14th Annual Art on the Square in Belleville
Friday 5 - 10 PM
Saturday 10AM- 8 PM
Sunday 11AM. - 5PM
Ranked the #1 fine arts show in the nation by The Art Fair Source Book 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012... Art on the Square is 3 days of art, food, and entertainment in historic Downtown Belleville.
Shuttle: St. Clair County Transit will run a free shuttle every 15 minutes between Scheel Street MetroLink station (starting 10 minutes before festival opens) and East Main and Jackson (ending 20 minutes after festival closes).
Information: Visit www.artonthesquare.com or call Kathy Kaiser at 618-444-3802
Taste of Maplewood in Historic Downtown Maplewood
Saturday, May 16 from noon-9 pm
During this food-centric festival, held in the heart of Maplewood, vendors compete for titles like Best Sweet Tooth, Best Unexpected Flavor, and Best Overall Taste of Maplewood. Plus, enjoy live music on two stages.
Information: http://maplewood-chamber.com/taste-of-maplewood-event-page/ :
Bark in the Park on Cricket Field in Forest Park
Saturday, May 16 from 8AM-1PM
Join the Humane Society of Missouri at this family- and dog-friendly event. The day includes a 5K race, 1-mile walk, pancake breakfast, the Purina Incredible Dog Team, an agility course, pet contests, and more. Proceeds benefit animals at the Humane Society of Missouri.
Early registration is $30 and kids 12 and under and dogs are free.
Information: 314-951-1565 or hsmo.org/bark.
Strawberry Festival at Eckert's in Belleville
Saturday, May 16 from 10AM-5PM
Take the family to Eckert’s for a day of strawberry-themed entertainment. The kiddos can hitch a wagon or pony ride, visit the petting farm, and pick their own strawberries. Before you leave, stop at the bakery for homemade desserts. Free. 951 Green Mount, Belleville, Ill., ,
Information: 618-233-0513 or http://www.eckerts.com/