8 gastronomic events to discover in Saint-Louis this month
St. Louis World Heritage Festival and Games
September 2 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., September 3 and 4 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Muny Parking Lot, Summit Drive, St. Louis, stlworldsfare.com
Food, music, culture and history come together in Forest Park for this long-standing St. Louis tradition honoring the 1904 World’s Fair. Expect a full itinerary, from food trucks to kid-friendly activities and even on a Ferris wheel. Bring your A-game for an assortment of backyard games. FREE ENTRANCE.
Food Truck Sauce Friday
September 9 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. and September 23 – 3-7 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucefoodtruckfriday.com
Do you like tough choices? Tower Grove Park is offering dinner from about 20 of our favorite food trucks in St. Louis two more Fridays this year. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them. There are also local drinks and live music. FREE ENTRANCE.
Music at the intersection
September 10 and 11 – 10 a.m. to midnight, Grand Center Arts District, 3526 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.533.0367, musicattheintersection.org
With a stacked lineup of national and local blues, jazz, soul, R&B, hip-hop and rock and roll artists ready to hit the stage in the Grand Center Arts District, this street festival takes the block party on a whole new level. Arrive early for a bite to eat at Sauce Magazine Food Truck Row and stay late for all-night concerts, all to celebrate St. Louis’ rich musical, cultural, and artistic heritage. Tickets available online.
8th Annual Ginworld Gin Festival
September 18 – 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Majorette, 7150 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, ginworld.com
Distillers from across the country and around the world will flock to Majorette in Maplewood to show off their talents and offer tastings of over 100 unique gins. General admission tickets include unlimited tastings and two bar tickets for your gin and tonic or cocktail of your choice. Tickets available online.
Taste of St. Louis
Sept. 23 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 24 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 25 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ballpark Village St. Louis, 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 844.383.6810, tastestl. com
St. Louis’ biggest free dining event is back at Ballpark Village, and this year’s theme is Taste the Memories. With representation from nearly 30 St. Louis restaurants, local business showcases, and live entertainment, there’s something for everyone. It is recommended to come hungry. FREE ENTRANCE.
Grand Saint-Louis Hispanic Festival
Sept. 23 and 24 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sept. 25 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Soulard Park, 728 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, 314.837.6100, hispanicfestivalstl.com
To celebrate the shared heritage of Hispanic nations, the Greater Saint-Louis Hispanic Festival will take over Soulard Park in September. Enjoy traditional Hispanic music and dancers, folk arts and crafts, and a variety of Latin and South American food and beverages while benefiting local students in need. Proceeds will help provide scholarships as well as toys, clothing and food to students and families in need.
Clayton Jazz Festival
Sept. 24 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.727.8100, claytonmo.gov/JazzFest
Spend an evening listening to some of the best jazz in St. Louis and the country at Carondelet Plaza in downtown Clayton. Many dishes and wines will be available for purchase at the vending stations, so it is highly recommended that you sit down and stay for a while. FREE ENTRANCE.
Alpha Brewing Co.’s Mac & Cheese Festival
Sept. 25 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Alpha Brewing Co., 4310 Fyler Ave., St. Louis, 314.621.2337, samg.bz/MacnCheeseFest
A ticket to Alpha Brewing Co.’s annual mac and cheese festival guarantees all the beer and macaroni samples macaroni and cheese lovers could possibly want. The only rule of the festival? No bacon allowed. Tickets available online.