10 Events Happening in St. Louis this May

Thursday April 26, 2018

Happy May! Savor the spring season in St. Louis with a packed events calendar, including Cinco De Mayo: Cherokee Street Festival, Art Fair at Laumeier and St. Louis County Greek Fest and much more.

2018 St. Louis Microfest | May 4 – 5

Taste beers from more than 80 breweries and 100 international and craft brews during this annual beer festival. A ticket to one of three sessions includes a commemorative tasting glass, as well as access to cooking demonstrations, a silent auction, live music, food tents, and more.

Cinco De Mayo: A Cherokee Street Festival | May 5

Experience St. Louis’ exciting annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Cherokee Street. Join in on the fun on Saturday, May 5th from 11am-10pm. The festival is filled with people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music and entertainment and also provides a variety of free kid and family friendly artistic activities throughout the day.

Circus Flora: The Case of the Missing Bellhop | May 19 – April 13

St. Louis’s resident circus returns with Circus Flora’s presentation of The Case of the Missing Bellhop. Be there with your kids to solve the mystery of what happened at the Balding Hotel. The story unfolds Under the Big Top with animals, trapeze artists and fun during this month-long run.

The Phantom of the Opera | May 9 – 20

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will return to the Fox as part of a brand new North American Tour.  The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”—will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis: Desire | May 10 – 19

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (May 10-19) will kick off with a parade in Granter Center Arts District and features a main stage performance of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” a one-man show, two panel discussions, a staged reading and a Stella Shouting Contest, all to celebrate the famous playwright.

Art Fair at Laumeier | May 11 – 13

Take mom to St. Louis’ favorite Mother’s Day weekend tradition The Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park featuring up to 150 juried artists from across the country, hands-on activities for kids, live music and local food.

Fest-of-Ale | May 18

Join the Young Friends of the Garden for the eleventh annual Fest-of-Ale! This event celebrates local beer, and the region’s microbreweries bring their best offerings to the Garden for tasting. Ticket price includes a commemorative tasting glass, beer sampling, and live music. Food available for purchase.

St. Louis County Greek Festival | May 25 – 28

The annual St. Louis County Greek Fest is a Memorial Day weekend tradition. The Greek Fest will feature live Greek music and dancing, a marketplace shopping experience and fantastic Greek food specialties.

Spring to Dance | May 25 – 26

Spring to Dance returns for its 11th year! As one of the region’s must-see festivals, Spring to Dance brings together 20 professional dance companies from across the country for two unique, exhilarating nights over Memorial Day weekend. From ballet, modern and contemporary to Indian, West African, aerial and tap, the festival offers something for everyone with a different program each night.

Schlafly Art Outside | May 25 – 27

Like beer, art brings people together. That’s why Schlafly’s established Art Outside Festival back in 2004. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community the annual event feature artists you’ve never heard of and deliver a family-friendly experience you won’t find anywhere else. Get closer to 15,000 of your neighbors, and get to know art without pretense.

Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page here.  For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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