5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 5/26 – 5/29

Thursday May 25, 2017

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It’s time for another fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together for the weekend, here are a few suggestions to help.

1st Annual Mississippi Nights Music Festival | May 26 – 27

The Laclede’s Landing is hosting a brand new event this Memorial Day weekend. The Mississippi Nights Festival features several great local St. Louis bands.  It will be a celebration of great memories while building a new tradition in the neighborhood that was home to this great club.  Concerts on Friday night are free, full day admission on Saturday is $10.  Restaurants and vendors will be selling food and drinks throughout the festival.

St. Louis African Arts Festival | May 26 – 29

This festival features delicious food, authentic dancing and gorgeous music, a huge marketplace section and African arts and crafts. There are also many different cultural demonstrations as well as health and fitness opportunities, children’s events, a section designed just for teens and so much more. The festival is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schlafly’s Art Outside: An Alternative Art Fair | May 26 – 28

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day-long alternative art fair featuring art from over 60 artists based here in the St. Louis area. Hosted at the brewery’s Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Missouri, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000 visitors each year. Come and show your support for local art and local beer. The festival is open Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Gypsy Caravan | May 29

A shoppers paradise. More than 300 vendors sell everything from antiques to t-shirts to birdhouses and baseball cards at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Money raised from the Gypsy Caravan goes to the St. Louis Symphony and its educational programs.  The event is from 7am – 4pm.  Early bird admission is $20 and general admission is $10.

The Discovery of King Tut | May 27 – January 2018

“For the first time in North America, Premier Exhibition’s presents The Discovery of King Tut, a remarkable presentation of one of the greatest archeological finds of the 20th century.  Using over 1,000 expertly crafted reproductions of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb, the exhibition presents this fascinating subject in an entirely new way: a thrillingly unique experience that explores the legendary tomb and its treasures as they were at the exact moment of their discovery.  See this exhibit for yourself at the Saint Louis Science Center.

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