LouFest is an annual music festival that takes place in Forest Park. This year it will be September 9th and 10th and they have an amazing line-up. For more information and tickets check out their website.
Celebrate literature and literary arts at the first annual BookFest St. Louis, proudly presented by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation. BookFest St. Louis will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers, with appearances by award-winning authors including Sherman Alexie, Ann Leckie, George Hodgman, Charlie Jane Anders and more. Attendees will enjoy panels highlighting the best of contemporary literary fiction, mystery, poetry, memoir, science fiction, young adult fiction and history. Family-friendly programming for children and middle readers will kick off the festival Saturday morning in cooperation with the St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch. Throughout the day, attendees will also be able to purchase books, listen to live music and visit booths hosted by other St. Louis arts and literary institutions.
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Join us on the streets of the Central West End Scene (CWEscene) as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell. Enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from participating CWE bars and restaurants. Participants include: Bar Italia STL, Bar Louie, Brennan's, Dressel's Public House, Drunken Fish, El BURRO LOCO - central west end, Gamlin Whiskey House, Kingside Diner, Mary Ann's Tea Room, Mission Taco Joint - Central West End, Pi Pizzeria, The Preston, scape, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Taste of Lebanon. Featuring music by Guerrilla Swing (5-8 p.m.), Gatsby Gang Jazz Band (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Funky Butt Brass Band (8-10 p.m.), as well as performances by fire dancers and the St. Louis Jitterbugs. Dancakes will be available from 5-7 p.m. in our kids' zone. Be sure to meet at the main stage (Euclid & McPherson) at 7:45 p.m. for a neighborhood toast! This event, which will be held outdoors along Euclid Avenue between Maryland and McPherson, will be free and open to the public. Thank you to our generous sponsors! GOLD SPONSOR Citizen Park Enterprise Bank & Trust-St. Louis Sauce Magazine FAMILY AREA SPONSOR Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC) COMMUNITY PARTNERS 625 Lofts at Euclid Busey Gamlin Restaurant Group (Gamlin Whiskey House & Sub Zero Vodka Bar) LOUNGE SPONSOR Red Brick STL Click here for additional sponsorship opportunities: http://bit.ly/2pr5yVt
The premier historic home tour in the region returns with the Mansions of Fullerton's Westminster Place! Experience the opulence of these magnificent private homes and celebrate the street's 125th anniversary. The tour includes the childhood home of poet TS Eliot as well as other rarely seen residences. Spend a lovely day in the Central West End exploring this elegant, tree lined private street. Friday Preview Party - Don't miss the 2017 CWE House Tour Preview Party celebrating the 125th anniversary of Fullerton's Westminster Place! This special event will feature all of the tour homes as well as a few special homes open exclusively for the party. There will be live music, great food and even a swag bag! So don your "cocktails in the garden" attire and join the fun! Friday June 9th Special Preview Party 6-10pm Saturday June 10th - 10a-4pm Sunday June 11th - 10a-4pm $20 in advance or $25 on site $100 per person for the Friday June 9th Special preview party There will be NO parking available on Westminster Place. The CWEA provides free parking and shuttle service running continuously from 9:30am-4:30pm from the Cortex Parking lot located at: CORTEX 4240 Duncan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63018
Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park to kick off the sixth annual Food Truck Friday season. More than 20 trucks join the festivities, including Slide Piece by Tommy Lee, K-Bop STL and The Sweet Divine. Sip local pours from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 4 Hands Brewing Company and Noboleis Vineyards. and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music from Three Fine Lines. This year, save time and skip the line – buy Speed Passes online and pick them up at the Sauce tent: http://samg.bz/FTFSpeedPass
Join us for the 4th Annual TOUR de TACO ride! We will be leaving from Mike's Bikes STL and riding at a casual pace to enjoy delicious taco creations by Mission Taco Joint, Taco Circus, Atomic Cowboy, and El Burro Loco. Registration fee is $30 and includes a commemorative t-shirt, one taco at each location, drink specials and good times! Ride Leaves at 11am. Day of Registration opens at 10am.
The Bud Light Grand Parade is the Midwest’s largest and most spectacular pre-Lenten celebration. The parade begins just south of Busch Stadium and winds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Krewes from over 100 floats will toss over 10,000,000 strands of beads and other sought-after goodies to celebratory masses gathered along the route. After the parade, stick around to enjoy entertainment including the Bud Light Block Party, the High Heel Drag Race, live music at neighborhood venues, and a giant post-parade street party and celebration held throughout Soulard. For more information on the parade and other Mardi Gras events, visit stlmardigras.org/events/.
The 2017 Loop Ice Carnival kicks off Friday, January 13th with the Snow Ball at the Moonrise Hotel from 8pm to Midnight. Saturday, January 14th ❄️ Zip Flyte Zipline - Tallest, longest, mobile zipline in the world! ❄️ 40+ Ice Sculptures ❄️ Ice Slides ❄️ $1,000 in Ice Cubes Giveaway ❄️ Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt ❄️ Live Ice Carving Demonstrations ❄️ Putt-Putt Pub Crawl ❄️ Cosmonauts On Ice ❄️ Ice Breaker Game ❄️ Stilt Walkers ❄️ Magicians ❄️ Jugglers ❄️ Fire Performers, and more! Complete schedule of events and downlable Loop Ice Carnival map available at VisitTheLoop.com
From www.cwescene.com "Spread holiday cheer throughout the Central West End while you enjoy drink specials at all your favorite CWE bars and restaurants. Participants include:
- Bar Italia
- Bar Louie
- Drunken Fish
- El Burro Loco
- Gamlin Whiskey House
- Mission Taco Joint
- Pi Pizzeria
- Sub Zero Vodka Bar
- Taste of Lebanon
Show off your festive spirit by dressing up as your favorite holiday characters, participate in games and activities, and win prizes by sharing (s)elfies that showcase the beauty of the Central West End during the holiday season. #CWESelfieElfie
Tickets ($20) include two drink tickets and a Selfie Elfie souvenir! A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Biome School, an innovative K-2 charter school located in the CWE.
Please drink responsibly."