Tower Grove Pride is back at its new date of September 25th! The community-powered festival for the LGBTQ+ community and allies is happening with all the features, fun, frolicking, and frivolity everyone has come to expect!
“Tower Grove Pride is designed as an opportunity to build community, where non-conformity is encouraged, differences are celebrated and practicing kindness is required," said organizer and co-founder Michael Powers.
Featuring more than 200 socially-distanced booths representing local nonprofits, artists, crafters, and businesses. There will be multiple performance stages featuring 30+ local acts, musicians, drag performers, and burlesque. Tower Grove Pride will be one of the best opportunities for the community and allies to come together and support each other after a year without many chances to do so.
The music kicks off with the Red and Black Brass Band as they march through the festival grounds at 11am. Then a full day of programming with live music and acts on two busking stages as well as music, drag shows, and burlesque shows culminating in a drag ball showcase at the Stupp Center Amphitheater.
ROLLERRAMA, STL’s mobile disco skate, will roll on Cypress circle.
CHECK OUT THE FULL STAGE LINEUP HERE:
There will be a diverse selection of food at multiple socially-distanced mini food courts serving up some amazing globally-inspired dishes.
The boozie rainbow slushies will make a return, thanks to Tropical Liqueurs. Beer by Schlafly and Four Hands and cocktails by STL Barkeep, who will be slinging at two bars. A splash pool for your dog. An all-aged Disco Bounce House hosted by City Museum for your kiddo. A “Practice Kindness Picnic Grove” featuring games and where you can borrow a waterproof picnic blanket that, once returned, festival organizers will donate to St. Louis Winter Outreach and efforts to save the lives of our most vulnerable unhoused citizens on the coldest of nights.
Pets are welcomed throughout the festival and we’ll have a pet play area and pet-centric booths, including dog and cat treat samples handed out by Instinct Pet Foods. This festival is all-ages, children and (cool) families are welcome but expect some PG-13 elements.
Attendees should note that masks are encouraged on festival grounds, and required in any gatherings or lines. Vaccination is strongly recommended.
For more information, go to www.towergrovepride.com, follow along on Facebook and IG.