Taste of Black St. Louis 2024

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Welcome to Taste of Black St Louis (TOBSTL), a sensational culinary journey rooted in St. Louis, Missouri. Immerse yourself in the celebration of African American culinary heritage, where flavors, stories, and traditions converge to cultivate unity and appreciation.

Taking place every 2nd weekend in September in downtown St. Louis, this three-day festival invites you to savor a delectable experience. Admission to Taste of Black St Louis is FREE, featuring a diverse array of foods, retail delights and informational vendors from the Midwest and beyond.

Since our establishment in 2018, Taste of Black St. Louis has drawn over 100,000 attendees, showcased more than 250 vendors and generated substantial sales for participants. Our mission is to curate a vibrant African American Food Festival, offering a communal space for cultural exchange, education and the joyous exploration of food.

Recognized in September 2021 with a Proclamation from Mayor Tishaura Jones, designating the 2nd week of September as “Taste of Black St. Louis weekend,” we’ve received resolutions and acknowledgments from the Missouri House of Representatives, State Representative Marlon Anderson, and, in 2023, the Board of Aldermen and Alderman Rasheen Aldridge. These recognitions underline Taste of Black St. Louis as a cherished community staple and the perfect portal for small businesses into the hearts and tummies of our city year after year.

The Taste of Black St. Louis looks forward to returning September 13 – 15, 2024!

Soldier’s Memorial Plaza – 1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63103


Kaufmann Park & Poelker Park
1315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking In Designated Areas Or Specified Guestrooms Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Casino Gaming
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Discounts Offered
Multiple-day Discount
Group Discount
General Interest Info
ATM Available
Open Seasonally Only
Shuttle Service Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Cuisine / Food Types Served
Vegetarian Fare
Sweet Treats
Specialty Foods
Seafood / Fish
Picnic Foods
Cajun Fare
American Fare
Dining Type
Casual Dining
Dining Setting
Outdoor Seating
Group Seating Available
Meals Served
Farmers Market Specific Attributes
Baked Goods
Handmade Crafts