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Rise Up Festival

The Rise Up Festival is Rise’s annual one-day street festival celebration of revitalization in St. Louis. It is a way of bringing a public face to the revitalization efforts that are helping to improve our city while at the same time giving people a reason to come out and have a good time. This event is FREE to the public! Local music and art, food offerings from the St. Louis downtown restaurant association, local microbrews and entertainment acts make the Rise Up Festival a unique experience for all St. Louisans. The Rise Up Festival is August 19th at 2pm at 1627 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63103. Festival goes can plan on music and entertainment from Beth Bomara, Joe Metzka, Tidal Volume, Hillbilly Casino , and The Bottle Rockets!


There’s more than just music! The festival will include a variety of activities throughout the day including local artist booths, local vendor booths, circus performers, and much more.


Multiple food vendors will be present at the Rise Up Festival offering a variety of options, and St. Louis’s own Urban Chestnut Brewery will be providing the microbrews for the event.


Ample parking will be available in the downtown St. Louis area including parking lots, parking garages, and metered spots- all within a short walking distance from the festival!


The Rise Up Festival is a family friendly event!  There are lots of great activities for kids including carnival games, balloon artistry, face painting, juggling, magic and more!


Each year, the Rise Up Festival showcases local St. Louis artists.  Once again, thetheme is  “Artists on the Rise” featuring emerging St. Louis area artists who are new on the art scene and are trying to make a name for themselves. The show will be managed by our friends at SOHA Studio & Gallery.


Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods. Rise brings together non-profit organizations, financial institutions and government to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible. With the development of more than 4,000 homes and 60,000 square feet of commercial space, we’ve helped 42 communities across the region as a community developer, consultant, and lender.