What to do Memorial Day Weekend- May 26-29

Memorial Day Weekend is the day we pause and remember those who gave all in service to our country. It is also when we kick off Summer. There will be a lot of things to do around the Greater STL Area and if you know of anything else we should add please let us know.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Monday May, 29 10:00 am

Monday May 29 at 9am Memorial Day Parade, Downtown  St. Louis, MO

May 29- Memorial Day Observance Mon, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM; Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut St St. Louis, MO

MAY 29- Memorial Day Parade Mon, 10am  Belleville, IL

May 29- Co. A, 9th ILL Vol. Inf. – Memorial Day Mon, 7am Alton National Cemetery, 600 Pearl St Alton, IL

Barbecues and Barbecuing

To find out where you can get some cook-out style barbecue in St. Louis and nearby, CLICK HERE.

Sports

The Cardinals will be out of town for the Memorial Day Weekend but will be home starting on Monday.

MAY 29- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals Mon, 1:15 – 5:00pm Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO

May 27, 2023 7:30 pm | MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! The St Louis City SC vs the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at CITYPARK

May 27, 2023 7:30 pm | Live Horse Racing at Fairmount Park

May 27, 2023 6:45 pm | Gateway Grizzlies vs the Joliet Slammers at the GCS Ballpark

Weekend Events in and Around STL

The St. Louis County Greek Festival May 26-29, 2023

Opa! It’s back! For the first time since the pandemic, the St. Louis County Greek Festival is back in-person with live music, traditional folk dancing, church tours, a vendor market and delicious, authentic Greek cuisine at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church located at 1755 Des Peres Road in Town & Country.

The annual festival takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29. Hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a tasty variety of food from Greece, including Souvlaki, Greek Chicken, Gyros, Kebabs, Baklava and more.

A charity 5K/10K walk/run will also take place on May 27 benefiting FOCUS Gateway City. To register, visit www.readysetgivestl.org.

This year’s event is credit/debit card ONLY. Cash will not be accepted. Service animals are permitted in all areas of the festival that are open to the public. Pets are permitted and must be leashed.

For more information and to download the ultimate Greek Fest playlist, visit www.stlgreekfest.com

St. Louis African Arts Festival

May 27 to 29

The St. Louis African Arts Festival aims to increase awareness of the global contributions that African people and people of African descent have made through artistic, cultural and educational programs. In its 32nd year, the festival will be held at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park from May 27 to 29. The multi-day event draws locals and visitors together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of African and African American people. Attendees can enjoy the African marketplace with arts and crafts, clothing and jewelry, alongside cultural demonstrations, traditional foods and African films.

May 29, 2023 10:00 am | MEMORIAL DAY! Strawberry Festival at Eckert’s Farm in Belleville

Chihuly in the Garden 2023

May 2 to October 15

There’s something new growing at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In its most ambitious exhibition to date, world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will “plant” 20 installations throughout the Garden, uniting art, nature and light in an unparalleled experience. Vibrant, bold and captivating, Chihuly’s work features all-consuming suns above outstretched blossoms, boats loaded with brilliant glass forms and massive towers with thousands of intertwined pieces of blown glass. Don’t miss Chihuly in the Garden 2023, which also features Chihuly Nights when visitors will have the opportunity to experience the artist’s masterpieces in an extraordinary way.

Belleville Memorial Day Parade

  • Downtown Belleville23 West Main StreetBelleville, IL, 62220United States  The Belleville Memorial Day Association hosts this annual Memorial Day parade. The route ends at Walnut Hill Cemetery where participants and spectators are welcome to remain for the Memorial Day Program, starting at 11 am.

May 27-29 from 11am-5pm outdoors at St. Louis Union Station

Enjoy a wide array of animals on the Purina Performance Plaza as they welcome “Animals R Us”. Guests are welcome to pet, interact and feed the visiting animals! Free!

May 26-29 from 10am-7pm at City Museum

Memorial Day weekend, service members get in FREE! Air Force band Midwest Winds perform on Saturday. Check out the Patio Grill for the first BBQ of the season.

  • Free admission tickets to any active or retired military May 26-29. Valid ID and one admission purchase required.
  • Midwest Winds strolling performance 2-3pm May 27.
  • Live music throughout the weekend
  • Themed crafts all weekend in Art City!
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