Memorial Day Weekend 2021 in St. Louis

Monday May 17, 2021

Ready to celebrate the kickoff to summer? Memorial Day weekend is May 28-31, 2021 and St. Louis has lots of things to do over the extended weekend. Enjoy activities including live music, must-see museum exhibitions, outdoor activities, family-friendly fun and much more.

Venture into our diverse neighborhoods where you can find eclectic boutiques and signature cuisines. Each of these neighborhoods has a unique character and style that adds something special to our city

Learn about the science and nature in exciting ways at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station and the Saint Louis Science Center.

Head on an outdoor adventure at one of our hundreds of parks, and miles and miles of trails.

Take an adrenaline pumping zip line tour with Adventure Valley Ziplines where you can soar more than 1.5 miles of zip lines or float down the Mississippi with Big Muddy Adventures.

Sample a gold mine of great beer in the nation’s best beer scene, eat at favorite restaurant or discover a new one, take a tram ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch or cruise down the Mississippi in a Riverboat for amazing views of Downtown St. Louis skyline and more.

Can’t miss events and museum exhibitions

51st Annual Lafayette Square House and Garden Tour

Tour the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood and gardens online and in person (in-person events are May 29). No matter where you are in the world, you can experience the life and vitality of St. Louis’ oldest historic district. Tickets are required.

Origami in the Garden

Head to the Missouri Botanical Garden for OrigamiintheGarden: A Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Families can explore 18 awe-inspiring large-scale sculptures including a majestic tower of 1000 cranes, flying birds, painted ponies, emerging butterflies, floating boats, and more. The Exhibition is included with Garden admission.

Mummies of the World The Exhibition

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification at Mummies of the World: The Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center. The exhibition features 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection includes mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years.

Sip & Sweat with Onelife Fitness & Michelob Ultra-Pure Gold

FREE yoga is back! Sip & Sweat with Onelife Fitness & Michelob Ultra Pure Gold in the Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village for free yoga classes on Friday’s all summer long. Attendees 21+ can enjoy a complimentary sample of Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, $5 “Skinny” frozen margaritas, Una Vida tequila and 15% off their food purchase at Sports & Social following class.

Griffin & The Gargoyles

The premiere high-energy party and dance band will take the stage at the Drive-In St. Louis on May 28th. One of the “best cover bands” in St. Louis has an extensive play-list and freshness that keeps the crowds coming back for me.

Strawberry Festival

Treat your family and friends to a trip to Eckert’s for the Strawberry Festival. Enjoy fun food and live entertainment at this old-fashioned all-American festival. Kids activities include pony rides, a children’s play area, a petting farm, and delicious strawberry treats.

The 80s Band

That 80’s Band with Featured Movie: The Breakfast Club hits the stage at the Drive-In St. Louis on May 29. That 80s Band brings back the sound of the 80s Pop/Rock/New-Wave era. That 80s Band is a fun, high-energy recreation of the 80s music scene.

St. Louis County Greek Festival | May 24-27

You’ll love this festival whether you’re Greek or just love Greek food. The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is offering delicious authentic greek food brought straight to your car. Online ordering begins Tuesday, May 25th.

Outdoor Fun

Big Muddy Adventures

Get out and re-explore the great rivers of the St. Louis area! Experience your hometown in a new way and connect with the natural wonder of the two largest moving bodies of water on the continent! Choose from a variety of trips on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and book your adventure today.

Gateway Arch Riverboats – St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River on a St. Louis Riverfront Cruise on the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Narrated by the riverboat captain or a National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise highlights the river’s role in St. Louis’ past and present, and explores famous St. Louis landmarks and architecture.

Outdoor Farmers Markets

There are plenty of farmers’ markets in St. Louis. Whether you are looking for local produce and fresh vegetables, handmade pastas and artisanal cheeses or prefer to catch a chef demo and score some samples, there’s something for everyone. Head into St. Louis’ neighborhoods and check out these great farmers’ markets.

Saint Louis Zoo

Get up close and personal with the furry, the flying and the fishy creatures of the Saint Louis Zoo. With home to over 13,000 animals representing 555 species, the Saint Louis Zoo is an amazing experience year-round. Plus it’s ranked one of the Best Zoos in the Country.

Missouri Botanical Garden

Explore 79 acres of lush gardens, landscape architecture, greenhouses and conservatories at the oldest Botanical Garden in the United States. You can Wander through collections of botanical and horticultural plants among beautiful fountains and statuary, visit the Climatron for a real rainforest experience and more.


From coming face-to-face with birds of prey to spending the day strolling through one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, St. Louis has a variety of options to create your next great outdoor adventure. With hundreds of parks, miles and miles of trails and even a few downhill slopes, St. Louis is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or those just looking to kick-back and relax.

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