sauce food truck friday in tower grove park photo by michelle volansky

7 foodie events to check out in the St. Louis area this month

Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee Street

May 6 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Cherokee Street from Nebraska to Jefferson avenues,
St. Louis,

This annual celebration floods Cherokee Street with life. See live lucha libre wrestling matches and the People’s Joy Parade before dancing to live music from two different stages. With over 100 vendors to visit – serving everything from traditional Mexican street food, churros and local bakery treats to fresh margaritas, artisan crafts and more – there is a little something for everyone to try. Free admission.

Good Magic Dinner Series by Balkan Treat Box
May 8 – 6 p.m., Balkan Treat Box, 8103 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.733.5700,
Balkan Treat Box is bringing back their Good Magic Dinner Series, this time in collaboration with Adrian Maldonado, a 2023 Sauce Magazine Ones to Watch honoree. The dinner series will feature a blend of Balkan and Latin American flavors paired with local beer, wines and craft cocktails. Tickets available online.

Strawberry Fields Forever
May 11 – 6 to 9 p.m., Eckert’s Belleville Farm, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 800.745.0513, 
Looking for a refreshing night out? Look no further. Your night will begin at the Cider Shed, sipping on a specialty strawberry cocktail. Before long, you will be taking a tractor ride to the farm’s own strawberry fields. Meet back at the Cider Shed for a flight of their signature hard ciders, a unique charcuterie board and some groovy music to cap off the night. Tickets available online.

Sauce Food Truck Friday
May 12 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, St. Louis, 314.772.8004,
Like tough choices? Sauce Food Truck Friday offers bites and sips from local food trucks on select Fridays this summer through early fall. The first event of the summer will feature 22 trucks and, luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Free admission.

Spring Fling
May 13 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Cedar Lake Cellars, 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City, 636.745.9500,
It’s an all-day party at Cedar Lake Cellars. Bring your friends and try everything you can from the pulled pork at The Smokehouse to the burgers and quesadillas at The Burger Shack. Come early for yard games and their signature wine slushies and stay for the live music and fireworks display. Tickets available online.

Midwest Maifest
May 21 – 2 to 6 p.m., New Town Amphitheater, St. Charles,
This celebration of German culture features over 30 vendors selling authentic German food, pretzels, ice cream and more. The festivities also include live music by the Übercool German Party Band and D’Fröhliche Schuhplattler. Tickets available online.

Soulard Blues, Brews and Bites Festival
May 21 – 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Soulard Market Park, S. Eighth St., St. Louis,
The B3 Festival brings together food, music and culture to celebrate St. Louis heritage in the heart of the city. The free community event will feature performances by blues musicians like Marsha Evans & The Coalition, Bob “Bumblebee” Kamoske and more. Beer enthusiasts can also enjoy a ticketed tasting, featuring samples from several St. Louis craft breweries. Be sure to grab a bite from one of more than 20 food vendors before visiting the local artists peppered around the festival. Tickets for the beer tasting are available online.

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