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Memorial Day Weekend Events in St. Louis

Top Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2013


Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the chance to remember those who have served our country. In 2013, Memorial Day is May 27. The St. Louis area has plenty of festivals and fun on Memorial Day weekend, but also parades and military services to honor our veterans. Here are some of the most popular Memorial Day weekend events in St. Louis.

1. Spring to Dance Festival

Thirty dance companies from around the country perform during a three day festival of dance at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 per night.
In 2013: May 23-25

2. St. Louis Bluesweek Festival

Soldiers Memorial is the location for a fun event this Memorial Day weekend. The Bluesweek Festival offers three days of blues music, food and cold beer. Admission to the festival is free. Soldiers Memorial is located at Market and Tucker Streets in Downtown St. Louis.
In 2013: May 24-26

3. Assumption Greek Festival

The Greek Festival in Town & Country is a Memorial Day tradition for many St. Louis area families. Thousands of visitors attend the four day festival which features Greek music, dancing, gifts and plenty of authentic Greek food. The festival runs Friday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church at 1755 Des Peres Road in Town & Country. Admission and parking are free.
In 2013: May 24-27

4. Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis begins its free performances in Forest Park on Memorial Day weekend. This year's play is Twelfth Night. The play begins at 8 p.m. with pre-show activities at 6:30 p.m.
In 2013: May 24-June 16

5. Missouri River Irish Fest

Memorial Day weekend at Frontier Park in St. Charles is about all things Irish. Put on something green and head over to the Missouri River Irish Fest. There will be plenty of Irish music, dancing, food, drinks and more.
In 2013: May 25-26

6. Eckert's Memorial Day Festival

Eckert's Orchards in Belleville is celebrating Memorial Day with a three-day festival complete with music, food, wagon rides and special kid's activities. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In 2013: May 25-27

7. Grafton Riverside Flea Market

Bargain hunters can also look for deals at the Grafton Riverside Flea Market. Dozens of vendors will be selling antiques, glassware, tools, furniture and more along Front Street during Memorial Day weekend.
In 2013: May 25-26

8. Cahokia Mounds Nature Hike

Cahokia Mounds is hosting a free nature hike through the historical site. Learn about the most important archaeological and natural areas of Cahokia Mounds during the three mile trek. The hike begins at 9:30 a.m.
In 2013: May 25

9. Pork Shop: Downtown BBQ and Garage Sale

The Schlafly Tap Room is hosting a unique event the Saturday before Memorial Day. Pork Shop is a garage sale and pig roast all in one. Come find some bargains, then stay for a nice meal and cold brew. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In 2013: May 25

10. 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 2013: May 27

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