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Soldier's Memorial Plaza
Poelker Park & Kaufmann Park
1315 Chestnut Street • St. Louis, MO 63103



 

Come experience the largest Black owned food festivals in the Midwest!

 Over 250 + curated vendors, live performers, and thousands of guests!

About 'TOBSTL' 

Discover the vibrant St. Louis food scene at the Taste of Black St Louis. Celebrating its 5th annual in 2024 and will highlight the most incredible Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, marketplace, and nonprofits showcasing their unique items and delicious dishes.

Join us for the "Taste of Black St. Louis Weekend" filled with food, music, and community!

  • WHEN & WHERE IS THE TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS 2024 FESTIVAL?
    Taste of Black St. Louis 2024 will be held September 13th - 15th, 2024, 12:00PM - 9:00PM each day in Soldier's Memorial Plaza, at Poelker & Kaufmann Park, 1315 Chestnut Street • St. Louis, MO 63103.
  • HOW MUCH DOES TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS COST?
    Admission to the festival is free, but we strongly suggest a donation to support our many community efforts and to provide a safe and enjoyable festival.
  • WHAT SHOULD BRING OR LEAVE AT HOME? ARE PETS ALLOWED?
    No coolers are allowed onto festival grounds. If you have specific dietary needs or other concerns, we recommend bringing a small, soft-sided lunchbox-style container with you. Large, hard-sided coolers will not be allowed into the grounds. Do not bring tents to the festival grounds. They block the view and make it hard for others to enjoy the entertainment and festivities. Lawn chairs are welcome. Weapons of any kind and firearms are strictly prohibited. Anyone bringing prohibited items into festival grounds will be asked to leave immediately and may be refused re-entry. For everyone's safety, please do not bring glass containers with you. In compliance with our liquor license, as well as state and municipal law, no outside alcohol is allowed. No one under the legal drinking age of 21 years old is allowed to drink at the Taste of Black STL. All individuals appearing to be under the age of 40 years old may be asked for a valid photo ID. Individual, sealed bottles of water are allowed to be carried in (maximum 6 bottles). We ask that you do not bring pets; service animals are always allowed. Due to temperature, very hot pavement and very large and loud crowds; we do not allow pets for their safety and that of all our guests.
  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS?
    Experience a day filled with: Food vendors & Food trucks Retail Marketplace Informational and Nonprofit Vendors VIP Lounge Experience Vendor Marketplace Live Cooking Demonstrations Youth Zone Family Area Financial Literacy Row Special Appearances DJs Live Performances, & more!
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS THE TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS?
    The Taste of Black St. Louis is a Rain or Shine festival. No refunds. No exchanges.
  • HOW DO I GET TO TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS?
    Taste of Black St. Louis is accessible via MetroLink or Metrobus. We strongly recommend rideshare or public transportation due to very limited parking.
  • WHERE CAN I PARK AT THE TASTE OF BLACK ST. LOUIS?
    If you choose to drive, parking is available at garages & meters downtown. Meters are free of charge on "SUNDAY ONLY". Be sure not to park at reserved meters or in "no parking" areas. Taste of Black St. Louis is unable to reimburse parking violations.
  • WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
    Medical personnel will be on-site at all times during festival hours. A first-aid tent staffed by a team of certified medical professionals is located on 13th and Market Street. In case of emergency, call 911.
  • WILL I NEED A WRISTBAND FOR ALCOHOL PURCHASES?
    Yes. Please visit any beer or liquor booth throughout the festival, show your identification, and purchase a $2 wristband for the day. This ensures shorter lines at alcohol booths, since you will have already shown proof of your age.
  • WHERE ARE BATHROOMS LOCATED?
    Accessible bathrooms and portable toilets can be found at many locations around the festival.
  • WILL THERE BE ATMS AT THE FESTIVAL?
    ATMs are located throughout the festival grounds. You will be able to check your festival map for specific locations.

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A Blast of Culture and Flavor!

The Taste of Black St. Louis was amazing! The food was out of this world, with so many delicious options. The vibe was super fun and lively, with great music and cool vendors. Perfect for a fun day out with family and friends.

Can’t wait for next year!

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Foodie Heaven!

If you love food, you’ll love the Taste of Black St. Louis! So many yummy dishes to try, plus awesome live music and cooking demos. The energy was fantastic, and everyone was having a great time. Highly recommend it for a delicious and fun experience!

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Kids Zone Big Fun!

The Kids Zone at the Festival was a

hit with my son! He loved the face painting, games, and exploring with all the other children. There were so many activities to keep him entertained. It’s a fantastic family-friendly event, and we’ll definitely be back next year!

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