring your family and friends to enjoy Food Truck Sundays in Shaw Park. Some of St. Louis' most popular food trucks will be on hand to provide tasty eats, and there will also be family entertainment, and live music. Picnic tables are available throughout the part (both covered and uncovered sites), or bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.
More information: claytonmo.gov
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.