Tower Grove Park's calendar of events reads like a picnic protocol, so it's best to check it in late spring and plan your summer accordingly. Uncork a bottle of wine from your basket on Monday evenings by the Music Pavilion during the Compton Heights Concert Band series, where you'll be regaled for free by the unfailingly unique featured artists — who in the past have included a "World Champion" whistler and an Icelandic opera singer — accompanied by the CHCB. Afterward join the kids in the wading pool or try your hand at a local favorite: baiting the crawfish basking near the shallow edge of the fountain. The park also hosts free, kid-friendly outdoor movie nights once a month at Whitaker Theater near the Pool Pavilion at dusk, as well as a Children's Concert Series at the Piper Palm House for idyllic outdoor dining with your loved ones.
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