STL Summer Fest Takes Over Downtown St. Louis

By Rachel Brandt
In Culture

Today The MX District on Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis will be flooded with more than 1,000 St. Louisans. STL Summer Fest, a (free!) fun-in-the-sun block party and bazaar returns to the streets as part of ALIVE’s mission to feature local makers and celebrate our city. Read on for why you should add this local shopper’s dream to your weekend agenda.

Fable and Lore by ALIVE Magazine.

Fable and Lore by ALIVE Magazine.

1/ 25-Plus Local Vendors
Sutton Lasater Jewelry, Amery Loops Handmade Jewelry, Butter Love by L.C., Strung Out & Wired Jewelry, Sahgol Jewelry by Elle M, Dabble St. Louis, Beltshazzar Jewels , Villa Design, Lateef Accessories , 10 foot 2, Fable and Lore, Hammer Stone Metal Art Jewelry, Cameo de Bore Clutches, Hemptress Designs, The Chestnut Forge, Fripptic, HappyFeet, Vulandra’s Gems LLC, Chloe + Isabel by Beth Perry, Smiths + Kings, Made For Freedom, LLC and Rik Roi are all among the featured makers at this year’s STL Summer Fest. Learn more about these fantastic sellers by finding them on our Facebook page here 

2/ Delicious Street Food
Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery will be serving up ice cream, The Fountain on Locust will be in attendance with a special martini surprise and Snarf’s will be serving their delicious sandwiches. You can also look forward to Scoops and More, as well as several other vendors in our VIP area.


STL Summer Fest 2014 by ALIVE Magazine.

3/ The Laurel Apartments Cocktail Party
Get above the crowds by upgrading your RSVP to a VIP ticket. Enjoy a private lounge in The Laurel Apartments’ chic sixth floor poolside garden, complimentary drinks including Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy and Cruzan Rum, appetizers from Pi Pizzeria and Sugarfire Smokehouse, live entertainment, luxury apartment tours and access to an exclusive giveaway for $150 in MX restaurant gift cards! Shop in the streets and then cool off at The Laurel. Bonus! Thanks to our friends at Cruzan Rum and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, you can now receive 50 percent off your VIP ticket using the code ILOVESTL. You won’t drink and eat for free all evening for $25 anywhere else!

4/ Street Performers and Live Entertainment
Enjoy family-friendly activities like face painting and balloon art in between live street performers like DJ European Soccer.

Kenny Deshields amd band performing at STL Summer Fest in 2014.

Kenny Deshields amd band performing at STL Summer Fest in 2014.

5/ A Free Party In Downtown St. Louis
Summer in the city has never looked so appealing. STL locavores look forward to this festival every year. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out into the city and support our local businesses and shops. Stop into Robust for a glass of wine and hit the MX Movies for a cold Leinenkugel. We can’t wait to see you there.

RSVP for free entry to STL Summer Fest at Click here to upgrade to VIP. Use code ILOVESTL for 50 percent off.

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