This weekend, celebrate the Fourth of July in Webster Groves, get a taste of Missouri native ingredients at Mad Art Gallery, head downtown for Blues on the Block and more.
Webster Groves Community Days
“Year after year, Webster Groves Community Days continues to be one of the most popular community celebrations in the area to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Each day features a midway carnival, barbecue and live entertainment. Fireworks cap the event at dusk on July 3 and a fireworks spectacular of July 4. The popular parade travels along a 2-mile route through the streets of Webster Groves and draws a crowd of thousands of spectators on July 4. The Webster Groves Lions Club holds the annual carnival and barbecue charity fundraiser each night during this celebration.” Event starts up at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, and runs through July 4 at 11 p.m. Free admission.
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The New World Lunch at Mad Art Gallery
“Aspara Arch Cuisine and Mad Art have teamed up to put on an exciting six-course lunch experience! We explore flavors indigenous to the Americas through a menu that was made entirely from native proteins, vegetables, fruits and spices. In addition to the menu below, guests have an option to supplement the meal with wild hackleback sturgeon caviar plated on the canapé course and a flight of tequila or wine pairing.” Tickets start at $70. From noon to 2:30 p.m.
“This soul sister is back at Blues on the Block. The songstress Carolyn Mason illuminates downtown St. Louis again with the rich sound of the blues. Come on down to the corner of Washington Avenue and Sixth Street for Blues on the Block from 4 to 7 p.m. No coolers or outside drinks. Visit our bar this summer to see our selection of local craft beer.” Free admission.
Magic Chef Mansion Tour
“The Magic Chef Mansion was built in 1908 for the American Stove Company founder Charles Stockstrom. Quick Meal gasoline stoves were the first to be produced and later the Magic Chef stoves were manufactured. This home is furnished with period antiques, original lighting and vintage working appliances. including a 1935 six-burner Magic Chef stove. The 1908 bowling alley and a speak easy are also on the tour. Situated on two acres, you can explore the grounds at your leisure. This is a self-guided tour with docents on hand to answer questions. Your tour may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your pace. Free parking on Russell.” General admission $20. From 2 to 5 p.m.
Live Music at City Foundry
“Join us every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for live music in the Food Hall from all St. Louis artists! Enjoy a variety of jazz, acoustic, rock, covers and more while you grab food and drinks from the 17-plus kitchens in the Food Hall!” Free admission.
Midwest Jerk Festival at Mississippi Underground
“This music festival will feature reggae music artists and local vendors selling food, art, jewelry and more.” Tickets start at $45. Gates open at noon.