ST. LOUIS — Memorial Day is a federal holiday held on the last Monday in May and it is the day to honor fallen men and women who served in the military. Across the St. Louis area and surrounding communities, various events and ceremonies are scheduled to commemorate this important day.

From grand openings and parades to ceremonies and family-friendly activities, there are many opportunities to participate and pay tribute to our fallen heroes. Below is a list of Memorial Day events happening in the region from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2024.

Memorial Day Events – Saturday, May 25, 2024 

Citygarden Expansion Grand Opening 

Location: Downtown St. Louis’ Gateway Mall Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Details: Free celebration with music, food & ice cream trucks, giveaways, exclusive merchandise for the first 2,500 guests, and new art installations. 

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial Displays 

Location: Perryville, MO 

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Details: Display of collected tributes and mementos left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. 

Frank Holten State Park Event 

Location: E. St. Louis, IL 

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Details: Music, food, and activities hosted by Curtis “Boogeyman” Soul, with special guests including State Representative Kevin Schmidt. 

Jefferson Barracks Memorial Event 

Location: St. Louis, MO 

Time: Starts at 9:00 a.m. 

Details: Scouts placing flags at gravestones with a processional and ceremonial activities.  

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Additional Events 

Alton Memorial Day Parade 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Location: 2200 College Ave., Alton, IL 

Details: Memorial Day parade.  

St. Peters Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Location: Veterans Memorial outside St. Peters City Hall, St. Peters, MO 

Details: Honoring fallen service members with guest speakers and ceremonial activities.  

Florissant Memorial Day Ceremony 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Location: James J. Eagan Center, Florissant, MO 

Details: Joint event with multiple veterans’ organizations.  

St. Louis Soldiers Memorial Observance 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Soldiers Memorial, St. Louis, MO 

Details: Includes performances, a remembrance service, and activities for all ages.  

Saint Charles Memorial Day Ceremony 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 

Time: 10:00 a.m. 

Location: Veterans Memorial, Bishop’s Landing, Saint Charles, MO 

Details: Featuring Mayor Dan Borgmeyer as keynote speaker. 

Pool openings on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Raging Rivers WaterPark Opening Day 

Location: Grafton, IL 

Time: 10:00 a.m. (Park hours may vary) 

Details: Celebrating the 35th anniversary, featuring a variety of water rides, wave pool, and special promotions. Free admission for educators from May 25-27. 

AquaPort Opening Day 

Location: 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 

Time: 11:00 a.m. for pass holders, 12:00 p.m. for public 

Details: Season pass, and Privilege Card holders get early entry. 

Shrewsbury Pool Opening Day 

Location: Shrewsbury, MO 

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Details: Pool open for the season, with various pass options available. 

Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center Opening Day 

Location: 6365 Lydia Hill Drive, Chesterfield, MO 

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Details: Features water slides, lazy river, competition pool, and more.