Tower Grove Pride Expands to Tower Grove Park in 2018

Big news: Tower Grove Pride is taking it to the park for 2018!

The festival, founded in 2013, has been expanding across South Grand for years. Now, it’s headed for shady, beautiful Tower Grove Park.

“Last year we filled every square inch of sidewalk space on several blocks and side streets along South Grand,” said cofounder Angelo Olegna in a press release. “This year, we’ll still have a presence on Grand, and we’ll be taking over a beautiful corner of Tower Grove Park, giving ourselves room for future growth. It will be safer, more accessible, and have plenty more space for friends, family, and all of our furry friends to play and mingle.”

The festival will encompass the Sons of Rest Pavilion, the main outdoor stage, and the Stupp Center, which will host “Backstage at Tower Grove Pride,” a small outdoor amphitheater with all-day entertainment. (Ticketholders can also step inside for a break from the legendary June heat.)

Give your best “Mommie Dearest” freakout impression for your shot at a cash prize in the “Best of Mommie Dearest” competition. And stay tuned for more information about entertainment as the day gets closer.

The expansion into the park proper comes with a little help from good friend 4Hands Brewing Company. Their City Wide Pride brew has been an integral part of raising funds and awareness. In further booze news, the Tower Grove Pride Boozy Rainbow Slushies will be back this year.

Come through on Saturday, June 23 between noon and 8 p.m. Keep an eye on Tower Grove Pride’s Facebook page for updates.

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