If you live in St. Louis, it’s time to start planning your calendar for May! Maybe you are planning to visit St. Louis in May? Keep reading for our tips and list of the best things to do in St. Louis in May.
There are tons of fun traditions and activities to fill your time and the St. Louis area has some of the best events to choose from. No matter what you are into, the city of St. Louis, MO has several fun things for you and your family to check out this May.
12 Super Fun Things to do in St. Louis in May 2022
Welcome to May in the Midwest! From outdoor events like art festivals, Spring events, and festive activities at our iconic parks or brewers, to family-friendly things to do, May in St. Louis is known for its entertainment.
Not to mention the fun activities designed around themes and holidays like Mother’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and even Star Wars Day!
Are You Ready for These 12 Awesome Things to do in St. Louis, MO this May?
1. Super Wine Tasting- Spring Event (May 1)
Is there a better way to kick off the month of May than with a Super Wine Tasting? This event boasts over 40 wine tasting options, so it is a wine lover’s dream. In addition to all of the great wine, your ticket will include some tasty foods. Each ticket comes with bratwursts and German potato salad. If you find a wine you like, there will be discounts on bottles so you can stock up. Tickets are $25 a person.
May 1st, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 7314 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO
2. Grapes in the Garden (May 6)
Keep the wine tasting going with Grapes in the Garden at the beautiful Missouri Botanical Gardens. There will be 250 wines available for tasting, with both international and domestic options.
Enjoy live musical performances while sipping on wine and taking in the stunning scenery of the gardens. Plus, you will receive a souvenir tasting glass and program with details about the evenings’ wine offerings. Tickets for members are $40, and they are $50 for non-members.
May 6th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 Missouri Botanical Gardens
3. 35th Annual Art Fair (May 6-8 – Mother’s Day Weekend)
For the first time in the past two years, this St. Louis tradition is back to being an in-person event. The 35th Annual Art Fair is a perfect Mother’s Day event with 150 artist exhibits from around the country, local food, and beverage vendors, live musical performances, kid-friendly activities, and more! Admission to this event is $10 for everyone over 10 and free for kids under 10.
Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park
4. St. Louis- Lightsaber Pub Crawl (May 7)
Are you a Star Wars lover? Then this pub crawl was designed with you in mind. Be sure to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character because the evening’s festivities include a costume contest with a $15,000 grand prize. General admission tickets to this event include a free wristband, koozie, and cup! Oh and about that general admission, the first 100 people who arrive get in for free!
The event takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Henry’s in Soulard; 825 Allen, Ave, St. Louis
5. St. Louis Microfest Beer Festival (May 7)
Calling all craft beer lovers. Come to the Muny in beautiful Forest Park to enjoy craft beer tastings at the St. Louis Microfest Beer Festival. Your general admission tickets will give you access to taste more than 600 craft beers from 125 different breweries, both national and international, and a commemorative tasting glass.
The VIP ticket will allow you to enjoy culinary foods from local restaurants, a collectible pub glass, and access to the VIP tent. There will be live music and food available for purchase at this event as well. Ticket prices range from $10.00 – $65.00 and the event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Theatre Dr, St. Louis, 63112
6. Cinco de Mayo Festival – St. Louis (May 7)
Spend the day celebrating Mexican culture at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Enjoy musical performances throughout the day at three different stages. There will be Mexican food and beverages, live art demonstrations, the People’s Joy Parade, and street performers.
Do not forget about the Lucha Libra Wrestling and Mechanical Bull Riding. Plus, there will be a Kid’s Zone!
This event takes place from 11 am to 10 pm and is free to attend.
Location: 3407 South Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118
7. Geekway to the West (May 12- 15)
This is the event for board game lovers. Geekway to the West brings together over three thousand people for a weekend of tournament board gameplay. Come to compete in this four-day play to win event. Play for trophies, prizes, and just the love of playing board games. There will also be exhibits and vendors to explore in-between gameplay. Tickets range from $75-$160.
Location: 1 Convention Center Plz, St. Charles, MO
8. The 11th Annual Show Me Burlesque Festival (May 19-21)
This festival is for those of you who have a bit of an adventurous side. The Show Me Burlesque Festival is finally returning to St. Louis. Enjoy fun cocktails while watching some of the best burlesque entertainment and variety acts that the city has to offer. Tickets range from $15 for one-night general admission tickets to $135 for VIP three-day passes.
Location: 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63166
9. Chinese Culture Days (May 21-22)
Spend the day strolling through the Missouri Botanical Gardens while enjoying the annual Chinese Culture Days. There is a Grand Parade that includes a traditional 70-foot dancing dragon, t’ai chi, and a martial arts display. Try some yummy authentic Chinese cuisine while taking in the sights, during special guided tours of the Chinese Gardens. Tickets to this event are $8 for members and $16 for non-members.
Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 Missouri Botanical Gardens
10. Shakespeare Night at Busch Stadium (May 24)
Baseball and Shakespeare are one heck of a combination. Cardinals Baseball and the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival are two cherished local organizations and they are teaming up on May 24th! Watch the Cardinals take on the Toronto Blue Jays while supporting the Shakespeare Festival. The ticket includes a Shakespeare-themed T-Shirt. Ticket prices start at $22.90.
Location: 700 Clark St., St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium
11. Art Outside (May 27-29)
Enjoy a weekend full of art and beer at one of the area’s favorite breweries. Schlafly Bottleworks presents Art Outside. Explore art exhibits from 60 artists who specialize in photography, mixed media, jewelry, woodwork, and more.
Explore the artwork while enjoying delicious Schlafly brewed beer and yummy festival foods. As an added bonus, local musicians will be performing live throughout the weekend. And do not let the fact it is a brewery hosting this event prevent you from bringing the kiddos because there will be several fun activities just for the kids. This event is free to attend.
Location: 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143, Schlafly Bottleworks
12. Missouri River Irish Fest (May 27-29)
Celebrate all the amazing things about Irish culture at the Missouri River Irish Fest. Enjoy authentic Irish dishes and entertainment and dancers, while exploring dozens of vendors and exhibits. This festival is perfect for families, as there will be a Children’s Village with activities and crafts designed for the kiddos. The best part is that this three-day festival is free to attend.
Location: 500 S. Riverside Dr., St. Charles. MO 63301
Still wondering what to do in May? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in May! Where will your next trip or excursion be in Missouri?