STL Memorial Day Weekend Events: May 25-29

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Memorial Day Weekend Around St. Louis

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The Memorial Day St. Louis Weekend Event Guide for Thursday, May 25th through Monday, May 29th, 2017 features: St. Louis Cardinals, Greek Fest, UCity Memorial Day Run, St. Louis Ribfest, Schwagfest, Schlafly Art Outside, African Arts Festival, Spring to Dance Festival, Missouri River Irish Fest, and more.

Get our and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend with these great events around St. Louis.

St. Louis Memorial Day Weekend Events Guide

Memorial Day Weekend Events Around St. Louis


Mississippi Nights Music Festival: Much like our Big Muddy Blues Festival held over Labor Day weekend, Mississippi Nights Music Festival will provide a platform for our musicians representing all varieties of Rock-n-Roll. Our line up is 100% local with over 25 bands scheduled to perform. The event is free on Friday, Saturday GA tickets are $10 (children 15 & under are free). Food and beverages will be available from all Laclede’s Landing restaurants. BYO lawn chairs. The music line-up includes: Steve Ewing Band,Bruiser Queen, Jeremiah Johnson, Old Capital, Jake’s Leg, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, Karate Bikini, NIL8, Dibiase, The Bob Band, Pik N Lik N, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Ultraman, Brother Jefferson, Trophy Mules, The Punknecks, Sweetie and the Toothaches, Sadie Hawkins Day, We Are Warm, 33 in the Needle, Rocket Park, Stephen Push, Abraham & the Old Gods, Lenny Mink Band, Andrew Drake, Sissy Brown, the Sigmund Frauds.

Date: May 26-28
Time: Fri: 7pm, Sat: 3pm
Place: Laclede’s Landing

Schwagfest: A free outdoor urban music festival on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in downtown St. Louis at Ballpark Village! This music festival is open to all ages and will feature a free concert by Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag (8:30pm), the Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Hindenburg Project (6pm), and Progressive Bluegrass Band: Miles Over Mountains (4pm). There will be over 30 vendors selling food, beverages, and an assortment of cool merchandise.

Date: Sunday, May 28
Time: 3-11pm
Place: Ballpark Village

Cardinals vs Dodgers: Join the Cardinals on Memorial Day for their first home game against the Dodgers. The first 30,000 fans ages 16 and older will take home their very own red Mystery Pocket T-shirt. Head over to Ballpark Village before the game for a pep rally and after the game for a free Memorial Day concert on the outdoor Busch Infield stage from rising country stars Trent Tomlinson and Drew Baldridge.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 1:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium


reMake Craft Night: Join Perennial for a night of upcycled crafting! Our May reMAKE Happy Hour event is hosted by Kakao Chocolate in Maplewood. Join us for a relaxing evening and learn to make: Cupcake Toppers – transform wire and bamboo skewers into cute toppers for cupcakes, cakes, etc!, Tiered Stand – turn old cake pans and scrap wood into a tiered storage stand, and Place Card Holders – Create upcycled place card holders or food label holders from wine corks. Cost is $5.

Date: Thursday, May 25
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Kakao Chocolate-7272 Manchester Rd

Schlafly Art Outside: Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day-long alternative art fair featuring art from over 60 artists based here in the St. Louis area. Come and show your support for local art and local beer and enjoy quality art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer. The weekend live music line-up includes: Jon Bonam and Friends, The Mighty Pines, Hazard to ya Booty, Beth Bombara, Bo and the Locomotive, The Provels, Leah Osborne Music, Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals, Sleepy Kitty Music, River Kittens, and The Sleepy Rubies.

Date: May 26-28
Time: 5-10pm, 10am-10pm, 12-4pm
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks-7260 Southwest Ave

St. Louis Ribfest: Missouri’s largest BBQ Festival. This festival features BBQ from local restaurants as well as out of town. In addition to BBQ, you can enjoy Dee’s Famous Wings, funnel cake, and more. There will be live music each day. Some of the bands are: Catfish Willie performing Sundayfrom 6pm to 7:30pm, Tree One Four Band performing Sunday from 3:30pm to 5pm, and We Got It Covered playing Memorial Day from 1pm to 3pm. There will be 5 bounce houses, carnival rides, games, non-food vendors, and more. Admission is free.

Date: May 26-29
Time: Friday:5-10pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-10pm, Mon: 11am-7pm
Place:January-Wabash Memorial Park-501 N Florissant Rd

St. Louis County Greek Fest: The annual festival features delicious food, live music, and a market place of Greek items. Menu includes traditional items: Lamb Shank, Shish-Ke-Bob, Gyros, Roasted Chicken, Shrimp Saganaki, Moussaka, Greek pastries, handmade by the ladies of the parish including Baklava, Galatobouriko, Kataifi, Theples, Karithopita, and Greek cookies. Entertainment including traditional Greek folk dancers and live Greek music plus movies and tours, the Agora market, and a kids corner make a festival fun for the whole family.

Date: May 26-29
Time: Fri-Sun: 11am-9pm, Mon: 11am-8pm
Place: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church-1755 Des Peres Rd

Spring To Dance Festival: SPRING TO DANCE® returns for its 10th year as one of the region’s must-see festivals. SPRING TO DANCE brings together 30 professional dance companies from across the country for three unique, exhilarating nights over Memorial Day weekend. From ballet, hip-hop, classical, modern and more, the festival offers something for everyone with a different program each night. See the line-up in the Lee Theater for only $10 per night.

Date: May 26-28
Time: 6pm
Place: Touhill Performing Arts Center

St. Louis African Arts Festival: The 26th annual festival provides the community at large access to the richness of the African culture and its impact on western culture. Activities include: African art, dance, jewelry making, drumming, authentic hair braiding, mask-making, and an African marketplace, plus – enjoy an afternoon of African art, music, and dance at St. Louis Art Museum and movie night at The Muny featuring: Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, and directed by Mira Naira on Sunday evening. There will be a food court, safari teens hut, and children’s village as well.

Date: May 27-29
Time: Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11am-8pm, Mon: 10am-6pm
Place: World’s Fair Pavilion-Forest Park

43rd Annual UCity Memorial Day Run: Celebrate Memorial Day with a 10K, 5K, or fun run. Join “Louie” from the St. Louis Blues at the Fun Run. Stop by the face painting table, too. Enjoy fresh fruit provided by Market in the Loop, beer provided by Urban Chestnut, Root Beer provided by Fitz’s, and frozen yogurt provided by Froyo! Registration is $35 (or $15 for fun run) in advance or $40 day of. Proceeds from the University City Memorial Run benefit The Green Center and the University City Public Library.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 7:30am
Place: Delmar Blvd, University City


Missouri River Irishfest: The largest free Irish Festival in the Midwest. Enjoy cultural activities including: plays, Irish dancers, Irish crafts, Ceili Dancing with Deborah Hyland, live music from Briana Brown Band, The Elders, Red Headed Strangers, Rusty Nail, The Wee Heavies, and more, plus an Artistically Crafted Blue Moon Event for $15, and The Guinness Experience ($40 VIP Experience) including beer tastings, goody bag, commemorative pilsner glass, and more. There will be delicious food available for purchase as well as merchandise vendors.

Date: May 26-28
Time: Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: 9am-11pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park

Gypsy Caravan: The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association is pleased to present the 45th annual Gypsy Caravan, one of the largest and best antique, craft and vintage markets in the Midwest. Proceeds support the STL Symphony and Education Concerts that reach and inspire tens of thousands of area students each season. This year’s Gypsy Caravan features approximately 150 air-conditioned indoor booths and 300 outdoor vendor spaceswiht shuttle transportation to and from the parking lot. Admission: Early Bird (7:00-9:00am): $20, GA (9:00am-4:00pm): $10.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 7am – 4pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena


Alton Memorial Day Parade: Celebrate Memorial Day by experiencing the oldest consecutive running parade in the entire nation. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the parade. The first one was held in 1868, just three years after the end of the Civil War. More than 50 participants will take part in the parade. Honor the history of Pie Town, Upper Alton and those that served our country. Bring your lawn chairs and line the streets to show your support and join in on the fun.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 10am
Place: Alton Middle School-2200 College Ave

Belleville Memorial Day Parade: The Belleville Memorial Day Association hosts this annual Memorial Day parade. The route begins at 10am at Cathedral Grade School and ends at Walnut Hill Cemetery where participants and spectators are welcome to remain for the Memorial Day Program, starting at 11 am. Parade units include Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, VFW Post, Belleville West Marching Maroons, American Legion Post, Mid-America Military Vehicles, Belleville East Marching Lancers, Abbott EMS, Catholic War Veterans, and many more.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 10am
Place: Downtown Belleville

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

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