Summertime is one of the best seasons, especially here in the St. Louis area. Our weather is perfect (sure, a little hot but still beautiful), there are plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to enjoy with the entire family, and it’s a great time to tackle some home projects.
If you’re looking for some activities to fill your summer so you can take full advantage of the hot, sunny summer days and the warm evenings, then keep reading to learn about things to do this summer in and around St. Louis. We promise there’s something for kids of all ages to enjoy this upcoming summer!
1. Local Events
St. Louis is home to some pretty incredible venues, arenas, and local businesses that easily entertain the entire family. If you’re searching for a local event this summer, look no further. Below are some of the top local events happening in the St. Louis area this summer:
Festivals, Concerts & Other Misc. Events
- St. Louis Shakespeare Festival – June 1-26
- Circus Flora Presents “The Quest For The Innkeeper’s Cask” – June 9-July 3
- The STL Wine & Bubbly Fest – June 11
- Justin Bieber at Enterprise Center – June 23
- Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert – July 31
- Keith Urban at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – August 19
Fourth of July Celebrations
St. Louis knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July! From major firework displays that light up The Arch to festivals with plenty of delicious food trucks and some great performances, there are some wonderful local events to choose from. Consider attending any of the following:
- Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
- Fair St. Louis
- Heritage & Freedom Fest
- St. Charles Riverfest
2. Hosting Ideas
Summertime is the best season to host parties and gatherings with family and friends. There are plenty of things to celebrate all summer long like birthdays, graduation parties, Fourth of July parties, pool parties – the list goes on. You can always find a reason to throw a party in the summer with great weather and good company.
No matter the type of party you’re going to be hosting, there are some general things you’ll want to provide: food and drinks for your guests, ample seating, and entertainment. Spending your summer days and evenings hosting frequent gatherings with loved ones is a great way to spend the season!
3. Home Projects
Along with attending local events and hosting unforgettable parties, summertime is also a great time to tackle those home projects you’ve been putting off. Remember how the deck needs to be repainted and sealed? What about the landscaping that needs a refresh? When you own a home, there’s always something that needs fixing/updating/refreshing. Below are just a few ideas for home projects to tackle this summer:
You know all of that dirt and grime that’s covering your home’s exterior? Give it a deep clean by power washing the entire exterior from the siding to any walkways, doors, patios, etc. Nothing cleans outdoor surfaces better than a quality pressure washer, just be sure to follow safety recommendations and ensure that power washing is safe for the surfaces you’re wanting to clean. Power washing your home’s exterior will remove dirt and grime from winter and spring storms, making your home look fresh and clean.
Refresh the Landscaping
A home’s landscaping can say a lot about it: vibrant flowers and clean mulch give a bright, cheery vibe while a home with overgrown shrubs and bushes and no color can make the home appear darker and unkempt.
If you’re wanting to add color to your home’s landscaping or if you’re wanting to completely redo the landscaping, summer is a great time to do so. Planting perennials and year-round bushes and shrubs will help the roots get established before the first freeze. Take advantage of the cooler mornings and evenings and get planting! Your neighbors will appreciate the refresh and potential homebuyers will be impressed.
Replace the Gutters
Gutters are an essential part of the home; they collect water from the roof and drain it away from the home’s foundation ultimately protecting the home from drainage issues. Unfortunately, most gutter systems don’t last a lifetime, rather a decade or two, and need to be replaced due to wear and tear over the years. Likewise, traditional gutter systems need replacing after damage from hail, heavy snow and ice, and high wind speeds.
Living in the St. Louis area means that we experience all four seasons which includes a rainy season and severe thunderstorms that often produce hail and strong wind gusts, all of which can damage a home’s gutter system. Any time of year is a great time to replace the gutters, but summertime allows you to install a quality gutter system before fall and winter arrive, bringing pine needs, whirlybirds, leaves, and snow and ice.
If your gutters are leaking, sagging, overflowing, have become an eyesore, or if you’re tired of cleaning out leaves multiple times per year, consider making the switch to the K-Guard System. The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is a complete system that keeps leaves, debris, and pests out for good. Our gutter product can withstand all types of weather conditions and is guaranteed transferable for the life of the home! Your K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System will never corrode and the paint will never chip.
You’re bound to have an exciting and enjoyable summer if you attend any of the events above, host some gatherings, or tackle home projects. All of us at K-Guard wish you a wonderful summer spent with loved ones!
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