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5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend | May 30 to June 2

Monday May 27, 2024

By Rachel Huffman

St. Louis is heating up. This weekend, we invite you to witness the unparalleled musicality – and moves – of Michael Jackson at The Fabulous Fox, uncover secrets behind artworks at the Saint Louis Art Museum and feel the power of NASCAR at World Wide Technology Raceway!

Our list of 5 things to do in St. Louis this weekend will also tempt your taste buds with a cider festival in Belleville, Illinois, and a strawberry festival in Kimmswick, Missouri.

If you’re looking for more activities to fill your itinerary, check out our events calendar.


May 28 to June 9

The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to St. Louis as MJ, the Tony Award-winning new musical centered on the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour. Created by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson to legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ at The Fabulous Fox this weekend.


May 31

Want to solve a mystery? Discover the secret stories behind certain works at the Saint Louis Art Museum during this celebration of the exhibition Concealed Layers: Uncovering Expressionist Paintings, which runs until Aug. 4. During the event, you can also enjoy music, performances, artmaking and other activities as you test your sleuthing abilities.

Cider Daze

June 1

In celebration of World Cider Day, Eckert’s Cider Shed will host its first-ever Cider Daze. The apple-infused event will feature a curated selection of hard ciders from local orchards as well as cider-forward cocktails. Sip and savor the rich complexity of various blends, from dry to sweet and sparkling to spiced, while listening to live music and snacking on delicious bites. Cider Daze tickets include nine three-ounce pours of your choice of more than 50 hard ciders and a commemorative tasting glass.

Strawberry Festival

June 1 and 2

Take a day trip to Kimmswick, Missouri, for the annual Strawberry Festival. At more than 125 stalls, strawberries will inform delicious drinks, dishes and desserts. There will also be craft booths, home and garden vendors, bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides for people of all ages and interests.

Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series

June 2

Enjoy Illinois 300 brings the cars and stars of the NASCAR Cup Series to World Wide Technology Raceway on the first weekend of June. In addition to the rip-roaring race, NASCAR weekend includes the Confluence Music Festival, the JJK 5K to benefit the Jackie-Joyner Kersee Foundation and other spectacular fan enhancements.

While you’re out and about in the area, make sure to share your photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, and you could be featured on our social pages.