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Memorial Day Weekend Events in St. Louis

16 Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014


11. Alton Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade in Alton, Illinois, is truly a part of history. It is the oldest consecutive running Memorial Day parade in the nation, dating back to 1868. The parade honors American veterans and celebrates the history of the small Mississippi River town. It begins each Memorial Day at 10 a.m. at the intersection of College and Washington Avenues.
In 2014: May 26

12. Gypsy Caravan

The Gypsy Caravan is a shoppers paradise. This one day only flea market attracts baragain hunters from across the Midwest. More than 300 vendors sell everything from antiques to t-shirts to birdhouses and baseball cards. This year, the Gypsy Caravan is moving to the Family Arena in St. Charles. Money raised from the Gypsy Caravan goes to the St. Louis Symphony and its educational programs.
In 2014: May 26

13. Memorial Day Concert

The Compton Heights Concert Band has been performing free concerts in St. Louis since 1976. The band's summer season kicks off every year with a Memorial Day Concert in Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and gather round the bandstand at 3 p.m., for an afternoon of patriotic music.
In 2014: May 26

14. St. Charles Tribute

St. Charles pays tribute to America's veterans with a special Memorial Day observance. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m., at the St. Charles County Historical Courthouse.
In 2014: May 26

15. Jefferson Barracks Ceremony

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is an impressive sight any day of the year, but even more so on Memorial Day. Each year, local boy scouts place small flags at each of the nearly 190,000 headstones on the cemetery grounds. There is also a special service at 10 a.m., in the cemetery chapel honoring all those who have served.
In 2014: May 26

16. Hermann Memorial Day Concert

Make the trip to Missouri wine country for a Memorial Day concert in Hermann. The Hermann City Band performs a free concert at the Clara Messmer Amphitheater. Everyone is welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
In 2014: May 26

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