Fun Holidays in August You Didn’t Know Existed

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August Is Fun In St. Louis!

Pretty much every day of the year is a holiday somewhere in the world, and HolidaysCalendar.com lists them all! The month of August especially has all kinds of fun and silly holidays, and we’ve come up with our favorites.

Girlfriend Day & Senior Citizen Day

August 1 is Girlfriend’s Day, so take your girlfriend out to a nice dinner to thank her for everything she does. Celebrate your grandparents on Senior Citizen Day. Taking place on August 21, this holiday honors the elderly for their contributions to America. On the other side of the coin, August 21 is also Youth Day in Morocco.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

National holidays also often celebrate food, and August is no exception. August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, the day after is Watermelon Day in multiple countries, International Beer Day is on August 4, and we have National S’mores Day and National Waffle Day on August 10 and 24—just to name a few.

Book Lovers & Left-Handers Day

Then there are the off-kilter holidays that celebrate hobbies and quirks that are often ignored or forgotten. Book Lovers Day is on August 9, so buy your favorite book nerd some new reading material, and grab your left-handed friends some lefty scissors Left-handers Day on August 13.

These are just a few of the many holidays in August both in the US and around the world. The staff here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit in St. Louis, MO Help wishes you a happy holiday every day of August!

Free Events in St. Louis in August

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St. Louis Festivals

August is coming up, so it’s time to start planning how you’re going to spend the last month of your summer. If you’re looking for something fun and cheap to do, check out these free events in St. Louis that will take place throughout August.

Art Exhibit

First of all, you don’t want to miss First Friday in Grand Center, which takes place on the first Friday of every month and features a wide range of art exhibits from local artists. Another monthly event is First Fridays at the Science Center, which has a different theme every month and features hands-on science activities. This is a great learning experience for kids and it is a lot of fun.

Family Activities

There are all kinds of fun family things to do in St. Louis, like the Emerson Free Family Night at the Magic House, which takes place on the third Friday of every month and lets children participate in hands-on exhibits that encourage the development of problem-solving skills and creativity.

Festivals

If you’re looking for a festival to attend, the St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games takes place from August 18 to August 20 and the Festival of Nations from August 26 to 27.

These are just a few of the free events in St. Louis, MO going on this August. For information about parking downtown or anything you have questions on, give us a call at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help.

Things To Do in St. Louis in July

At Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help, we like to make the most of the events going on in our own backyard. With St. Louis as our nearest big city, we never run out of things to do. Whether you’re passing through or are a resident looking to try something new, get out and enjoy St. Louis in July with one of these free events.

International Lily Show – June 30-July 2, 2017

This event has been drawing florists and general fans of all things pretty for 70 years. Stop by the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel on one of these days between 2-5 p.m. to hear educational speakers and take in the beautiful, natural scents and sights of the lilies.

Whitaker Music Festival – Wednesdays, Now to August 2, 2017

This summer tradition offers a great opportunity to enjoy some mid-week music in the beautiful Missouri Botanical Garden. Pack a picnic or buy dinner there. July performers include Beth Bombara, Ptah Williams, Kevin Bowers, and The Mighty Pines.

Jungle Boogie at the Zoo – Fridays, Now to September 1, 2017  

Residents of St. Louis are lucky to have a free zoo at the ready all year. We’re even luckier to have a free zoo with free live music on Friday nights all summer long. Bring the family for a day at the zoo, stay for dinner and watch groups like the Funky Butt Brass Band and the Zydeco Crawdaddies get down.

If you’re visiting St. Louis or live nearby, be sure to visit us at Gateway Easy Auto Credit! We are proud to serve the St. Louis area!

Fun and Affordable Summer Activities

Finally, school is out for the summer! Don’t let your kids sit idle this season. Keep busy with some of these fun summer activities that won’t break the bank.

  • Sidewalk Chalk Art. Teach your kids that all things must pass while also encouraging them to hone in on their art skills with some sidewalk chalk. When the rain washes away one masterpiece, it’s time to create another!
  • Have a Staycation. Don’t miss out on the gems in your own backyard! Look into what your city has to offer, whether it’s dollar movie theaters or free museums. For instance, one thing Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help loves about being located in the St. Louis area is the free zoo in Forest Park.
  • Plant a Garden. The best summer activities are those that get you and the kids outside to enjoy the weather commune with nature. Help your kids to plant a garden including vegetables that you can later use to make salads, salsas, or other rewarding treats.
  • Build a Fort. Gather blankets, sheets, chairs, pillows, and anything else you can find and let the kids build the ultimate fort. Try it indoors, or build one outside for some backyard camping and storytelling under the stars.

For more family fun, come visit us at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help and pick out your next vehicle!

St. Louis Events in June

The St. Louis area is one of the greatest places to live in in the state, at least here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit, we think so. There is never a shortage of great places to visit and things to do. If you are looking for some fun events to kick off your summer, here are some St. Louis events in June.

  • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. This festival runs through mid-June and is held in the beautiful Forest Park. All plays are free. Come early with blankets or chairs.
  • Taste of Downtown. This festival will be held on June 17th from 11am-8pm at Kiener Plaza Park. It will highlight many restaurants and breweries located right here in St. Louis.
  • Circus Flora. This unique one-ring circus presents a one-of-a-kind circus experience all month long. The circus runs Tuesday through Sunday until June 25th. The circus is located at 3511 Samuel Shepard Dr.
  • Whitaker Jazz Festival. Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday evenings to enjoy live jazz. Come after 5pm for free entry. Bring a picnic along with a blanket or chairs. The music begins at 7:30pm.

Which of these St. Louis events in June are you most excited to attend?

Have Some Family Fun with this Summer Bucket List

Summer Family Bucket List in St. Louis, MOAs the school year draws to a close, you may have already begun planning some family adventures. Before the endless strains of “I’m bored” reach your ears, have this summer bucket list ready to kick boredom to the curb. And, even better, many of these events are free.

  • Spend an evening catching lightning bugs.
  • Have a family campout in the living room.
  • Build a fort as fancy or as easy as you want.
  • Visit a new park.
  • Travel to a state no one has been to before.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Play putt-putt golf.
  • Go to your local farmers’ market.
  • Play in the sprinkler.
  • Go camping.
  • Have a water gun fight.
  • Watch fireworks.
  • Go bowling
  • Have a pajama movie day when it is raining.
  • Visit a children’s museum.
  • Go to a special event at the library.
  • Have fun at an amusement park.
  • Have a “kids choice” day where each child gets a whole day to choose everything the family eats and does (within reason).
  • Have dessert for dinner.
  • Go swimming.

Here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit, we hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and fun summer. Which of these bucket list items are you planning to do?

Free Fun Spring Activities

The arrival of spring is the perfect reason to get out of the house and enjoy everything nature has to offer. Finding activities that are both fun and affordable can be a pain though. Fortunately, some common activities are fun for the whole family and won’t cost much, if anything at all. Here are some free fun spring activities suggested by us here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help!

  • Have a Picnic – Heading out to the park for a picnic is a great way to enjoy the warm weather, spring breeze, and renewed nature. It’s also a great way for the family to get outdoors after being stuck inside all winter. Planning a picnic is the perfect way to get your mind off of spring cleaning as well!
  • Get Some Exercise – The warm weather has finally arrived which means it’s time to start getting in shape for summer! Grab your running shoes and head out for a jog. Take along the family dog or run with a partner so you have someone to motivate and vice versa!
  • Fly a Kite – If there’s one classic spring activity that never grows old, it’s kite flying. Flying a kite brings back plenty of nostalgia for adults and is plenty of fun for kids. Grab some string and head out to an open area to take advantage of the wind!

Tips for Spring Cleaning

The spring season has finally shown its face which means now is the perfect time to start (or continue) your spring cleaning. Starting the season off with a clean home (and car) is a great way to jumpstart your entire year. Here are some helpful tips for spring cleaning from us here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help!

  • Doormats – Your doormat serves as the first welcoming pad to your home. Visitors wipe their shoes on it all year long. If you have a doormat inside and outside, then odds are you value cleanliness. Unfortunately, doormats don’t clean themselves. That means doing so during spring cleaning will leave them fresh and welcoming to visitors all year round. Simply shake them out then throw them in the wash.
  • Ceiling Fans – No matter how high you place a ceiling fan, it will still collect dust throughout the year. Most homeowners realize this immediately after turning on the fans during summer. Dust knows no boundaries which means cleaning the ceiling fans and vents are a necessity to those who value a clean home.
  • Lights – Lights and light fixtures tend to gather dust around the same rate a ceiling fans. That can cause major problems, especially over the dinner table. Take a duster and leave your lights squeaking clean for the spring season!

Holidays in March

St. Patrick’s Day is, by far, the most well-known holiday in March, but, just like every other month, March has quite a few lesser known interesting holidays. From celebrating fair foods to extraterrestrials, it turns out March is more interesting than at first glance. Here are a few interesting holidays in March from us here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help.

March 17th

March 17th is a day when most celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with drinking, parades, and a night life that seems to never end. As it turns out, it’s also unofficially Submarine Day. The holiday commemorates when John Philip Holland showed one of the first submarine designs to the Navy. Just two years later, the United States Navy officially established the Submarine Force, an event celebrated on April 17th.

March 19th

National Corndog Day is celebrated on March 19th this year to help kick off Mad March. With origins reaching back to 1992, the first celebration featured just corndogs and basketball. Today, it includes tater tots and has spread across the country.

March 20th

Perhaps most interesting of all, some people celebrate Extraterrestrial Abductions Day on March 20th. The holiday’s origins are fairly young, starting in 2008 at an Alien Abduction Day festival in Toronto. Celebrations largely consistent of watching movies about aliens and watching the skies in hope of spotting alien life.

Cheap Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture, but it can get pretty expensive rather quickly. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to celebrate on a budget. Here are a few cheap ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day recommended by us here at Gateway Easy Auto Credit Help!

Attend a Parade

Many major cities, and even some small towns, hold a parade in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Some have even become famous and televised. Finding affordable fun and entertainment for families can be as simple as attending a parade. Best of all, they’re free!

Make Traditional Irish Foods

Going out to eat to a bar or pub is how many people choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Those on a budget can bring Irish culture to their home by making traditional Irish foods instead. Several inexpensive recipes for Irish foods, such as Irish soda bread, can be found online. Many are fairly straightforward. An Irish breakfast, for example, consists of toast, tea, roasted tomatoes, eggs, and sausage.

Go Green (Literally)

Use green fabric to give your own personal style a touch of St. Patrick’s Day. Add a shamrock to your clothes. Use green food coloring to make a meal that fits the theme of St. Patrick’s Day. The choice is yours!