STL Weekend Events: May 5-8

Jessica
1292 days ago.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

Downtown

Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live entertainment, the best Tex-Mex in town, cold drinks, and a mechanical bull! What more could you ask for? There is fun for all ages at our festival and everyone is welcome to join us all day on Washington Avenue!

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 10am-midnight
Place: Washington Ave – 1011 Washington Ave

Cinco de Mayo at Ballpark Village: Enjoy $3 Coronas and a Mexican themed celebration all through out the day and find Todd Thomas during our pre-game festivities before the Cardinals game as four (4) lucky contestants will compete in a burrito eating contest for a FOX Sports Midwest Live! gift card. Celebrate at Howl at the Moon with our Blue Megarita Buckets, $3 Dos XX, $4 Cuervo Shots, and $5 margaritas. Stick around all day to watch the Cardinals vs Phillies at 12:45pm on the big screen and then the Blues vs Stars at 7pm.

Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: all day
Place: 601 Clark Ave

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals play the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend. Friday is Academy Sports & Outdoors Autograph Night. Trevor Rosenthal and a to be determined Cardinals player will appear from 5:45 to 6:15pm to sign 100 autographs in Ford Plaza for fans 15 years old and younger. Former Cardinals players, Danny Cox and Tom Lawless, will appear from 6:15 to 7pm to sign autographs for fans of all ages. In addition, Friday’s giveaway to the first 30,000 fans is a replica 1946 World Series Championship ring. Saturday’s giveaway is a Mike Shannon jersey, and Sunday is an adult performance t-shirt with pink accent colors to celebrate Mother’s Day, courtesy of Power of the Pink.

Date: May 6-8
Time: Fri: 7:15pm, Sat & Sun: 1:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium

Girls on the Run: A 5k or 1-mile fun run benefiting the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund. Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Registration is $30 from April 30 – May 6 ($20 for children under 12) and $35 day of ($25 for children under 12).

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 7:45-fun run, 8am-5K
Place: Soldier’s Memorial

St. Louis Indie Book Fair: An organization to foster authors of fiction and nonfiction, and an opportunity to bring readers and writers together. This year there will be over 100 titles to choose from in fiction and nonfiction, ranging from childrens to adult. Over 80 authors will be represented and 32 authors will be present to sell, sign, and to read from their work on stage in the auditorium. All authors will have actual books to sell, no eBook-only publishing is allowed. We will also host the Pitching Hour where writers can pitch their story ideas to the publishers present for possible publication. The event is free to the public and kid-friendly. May 7 is also Free Comic Book Day.

Date: May 7
Time: 10am
Place: St. Louis Public Library – 1301 Olive

Derby Day: Enjoy the fastest two minutes in sports from 400 feet above St. Louis! Saturday, May 7th, starting at 3pm, Three Sixty is teaming up with St. Patrick Center for a Derby Day celebration. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to this amazing local organization! In addition to enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and mint juleps, you’ll also have a chance to bet on your favorite horse and dress up for our Best Dressed and Best Hat contest for a chance to win incredible prizes. Derby Day Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 3pm
Place: 360 Rooftop Bar – 1 S Broadway

4th Annual Derby de Mayo Bar Crawl: A fun Kentucky Derby & Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl rolled together in one. The bar crawls from Lucas Park Grille to Rosalita’s to Flannery’s to Hair of the Dog to Bobby’s Place. Tickets are $5 and include admission to participating venues, 2 Promo Drink Cards, Drink Specials, a Scavenger Photo Hunt, and Uber Credit MyDrinkOn for up to $30 (new users).

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 4pm
Place: Lucas Park Grille – 1234 Washington Ave

North St. Louis

Spring Fling in the City: Celebrate the love of vintage, love of handmade and love of local.The Fling features local vendors selling vintage clothing, vintage accessories and vintage home decor, as well as vintage-inspired handmade items. There will also be live music from Jamasaurus Rex, Lindy Hop, and DJ Agile One and food from Crown Candy, Vincent Van Doughnut, STL BLT, Pi, and more. Explore the neighbor and celebrate revitalization with the house tour in the beautifully restored Crown Square. Explore the beautiful history of Old North St. Louis, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group – 2700 N 14th St

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Central

Great Rivers Biennial: A collaborative exhibition program presented by CAM and the Gateway Foundation. This major initiative identifies talented emerging and mid-career artists working in the greater St. Louis metro area, provides them with financial assistance, and elevates their profile across the Midwest and national arts communities. Join exhibiting artists Lyndon Barrois Jr., Nanette Boileau, and Tate Foley and jurors Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum; Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and Paul Pfeiffer, sculptor, photographer, and video artist, to discuss their Great Rivers Biennial projects.

Date: Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7
Time: Fri: 7-9pm, Sat: 11am
Place: CAM – 3750 Washington Blvd

Maplewood Street Food Tour: A self-guided tour of savory samplings through Historic Downtown Maplewood, including: Schlafly Bottleworks, Water Street, Kakao Chocolate, Larder & Cupboard, Vom Fass St. Louis, Reeds American Table, The Crow’s Nest, Boogaloo St. Louis, Great Harvest Bread Company, The Post Sports Bar & Grill, The Live Juke Joint Dueling Piano Bar, Maya Cafe, Living Room, and Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions. Tickets are available for $25 and available online while supplies last. Sales end Thursday, May 5 at NOON or while supplies last!

Date: Friday, May 6
Time: 6-9pm
Place: Downtown Maplewood

St. Louis Microfest: One of the premiere festivals in the St. Louis area! Microfest is a beer tasting festival that offers festivals goers the chance to sample international and craft beers at 3 different session times over 2 days. The festival also includes live music from Spaceship, Slightly Jaded, Melissa Neels Band, Houdinis, Old Mountains, Steven Woolly, and Facing Infamy plus a silent auction, food, live brewer and chef demonstration, Microfest Homebrewing Competition, and the 3rd annual 2-mile Microrun on Saturday at 11am. Tickets are $42 or go VIP for $62. Profits from the festival go toward funding Lift For Life Gym.

Date: May 6 & 7
Time: Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 1-5pm, 6:30-10pm
Place: Muny Parking Lot, Forest Park

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street: The best Cinco de Mayo Festival in St. Louis. Enjoy 3 stages of live music from Liberados, Tef Poe & Veto, Hoonbag Moonswag, Javier Mendoza, Martin Oliveraz y Voncedores, Tommy Halloran Trio, and so many more. The People’s Joy Parade starts at Minnesota & Cherokee at 1:11pm and winds through Benton Park West ending at Texas & Cherokee. Join the expression of spring time celebration to honor the spirit of community on Cherokee St, our favorite Mexican neighborhood, the neighbors you know and don’t know, and the resourceful creations of local artists. There will be a variety of entertainment including live art demos, Lucha Libre wrestling, mechanical bull, and more.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 11am
Place: Cherokee Street

St. Charles

Baby Kid Expo: This 10th annual event brings together busy families in the St. Louis area to experience, meet and interact with the leading children’s retail, healthcare, recreational and educational providers. Celebrate Mom at the Fairy Princess Tea Party, join Anna and Elsa from Frozen for a sing-a-long of your favorite songs; they will be available all day for pictures, join the 10th Annual Diaper Derby sponsored by St. Louis Sprout and About; this is a fun event where your baby will race across the stage for prizes! Watch Elite Baton Twirling Academy perform, join the fun with the St. Charles City-County Library District as they present a family story time full of fun books, songs and rhymes, enjoy magic Time with Abra Kid Abra, and get wild with Serengeti Steve and his reptile friends with a fun, interactive show with Snakes, Lizards and more, enjoy Pony Rides and a Petting Zoo in the parking lot for a nominal fee, plus face painting, rock climbing, crafts, and more.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center

Illinois

Doggie Dash & Dawdle .1K: Don’t miss out on the tiniest race in town. Join the folks at Hope Animal Rescues for the Doggie Dash & Dawdle .1K Benefiting Hope Animal Rescues. This tiny race will make a BIG impact on homeless dogs across the Midwest. Mandy’s Bar and Club Paws Inc, located in nearby Alton, are sponsoring this micro run to go a long way towards helping homeless dogs residing at Hope Animal Rescues. Hope Animal Rescues is a non-profit dog rescue that has saved over 2,500 dogs in the past 10 years. Hope Rescues pulls dogs on their last day of life from animal controls and cares for them until they are able to find them a forever home. “Race” participates receive: an official 0.1K Official Finisher shirt and a coveted 0.1k race sticker to prove your amazing athletic skill. There will also be the craziest costume prizes, a raffle, a silent Auction, and food at Mandy’s Bar. Registration is $30 until May 6th or $35 on Race Day.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 10am-1pm
Place: Mandy’s – 108 E State St, O’Fallon

May Music & Market Festival: This annual festival is a great way to spend Mother’s Day weekend! Enjoy live music performed at the historic bandstand all day long while visiting the many craft, artisan and vendor booths that will be on hand on hand for your shopping pleasure!. There are games for the children, a Helping Strays Adoption event, and plenty of food and beverages will be available. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Waterloo’s beautiful downtown area.

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: Monroe County Courthouse Grounds -100 South Main St, Waterloo

For where to go for Mother’s Day brunch, check out Mother’s Day in St. Louis.

For more Cinco de Mayo festivities, check out Cinco de Mayo in  St. Louis.

For Kentuck Derby event details, check out Where To Watch The 2016 Kentucky Derby in St. Louis.

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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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