A Full Day of Fun

There is always more to Grub & Groove than just food and music. We’ve got a full day of activities and fun for all ages to enjoy. Once you’ve found the perfect spot in the lawn (no tents allowed, bring a chair and blanket though!) you’ll have everything all around you. 13 food options from bbq to tacos, pizza to chicken, and plenty of dessert. 5 local bands will be on-stage throughout the day, playing country, r&b/soul, and rock hits. Little ones will love the Kids Zone, where you can also find a grab-n-go food option for them. Take a break from it all in the Retail Village, stopping at the official merch tent to get this year’s newest items. Adult drinks are in the ON TAP Draft Hall and the Lily Pad Lounge, with oversized yard games to enjoy with friends. The night comes to an end with fireworks at 9:15pm, and an afterparty with deejay at the Lily Pad.

Know Where to Go

Located at the southwest corner of Francis Park at the intersection of Eichelberger St & Donovan Ave. Please be courteous of neighbors and follow all parking signs (back-in 45 degree angle). Once you’re in the park, this map will help you find your way!

What to bring

Lawn chairs
Bug spray
Suntan lotion
Friends & family
Credit only
No coolers allowed

A special thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Midwest Scapes

Our Food Vendors


No outside food or drink are allowed at the event. Our restaurant partners are giving back to support the park, and we request you support them by buying food. All alcohol sales are done directly by the event and create the heart of our proceeds. Anyone seen with outside food or drink may be asked to dispose of it or leave the festival at our discretion and by permit of the City of St. Louis.

All merchandise and alcohol sales require a credit card as we will not be accepting cash on site. All participating restaurants must accept credit card as well but may also accept cash at their discretion.

No tents are allowed in the seating field as they obstruct the stage and fireworks view of other attendees. Golf carts are not allowed within the festival footprint for safety concerns and must be parked according to City of St. Louis regulations. Blankets and chairs are of course allowed and encouraged!

Grub & Groove is the fundraising arm of local non-profit South City Investment Corp, run by the same group of volunteers. The goal of our team is to raise funds for improvements of not only Francis Park but towards causes in the community surrounding the park. For additional information, please see the ‘Who We Are’ page.

Our volunteer sign-up is below! Should you be interested beyond those opportunities, please reach out via the contact form. We are currently looking for support with social media & marketing, plus a webmaster.

Get Involved Personally!

Grub & Groove is managed and produced by a team of 6 volunteers. Some of our team goes back to its founding in 2012, others joined in 2015, and our newest team members have been volunteering for 5 years! But it is the community of volunteers that help us during the event that are the lifeblood. Giving us some time to sell t-shirts or run the bars allows us to put more money back into the community.

Please consider donating some of your time and in return you get our thanks plus a cool t-shirt!

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If you’re interested in partnering with our event, donating or have general questions, please fill out the form or contact Tim Schurmann directly at:

Tim Schurmann
(314) 707-7668
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