Memorial Day Weekend Events Around St. Louis In 2018

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There’s Plenty To Do Around St. Louis Over The 2018 Memorial Day Weekend

You might not want to believe it, but the 2018 edition of Memorial Day Weekend is this weekend. With Memorial Day falling on May 28 this year, our Weekend Events Guide this week looks at events happening around St. Louis from Thursday, May 24 to Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.

Get it? Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. You might be off work. Why don’t you have to show up for work? Because it’s Memorial Day.

Scroll down to check out plenty of fun events happening around St. Louis this weekend and be reminded what exactly Memorial Day celebrates.

St. Louis Memorial Day Weekend Events Guide

What Is Memorial Day For?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that remembers those that died while serving our nation’s armed forces. So, it isn’t really a day that you thank a living person for their service. If you do, you might a response of “I know I look old, but I ain’t dead.”

Veterans Day on November 11 is when you honor those that have served in the armed forces.

Labor Day, which falls on September 3 this year, honors those in the country’s work force. Think of it as the day you thank the person on the other side of the counter for doing what they do.

The Soldiers Memorial Museum in downtown St. Louis closed in 2016 and is set to reopen under the Missouri Historical Society’s guidance on November 3, 2018.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Sheridan Road will host at Memorial Day ceremony on Monday beginning at 10 am. The Boy Scouts of America will be placing 150,000 flags at the cemetary this Sunday, one for each grave, beginning at 12:30 pm.


An Evening With Ghost

Ghost comes to St. Louis this weekend for a concert at Peabody Opera House Friday night. The theatrical Swedish  heavy-metal musical act recently released the album Prequelle,  around the Black Death. which the band has said is built.

Tobias Forge is the mystery man behind the band and Cardinal Copia is its latest frontman. You can read more about the musical act in this Revolver piece from earlier this month. 

An Evening With Ghost
Saturday May 19 after Cardinals game
Peabody Opera House 63103
1400 Market St., St. Louis

Vance Joy

ALT 104.9 welcomes Vance Joy to The Fabulous Fox this Saturday night as part of his Nation Of Two World Tour. The Australian singer/songwriter will also be playing popular festivals like Coachella, Firefly and Shaky Knees in addition to playing tour dates.

Tickets range in price from $25 to $52.50. Each ticket includes a digital copy of Vance Joy’s latest album, Nation of Two.

Vance Joy
Saturday May 26 7:30 pm
The Fabulous Fox
527 N. Grand Blvd, St. Louis 63103

Kasey Tyndall & Lainey Wilson At Tin Roof

Nashville singer-songwriters and best friends Kasey Tyndall and Lainey Wilson are in town this weekend for a show at Tin Roof on Saturday night. Tyndall was named one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know by Rolling Stone back in December.

The show is free, but there may be a cover to get into Tin Roof. Check out our longer story on Kasey Tyndall and Lainey Wilson for the link to get on the guest list and avoid the cover.

Kasey Tyndall & Lainey Wilson
Saturday May 26 7 pm
Tin Roof
1000 Clark Ave, St. Louis 63102


St. Louis African Arts Festival

The St. Louis African Arts Festival takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Forest Park. The festival, which first took place in 1991, originally was part of the African Studies Conference at Washington University. The festival nows partners with the likes of the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Public Library, The Muny and others to put on this 3-day celebration of African culture.

The festival, which is free to attend, features plenty of children’s activities, a performing arts stage, food court, a health & wellness village and several other attractions and activities. The grounds will be open from 10 am -8 pm Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm Sunday and 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday.

St. Louis African Arts Festival
Sat – Mon May 26-28 All Day
World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park

5th Annual Tour de Taco

You like riding bikes? You like tacos? The Tour de Taco should be on your agenda this Sunday then. Register for $30 and then meet at Mike’s Bikes STL in the Central West End. The “tour” will go from there around St. Louis, stopping to grab tacos at Rosalita’s Cantina, Taco Circu, Atomic Cowboy and El Burro Locco. Your registration will get you a taco at each establishment.

A limited number of adult bike rentals, including a helmet and lock, are available for $10.

Tour de Taco
Sunday May 28 10 am – 3 pm
Mike’s Bikes STL 324 N. Euclid Ave, St. Louis 63108

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. makes a stop in St. Louis at Delmar Hall Thursday night as part of his “You’re Not Alone” tour. The main act and his band are set to take the stage at 9 pm after Tortuga opens the show at 8 pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door with a $2 minor surchage.

Andrew W. K. with Tortuga
Thursday May 24 8 pm
Delmar Hall 6133 Delmar Blvd. Saint Louis, MO 63112

Urban Chestnut Beer Brunch At Grace Meat + Three

Grace Meat + Three hosts its first Beer Brunch this Saturday in collaboration with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

The brunch menu includes mainstays like Biscuits + Gravy, Avocado Toast and a Fried Chicken + Waffles dish. Other treats available include a Honey Bun with smoked candied pecans, a Breakfast BLT with a duck egg and more.

Beer Brunch at Grace Meat + Three
Saturday May 26 10 am – 2 pm
Grace Meat + Three 4270 Manchester, St. Louis 63110


Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival

Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood hosts Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday.

The free festival will feature plenty of Schlafly beer with food available for purchase while attendees enjoy live music from 5-10 pm Friday night, 11 am – 10 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday.

Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival
Fri – Sun, May 25-17
Schlafly Bottleworks
57260 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis 63143


Memorial Day Weekend at The Boathouse

The Boathouse in St. Charles, which has a beautiful deck that overlooks the Mississippi River,  is keeping the party going all weekend long to celebrate Memorial Day. Rumble Strip takes the stage Friday night with 2 Chixx on Saturday night, Pat Liston on Sunday afternoon and the Jonathon Bake Duo on Monday afternoon.

Aside from the live music fun at The Boathouse, there will be plenty of food specials on traditional dishes like BBQ pork steaks, pulled pork sandwiches and apple pie.

Live Music at The Boathouse
Friday – Monday, various times
The Boathouse
601 North Shore Dr. St. Charles 63301

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