The Best Upcoming Food and Drink Festivals in St. Louis

From beer to burgers to peaches to wings, there is a St. Louis area food or drink festival for everyone. We've gathered up some of our favorites so you know what events are happening and when they're going down. And though we can't forget about classics like the Festival of Nations and Taste of St. Louis, this season also brings St. Louis' second annual pizza festival, our first-ever vegan festival and our first festival that focuses on celebrating black chefs and restaurateurs. You'll want to put these on your calendar so we've organized them by date. Eat up and enjoy! Cheers!

From beer to burgers to peaches to wings, there is a St. Louis area food or drink festival for everyone. We've gathered up some of our favorites so you know what events are happening and when they're going down.

And though we can't forget about classics like the Festival of Nations and Taste of St. Louis, this season also brings St. Louis' second annual pizza festival, our first-ever vegan festival and our first festival that focuses on celebrating black chefs and restaurateurs.

You'll want to put these on your calendar so we've organized them by date. Eat up and enjoy! Cheers!

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St. Louis Brewers Picnic
July 27, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Today brings the St. Louis Brewers Picnic, the official opening ceremony for the 2018 St. Louis Craft Beer Week. This evening you can enjoy a family-friendly picnic in the city and check out a selection of beers from local breweries. This party gets poppin’ at 5 p.m. on Locust Street between 10th and 11th Streets. Dig on sounds from DJ MAKossa while snacking on food from Baileys' Range and enjoying the scenery. Just $35 gets you unlimited tastings, a commemorative glass and more.
Photo courtesy of kateheartscake / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.

St. Louis Brewers Picnic


July 27, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Today brings the St. Louis Brewers Picnic, the official opening ceremony for the 2018 St. Louis Craft Beer Week. This evening you can enjoy a family-friendly picnic in the city and check out a selection of beers from local breweries. This party gets poppin’ at 5 p.m. on Locust Street between 10th and 11th Streets. Dig on sounds from DJ MAKossa while snacking on food from Baileys' Range and enjoying the scenery. Just $35 gets you unlimited tastings, a commemorative glass and more.

Photo courtesy of kateheartscake / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.
Midwest Belgian Beer Fest
July 28, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Perennial Artisan Ales has never let beer-lovers down and they’re not about to start now. This weekend they’re hosting their 7th annual Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. This huge event isn’t just any ol’ beer fest; this thing is a high-energy libation party zone. Arrive prepared to make some new friends. Tickets are $65 but all profits from the festival are donated to sarcoma research through The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital. So you practically have to drink. For charity.
Photo courtesy of djmakossa / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.

Midwest Belgian Beer Fest


July 28, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Perennial Artisan Ales has never let beer-lovers down and they’re not about to start now. This weekend they’re hosting their 7th annual Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. This huge event isn’t just any ol’ beer fest; this thing is a high-energy libation party zone. Arrive prepared to make some new friends. Tickets are $65 but all profits from the festival are donated to sarcoma research through The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital. So you practically have to drink. For charity.

Photo courtesy of djmakossa / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.
Taste of the Greek Festival
July 28 - 29, 2018
Town & Country, MO
One of the most fun food festivals in town is St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church’s festival, Taste of the Greek Festival. The festival is full of fun and dancing and lively entertainment and the food cannot be beat. From delicate pastries to salty olives and crumbly cheese, you will leave his festival well-fed and delighted. Admission is free, parking is free and everyone is welcome. Opa!
Photo courtesy of April Fudgey / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.

Taste of the Greek Festival


July 28 - 29, 2018
Town & Country, MO

One of the most fun food festivals in town is St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church’s festival, Taste of the Greek Festival. The festival is full of fun and dancing and lively entertainment and the food cannot be beat. From delicate pastries to salty olives and crumbly cheese, you will leave his festival well-fed and delighted. Admission is free, parking is free and everyone is welcome. Opa!

Photo courtesy of April Fudgey / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.
Beer Geek Fest
July 29, 2018
Clayton, MO
Beer and geeks go together like… well… geeks and beer. This is Beer Geek Fests 5th annual party and it encourages lovable dorks to congregate and sip it up. This year the fest features 32 breweries and all geeks in attendance can sample these dozens of beers for free. They’ll even be tapping some rare one-off beers. Level up at the Beer Geek Fest this Sunday.
Photo courtesy of Arty / Flickr
Find more information about the event here.

Beer Geek Fest


July 29, 2018
Clayton, MO

Beer and geeks go together like… well… geeks and beer. This is Beer Geek Fests 5th annual party and it encourages lovable dorks to congregate and sip it up. This year the fest features 32 breweries and all geeks in attendance can sample these dozens of beers for free. They’ll even be tapping some rare one-off beers. Level up at the Beer Geek Fest this Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Arty / Flickr
Find more information about the event here.
VegFest
August 4, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Vegans all across the region were delighted earlier this month with the announcement of VegFest, St. Louis’s first ever vegan festival. This one-day, family-friendly event was described by organizers as “a carnival, but veganized.” The event organizers are expecting thousands of people from all over the country. There is no cost to attend, but bring your money because there will be more than 60 vendors set up in and around the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Veg on, brothers and sisters.
Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen / RFT
Find more information about the event here.

VegFest


August 4, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Vegans all across the region were delighted earlier this month with the announcement of VegFest, St. Louis’s first ever vegan festival. This one-day, family-friendly event was described by organizers as “a carnival, but veganized.” The event organizers are expecting thousands of people from all over the country. There is no cost to attend, but bring your money because there will be more than 60 vendors set up in and around the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Veg on, brothers and sisters.

Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen / RFT
Find more information about the event here.
Peach Festival
August 12, 2018
Grafton, IL
When’s the last time you bit into a fresh, juicy peach? We bet it’s been too long. Think of the color. The scent. The soft little fuzz. Yeah, you want one, don’t you? Well don’t worry because the Peach Festival in Grafton, Illinois, will hook you up! This tasty party takes place at legendary Pere Marquette, so you can enjoy the view and the amenities while you’re noshing.
Photo courtesy of Mike Licht / Flickr
Find more information about the event here.

Peach Festival


August 12, 2018
Grafton, IL

When’s the last time you bit into a fresh, juicy peach? We bet it’s been too long. Think of the color. The scent. The soft little fuzz. Yeah, you want one, don’t you? Well don’t worry because the Peach Festival in Grafton, Illinois, will hook you up! This tasty party takes place at legendary Pere Marquette, so you can enjoy the view and the amenities while you’re noshing.

Photo courtesy of Mike Licht / Flickr
Find more information about the event here.
The Great Muslim Food Festival
August 12, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Curious about Muslim food but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the 2nd annual Great Muslim Food Fest at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. You can try some of the thousands of unique food dishes created right here in St. Louis. This is a family-friendly event and bringing your kids is encouraged -- there are plenty of activities and games to keep them entertained while you check out the vendors who will be on site with clothing and henna art for sale.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Silverberg / RFT
Find more information about the event here.

The Great Muslim Food Festival


August 12, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Curious about Muslim food but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the 2nd annual Great Muslim Food Fest at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. You can try some of the thousands of unique food dishes created right here in St. Louis. This is a family-friendly event and bringing your kids is encouraged -- there are plenty of activities and games to keep them entertained while you check out the vendors who will be on site with clothing and henna art for sale.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Silverberg / RFT
Find more information about the event here.
Alton Food Truck Festival
August 25, 2018
Alton, IL
Food trucks have gone from novelty to necessity. Over the past few years, the St. Louis area has become a major food truck market. We just love these things. Always wanted to try the offerings from a specific truck but couldn’t track it down? Chances are it will be at the Alton Food Truck Festival. Go check it out and bring the family, this is one sure way to please every taste.
Photo courtesy of sonnyjriddle78 / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.

Alton Food Truck Festival


August 25, 2018
Alton, IL

Food trucks have gone from novelty to necessity. Over the past few years, the St. Louis area has become a major food truck market. We just love these things. Always wanted to try the offerings from a specific truck but couldn’t track it down? Chances are it will be at the Alton Food Truck Festival. Go check it out and bring the family, this is one sure way to please every taste.

Photo courtesy of sonnyjriddle78 / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.
Festival of Nations
August 25 - 26, 2018
St. Louis, MO
This is the mother of all St. Louis food fests. Everybody loves the Festival of Nations. Here, you can go around the world… all with your mouth! This year they are featuring more than 40 ethnic food booths were you can nibble and munch on all manner of decadent and intriguing delicacies. The fest is a multicultural celebration that also features dance performances and international arts and crafts, but the food is the star of the show. 
Photo courtesy of kschul24 / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.

Festival of Nations


August 25 - 26, 2018
St. Louis, MO

This is the mother of all St. Louis food fests. Everybody loves the Festival of Nations. Here, you can go around the world… all with your mouth! This year they are featuring more than 40 ethnic food booths were you can nibble and munch on all manner of decadent and intriguing delicacies. The fest is a multicultural celebration that also features dance performances and international arts and crafts, but the food is the star of the show.

Photo courtesy of kschul24 / Instagram
Find more information about the event here.
Tart in the Heartland - A Sour Beer Appreciation Festival
August 26, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Sour beer isn’t always everybody’s favorite, but those who love it really love it. And now they have their own support group in the form of a beer festival! Slide on over to Alpha Brewing on August 26th for the fest, where you can get your pucker on with beers from nearby states including Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma. This is an exclusive event, with attendance being capped at 100 heads, so make sure to grab your ticket early.
Photo courtesy of Spencer Pernikoff / RFT
Find more information about the event here.

Tart in the Heartland - A Sour Beer Appreciation Festival


August 26, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Sour beer isn’t always everybody’s favorite, but those who love it really love it. And now they have their own support group in the form of a beer festival! Slide on over to Alpha Brewing on August 26th for the fest, where you can get your pucker on with beers from nearby states including Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma. This is an exclusive event, with attendance being capped at 100 heads, so make sure to grab your ticket early.

Photo courtesy of Spencer Pernikoff / RFT
Find more information about the event here.