Memorial Day In St Louis
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
The first thing you might think about is barbecue when you think about Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis Missouri. But there is so much more to Memorial Day in St. Louis than what you're grilling on your grill. The first thing, the most important thing, is to remember all of our servicemen and women who gave their lives to protect the freedoms that we have in this country. Each Memorial Day there are special events held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is located in South St. Louis County near Interstate 255 and Tesson Ferry Road
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
Memorial Day weekend would be an excellent time to visit the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum located in Downtown St. Louis. This museum is a memorial to all the St. Louisans who served in the military and lost their lives in any of the conflicts the USA has been involved in. It was built in the late 1930s originally to honor those who served in World War I but has expanded its scope as each US war has occurred.
St. Louis Symphony "Gypsy Caravan"
On Memorial Day the St. Louis Symphony volunteers hold what is called the Gypsy Caravan on the grounds of the Family Arena in St. Charles. Hundreds of vendors and others bring their various goods and wares to this event. It's like a giant garage sale or Flea Market! You never know what you might find, so you just have to come and see for yourself.
Opa! The Greek Festival
If you have a taste for baklava or a Gyro then the Greek Festival at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in West St. Louis County is the place that you need to be. You will be treated to all kinds of Greek food and Greek culture. This festival runs over the three-day weekend.
The Pools Are Open!
Swim season starts officially in St. Louis on Memorial Day weekend. There are many water parks that feature lazy rivers and large water slides as well as swimming pools that open over Memorial Day weekend and provide St. Louisans a way to beat the heat. See our Waterparks and Aquatic Centers page for list of many of the "swimmin' holes" located in St. Louis!
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Alton Illinois - The historic City of Alton Illinois is located in Madison County, along the Mississippi River in the 62002 zip code. - More Info - Tags: 62002, alton, city, communities, featured, government, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, memorial-day, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois
Assumption Church Greek Festival - The Assumption Church Greek Festival is held on Memorial Day weekend every year and features authentic Greek food, music, dance, art and more! - More Info - Tags: 63131, about, annual, attractions, events, featured, festivals, food, greek, may, memorial-day, missouri, music, spring, st-louis-spring-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, westco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63131
Gypsy Caravan - The Gypsy Caravan is held on Memorial Day each year and brings close to 200 vendors together selling antiques, crafts, art, collectibles and more! - More Info - Tags: 63303, annual, attractions, events, featured, may, memorial-day, stcharles, missouri, st-charles, spring, st-louis-spring-things-to-do, ttd - Public Tags: 63303,St Charles Missouri
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Information on Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is located in South St. Louis County. Originally built in 1826 as the first permanent army base west of the Mississippi River. - More Info - Tags: 63125, about, attractions, cemetery, civil-war, featured, historic, locations, memorial-day, missouri, national, southco, st-louis-county-info, stlco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63125
Missouri River Irish Fest - Information on the Missouri River Irish Fest which is held in May in St Charles Missouri. - More Info - Tags: annual, attractions, events, featured, festivals, food, irish, may, memorial-day, missouri, music, spring, st-charles-county-info, st-louis-spring-things-to-do, stcharles, ttd - Public Tags: St Charles City
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum - The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum was built to honor the St. Louisans who served and lost their lives in World War I. It is located in downtown St. Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63103, about, attractions, downtown, downtown-west-neighborhood, featured, historic, history, kids, memorial-day, missouri, museums, st-louis-city-info, stlcity, ttd, veterans-day, ziphome - Public Tags: 63103,City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis,Museums