Festivals, Food and Drink

Chinese Culture Days

When: Sat., May 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016

There might be only one place in St. Louis where you can see a 70-foot-long dragon who dances: Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org). The annual celebration of China's people and culture takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (May 21 and 22), and opens with a grand parade led by a Chinese dragon and the Lion Dance and Drum team (the parade is repeated at 2 p.m. both days). The weekend includes marital arts demonstrations, performances by the incredible New Shanghai Circus and cooking demos by Chef Andrew Shih of Hot Wok. Admission is $5 to $12.

Paul Friswold

Price: $5-$12