August 26-27, 2017, annual multicultural festival, one of most celebrated annual St Louis events; promotes, honors & celebrates the city's cultural diversity. Food booths, non-stop music & dance, arts, crafts, & international bazaar. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.
September 2-3, 2017. Labor Day Weekend, hosted by the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association (past year) at Lone Wolf Ranch Arena, 22801 State Line Rd, Cleveland, MO. All IGRA rules and regulations roadeo events. Host hotel: Hotel 816, 801 Westport Rd, KCMO + Hampton Inn Belton-KCMO, 16410 Cornerstone Dr, Belton, MO.
September 2-3, 2017, 3pm-midnight. Annual open-air Saturday/Sunday blues music festival on 3 stages: national, regional, local blues acts. LaClede's Landing on Mississippi River: cobblestone streets, cast iron buildings, shops/ restaurants, a short walk from Gateway Arch. Tributes to Johnny Johnson + Henry Townsend 12:30-2:30pm at the National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave.
October 6-8, 2017. Mr Midwest Leather Contest. Annual event for leathermen Mr Midwest Leather Contest! -title covers 13 Midwest States. Winner goes to Chicago to compete in International Mr Leather. Also Meet + Greet, Midwest Leather Ball, Midwest Puppy Contest, Sunday Leather Brunch. See website:
November 2-12, 2017. Past year featured 447 films: 97 narrative features, 86 documentary features, 264 shorts, 125+ filmmakers/guests. Venues: Tivoli Theatre; Plaza Frontenac Cinema; Hi-Pointe Backlot; Webster U/Moore; Saint Louis U./Center for Global Citizenship; Washington U./Brown; KDHX Stage; MO History Museum; Webster U./Sverdrup; Washington U./Steinberg; Contemporary Art Museum.
February 25-27, 2018 (TBC). Celebrating 34 Years of Missouri Leathermen. Past events have included: FRI Meet the Contestants; SAT MR MISSOURI LEATHER CONTEST + Gateway Guy Contest; SUN MML Victory Brunch and Celebration. Host hotel 2017 was the St. Louis City Center Hotel, 400 S 14th St.
November 2-5, 2017, weekend of fun events for bears typically include Bears, Bingo + Booze and After Hours Parties - see full details online. Host hotel: The Holiday Inn St Louis. The Show Me Bears also sponsor Mr Heartland Bear each June, & summer campouts & picnics. See Showmebears.org for more info.
Mid-March, 2018 (TBC) at Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 E Lockwood. Celebrating St Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. Two weeks of featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the mid-1990s, offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema. See program details/updates:
Late March, 2018. An annual 5-day event at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust St. QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people. The festival features an eclectic slate of contemporary LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Check their website for details.
June 22-24, 2018 (TBC), annual weekend festivities. Past year Sunday noon parade on Market Street/ the Arch as backdrop. Three-day festival at Soldiers’ Memorial, Downtown St Louis, w/ entertainment, venders, food, drinks, dancing. Several other pride related events held throughout the month included the Pride 5K Race. Check the website for a calendar of events/ Pride details.
Mid-July, 2018 (TBC). The area's primary venue for films made by local artists. With advances in affordable digital filmmaking, more and more movies are being made in St. Louis and environs, but opportunities for moviegoers to see that work are scarce, because few of the films ever screen commercially.