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Your Guide to Summer Reading Programs Across St. Louis

Summer break is filled with family vacations, long days at the pool and play dates with friends.

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Death by Tickle

Juggling Jeff and Oh My Gosh Josh perform together in this amazingly hilarious stunt and comedy juggling show of stupendous proportions!


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8 Essential Events for St. Louis Families in June

Kids will be out of school for summer break soon (and some already are) and families across St. Louis will be in search of fun ways to spend the long days. June is absolutely packed with great family events and activities Here are our top picks:

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St. Louis Free LEGO Build

Your child can participate in a massive St. Louis Build using LEGO bricks! Kids can construct St. Louis landmarks, their homes, schools, playground, parks, downtown and lots more, all out of LEGO bricks.


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Word Play: Free Summer Chalk Art Workshops

Chalk Riot presents WordPlay, free summer chalk art workshops for ages 12-17.

No sign up is necessary for these two-hour workshops. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear clothes that can get dirty.

Word Play will be held at the St. Louis County Library at the following times and locations:

August 31 at 4 p.m. at Headquarters Branch

Find more information here or call 314-994-3300, ext. 2234.

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Suson Park Farm Friday
Friday, June 14, 2024
Friday, August 2, 2024

Suson Farm Fridays are the perfect way to experience all the fun at Suson Park! Farm Fridays include hayrides, fishing, farm games, candle making, barn tours, horse petting, Kona ice, balloon creations and more. 

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Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park
Friday, June 14, 2024
Friday, July 12, 2024
Friday, August 16, 2024

It's the food truck event that started them all! Local food trucks gather for an evening of friends, fun, live music and plenty of great food at Sauce Food Truck Fridays. St. Louis' favorite mobile restaurants will be dishing out fresh fare and local brews in Tower Grove Park.

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Stroll along the Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop, and you’ll spot the playwrights, actors, and artists who got their start in St. Louis, from Tennessee Williams and Katherine Dunham, to Tina Turner and John Goodman. Just a few steps away and around the corner, a new generation of Gateway City superstars will discover their love for the visual and performing arts this summer.

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Farmer's Markets Make Great Family Outings! Here is Your 2024 Guide to Farmers Markets Across the St. Louis Area

A trip to the farmer’s market is a fun outing for the entire family – and it can be educational too. Make plans to visit one (or several) of these top St. Louis farmers’ markets this spring and summer, so that you and your kids can learn more about where your food comes from and indulge in some of the freshest, seasonal produce the St. Louis region has to offer. Plus, many of these markets offer activities just for kids, feature food trucks, welcome dogs, and more.    

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SUE: The T. Rex Experience to Roar Into the Saint Louis Science Center

This summer. families can meet Sue, the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, in the Lou! The Saint Louis Science Center will welcome SUE: The T. rex Experience beginning June 8. The special exhibition features the latest scientific discoveries about the species as a whole along as well immersive, sensory exploration of life in the Cretaceous period.

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Life Lessons Learned at Overnight Camp

With the perfect blend of adventure and responsibility, camp life teaches kids valuable lessons they can use for the rest of their lives. If you send your child to overnight camp, here are some life lessons they are likely to learn.

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10 Reasons Your Teen Might Love to be a Camp Counselor

Day or sleepaway summer camp is the perfect place for teens to transition to the world of the employed. The paycheck is nice, but being a summer camp counselor has other rewards, too.

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