5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 5/2 – 5/4

Thursday May 1, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this weekend.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels FormationThe Spirit of St. Louis Air Show
Ever since Charles Lindbergh took the Spirit of St. Louis on a historic flight from New York to Paris flying has been apart of St. Louis’ history.  This weekend you can watch many amazing pilots including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels doing some of their amazing tricks in celebration of the past, present and future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in St. Louis.

Cinco de Mayo Cherokee Street
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a festival and parade that will include live entertainment, food, craft activities, a mechanical bull, children’s activities and much more. The People’s Joy Parade is an eclectic mix of crepe paper floats, home made costumes, art cars and even Elvis impersonators. So come enjoy a nice margarita and eat some delicious Mexican food.

St. Louis Microfest
Sample beer from more than 80 different breweries, 100 international and craft brews, listen to live music, participate in a silent auction and watch demonstrations by local brewers and chefs at Forest Park.  With each regular price admission ticket you will receive a commemorative tasting glass for your drinking pleasure. Those who wish to come to the event and not drink, may enter the festival free of charge. Wristbands are required to participate in beer tasting. Proceeds from the event go to Lift For Life Gym

St. Louis Storytelling Festival
Take part in a three-day festival of culturally diverse professional storytellers from around the nation. Now in its 35th year, the award-winning St. Louis Storytelling Festival will be held in multiple locations around the city with storytelling events for all ages and abilities from the Gateway Arch to the St. Louis Public Library. Some of the renowned storytellers attending will include: Jackson Gillman, Beth Horner, Bill Lepp, Kim and Reggie Harris, Motoko and many more.

250 in 250 Exhibit
St. Louis turned 250 this year! How do you tell 250 years of St. Louis history in one exhibit? The Missouri History Museum does it through the stories of 50 People, 50 Places, 50 Images, 50 Moments, and 50 Objects. We can’t give you a complete picture of St. Louis’ 250 years of history, but through these 250 snapshots, we will give you an engaging look at the richness, diversity, and complexity of the place you call home.

Side Note: Downtown St. Louis Living Tour
If you’re downtown, take part in a one-of-a-kind event and check out Downtown living with a tour of more than 10 homes. Ranging from apartments and one-bedroom studios to penthouses and condominiums, this unique self-guided tour presented by Wells Fargo allows guests and residents of St. Louis to stroll through the neighborhood streets and observe the views from these amazing living spaces. Don’t miss this annual event, which comes with a tour booklet, tour map and access to free shuttle

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar of events for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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