Oktoberfest returns Oct 12-13

Oktoberfest at Soulard Market returns October 12-13, 2018!

The annual event is organized by the Soulard Business Association and celebrates both the city’s and neighborhood’s German heritage through two days of food, drink, live music and entertainment.
2018 will feature an open-air plaza, wine garden, seven bands (including Grammy award-winning Brave Combo), axe throwing activities, stein holding competitions, and the return of Oktubafest (with St. Louis Low Brass Collective).

Entry is FREE.

Beer (from Anheuser-Busch), wine (from Stone Hill Winery) and food (a special menu developed by Soulard’s own Bogart’s Smokehouse) will be available for purchase.Want to elevate your Oktoberfest experience?

A limited number of VIP Bier Hall tickets are available for $20 and include:

  • Additional seating and access to the Bier Hall tent
  •  Use of exclusive port-a-potties in the Bier Hall tent
  • Featured live music
  • A wider selection of German beer options (including Franziskaner and Spaten)
  • A 32 oz. commemorative Oktoberfest at Soulard Market stein
For more information, visit www.soulard-oktoberfest.com

Greater STL Hispanic Festival Sept 21-23

Hispanic Festival, Inc. will be turning up the heat at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Soulard Park near 7th Street and Lafayette next to the Soulard Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – September 21, 22, 23, 2018.  Hours are Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, September 23 from 11am to 8pm.  This is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area.

The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with piñatas and traditional Hispanic games and crafts.  Take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage including salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata.  Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Panama, Bolivia and Colombia will be performing as well as offering dances lessons in salsa and zumba.  Our Cultural Village will be host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America including Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Belize, and more.

An addition to this great event is the Low Rider Car Cruise on Sunday, September 23 at 1pm.  Other attractions include folk arts & crafts, information booths from several cultural organizations, inflatable rides, petting zoo and a mechanical bull.

Our Hispanic Nations Procession will be on Saturday, September 22 at 3:45pm through the festival.  Local immigrants will dress in their countries native attire and represent their country in a procession through the festival.

One of the Fair’s purposes is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations.  The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students as well as local under-privileged children.

We invite the entire St. Louis community, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to come and share in this festive weekend celebration of fun and fiesta for the whole family.  Area parking is available or fair-goers may ride the Metro to the Busch Stadium stop.  Admission is free.