Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. Those are the words of Al Bernstein, who must’ve been thinking of St. Louis when he said it. That is because we have so many opportunities to get outside this month and enjoy the splendor of our community! As usual, I thought that I would share a few of those opportunities with you in hopes that you’ll join me in making sure that we enjoy this marvelous month in St. Louis!
All the best. -Nate
June 7-9
Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park for Food Truck Friday where you’ll find more than 20 trucks joining the festivities, as well as local drinks from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.4 Hands Brewing Company andNoboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music fromThe Silver Arrows
The Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Seriestakes place at the St. Louis Zoo. Enjoy craft beer, wine and more from our outdoor bar in the plaza. The central dining locations will be open offering many snack and dinner options. This week featuresGriffin and the GargoylesAdmission to Zoo and concerts is FREE! Please feel free to bring a lawn chair.
Don’t forget that it’s First Friday where you’ll find the museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis’s premier neighborhood for arts and culture while enjoying cocktails, conversation, and entertainment. 
For more family fun on Friday and Saturday, Party on the Pavement inRichmond Heights may be what you need. It will feature carnival rides, kids activities, food, and music!
Perhaps you’ll be in the mood for a little Shakespeare in the Park this evening.Love’s Labors Lost will be performed in Forest Park for a couple more weeks, and it’s free and open to all ages and pets!
On Saturday, if you are vegan, interested in learning about becoming one, or just in the mood for some tasty food along with other health-sustaining products, head over to Ferguson for the Taste of Vegan Festival. You’ll also find a kid’s corner, a variety of performances, food demonstrations, yoga, and more! This free event will take place at the Ferguson Community Center. I promise it won’t be cheesy 🙂
Art is the star in Webster Groves this weekend as the nationally ranked Webster Arts Fair will be upon us! This prestigious fair features 105 artists from all over the country along with great entertainment, food, and hands-on art activities for all ages. You’ll find me there on Sunday!
Also on Saturday, you can check out the City of Clayton’s Music & Wine Festival where you’ll enjoy an elegant evening featuring music and wine on Carondelet Plaza in Downtown Clayton! It promises to be a great time with a variety of restaurants and wineries participating in this annual event. The Usual Suspects kick off the event at 5pm, followed by Midnight Piano Band and then closing it out will be the incomparable Kim Massie!
Head over to the streets of the Central West End for the 4th Annual CWE Cocktail Party! The CWE is home to what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — and each year, they pay tribute to this very important anniversary and celebrate the neighborhood history in style!
enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available from more than a dozen CWE bars and restaurants, including:
Later on Saturday night, we’ll walk in through the out door at The Ready Roomin The Grove as we embark on an amazing journey with James Biko who presents: That Purple Stuff: A Prince Tribute Party. The night kicks off with the early 80s DJ set featuring R&B, New Wave, Pop, Rock, and Post-Disco from various artists highlighting the era Prince ascended from, followed by Princeproduced and affiliated music and then, an onslaught of music by Princehimself! It will be a great time for us to fall in love, get married have a baby, we’ll call him Nate, if it’s a boy..time
On Sunday morning, you might want to head over to Creve Coeur for a relaxing start with Yoga in the Park! This is the 3rd outdoor yoga season thatOffbeat Yoga will be hosting. All levels are welcome at scenic Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. Yoga + Lakeside Views! Soak up some sun and good vibes.
Also on Sunday, a dramatic story of Roman intrigue plays out onstage at theOpera Theatre of St. Louis. The ruthless politics in the age of Emperor Nero are unvieled to us with The Coronation of Poppea.
The exhibition Rachel Whiteread at the Saint Louis Art Museum will be on view for the last day on Sunday the 9th. The British sculptor interprets everyday household items with stunning originality in a variety of mediums, including concrete and resin.
Also on Sunday, Oliva On The Hill is providing an opportunity for you to drink pink again as they host their annual Rosé All Sunday event where you’ll enjoy an afternoon of live music, amazing food, a unique variety of wineries and a whole lot of pink.
June 10-16
On Wednesday the 12th, Women in the Wild at the Saint Louis Zoo celebrates the extraordinary contributions of women who give their all to protect wildlife around the world. Inspirational stuff!
Theater-goers will learn about two legendary authors, (C.S. Lewis) The Chronicles of Narnia and (J.R.R. Tolkein) Lord of the Rings, as their enduring friendship is played out inLewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobe and Rings at thePlayhouse at Westport on June 13-16. 
On Wednesday, you may find me under the stars at The open-air Whitaker Music Festival free concert series. It takes place every week this summer at the Missouri Botanical GardensIt’s always a good time!
On Thursday, get ready for some music in a town of shopping, walking and great food at the Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series! Bring your folding chairs or blanket for some good music and a great time!
Head over to South County on Friday as Grant’s Farm will be host to live music along with food and beer pairings for their weekly event, Friday Nights At The Farm!
Two outdoor concerts are set for Friday the 14th:Music on the Menu at Brentwood Park and Des Peres Summer Concert Series. Pack up some chairs, munchies and sips, and a few of your favorite folks. Take advantage of one of these free events!
On Saturday, join me at the 3rd Annual MidSummer Bites Dream Festivalwhere we’ll find the area’s best restaurants and food producers. Browse over 100 booths of the best local food and artisan wares, plus sample “bites” from some of St Louis’ great restaurants. Welcome summer with excellent food, local beer, and live music at the Tower Grove Farmers Market!
Join Trailnet on Saturday, along with a host of other great organizations for the Juneteenth Celebration Community Ride, a leisurely, social bike ride. This ride features important city landmarks with a speaker at each, highlighting the different aspects of the abolition of slavery and the significance ofJuneteenth. The 13-mile ride begins at theSoldiers Memorial Military Museum.
You might find me and the babies at Ballpark Village on Saturday for the St. Louis Taco Festival! We’ll enjoy an action-packed day filled with a variety of tacos, specialty margaritas, delicious indulgences, live entertainment including music, wrestling, chihuahua races, and taco themed activities! This will be a good time!
After the Tacofest, you’ll find us at the Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival that showcases the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz. The 7th annual festival features Grammy Winning drummer Dave Weckl, world renowned saxophonist Eric Marienthal with chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future. Tickets are 5 bucks and kids 12 and under are free!
Also on Saturday night, you can spend the summer evening in Old Webster at the annual Summer Night Street Dance. You’ll witness the return of Ticket to the Beatles who will be performing the music of..you guessed it.. The Beatles.
There’ll be dancing in the street! This family-friendly event is free to the public.
Saturday the 15th is Thom Wall – World Juggling Day! The St. Louis Public LibraryCarpenter Branch is the location. This is a must-see for the kids. And parents? Prepare to be awed.
Also tonight, The Corner Street Food has got you covered Downtown for the ultimate 90’s/00’s R&B, Neo Soul & Hip Hop combination of music, cocktails, & food you know you love.
On Sunday, you can enjoy Lafayette Square: a Tour of Gilded Age St. Louiswhere you’ll check out one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in St. Louis, and the amazing architecture found within it.
Come celebrate Brazil’s diverse culture at Festa Junina of Brazilwhich will bring a traditional party in Brazil to St. Louis! This true cultural immersion is at the Kirkwood Community Center. You’ll find authentic Brazilian Food and drink (Caipirinha) – folk music – square dance – carnival games for kids and Silent Auction!
June 17-23
For the children on June 17th, 18th & 19th, A Mother Goose Comedy at St. Louis Community College at Meramec makes for laughs as bedtime stories are turned upside down! On the 18th Disney 101 Dalmations will likewise please the little ones at Stages.
On the 18th, Equitably Redeveloping Your Community: Workshop Series will be hosted by The St. Louis Promise Zone has partnered with Urban Land Institute, Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce and Midwest Bank Centre to bring Promise Zone residents a series of workshops covering the basics of equitable community development.
Through June 21st the David Bruno Gallery hosts a collaborative exhibition with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Vicky Tamayko, as well an exhibitions by Taylor Yokom and Thomas Fleet. This is beautiful art to be appreciated.
On Thursday, the 20th, you find me at St. Louis REALTORS Young Professional Network 30 Under 30 event. Although that age passed me a while ago, this event will be a great opportunity to see what has made these talented REALTORS successful!
Later on Thursday, you may find me at Parties on the Plaza over in Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights checking out the party band Dirty Muggs!
On Friday, you can head over to South County and take the kids to Suson Parkfor Farm Fridays! For ten bucks, kids can enjoy Hayrides, Fishing, Barn Tours, Pony Rides, Candle Making, Face Painting, Pedal Tractors and Bean Bag Game, and a funtastic playground. Adults are free, stay and bring your lunch! 
Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner at Food Truck Fest! On Friday, you’ll find it along with me and my crew in Ladue at Tilles Park. Oh yes, The Urge frontman Steve Ewing will be blessing the mic for our enjoyment.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, The Loop Arts Fest celebrates the arts in the Delmar Loop. Experience art in all forms from culinary arts to literary arts to musical arts to visual arts. Activities and fun for all at the Delmar Loop’s cultural institutions, art galleries and businesses. While you are down there, you might want to check out this house on Kingsbury that our Real Estate Solutions Group has just brought on the market. Great opportunity for instant equity in Kingsbury Square in the Historic Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood.
Also on Friday, you can embrace the community feel of Old Towne Eureka for a Well Hungarians concert in the street! Bring your friends, neighbors and chairs!
Also on Saturday and Sunday, the Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will be presenting Fiesta in Florissant at the Knights of Columbus Park located in FlorissantThe two-day celebration will feature non-stop entertainment with live latino bands and folkloric dancers from various countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico.
You may find me in Chesterfield on Saturday night as Rattle and Hum KC, a premier U2 tribute band, will be blessing the stage at the Chesterfield Ampitherater Sounds of Summer Series.
Be sure to experience the 18th Annual ShowcaseSTL in The Grove on the 21st and 22nd. Over 100 musical artists welcome you to the popular music crawl.
On June 22 and 23, the The 19th Annual Water Garden Society Pond-O-RamaTour highlights 20 private gardens containing waterfalls, streams, wooded landscapes, and outdoor living rooms fill with wide varieties of plants. A trip to Illinois is included in the itinerary.
For all you calligraphers, letter writers, note takers, the St. Louis Pen Show at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower is for you on June 21-23. You will be astounded by the array of writing tools, paper accessories, inks, and ideas for crafting your own handwritten masterpiece!
June 24-30
It’s that time again… time to enjoy St. Louis’ renowned, premier outdoor theater, The Muny! On the 25th the show is Kinky Boots, a story about a one-of-a-kind English shoe factory.
On Wednesday the 26th and Thursday the 27th, Acoustik Elements at Cinder House plays Latin rhythms atop the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis at Lumière Place. A perfect place to tap your foot while gazing out the window at the St. Louis cityscape.
St. Louis Magazine presents the 4th Annual Be Well Boot Camp for the whole family on Saturday the 29th. Everyone will be motivated to get active and maintain healthy lifestyles… for life… with top-notch instructors, engaging speakers, and more to encourage you to be fit!
On Friday, you can head down to Ballpark Villagefor The Annual Crawfish Festival at the Budweiser Brew House Beer Garden is back for the 6th year in a row! Featuring all you can eat Crawfish, beer specials, live music by the Saint Boogie Brass Band, fun giveaways and more!
One of my favorite events of the year, the Grand Center Theatre Crawl, kicks off on Friday. This two-day pop-up theatre experience located in and aroundGrand Center. Explore new venues while enjoying short performances by over twenty local theatre companies.
On stage through June 30th, Circus Flora: The Caper in Aisle 6 has us wondering what that mysterious something is in aisle six of the grocery store. Get tickets now and find out what surprise is in store under the Big Top.
Yes, we have another great month ahead of us. I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying our wonderful St. Louis!
All the best. -Nate
P.S.
Here is the latest Housing Report which shows that the median sales price of residential single-family homes in St. Louis City and County has remained steady, down about 1% from last year to $195,000 in April. However, year to date values are up 3%, and pending sales are up 9.6%. If you have any questions about how this affects you, just let me know. I’d be happy to provide some more insight.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate
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