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Taste of Black St. Louis

September 13 - September 15

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at the Taste of Black St. Louis 2024, a premier event celebrating the rich culinary heritage and vibrant culture of the Black community in St. Louis. Held at the historic Soldiers Memorial Plaza at Kaufman & Poelker Park, this festival promises an exciting blend of food, music, art, and community engagement.

Event Highlights

  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in an array of delicious offerings from over 100 Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and vendors. From traditional soul food to modern fusion cuisine, there's something to tantalize every taste bud.
  • Live Music and Entertainment: Groove to the beats of live performances by local and national Black artists, spanning genres like jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel. Enjoy a diverse lineup that celebrates the musical roots and contemporary sounds of the Black community.
  • Art and Craft Vendors: Discover unique, handcrafted items from talented Black artisans. Explore a marketplace filled with jewelry, fashion, visual arts, and crafts that reflect the creativity and cultural heritage of the community.
  • Cultural Exhibits and Panels: Engage in thought-provoking discussions and workshops that highlight the history, achievements, and contributions of Black St. Louisans. Learn from influential speakers, activists, and historians.
  • Family Fun Zone: Bring the whole family for a day of fun with activities including face painting, storytelling, games, and interactive exhibits. The Family Fun Zone offers entertainment for attendees of all ages.
  • Health and Wellness Pavilion: Visit the Health and Wellness Pavilion for free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and valuable health information. Local health professionals will be available to offer advice and resources.

Special Features

  • VIP Experience: Enhance your festival experience with VIP access, featuring exclusive seating, complimentary cocktails, and gourmet samples from select vendors.
  • Cooking Demonstrations: Watch live cooking demonstrations by renowned Black chefs, who will share their culinary expertise and tips for creating delicious dishes at home.
  • Community Awards: Celebrate the achievements of local Black entrepreneurs, artists, and community leaders at the Taste of Black St. Louis Community Awards, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the community.

The Taste of Black St. Louis 2024 is not just a festival; it's a celebration of culture, unity, and the dynamic spirit of the Black community in St. Louis. Whether you're a food enthusiast, music lover, art admirer, or just looking for a fantastic weekend event, this festival is not to be missed.

Mark your calendars and join us at Soldiers Memorial Plaza at Kaufman & Poelker Park for a weekend filled with flavor, fun, and festivities!

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