Even during a pandemic, there are still fun and safe ways to spend your time in St. Louis. We’ve rounded up a few of the biggest openings and reopenings in the city for you to keep on your radar. And keep in mind, face masks are now required in all St. Louis city and county businesses and other public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19

The 20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
This year’s showcase may look a little different, but it’s still packed with ambitious documentaries, short films, and full-length fiction features. The ten-day event will run virtually from July 10–July 19. The fifteen film programs will be available for viewing on all ten days. Plus, there will be five live streams you can attend as well. Purchase tickets and passes at CinemaStLouis.org/st-louis-filmmakers-showcase.

Drive-In STL
St. Louis’ only drive-in movie theater and concert venue safely brings new entertainment to those looking for an excuse to get out of the house. Drive-In STL is located at POWERplex 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., and new events are constantly being added to the lineup.

Al Fresco @ the MX
Every Friday evening, 6th Street between Washington and Locust are transformed into an extensive outdoor dining area. No cars are allowed, and everyone is welcome to purchase food and drinks from their favorite restaurants in the area. Tables are spaced ten feet apart. You can also listen to live music from the National Blues Museum, and MX movies will be playing comedy films on the MX movie’s bar projection screen.

The Bullock
The luxury hotel, Live! By Loews – St. Louis, which is steps away from Busch Stadium, opened downtown this past March, and now its brand new rooftop bar and lounge, The Bullock, is open, too. If you’re looking for a place to spend time outdoors and sip on a creative cocktail in a new setting, this is your spot.

Palladium Saint Louis and The Coronado
Two well-known event venues have reopened at 25 percent capacity. Palladium Saint Louis leaves room for 175 guests while The Coronado has space for 225 guests. With the lower capacity, there is still room to continue social distancing while inside.