Festivals of June
Join us as we celebrate LBGT pride, horseradish, beer, Route 66, Victorian homes and life outside.
Some 150,000 celebrants are expected at Pridefest 2017, one of the largest LGBT pride festivals in the Midwest, featuring parades, vendors and live music, June 23-25. Friday 4:30-11:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-9:30 pm, Sunday 11 am-7:30 pm. Official Pride Parade Sunday at noon on Market St. between 18th and 8th. No coolers, tents, weapons, outside alcohol or pets (except service animals), please. Soft-sided containers and lawn chairs welcome. Anyone under 40 may be asked for a valid photo ID. www.pridestl.org. Soldiers Memorial, Chestnut and 14th St., downtown,. MetroLink Civic Center, Map 2-3C.
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL
The horseradish capital of the world, Collinsville, Illinois, celebrates its signature condiment with entertainment, food, horseradish prep demos, root toss, craft fair, horseradish cooking contest, Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, live music and more (June 2- 4) F 5-10 pm, Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. www. horseradishfestival.com. Woodland Park, Pine Lake Dr. and Olive St. 618.344.2884. Map 1-3G.
ST. LOUIS BREWERS HERITAGE FESTIVAL
More than 50 participating breweries offer some 100 styles of beer to wash down food from local restaurants along with live music beneath the Gateway Arch (June 3), $35-$125. Food extra. www.stlbeer.org/events, MetroLinkLaclede’s Landing Map 2-3G.
LAFAYETTE SQUARE SPRING HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR
The city’s premier house and garden tour features self- guided tours of Victorian mansions and gardens, antique fair, art exhibit, free carriage rides, concert, vintage baseball, wine tasting and more (June 3- 4). Tickets $25 ($18 in advance), available at the Park House, 2023 Lafayette Ave. www. lafayettesquare.org. 314.772.5724. Map 4- 4H.
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL
Edwardsville, Illinois, celebrates the Mother Road with entertainment, food, children’s activities, art, classic car cruise, trolley tours and more (June 9-10). www.edwardsvilleroute66.com/. Edwardsville City Park, 112 S. Kansas St., 618.692.7538. Map 1-2G.
Great Rivers Greenway reprises its free festival that offers fun outdoor activities for all ages at one location, including tree- climbing, bird-watching, rock- climbing, paddle-boarding, gardening, yoga and much more at Creve Coeur Park (June 10, 10 am- 4 pm). greatriversgreenway.org/life- outside/. 13725 Marine Ave., Map 3-3A.
Get tickets online, at the Old Courthouse or ticket booth beneath the Arch,
Pridefest, June 23-25