With its vibrant LGBT community, premier nightlife and thriving art scene, St. Louis's The Grove neighborhood has remained a focal point among tourists and locals alike. And this weekend, this funky-town favorite will transform into an outrageously eclectic street festival as the neighborhood celebrates all things Grove-related.
Expect street dance parties, interactive art exhibits, live entertainment, tasty bites, and more. Now in its 8th year, The Grove's annual GroveFest has become the ultimate showcase for the hodgepodge of eccentricity and liveliness that makes up this quirky neighborhood.
Located along Manchester between Kingshighway and Vandeventer, GroveFest draws in more than 12,000 attendees for its New Orleans' street-like vibes. Spend the afternoon sampling local fare from some of the area's top restaurants, or catch a quick performance from one of the many street performers.
And with live music from 12 different bands ranging from reggae to indie, music aficionados can rest assured they're in good hands, too. Expect the likes of Tef Poe with Downstereo, Old Salt Union and The Blind Eyes, to name a few. Not to mention the abounding fashion, art and crafts scattered throughout the streets.
With more than 250 performers, expecting the unexpected could very well become the unofficial motto of this wacky and eclectic festival. Best of all, it's free, making it the perfect place for friends and families to mill about this Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 2 p.m.