5 Things to Do this Weekend in St. Louis 5/15 – 5/17

Thursday May 14, 2015

Art on the Square

Happy Friday! It’s time for a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.

Taste of Maplewood – May 16
During this food-centric festival, held in the heart of Maplewood, vendors compete for titles like Best Sweet Tooth, Best Unexpected Flavor, and Best Overall Taste of Maplewood. Plus, enjoy live music on two stages. Noon–9:00 p.m. Free.

Saint Louis Renaissance Faire – May 16 – June 14 (Dates Vary)
Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century village called Petit Lyon! Immerse yourself in the costumes and mannerisms of the era. Thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds. Roam the village shops for unique crafts and goods as artisans demonstrate period skills. Delight in comedy, music and feats of derring-do. Feast on delicious food and drink while strolling minstrels entertain. Interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and personalities of ages past

Annie Malone May Day Parade – May 17
It’s the 125th anniversary of the Annie Malone May Day Parade, a beloved tradition since its early days in The Ville neighborhood. 1 p.m. Free. Downtown St. Louis, 20th and Market,

14th Annual Art on the Square – May 15 – 17
A juried at show featuring the original works of over 100 accomplished artists from around the world. There will also be musical and stage performances as well as local food and drink. Children will enjoy the interactive children’s art section where they will create their own take-away art projects.

The Rat Pack is Back! – May 15 – 17
This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’,ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean MartinandJoey Bishop. The Rat Pack is Back featuresuncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live 12-piece orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include “That’s Amore,” “My Way,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and many more. Performances times are Friday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your St. Louis Adventure on Instagram using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.  I hope you have a great weekend.

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