Top Things to Do In St. Louis Instead of Cleaning Your House (5/6)

Weekend of 5/6

You’ve got better things to do than cleaning this weekend…. Like this weekend’s list of 10 things to do in St. Louis to get you out there enjoying your free time with family and friends!

  1. Cardinals Game
    1. Friday, 7:15 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 1:15 p.m., Busch Stadium
    2. Cheer on the Cards as they take on the Pittsburg Pirates this weekend!
  2. Art Fair at Laumeier
    1. Friday-Sunday, Laumeier Sculpture Park
    2. Check out this nationally acclaimed fine art and crafts fair featuring 150 juried artists from across the country displaying original works in ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood. Come rain or shine, there will be food vendors, a wine garden, and live music to enjoy! Check out their website to learn more!
  3. 21st Annual St. Louis Microfest Beer Festival
    1. Friday and Saturday, Lower Muny Parking Lot & Theatre Drive
    2. Don’t miss this beer tasting festival and the chance to sample international and craft beers! The festival will also have live music, a silent auction, food, a live brewer and chef demonstration. Profits from the festival go to Lift For Life Gym. For more information, go to
  4. The Hill Wine Walk
    1. May 7th, 12-4pm, Berra Park on The Hill
    2. Casually enjoy wine tasting throughout The Hill! The admission includes a souvenir sampling cup, sample wine tasting at participating locations, discounts and treats at many participating shops, restaurants and markets, music, live art and entertainment.
  5. Grapes in the Garden
    1. Friday, 5:30pm, Missouri Botanical Garden
    2. Think you’re a wine connoisseur? We’ve got the event for you! Taste more than 100 wines, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris. Learn more at
  6. St. Louis Dance Festival
    1. May 7th, 5pm & 7pm. Chaminade High School—Skip Viragh Center for the Arts
    2. Tap into your artsy side this weekend and experience a dazzling array of the best of local dance at the 17th Annual St. Louis Dance Festival! This festival will have every style of dance from ballet to flamenco to hip hop. This is a must-see for anyone interested in dance.
  7. Free Comic Book Day
    1. Saturday, Star Clipper
    2. Don’t miss out on FREE comics for you and the kids! There’ll be a lot going on that day with cosplayers, raffles, Design-Your-Own-Superhero contest, and more! Check out their website for more info!
  8. Kings, Queens, and Castles
    1. Reoccuring, World Chess Hall of Fame
    2. This FREE innovative exhibition brings the chessboard to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Commissioned by the World Chess Hall of Fame, the exhibition was developed in partnership with The Magic House. Don’t miss out on this exhibit before it travels to select Children’s Museums nationally.
  9. First Friday: Mars Base 2076
    1. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00pm to 10:00pm, St. Louis Science Center
    2. The St. Louis Science Center has monthly First Fridays with a different theme each month. This Friday, become the next Martian as you explore the Red Planet! Enjoy a special presentation by Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site Team member and MarsOne program candidate, Zachary Gallegos. Find out what it takes to get rovers and humans to Mars and what life on a Mars research station might be like.
  10. Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America
    1. Through May 8th, Missouri History Museum
    2. This free exhibit at the Missouri History Museum was created by the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. This is the last weekend of the exhibition which uncovers the forgotten stories of foreign agents, militant radicals, and saboteurs over the past 200 years in America.