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Picnic on the Riverfront

June 2, 2016, 5:00 pm TO 8:30 pm | St. Louis Riverfront | Free

Great Rivers Greenway, the City of St. Louis, CityArchRiver Foundation and other partners invite residents from across the region to join them in celebrating the transformation of the St. Louis riverfront on Thursday, June 2. The organizations will be hosting a “Picnic on the Riverfront” event from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., which will feature St. Louis’ largest-ever community picnic – complete with a 2,016-foot-long table and chairs – to commemorate the opening of the new riverfront beneath the Gateway Arch (Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.)


Schedule of events:


5PM – official ribbon cutting and remarks


5:45 – Tour the new riverfront, listen to music, food and drink for purchase from local vendors (or bring your own!)


6:15 – Interfaith blessing, epic aerial photo, largest community picnic in town (2,016 foot table and 2,016 chairs provided, or sit on the Arch steps or your own blanket!)


8:30 – Brief fireworks display over the mighty Mississippi!


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