Events

South Grand has an event for every season. Partake in one of our movies at Ritz Park, or come and enjoy dining on any one of our great patios during the South Grand Dine Around. Browse beautiful hand crafts during Fall Fest. Come and have your photo taken with the Grinch during the holidays. There is an event for every season on South Grand.

Once a month during the summer and early fall, we host free movies, lectures or concerts. We hope to see you there.

 

 
 

Ignite Theater Company presents Seussical Kids & New Broadway Works

Saturday, May 16, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring the Ignite Elite Performance Team
There’s no place like home!…and Ignite LOVES our home in the gorgeous, diverse, bustling South Grand Neighborhood.

Watch members of the Ignite Elite Performance Team showcase a mix of new Broadway smash hits, selections from their upbeat summer set, and a special one-time-only production of Seussical Kids directed by Ignite student, Cat Draney.

Joined by singers from EAGLE Prep: Tower Grove South to kick off the outdoor performance, this event showcases everything there is to love in South Grand!

South Grand Art Walk

Saturday, May 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The mission of the South Grand Art Walk is to highlight and support our local artists and businesses, working together to build a better and more unified St. Louis.

The South Grand Art Walk is a Free event featuring 15 Local businesses that support local artists!

Highlights include:

  1. 15 Art Exhibits of Local ArtistsPerformance art and live music will also be part of the Walk

Artists who would like to exhibit or local businesses that would like to sponsor the event, and or if you would like to volunteer for the South Grand Art Walk, please email rachel@southgrand.org or apply to be an artist at the event: https://forms.gle/9h38xsmyWQjE4Hgu6

More info coming soon about the all New South Grand Art Walk!

South Grand Dine Around, a Restaurant Crawl

Thursday, June 18, 2020
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, June 18, 2020, from 5 to 10PM for the flagship event The South Grand Dine Around. Diners from all over the St. Louis region will have the opportunity to sample the vast array of what the South Grand restaurants and bars have to offer. The 2020 South Grand Dine Around will feature selections from all over South Grand, St. Louis’ international corridor. Get your taste buds ready to eat around the world with 13 countries represented within five blocks! Spend your 5 tickets any way you like between small plates, desserts or drinks at some of our finest establishments! New this year two menus will be provided to showcase the district’s vegan options.

“The South Grand Dine Around will give new and regular visitors to South Grand a chance to try something they don’t normally eat or drink on South Grand. Whether you’re a conservative eater or an adventurous one, this is an amazing event,” says Rachel Witt, Executive Director of the South Grand Cultural Alliance.

Featured restaurants: TBD

FREE Event Parking is located in the South Grand Parking Lot at 3500 Hartford.
Please contact Rachel Witt, Executive Director, at 314-772-5750 or via email at rachel@southgrand.org with any questions.

South Grand Movie Night:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Friday, July 17, 2020
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to attend South Grand’s movie night located in the Ritz Park, 3147 South Grand Blvd. Support South Grand’s businesses by buying to-go items and bringing them to the park. Items from home are also welcome.

MO Coalition for the Environment (MCE): Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm

Friday, August 14, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Take a journey with Henry Brockman on how climate change is affecting farmers. For a quarter-century, Henry Brockman has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife Hiroko in Japan. But things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming in a changing climate on personal, generational, and global levels.

South Grand Fall Fest

Saturday, September 19, 2020
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

The annual event, now in its seventh year, will include more than 70 retail vendors and community organizations, as well as specific activity areas perfect for families.

During South Grand Fall Fest, businesses located on the boulevard will offer varying specials, discounts and entertainment. Tucked between the storefronts attendees will find themed groupings of activities and offerings, including craft activities and games.

The craft activities, located throughout South Grand Boulevard, will feature hands-on DIY activities from art experts like Artscope, Perennial, and Tower Grove East Prep Academy.

Games will be located throughout South Grand Boulevard as well will include outdoor favorites for attendees of all ages such as gigantic Jenga, life-sized Connect Four, and Bing bag toss.

Also, South Grand Fall Fest attendees can enjoy shopping located on Hartford, Juniata Street, Connecticut Street, Wyoming Street, and Humphrey Street off of South Grand Boulevard, as well as ongoing entertainment in Ritz Park. This year all acts are TBD.

For an easier driving and parking experience, South Grand Boulevard remains open during Fall Fest, with many of the events and booths housed on the side streets away from traffic. Free Parking is available in the lot at 3500 Hartford St. South Grand Fall Fest is open 11AM to 6PM on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, with entertainment in Ritz Park from 11AM to 8PM.

To sell your artwork or wares, please sign up here for Fall Fest.

South Grand Chalk Walk

Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

South Grand Cultural Alliance will host our fifth annual Chalk Walk celebration on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. This event is free for both participants and sightseers, and $650 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Chalk Walk gives local artists—from professionals to amateurs, adults to children—a chance to win big by creating one-of-a-kind sidewalk masterpieces. Official judges from local arts organizations will be making their rounds at 2:30 p.m., while community voting will be open from 10AM until 4PM Prizes will be awarded in five categories: Best Adult, Best 0-6 Art, Best 7-11 Art, Best Young Adult Art, and Community Favorite.

In addition to the art, attendees can enjoy family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and live, local music and performances from 1 to 5PM South Grand businesses will be open during the event, making it truly an all-day affair.

“We invite anyone to come to enjoy the fresh air and fresh art, whether you create your own or vote for your favorite,” said Witt, executive director of the South Grand Cultural Alliance. “Whether you’re eating, shopping or connecting with your neighbors, this is a great chance to explore and enjoy everything South Grand has to offer.”

Small Business Saturday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 28, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join South Grand on Small Business Saturday by supporting our small local businesses and end the day with our annual tree lighting in the Ritz Park.

4:30PM S’mores and hot cocoa is provided throughout the event
5:00PM Carolers
5:30PM Tree Lighting
6:00PM Conclude

Grinchmas Cocoa Crawl and Window Decorating Contest

Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Grinchmas and Cocoa Crawl with Holiday Window Decorating Contest brings holiday cheer to South Grand. Photo with the Grinch will take place at Apotheosis Comics and Lounge from 9AM-1PM.

The cost $7, or $5 with a donation to Shriners Hospital children. All proceeds from photos will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children Saint Louis. Shriner Clowns will be providing free balloon animals at Apotheosis Comics and Lounge. Retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from 9AM-1PM to the Shriners Hospital for children.

Free Cocoa Crawl provided by participating retailers on South Grand from 10AM-1PM.Holiday Window Decorating Contest participating retailers from 10AM-3PM. Your vote will be put into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to your choice from a South Grand business online at southgrand.org.

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I love being in the city close to the nightlife
of South Grand... and outstanding access
to local parks and the Botanical gardens.

-Steve Tower Grove East Resident