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Memorial Day Weekend Events in St. Louis

16 Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014


Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the chance to remember those who have served our country. In 2014, Memorial Day is May 26. 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 2014: May 22-24

2. 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 2014: May 23-26

3. St. Louis Ribfest

Sample some of the best bar-b-que around at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis. Ribfest 2014 is four days of food, drinks and live music. The festival is open Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
In 2014: May 23-26

4. Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis continues its free performances in Forest Park on Memorial Day weekend. This year's plays are Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. The play begins at 8 p.m. with pre-show activities at 6:30 p.m.
In 2014: Until June 15

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 2014: May 23-25

6. St. Louis Bluesweek Festival

The Chesterfield Amphitheater is the location for a fun event this Memorial Day weekend. The Bluesweek Festival offers two days of blues music, a bar-b-que competition and cold beer. Admission to the music shows are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Entrance to the festival and BBQ zone is free.
In 2014: May 24-25

7. 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In 2014: May 24-26

8. 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 2014: May 24-25

9. 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 2014: May 24

10. 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 2014: May 24

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