ST. LOUIS, MO- Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.
Weekends on the Web: Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend
Military Remembrances: Monday, May 28
- Jefferson Barracks – South St. Louis County – Time: 10:00am
Several area veterans organizations will participate. Visitors are encouraged to use the Koch Road exit from Interstate 255 and park in the shuttle lots at the JB VA Medical Center.
- St. Peters, MO – Time: 10:00am
Venue: Veterans Memorial at City Centre
- O’Fallon, MO – Time: 11:00am
Meet at the Veterans Memorial Walk
- Alton, IL – Time: 10:00am
Oldest consecutive running Memorial Day parade in the nation, dating back to 1868. It begins at the intersection of College and Washington Avenues.
- Belleville, IL - Time: 10:00 am
Begins in the Square and ends at Walnut Hill Cemetery where a Memorial Day Program begins at 11 am.
- O’Fallon, IL: Time: 11:30am
O’Fallon Veterans Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive.
Note: St. Louis Symphony’s Gypsy Caravan event has been retired.
St. Louis County Greek Fest
Date: Saturday - Monday, May 26-28 (Opens Friday night) Venue: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Town and Country, MO
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-9pm, Monday: 11am-8pm
Whether you're of Greek decent or just love ethnic cuisine, our Greek Fest is a lively environment destination in which you can experience the Greek community's deeply rooted traditions and heritage.
Missouri River Irish Fest
Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27 (Opens Friday night) Venue: Frontier Park, Saint Charles, Missouri
Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm Admission: Free
St. Charles celebrates its Irish heritage a few months after St. Patrick's Day. Festival will feature storytelling, athletics, food, and traditional crafts. The Children's Area has face painting, Irish crafts, a fairy tea party and Irish Dance demonstrations.
Schlafly Art Outside
Date: Saturday - Sunday, May 26-27 Venue: Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO
Saturday: 11am-10pm Sunday: 11am-4pm (Opens Friday night)
Art Outside is a three-day celebration of local artists. There's also live music, food, and plenty of Schlafly beer on tap.
African Arts Festival
Date: Saturday - Monday, May 26-28 Venue: World's Fair Pavilion, Forest Park
Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-8pm; Monday: 10am-6pm
The three-day celebration includes live music and entertainment, an African marketplace and food court. There's also a children's village with crafts and activities for the kids
Eckert's Memorial Day Festival
Date: Saturday - Monday, May 26-28 Venue: Eckert’s Farm, Belleville, IL
Time: 10am-5pm each day Admission: Free (Fees for some activities)
Eckert's Orchards in Belleville celebrates Memorial Day with a three-day festival complete with music, food, wagon rides, and special kid's activities.
Twain on Main
Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 26 - May 27 Venue: Historic North Main Street, Hannibal, MO
Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-4pm Admission: Free
This street festival celebrating the works of Hannibal's Hometown Hero, Mark Twain will feature arts and crafts vendors, great food, and entertainment for young and old alike. You'll even get to meet Mark Twain and two of his famous characters, Tom and Becky. For the adults in the crowd, we have a wine garden, featuring some of the best the Midwest has to offer.
Cobblestone Nationals Car Show
Date: Monday, May 28 Venue: Fast Lane Classic Cars, Saint Charles, MO
Times: 9am-5pm - Car registration from 8:00am to 11:00am. Day of registration is $20.
With 32 classes and over 400 cars registered, you’re guaranteed to see a huge variety of classic and muscle cars, motorcycles, and specialty cars.
Spring To Dance Festival
Date: Saturday, May 26 (Also Friday) Venue: Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL Campus
Time: 7:30pm Tickets: $15.00
This festival brings together 25 professional dance companies from across the country.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Regina
Date: Saturday, May 26 Venue: Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster University
Time: 8:00pm Tickets start at $27.00
The 2018 Festival Season includes the world premiere of the two-act version of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s An American Soldier; a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata directed by acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette; Marc Blitzstein’s Regina; and Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice.
River City Rascals
Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28 Venue: CarShield Field, O'Fallon, MO
Saturday: 6:35pm, Sunday: 6:05pm Tickets start at $9.00
Vs. Lake Erie Crushers