May 2019

Derby Day: If you are not making the trek down to Louisville to see the fastest minute in sports there are plenty of Derby watch parties happening in and around StL. On Saturday, May 4th, head to Gamlin Whiskey House, Rosalita’s Cantina, or Cedar Lake Cellars to join the festivities; bow tie and hat are optional. Grab a mint julep and place your bets!

Cinco De Mayo: Of course we celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French Empire here in St. Louis; it’s another excuse to drink and that is what this city does well. Cherokee Street is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine and they will be hosting quite the street festival on Saturday, May 4th (even though the holiday is really on Sunday, May 5th). Other Cinco De Mayo parties will be happening at pretty much EVERY Mexican restaurant all weekend long. A few of the bigger parties will be at Hacienda in Rock Hill, El Maguey in Manchester, Rosalita’s Cantina in Des Peres, and Babylon in Cottleville.

Fishing Derby: Watson Trail Park in Sunset Hills will be hosting a fishing derby on Wednesday, May 8th from 6-7:30pm. All ages welcome to compete for trophies for smallest, largest, and most fish caught. Bring your own fishing supplies and be ready to come up with the best “fishing” story of all, trophy or not. More information here: Fishing-Derby

Sauce Magazine’s FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: Friday, May 10th kicks off the start to the 8th annual Food Truck Friday which takes place the 2nd Friday of the month from May-October at Tower Grove Park. This event is from 4pm-8pm, but unless you get there early or purchase a speed pass be prepared to wait in long lines as your mouth waters and stomach growls from the aromas of more than 20 local food trucks. You can buy your speed pass online at

Laumeier’s Art Fair: From Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th Laumeier Sculpture park will be hosting their 32nd annual art fair. This is a ticketed event that features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on kids activities, live music, and over a 100 artist from across the country. Get your tickets here

Taste of Maplewood: Don’t miss the 11th annual Taste of Maplewood on Saturday, May 18th from 12pm-8pm. This is not only an event for foodies, but for music lovers and shopaholics alike! Sutton Boulevard is turned into an open air market featuring the numerous shops and eateries in Maplewood and Richmond Heights. Grab some friends and head out to this free event for a day of food, drinks, shopping, music and fun! More information can be found here

Schlafly Art Outside: This event will feature 66 local artists, beer sampling, food, pet painting, a kids corner, and of course live music ALL WEEKEND LONG. If you are not heading to the lake what better place to be on Memorial Day weekend then outdoors enjoying some local brews and local art. Schlafly Bottleworks will be hosting this FREE event for the 16th year from Friday, May 24th-Sunday, May 26th.