Connect with neighbors at Francis Park’s Grub & Groove, try all the barbecue you can muster at Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival or learn about and sample Old Forester bourbons that date back to the late 1800s.
Whiskeys & Wisdom: Old Forester Bourbons
“Join us for the first installment of our Whiskeys & Wisdom series at Barrel Blends Bridgeton on August 12th, 6pm onwards. The Old Forester Bourbons included in the lineup are: 1870, 1897, 1910, 1920 and Statesmen. To impart this wisdom, we welcome Tony Watson, a bourbon expert from the Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits. The class or education is $10 per person. There will be free samples from each bourbon included in the lineup for the attendees. There are only 15 spots, and tickets won’t last long.”
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“Grub & Groove is a free annual event in Francis Park! The event showcases food and drink from exceptional local restaurants and live music from some of St. Louis’ finest musicians. Grub & Groove is a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and friends as well as get a flavor of St. Louis’s dynamic food and music scene.” From 2 to 10pm.
“Looking for a fun way to end your weekend? Come shop, eat and drink with us at 9 Mile Garden on August 13th from 5pm to 9pm! More than 20 local vendors will be present along with food trucks.”
“This is an opportunity to experience the delicacy known as fufu, the best of African cuisine. Keeping up with the tradition and authenticity of what fufu is and represents in African culture, we want you, our guests, to come ready to be fully immersed in the authenticity of the tribe. Our menu includes an appetizer, the fufu dinner and desert. We will have refillable hibiscus tea and ginger beer. This is a night of authenticity, a night of celebration and a night of getting in touch and connected to our roots as a community.” Located at 4205 Delmar Blvd. Tickets $65 to attend. From 6 to 9pm.
Salsa Festival at Arnold Farmers Market
“Join us for our salsa festival! Over 40 vendors will be present with plenty of opportunities to eat breakfast and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Come down to see the vendors and all of the great fruits, veggies, meats, honey, eggs, fresh flowers, hanging baskets, baked goods and artisan crafts!” Free admission. From 8am to noon.
Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival
“Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival is a national multi-city 3-day festival featuring food and national music performances. The festival is an inviting, diverse event that highlights the aroma of traditional barbecue while bringing together a multicultural outdoor social setting that is sure to evoke a spirit of love, unity and memories among all those in attendance.” Tickets range from $25 to $75. From 2 to 7pm.